Summer in Hackney goes hand in hand with fruity craft cocktails – here are five of our favourites to tick off your to-drink list as the summer months go by.
By Victoria Gray
Alfred Le Roy – The White Building
Next to Crate Brewery, the Alfred Le Roy is the ideal quirky bar, set up on a canal boat! Its White Building cocktail is a tribute to the establishment it’s moored next to, and is a fascinating mix of gingerbread, kombucha and egg white.
Canalside Mooring 7 Queens Yard, White Post Lane, Hackney Wick E9 5EN
Oslo – The Oslo Spritz
Everyone gets excited about Spritz in the summer and Oslo, in Hackney Central takes this one step further with using Fee Brothers Grapefruit Bitters and Angostura Orange Bitters as well as prosecco and soda for a spritz with a twist.
1A Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, E8 1LL
Fontaine’s – Airmail
When you’ve either got something to celebrate or are just feeling decadent, the Airmail at Stoke Newington High Street’s art deco bar Fontaine’s is the drink to turn to – mixing rum, lime, honey and Champagne for a delicious sweet and sour glass to raise to Tuesday.
18 Stoke Newington High Street N16 7PL
Wringer and Mangle – The Upper Manhattan
If you like your drinks strong, you’re going to want to spend some time on Wringer and Mangle’s London Fields terrace this summer. This twist on a classic Manhattan includes olive oil it goes down almost too easily.
13-18 Sidworth Street, London Fields, E8 3SD
TT Liquor – The Groglet
With its cellar bar location, TT Liquor might not be the obvious choice for the summer months, but it’s cool and dry away from the heat of the busy Kingsland Road, and the jasmine-tea infused gin based Groglet offers further refreshment.
17B Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, E2 8AA