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Why is The Book Club one of the best Shoreditch cocktail bars?

Why is The Book Club one of the best Shoreditch cocktail bars?

A good cocktail bar has a great atmosphere and an excellent drinks menu beyond just cocktails. And The Book Club’s mix of dinks, including classic and contemporary beverages, is just one reason it is considered one of the best Shoreditch cocktail bars.

The classics

Looking for classic cocktails to enjoy? The Book Club is one of the best Shoreditch cocktail bars and offers an excellent selection of time-honoured tipples. Indulge in the classic Gin and Tonic, or try the Old Fashioned, made according to the oldest known cocktail recipe from the early 19th century. For a flawless combination of sweet, salty, sour, and bitter, try the classic Margarita, chilled with tequila, lime juice, and Triple Sec or Cointreau served in a glass with a salted rim. Whiskey lovers can indulge in the quintessential Manhattan cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters loved for its subtle bitterness and herbal undertones. The Cosmopolitan may have had a rollercoaster existence in the booze culture but has significantly impacted cocktail culture. The iconic and sophisticated martini has been enjoyed for over a century, and at The Book Club, the Pornstar Martini created by Douglas Ankrah in 2002 is a bold, sexy, and playful drink. The relatively new Espresso Martini, believed to have been invented in the early 1980s in London, is also available. Come to The Book Club for classic cocktails mixed as they were originally intended.

Signature cocktails

The best Shoreditch cocktail bars all have their own menu of signature drinks, the origins of which are passed down from bartenders and may be shared with guests if the opportunity arises. At The Book Club, our signature cocktails include:

  • Lady Fig
  • Winter Peach
  • Friday, I’m in Love
  • Cookie Kiss
  • Ginger Kiss
  • XOXO
  • Choc Orange Martini
  • Passion of Spice
  • Love to Lulu
  • Pink Life

Flavours on tap, in cans, and in bottles

The Book Club knows that its reputation as one of the best Shoreditch cocktail bars relies on more than just its mixed drinks. That’s why we have an extensive range of beer on tap, bottled and canned. Some of our ales include Hackney Hopster pale ale, Hobgoblin IPA, Shipyard APA, and 3 Weiss Monkeys White IPA.

Bubbles and beyond

Any establishment worth its title as the best Shoreditch cocktail bar will serve wine, prosecco, and champagne. Again, The Book Club ticks all the boxes.

Our red wines comprise the best offered by glass or bottle from Italy, Chile, Spain, and Argentina. On the other hand, our whites are sourced from South Africa, Italy and Chile, with rose wines from France and Italy.

Prosecco from Veneto in Northern Italy is made from the Glera grape variety and fermented through the ‘tank method’. This ensures a delicious fruit profile, including pear, apple, honeysuckle, and floral notes.

Of course, champagne comes from the Champagne region in France, and the method Champenoise is traditional, allowing the second fermentation to take place within the bottle for more autolytic flavours like bread, brioche, toast, and citrus fruit flavours.

There is no clear winner in the legendary champagne versus prosecco debate since both have distinct flavours, carbonation, aromas, and tastes. And any establishment claiming to be one of the best Shoreditch cocktail bars will have both.

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