Getting sick of ordering another mulled wine” Rather get your hands on something a little more magical” It may be rare… it may be dangerous… but for those who dare, head down to Min Jiang for the Golden Dragon. Located on the 10th floor of the Royal Garden Hotel, this Min Jian is one of London’s most authentic Chinese restaurants. The Golden Dragon contains Russian Standard Platinum Vodka, Cointreau, lime juice, and mango juice and will have you feeling merry in no time!
Royal Garden Hotel, 2 – 24 Kensington High St, London, UK +44 020 7361 1988
Spread across four floors in the exclusive Kensington and Chelsea, Beaufort House provides a beautiful setting for a cocktail (or three). In true Beaufort style, the House offers an elegant, seasonal treat in the Beaufort House Champagne Punch, which combines Russian Standard Vodka, fresh passion fruit syrup, and champagne. For a swanky, luxurious evening, head to Beaufort House for a Christmas cracker.
Beaufort House, 354 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London, UK +44 020 7352 2828
Mr Fogg’s Tavern
For a more alternative saloon-style bar, head down to Mr Fogg’s Tavern – it is sure to have you relaxed and cheery in no time. For a drink to remember, enjoy a Fanny In Mead. Pardon” Yes, you read that right! This cocktail mixes Russian Standard Vodka, Mead, lemon, quince, and orange and mandarin bitters, topped off with fresh basil. This one is a favourite, and you will see why!
Mr Fogg’s Tavern, 58 St. Martin’s Ln, London, UK +44 020 7581 3992
Barts London is one of London’s best worst-kept secrets. Once you’ve found the entrance stowed away in Chelsea Cloisters, ring the doorbell and wait for the hatch to open; you’ll be told whether or not you can enter. If you become a regular, you will be rewarded with your own key so you can come and go as you please. This Christmas, Barts offers a specially crafted, delicious festive treat, The Laurel Wreath. This cocktail combines Laurel-and-fennel-infused Russian Standard Original Vodka, fresh ginger, and ginger ale: a tastebud-tingling sensation.
Barts, Chelsea Cloisters, 87 Sloane Ave, Chelsea, London, UK +44 020 7581 3355
Bob Bob Ricard
One of the few remaining places with a dress code, Bob Bob Ricard has forever stayed true to its luxurious roots – it even provides a ‘Press for Champagne’ button at every table. If you’re looking for something other than champagne, try the Bob Bob Ricard Oyster Martini: a smooth and delicate dirty martini with a whole oyster in it. Bob Bob Ricard provides the perfect venue for classy Christmas cocktails.
Bob Bob Ricard, 1 Upper James St, Soho, London, UK +44 020 3145 1000
The New Inn
For a more relaxed atmosphere, grab your hat and scarf and head to dog-friendly gastropub The New Inn, which boasts a varied menu of locally sourced food, an eclectic wine menu, and a unique and extensive cocktail menu. Don’t miss out on the Bloody Mary: a delicious concoction of Russian Standard Vodka, ‘The New Inn’ spice mix, tomato juice, and celery – a spicy seasonal sip.
The New Inn, 2 Allitsen Rd, London, UK +44 020 7722 0726
By Ellie Griffiths & Briony Lewis