It seems that there is now a Day of the Year for everything. Today, for instance, is apparently Mouldy Cheese Day – but of course you already knew that. Last month no doubt you celebrated Hug Your Hound Day, and I do hope you are looking forward to World Porridge Day tomorrow. Endless celebrations to be had! One of my favourites (naturally) is London Cocktail Week which takes place this year from the 6th to 12th of October.
To be part of London Cocktail Week 2014, festival-goers must buy a wristband, which costs £15 from one of the hubs scattered around town. Wristbands give access to the huge amount of free sampling and cocktail demonstrations, as well as the renowned self-guided Cocktail Tours across the capital. Many of the bars also offer £4 cocktails to wristband-wearers.
Dutiful as ever, I took it upon myself to visit the new Hixter at Bankside, one of the many establishments on the list for an after-work stop off. The £4 cocktail on offer was called Tanqueray Autumnal Orchard: Tanqueray No. TEN Gin, pressed apple juice, Martini Rosso an elderflower cordial, served long over ice.