Iconic Shoreditch Bar Callooh Callay Gears Up To Launch New Haynes Manual-Inspired Menu

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Hot on the heels of its 10th anniversary celebrations, Shoreditch favourite Callooh Callay will launch its annual menu update next month. Known for its award-winning creative menus which add a playful twist to nostalgic designs, Callooh’s 2019 menu reimagines the iconic vintage Haynes car manuals of the 1980s as a guide to building the world’s best cocktail bar.

Curated by Callooh Callay founder Richard Wynne and his bar team and sticking closely to the distinct Haynes manual layout and design; the new informative menu, entitled The Cocktail Bar Manual, opens with a contents page listing the 26 new cocktails, all of which have been inspired by nine different stages of developing a bar from scratch. Sections include “The Plan”, “The Location”, “The Team” and “Keeping a Clear Head”, which is entirely dedicated to alcohol-free cocktails.

Submissions from every member of the bar team reflect Callooh Callay’s journey, since Wynne opened the doors on Shoreditch’s Rivington Street during the financial crash of 2008. For example, listed under “The Plan”, Nan’s Orchard is a smooth blend of Apple Cider Brandy, El Gobernador Pisco, Noilly Prat, Ginger Cordial, Lemon, Apple Pie Syrup, Citrus, Ginger Ale, which pays homage to Wynne’s grandmother, who provided the initial nest egg to get Callooh off the ground.

Reflecting the demand for grown-up non-alcoholic options amongst Callooh’s clientele, the new menu also features a kombucha of the week, made in house, and stylish hangover free versions of classic tipples, including the Pina con Nada, a refreshing blend of coconut cream, pineapple lime and salt and the All Flora no Dora with ginger cordial, lime, fresh raspberries and ginger ale

Callooh’s tradition for playful presentation extends to “The Build” section. The Builders Breakfast, a rum based concoction laced with tea syrup, is served in a builders mug for individual portions or a sharing flask whilst Jabberwocky Milk, with Tanquerey gin, lemon, marshmallow syrup, egg white, cream and soda is served in a miniature paint tin.

For those wanting to learn more about their drink’s backstory, drinkers will be able to scroll through dedicated pages of the manual menu for each serve, whilst imbibers with a certain craving can flick to the index of ingredients to find the perfect drink for them.

A year in the making, Callooh Callay Founder Richard Wynne said of the new menu:

“We’ve created some really fun and interactive menus over the years, and I’m hugely grateful to all the work the team who have put in a massive effort to make the Haynes manual-inspired creative a reality. They were huge when I was a kid, and I love anything with a bit of nostalgic retro value.

We’ve really dug deep into our experiences over the last 10 years to bring it together, starting with the seed money my grandma generously gave me to start the venture, so the finished menu is one of the most personal to me.

I strongly believe that the most important aspect of any bar is the team, and I’m proud to say that our new menu includes at least one drink from every one of our current bar team. The result is a wonderfully varied offering reflecting their individual backgrounds and tastes – from kombucha to sherbert – and a top-notch selection of non-alcoholic cocktails too. We’re now excited to see what our customers think about the Haynes-inspired menu, and introducing an awesome line-up of new drinks at Callooh Callay…”

The Cocktail Bar Manual will be available Wednesday 10th April 2019 with a seasonal refresh set to launch later this year.

https://www.calloohcallaybar.com/

Shake Up Your Shop and Check Out A Cocktail With Kitchen Cocktail’s Supermarket Sweep Pop-Up

In the words of the late, great national treasure, Dale Winton “the next time you’re at the checkout and you hear the beep, think of the fun you could be having on Supermarket Sweep!”. This month London Cocktail Club’s world renowned bartender, JJ Goodman, will be stepping out from behind the bar to the check-out to celebrate his new step-by-step cocktail book Kitchen Cocktails, showcasing how delicious cocktails can be made using simple, supermarket ingredients.

Located on the ground floor of London Cocktail Club Shoreditch, the pop-up supermarket aisles, packed with classic everyday items from Coco Pops to bacon, will see ticket-goers race against the clock to gather the ingredients and inflatables to create their cocktail of choice and score one of the ‘cocktail-hack’ prizes. Tickets will be available from Design My Night for £30.00 per person, which includes three cocktails and an enormous amount of fun; you can book for groups of up to 20 between 12pm – 9pm daily, from Saturday 1 December 2018 – Saturday 23 February 2019.

SHOP & SWEEP
Guests will walk through the doors of the Cocktail Kitchen pop-up and meet JJ and the team with a cocktail on arrival. Once divided into teams, competitors will don their 90s-style primary colour jumpers before selecting their preferred cocktail from the Kitchen Cocktails book.

Raring to go,shopping basket in hand, they will then set off to the sound of an airhorn on a timed spin around the aisles of the Cocktail Kitchen supermarket to collect the ingredients needed for their drink of choice, battling it out to take the win. Combining elements from two of the UK’s most beloved tv shows, guests will be able to secure bonus prizes by spinning a Cocktail Wheel of Fortune and stuffing their baskets with the corresponding novelty inflatables.

CHECK OUT A COCKTAIL
Upon check out, challengers will take their shopping bags to the set-up kitchen area where LCC’s team of bartenders will be on-hand to guide budding mixologists on how to create incredible cocktails using the very simple ingredients gathered in the aisles.

Available from kitchen-cocktails.com for RRP £29.99, Kitchen Cocktails is the essential Christmas gift for cocktail lovers across the country looking to shake up winter warmers at home. As the festive party season (and supermarket shop) approaches, the time is ripe to join the revolution.

 

Callooh Callay Relaunches The JubJub Members Bar Ahead Of 10th Anniversary

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Richard Wynne, founder of world-famous Shoreditch cocktail bar Callooh Callay has announced he will re-launch its ‘secret’ upstairs bar – the JubJub – from May. Following a dramatic transformation, the bar will re-open as a members space next month. Members to the bar will be either chosen through application, or by invitation from the bar team, and will be given a special JubJub key to unlock the door and give them access to the bar. The JubJub relaunch is part of a host of activities at Callooh Callay in the build up to the bar’s 10th Anniversary later this year.

The JubJub has been re-designed to reflect Callooh Callay’s ethos of “serious nonsense”, with the bar aiming to deliver complex cocktails in a fun, nonsensical fashion and a relaxed atmosphere. The bar will operate with an “exclusive yet inclusive” application process – with the bar welcoming applications from within the hospitality industry, as well as from regular customers who have an interest in cocktails and spirits.

Membership to the JubJub comes with a range of perks, including…

Member’s own personal key to access the front door of the JubJub

The option to use a secret entrance and exit to avoid queues at Callooh Callay

Priority access to weekly events including complimentary tastings and cocktail masterclasses

An exclusive monthly e-newsletter with advanced access to booking for events in the JubJub, including New Year’s Eve

A secret, direct Whatsapp number to check immediate availability at JubJub

Complimentary punch on arrival

The option to subscribe to the monthly JubJub bottled cocktail cabinet of curiosity, a monthly subscription programme for members to have a their own pre-bottled cocktail that can be collected immediately from a specific cabinet within the bar.

The bar will also act as a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs, with each month a different Callooh Callay bartender given the keys to the JubJub to fully manage the bar, including creating their own cocktail menu.

Callooh Callay will continue to partner with different spirits brands in the JubJub, changing on a rotating monthly basis where their brand ethos and story can be showcased through partnering with the bartender to create the menu. There will also be the opportunity to run a programme of brand events – from tastings to masterclasses.

Opened by entrepreneur Wynne in 2008 and located in the heart of Shoreditch on Rivington Street, Callooh Callay has earned its reputation as one of the best cocktail bars in the world, winning huge industry accolades including ‘Best International High Volume Bar 2016’ and ‘World’s Best Cocktail Menu’ in 2012 (‘Spirited Awards’ at Tales of the Cocktail), in addition to being included in the Drinks International World’s 50 Best Bars in 2016, 2014, 2013 and 2012. The bar has also launched the career of many a bartender, with an impressive list of alumni.

The JubJub will relaunch at Callooh Callay from May. Members can apply here: https://www.calloohcallaybar.c om/jubjub/

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The 1800 Studios Come To Shoreditch!

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WHAT:
London’s first-ever aperitivo beauty bar, 1800 Studios, is set to be the ultimate hangout in Shoreditch, where you can step away from the rush and indulge in some personal preening whilst enjoying the latest aperitivo cocktail, the 1800 Blush – a deliciously refreshing combination of 1800 Silver Tequila and Fentimans Rose Lemonade, served over ice and garnished with a slice of pink grapefruit and a sprig of fresh mint.
From post-work to nightfall, this salon turned saloon will offer simple beautifying treatments (choose from an express manicure, arm & hand massage or beard trim/shave) for you and your friends in plush surroundings. Tickets for treatments are just £10 and will also include two 1800 Blush cocktails. A whole host of other delicious 1800 Tequila twists on classic aperitivo cocktails, including the ever popular Negroni, will also be available at just £5 each.
Don’t forget to consult the 1800 Studios concierge desk on departure for tips on where to continue your evening in Shoreditch with partner bars.

WHY: We live in a time-poor world with demands constantly placed upon us throughout the day. Step away from the rush and make time for you and your friends at the 1800 Studios.

WHEN: The 1800 Studios will be open on the following days/times:
Tuesday 10th October 19:30 – 23:00
Wednesday 11th October 17:00 – 23:00
Thursday 12th October 17:00 – 23:00

WHERE: Protein, Studios 3 & 4, 31 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3EY

HOW: Everyone is welcome to enter the 1800 Studios and entry is free.
You can just come to the 1800 Studios for a drink at the aperitivo bar without having a treatment. Appointments for treatments are bookable, although there will be available slots for walk-ins. Advance tickets for the beauty treatments are priced at £10 and can be purchased via: https://feverup.com/m/59644 . The ticket price includes one beautifying treatment (manicure, arm and hand massage or beard trim) and two 1800 Blush cocktails.

The UK’S Biggest Cocktail Festival Returns To London

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Taking over the city for the seventh year running, the biggest party of its kind – London Cocktail Week – gives you access to an unrivalled celebration of the city’s award-winning bars, bartenders and cocktail culture. £10 Festival Passes are available to purchase now from DrinkUp.London.

It’s back and better than ever, with a Central London Hub and an entire Cocktail Village in the heart of Shoreditch hosting a heady explosion of 40 bespoke pop-up bars, trucks, vans and even bicycles from the biggest names in drinks including Bacardi Rum and Tia Maria. Purchasing a London Cocktail Week Festival Pass gives cocktail loving Londoners the chance to taste and try unlimited £5 cocktails from 200 of London’s very best bars, as well as week-long access to their pop ups and parties.

PAY TO PLAY

It couldn’t be easier to enjoy London’s unmissable seven-day cocktail party! Simply head to DrinkUp.London to buy your £10 Festival Pass and collect your wristband at the London Cocktail Week Hub in the heart of the glittering West End, Piccadilly Circus; where your journey will begin at the World Class House.

More a multi-story, immersive town house run by World Class bartenders than a pop-up; the World Class House will be your first London Cocktail Week calling point as you experience a new liquid journey unfolding before you, awakening your senses and exploring future trends – with a World Class cocktail in hand of course.

Participate in workshops and classes by World Class bartenders and experts, try a range of delicious World Class drinks and let London Cocktail Week’s hedonistic pop-up transport you into the unknown.

THE LONDON COCKTAIL WEEK VILLAGE

Your Festival Pass also unlocks the entirety of the festival, including the famed Cocktail Tours and entry to the amazing Cocktail Village, returning to Old Spitalfields Market for the second time.

Central to the Cocktail Village is the Drink.UpLondon Bar, serving a menu of eight classic cocktails based on an iconic serve from some of London’s best bars – £5 each to all wristband wearers.

For those with a more international palate, drinking in the taste of Miami at the tropical Bacardi Rum Bar will not disappoint; while coffee connoisseurs can experience cocktails unlike anything they’ve tasted before from expert baristas and mixologists at the Tia Maria + Coffee Project.

Festival Director Siobhan Payne says: “Having attracted more than 20,000 wristband wearers and 40,000 visitors last year, London Cocktail Week continues to be the biggest cocktail festival of its kind in the world.

We love creating the most unique and exciting opportunity for thousands of cocktail lovers to taste and learn about new drinks and visit great bars they’ve not been to before; and are thrilled to be back for the seventh year running!

This year will see us present the most incredible London Cocktail Week to date, with our brand new West End World Class House and Shoreditch-based Cocktail Village, visitors will really can expect to immerse themselves in cocktail capital of the world’s diverse drinking scene.”

As well as the Cocktail Village and World Class House, the festival will offer the usual timetable of unmissable parties, master classes, supper clubs and the renowned self-guided Cocktail Tours which will see more than 200 of the best bars in the capital throwing open their doors to offer specially created cocktails for £5 to wristband wearers.

Abelha Organic Cachaça Announces Winner of Limited Edition Label

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Brazilian designer and illustrator, Daniel Vincent Gomes, has won Abelha Organic Cachaça’s international competition to design a limited edition label for its Silver Cachaça! Daniel’s design will go onto an initial run of 600 bottles of Abelha Organic Cachaça – Silver which will be available from August.

The label will be officially unveiled at a celebration at Barrio Shoreditch on Tuesday 28th June where Daniel’s artwork and bottle, along with the works of another nine international artists who also entered the competition, will be exhibited.

Speaking about the competition, Daniel who is 26 and lives in Sao Paulo said: “I thought the Abelha competition was the perfect project for me. I’m a huge fan of cachaça and I love the Bahia state where Abelha is created. The climate, lifestyle, it’s vibrancy and colours are like nothing else you’ve experienced before. It’s like a state of mind.”

Inspired by the area where Abelha is made, Daniel also took inspiration musically. He said: “I define my work as musical and I seem to connect melodies to my creations. This time, I sat at my desk and listened to Dorival Caymmi, one of Bahia and Brazil’s most inspired composers and musicians and began to draw. As soon as the music flowed – so did my inspiration.”

The winning artwork was chosen by a panel of judges which included Brazilian urban artist Ananda Nahu, commissioned to design the 2015 Limited Edition Summer Label; Lívia Rezende, professor of History of Design at the Royal College of Art; Jonathan Chadwick, Illustrator, Designer and the artist responsible for creating Abelha’s label.

Joao Pinteiro, director of Abelha Organic Cachaça, said: “Daniel’s wonderfully playful label encapsulated the Bahian spirit of Abelha and although standards were high it was a clear winner across our panel. We look forward to exhibiting Daniel’s design, together with another nine entrants and celebrating in Barrio with a caipirinha! We also warmly thank all artists who took part in this great experiment.”

Flavour Hunters Invited To Track Down Pop-Up Glorious 12 Whisky & Game Bar In London

 

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The British game season is off with a bang and The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has teamed up with The Wild Game Co. to pair seasonal wild game with its rare single cask whiskies at the Glorious 12 pop-up at Studio 2, New Inn Yard in Shoreditch, London in from 11-13 September.

For 3 evenings only, flavour hunters are invited to feast on a menu of Scottish game tapas, which features 12 different types of wild game, including woodcock, hare, partridge and wild boar, expertly paired with the exceptionally varied flavours of 12 of the Society’s rare single cask whiskies.

The Scottish tapas dishes on offer include:

 

Grouse, toasted brioche, roasted and pureed fig paired with a 34 year old juicy oak and vanilla single grain dram.

Roe deer striploin with frites, béarnaise and rowan jelly paired with a 22 year old peated dram.

Partridge, butterbean and chorizo matched with a 20 year old spicy and sweet dram

Glorious 12 will offer a ticketed hosting dining experience with two sittings each night at 6.45pm and 8.45pm. Ticket buyers will delve further into the world of flavours with expert talks each evening:

Wednesday 10th September – Media launch night

SMWS Brand Ambassador Annabel Meikle and Wild Game Co. founder Andy Waugh co-host media for supper and provide an insight into whisky and game pairings

Thursday 11th September – Foraging flavours with Thom Hunt

The founder of wild adventure company, 7th Rise, Thom Hunt, will guide guests through foraging in the wild, showing how to find the best of the countryside’s hidden treasures

Friday 12th September – Game butchery with Thom Hunt

Learn the basics of butchering game, including small birds and rabbits. Thom Hunt will detail the basics of skinning and butchering small game with a live demonstration, highlighting the best cuts and describing some of his favourite recipes

Saturday 13th September – DIY meat smoking with Ru Emslie

Game specialist Ru Emslie talks guests through how to smoke meat and fish at home. The talk includes how to make your own meat smoker as well as the best ways to create delicious wood-smoked game at home

The bar will also be open to walk-ins to sample some of the drams and tapas dishes on offer.

The pop-up will be staged at Studio 2, 31 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, with the contemporary gallery space being transformed into a Scottish tapas and whisky bar, with elements of the Scottish countryside transporting guests away from city life.

Helen Stewart, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s UK Brand Manager, said: ”The single casks that we bottle give us a wide, ever-changing variety of flavours to play with. Experimenting with these rare whiskies alongside the wild game sourced by The Wild Game Co. has resulted in some fascinating flavour pairings.”

Andy Waugh, founder of The Wild Game Co., said “When it comes to game, our aim is to take people on journey of discovery so they can explore these seasonal meats, which are so often overlooked yet soavailable on our doorsteps. There’s not a better time than now to eat game, as it’s just come into season and pairing wild game with different types of whisky offers a whole new flavour experience.”

The Glorious 12 Whisky & Game Bar, Studio 2, 31 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3EY – Thursday 11th September – Saturday 13th September

Tickets/more information:

http://www.smws.co.uk/glorious12 

£29 – ticket price includes hosted dining experience, 4 pairings of game and whisky and a guest talk. Only ticket buyers have access to the full menu of 12 whisky and game pairings. The bar is also open to walk-ins who can order a limited selection of Society drams and game tapas from the bar.