beer gardens in London
To all Londoners out there – and those who are in London over the summer -, you better listen up! Summer is (finally) getting closer and this means that you should go outside as much as possible, enjoy the sun, so basically get tanned and meeting up with your friends for a fresh drink. As London is a really big town with plenty of different places to grab a drink, we would like to present you our personal selection of 8 amazing beer gardens and rooftop bars.
1) Netil 360
The perfect place to be on a warm summer evening, watching the sun slowly going down over the London skyline with some electro-pop beats playing in the background. Can you wish for anything else?
2) Earl of Essex
This beer garden is basically the back garden of a craft beer pub and besides serving of course really good beer, you can also get some high quality ciders there. You can enjoy your drink in a really cozy atmosphere with picnic tables and surrounded by some ivy tendrils climbing up the brick walls.
3) Queen of Hoxton
This rooftop bar located in the heart of Camden is a real hippie adventure. Artistically coloured chairs and picnic tables stand next to pink and yellow flowerpots. To sum up, a happy hippie paradise and if you have a look at their events, you can even find some open-air cinema sessions organised on the rooftop.
4) Grand Union Brixton
You should totally check out this beer garden if you feel like going on a holiday just for one evening. In this bar you can sit in a beach cabana à la Ibiza while listening to some acoustic live music.
5) Dalston Roof Park
This rooftop bar is not only perfect to chill and drink with your fellows, but also the place to be for special events just as amazing rooftop gigs that you can check out before going there.
6) Garden Gate
Have you already been to Hampstead Heath? If you feel like being surrounded by nature and only nature after living day by day the urban London life, this area should definitely be on your “To-Go” list. You will feel las if you were in a completely new setting, far away from London, and at the same time it’s a really good spot for an amazing view over London. AND you can grab a cold beer at The Garden Gate – we just introduced you to the perfect plan for a day trip, right?
7) Frank’s Cafe
Probably one of the biggest rooftop bars so far. And for all those who didn’t know: Peckham is one of the best places to go out in London! Some recent surveys even made Peckham to one of the areas in which many Londoners would like to live. So let’s start by at least grabbing a beer or a cocktail at Frank’s Café!
Welcome the summer with open arms, a pair of sunnies and a coconut cocktail! Chi brings to you our favourite coconut cocktail recipes! Summer is great time to get creative with your cocktails, why not try these great summer drinks to share with your friends and family!
1.) Coconut Mojito
Kick off your summer with a summery cocktail like this coconut mojito recipe! Click here!
2.) Vanilla Pear Coconut Cooler
We think summer is even better when you have a drink in hand. Why not try this delightful vanilla pear and coconut cooler? click here for the recipe!
3.) Coconut Lime Coolers
This coconut lime cooler looks great to cool down for summer! Check out the full recipe here!
4.) Coconut Creamsicle Margaritas
Sit by the pool side or dive into summer with this funky fresh fruity cocktail recipe! This is so perfect for the warm weather! To make this drink extra special you can use Chi’s Tropical Fruits coconut water!
5.) Coconut Pineapple Cocktail
This drink will surely leave you feeling ready to take on the summer! so kick back and chin up with this Caribbean inspired coconutty cocktail!
6.) Mango Coconut Margarita
This frozen mango coconut margarita looks absolutely delicious! You can use Chi’s coconut milk and coconut water for this recipe! If you are feeling extra creative you can use Chi’s Mango coconut water! Click here for the full recipe!
London Cocktail Week 2014 is “a unique celebration of our capital’s unrivalled cocktail culture.” This week, some of London’s best bars throw open their doors to showcase the best cocktails the city has to offer. The week includes pop-ups, parties and tastings, creating a festival to inspire, educate and unite cocktail lovers.
We thought we’d celebrate by sharing with you our favourite Chi-based cocktails and mocktails (for the non-drinkers out there!) so you can join in the fun at home. You could even invite your friends over before you head out and create your own Chi Cocktails… We’d love to see what you come up with!
Below we have the Chi Mango & Coconut Vodka Crush, the Chilli-Choc Espresso Mintini and the Chi-Chi. We’ve kept the ingredients simple and suggested alternatives where possible, so making them should be a breeze…
Chi Mango & Coconut Vodka Crush
4oz Chi Coconut Water
2oz Funkin Mango Puree (or Mango Juice)
2oz Orange Juice
1x Orange Wedges
Fill a glass with ice cubes, and pour over the vodka. In a separate pitcher or blender, mix together the coconut water, mango puree and orange juice, then add to the vodka and ice. Stir, and top with a little more crushed ice and soda water if desired. Finish with a slice of orange to garnish.
Mocktail Option 1
Chilli-Choc Espresso Mintini
2oz Chi Espresso Coconut Milk
1oz Funkin Liquid Chocolate (or 1oz melted 60% Dark Choc)
1oz Home-made Chilli Syrup (Chilli Powder + Sugar + Water)
1 dash Tabasco
1x Mint Sprigs
Add all liquid ingredients together, shake/stir and strain (a sieve works just as well as a strainer!) and pour into a Martini Glass. Finish with a Mint Sprig garnish.
Mocktail Option 2
2oz Chi Coconut Water with Pineapple
2oz Pineapple Juice
2oz Coconut Cream
Blend together, serve over ice, and finish with a slice of pineapple.
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Please drink responsibly.