London has a lot to offer! Also in August there are a lot of things to do in our favourite city. You can choose from a variety of events, from a relaxed night in an outdoor cinema to a sweaty workout up on a rooftop!
Below, you can find a list with our highlights of must-do’s in August. Enjoy hand have fun!
English National Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
When was the last time you saw a ballet? Romeo and Juliet are back in London and the English National Ballet Philharmonic will exhibit their talent once again. You will be excited about the performance the dancers show in their wonderfully pretty costumes. The Royal Festive Hall will take you to Verona, the little place in Italy. For nearly three hours, you will be part of the romantic love story between Romeo and Juliet. Pack your tissues and enjoy a wonderful night.
London Craft Beer Festival
August means time for London craft Beer Festival! From 4 August until 6 August beer will flow like water and if this wasn’t enough, it’s also the 5th birthday of the festival! This year the party will take place at Shoreditch Electric Light Station for the first time. Except from beer, you can find some delish food and listen to relaxed tunes mixed by selected DJs. So prepare your liver friends and raise your glass, cheers!
Pop Up Screens
You feel like going to the cinema but want to take advantage of the good weather at the same time? Well, we have the perfect solution for you! The Pop Up Screens will set up shop in different places around London this summer. Lean back in your deck chair sipping a cider and enjoy the good old classics like Pretty Woman or the latest blockbusters such as Doctor Strange. Much better than a cinema hall but don’t forget to bring your raincoat (you know London…).
Summertime – Festival time! The one-day festival was invented by the teams behind XOYO, The Nest and Phonox as well as Croatian festivals Dimensions and Outlook last year. This year will be even more epic and Brockwell Park will be transformed to a huge party area on 12 August. Don’t be worried if there is some music you like. You will be provided with jazz, electronica, house, hip hop, dubstep, techno, soul, drum & bass and disco – so there’s something for everyone’s taste. Have fun dancing the night away.
Foodies Festival Alexandra Palace
Foodies Festival is the biggest food festival in the UK and this year it takes place at Alexandra Palace on Bank holiday Weekend (26-28 August). There will be five different areas, the chef’s theatre, the cakes and dessert theatre, the drinks theatre, a live music stage and a kids cookery theatre. Meet some of the most excellent chefs, bake some marvellous cakes or enjoy an afternoon tea, take part in a wine tasting or listen to some tunes at the live music stage. Don’t forget to bring your kids as they will have a great time at the kids cookery theatre. An enjoyable celebration about food, drinks and cooking.
Notting Hill Carnival
The biggest street party known in London and beyond will happen as well on Bank Holiday Weekend this August. In and around London W10 and W11 the streets will be filled with hundreds of people celebrating the Caribbean culture. Decide if you want to go on Saturday and listen to bands or enjoy outdoor entertainment, on Sunday, the traditional Family Day, with the Sunday Parade in the afternoon or choose Monday, the Grand Final with the enormous parade. Get into that Caribbean feeling and experience something you’ll never forget!
Ham Yard Roof Terrace Summer Sessions
The Ham Yard Hotel offers some amazing summer sessions from 31 July until 30 August. The month will be divided into three sections. From 31 July until 8 August the Summer Sundowners will take place, addressing the cocktail lovers. The Garden to Glass session, taking place from 12 August until 18 August will serve some delicious cocktails inspired by the kitchen garden and with some tasty ingredients. The last section (19 August until 30 August) is for the ones of you adoring wine! Rosé on the Roof provides a variety of the pinky beverage from around the world. Decide which session you like best and enjoy a memorable night with incomparable sunset views.
The Covent Garden Comedy Club and Nightclub
Need some laughter again? Then go to Covent Garden and enjoy a night of comedy and fun. Throughout the month the Covent Garden Comedy Club will host some of the funniest comedians who will tickle the laughter out of you. Enjoy a Dinner & Comedy Package or bring your own food to top the night off. Everyone knows that we adults laugh way too little so take the initiative and head to Covent Garden.
HIIT the roof
Aviary is a rooftop bar and restaurant in the Mountcalm Hotel located at Finsbury Square. But this summer it doesn’t only serve fancy drinks but transforms into a gym! Yes right, you can have sweaty workout sets on the top of the 10th floor feeling a light breeze. The workouts will be on the basis of Run, Condition and Move. We wanna see you sweat!
Last Days of Shoreditch
How about a casual evening or night al Last Days of Shoreditch? The venue offers several events on Thursdays to Sundays throughout the month. Have fun with friends at a karaoke night, join one of the great parties or just go there and have some food. Get that quality time and pack your friends!
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!
WITH A COCONUT-COCKTAIL
Nothing gets you more in the mood for Summer than lying on the beach with the sunshine hitting your face, feet in the sand, and a refreshing cocktail by your side. When it comes to Summer time, its all about the mixology of fruity, fresh and exotic drinks to give you a tastes of the tropics. Cocktails are fun and the perfect drink to keep you hydrated, cool and relaxed. Not to mention that they of course will bring all sorts of mouth-watering flavours to tantalise your taste buds! Instead of sticking to the signature cocktails such as the infamous Sex on the beach or Tequila sunrise, let’s add a coconut twist into the mix! Our Chi products may just be the magic seed to your drink. Not only will is taste amazing, it will bring a tropical taste to the cocktail making that one drop to the mouth will send you off to a exotic, dreamful place!. These cocktails are 100% guaranteed of pure deliciousness and are very quick and easy to make! Summer cannot get any better than this!
COCONUT GIN AND TONICS
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 2 ounces gin
- 2 ounces Chi Organic Raw Coconut Water
- 2 ounces tonic water
- juice of 1/2 lime (1-2 Tbsp)
- Add ice to a serving glass and top with lime juice, gin, tonic water, and coconut water.
- Stir and garnish with fresh mint or basil (optional).
COCONUT PINEAPPLE CHILLER
Recipe & Photo Credits: FoodfromFlossie
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- ½ pineapple
- 1 cup of ice
- 2 cups chilled Chi Organic Raw Coconut water
- 1 cup vodka (best kept in the freezer)
- 2 limes
- Fresh mint
- Prepare the pineapple by removing the core and the skin and add to your high speed blender.
- Add the vodka, ice, Chi coconut water, juice of one of the limes, 2 mint leaves and blend until super smooth.
- Pour into the glasses and squeeze in a lime wedge and serve with a sprig of mint.
BLACKCURRANT COCKTAIL WITH COCONUT WATER
Recipe & Credits: Food&Style
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 237 ml Chi Organic Raw Coconut water
- 85 g silver tequila
- 43 g blackcurrant liqueur)
- 41 ml lemon juice
- 4 dashes bitters (lemon)
- 2 strips lemon peel (use a vegetable hand-peeler)
KINGSTON COCONUT COLADA
Recipe & Photo Credits: Liqour.com
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 42 ml rum
- 42 ml Chi Organic Raw Coconut Water
- 40 ml pineapple juice
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
- lime (Squeeze of)
Nice Crispy Snack
With all these cocktails you need a little snack but a healthy one! Why not to try the Giving Tree snack? This is a special freeze dried and vacuum fried snack , that means 100% of the nutrition remains intact, without any sugar or salt added. You’ll be pleasantly surprised!
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.
For more information on the events happening throughout London Cocktail Week 2014 click here.
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Please drink responsibly.