London is one of the most exciting cities in the world when it comes to cocktails. Every day we see a new bar or even a completely new concept opening. When it comes to awards London has the highest calibre of bartenders always competing in global competitions. Bars are owning concepts and you can experience a truly immersive experience when you visit one of the top bars. The level of consistency is high and bars cannot afford to have a mediocre menu or drinks offering. Bartenders now get to travel the world to demonstrate their skills. It is a community of highly skilled individuals who care about their trade. This mobility of information has given countries around the world the ability to share trends and you can see the very best from around the world in any major capital. Mixology is now reaching ever greater heights. It’s not just the drink, but also the experience. Starting in this world of mixology it is important to get the first steps right, and first of all comes the balance of the cocktail. Vodka is the best spirit to start with and is like a blank canvas on which to paint your masterpiece. Fresh juices, syrups, tonics, fruit, spices and herbs all help make a cocktail individual. With every ingredient, it is important you choose a high quality one, just like a quality vodka. To help you with mixing your own drinks at home we have put together this guide with some of the very best mixologists. The Small Cocktail Guide is made to showcase the very best and their skills. It is a guide with nine London bartenders and nine cocktails based with vodka Distil No.9. All the cocktails are presented differently and each of them has its own unique approach. It is important to note that the Mixology of 9 is not a competition, and every page shares an unforgettable experience and impressions. AS a result, all of the bars which are included are listed in alphabetical order.

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