With Scandinavian chic being very much in vogue and the much vaunted Danish concept of "hygge" entering the English lexicon, we thought it made sense to introduce our guests to some of the leading Scandinavian bars at Cocktails in the City London.
Luckily for us Woodford Reserve have a history of bringing world leading venues to other countries and so have invited three establishments featured in World's 50 Best Bars to showcase their talent at CITC. Together we present...
Flying over to join in the celebrations for Cocktails in the City's Fifth Anniversary, we are delighted to be welcoming Ruby from Copenhagen, Himkok from Oslo and Linje Tio from Stockholm.
So who are they and what drinks are they bringing to the festival?
Hidden away in an old listed building from 1740 situated in the oldest part of Copenhagen, Ruby is spread over two floors in a 'hyggelig' interior serving seasonal cocktails and classic potions.
Ruby has been following the unique local flavours and produce of Scandinavia by combining them into its classic cocktail backbone.
The Mapple and Apple
50 ml Woodford Reserve
10 ml Calvados Boulard Pays d'auge
20 ml Lemon Juice
20 ml Homemade Apple and Maple Syrup
Dash of Peychaud Bitters
Dash of Egg
The first bar in Sweden to make World's 50 best bars (in at 25) Linje Tio is an informal and relaxed international bar and restaurant with a welcome everyone policy.
The seasonal drinks list complements the cuisine on offer that frequently adapts to take influence from around the world, for example; A French Spring or Italian Summer.
Bay of Biscay
30 ml Woodford Reserve
10 ml Fino Sherry
10 ml Peach Liqueur
20 ml Lemon Juice
20ml Simple Syrup
Topped with dry Swedish Cider
Himkok is a distillery bar where they make around 80% of our back bar products including aquavit, spirits, liqueurs, bitters and tinctures.
With four distinct bar areas - the cocktail bar, cider bar, taptail bar, and kitchen/greenhouse bar, they focus on local ingredients and flavours, sourcing from local farmers and promoting Norwegian agriculture.
25 Carrot Gold
40 ml Woodford Reserve
10 ml Horseradish Infused Aperol
10 ml Cold Pressed Ginger Juice
20 ml Fresh Lemon
35 ml cold pressed organic carrot juice
15 ml Sugar Syrup