Cocktail at Chick 'n' Sours in London.

London’s Most Instagrammable Cocktails

There’s nothing like a stunning cocktail pic to rake in the likes on Instagram. From OTT goldfish bowls complete with sparklers to chic monochrome drinks over in the East End, here are a few of our current favourites.

Cocktail at Hoi Polloi at the Ace Hotel in London.

Oh Doris at Hoi Polloi at the Ace Hotel

Containing Bombay Sapphire, strawberry aromatised wine, shiso and nettle cordial and raspberry powder. Like a disco in a glass.

Hoi Polloi, 100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JQ


Cocktail at the Duck and Waffle in London.

Red Pepper at Duck and Waffle

Demonstrating multiple uses of a single ingredient, the Red Pepper makes the most of the skin, ends and even a red pepper vinegar to create a light and refreshing wine style summer spritz.

Duck and Waffle, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY


Cocktail at Drunch in London.

R ’n’ R at Drunch

Martin Miller’s Gin with lemon juice, rose mist, pomegranate and a rhubarb liqueur is as pleased as punch with itself, and it should be.

Drunch, 38 St John’s Wood Terrace, NW8 6LS


Cocktail at Palm Vaults in London.

Palm Freakshake at Palm Vaults

Up the tropical vibes with the Palm Freakshake of Malibu rum and vanilla ice cream, coconut cream, fresh pineapple juice and, er, more Malibu, blended until smooth and garnished in true freakshake style with Malibu coconut cream, gold leaf lollies, crumbled coconut cloud meringue, sunset meringues and Malibu marshmallows.

Palm Vaults, 411 Mare Street, E8 1HY


Cocktail at Bluebird in London.

No. 42 The Flower Shop at Bluebird

From the fragrant Jo Loves menu is vanilla vodka, Chambord, lemon juice, lychee juice, rose aromatic, and cherry flavour burst topped with Moet & Chandon rosé.

Bluebird, 350 King’s Road, SW3 5UU


Cocktail at Chick 'n' Sours in London.

Fabulous Gay Wedding at Chick ’n’ Sours

Described as simply ‘gin, strawberry, cucumber, honey and bubbles’ but possibly the least understated cocktail in Covent Garden.

Photo credit: Thomas Bowles.

Chick ‘n’ Sours, 1a Earlham Street, WC2H 9LL


Cocktails at Ritorno in London.

The Grand Central Italia collection at Ritorno Cocktail Bar and Terrace

With inspiration from major Italian train stations and gardens, Ritorno has a botanical selection of aperitivo cocktails using the fine aperitivo wine Cocchi. Cocchi uses only natural ingredients, and the cocktail serves reflect this.

Ritorno, 442 King’s Road, SW10 0LQ


Cocktail at Chapter 72 in London.

Netflix and Chill at Chapter 72

Tia Maria, espresso, milk and popcorn syrup, served with popcorn on the side at this newly opened Bermondsey coffee and cocktail shop.

Chapter 72, 72 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3UD


Cocktail at Hush in London.

Forbidden City at Hush

Inspired by the secrets of China’s ancient dynasties, this uses HKB Baijiu – the world’s most valuable spirit – with Crystal Head Aurora Vodka, LBV Port and fresh grapes served in a… light bulb.

Hush, 8 Lancashire Court, Brook Street, W1S 1EY


Cocktail at Dandelyan in London.

Fluff & Fold Royale at Dandelyan at the Mondrian

From one of London’s best cocktail bars, this is served as part of their Wyld Afternoon Tea. Lime, fresh basil, cacao liqueur, orange bitters and prosecco served with lemon marshmallow with pistachio powder.

Dandelyan, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 9PD


Cocktail at Nightjar in London.

Banchan Bloody Mary at Nightjar

Exactly what you’d expect from London’s most inventive cocktail group, try the Japanese inspired mix of Absolut Elyx Vodka, aromatic vegetable bouillon, daikon sriracha, pumpkin seed dashi, tamarillo and chilli cress.

Nightjar, 129 City Road, EC1V 1JB


Cocktail at Thai Square in London.

Smokey Old Fashioned at Thai Square

Woodford Reserved Whiskey, sugar, aromatic bitter and orange peel served with a side of smoke to take it to the next level.

Thai Square, 2-4 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1JN


Cocktail at Hush in London.

Champagne Jacuzzi at Hush

Channelling la vie en rose, you’ll find Luc Belaire sparkling rose, Chateau de Provence rose, elderflower essence, lavender and citrus juice served to you in a miniature roll top bath.

Hush, 8 Lancashire Court, Brook Street, W1S 1EY


Cocktail at the Cocktail Trading Co. in London.

Black Purl at The Cocktail Trading Co.

They call this Irish coffee on crack, and they’re not far wrong: Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey, CTC cold press Homebrew coffee and Cocoa-Loco seasoning served on an iced cold vanilla and orange blossom panna cotta.

The Cocktail Trading Co., 68 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6GQ


Cocktail at Artesian in London.

Mind Your Step at Artesian at The Langham

Smashing perceptions of normality with Ron Zacapa 23 rum, Heron pisco, Sour Sop and orange blossom shards, this remarkable cocktail is served in a shattered sugar glass. Quite incredible.

Artesian, 1C Portland Place, W1B 1JA