Celebrating the capital’s most famous cocktail in 100 of the best bars across the city for a tasty four-day festival along with their preferred vodka partner, Belvedere. And new for 2018 - the Aussie brand have created Mr Black’s Church Of Coffee – a four day pop-up dedicated to the celebration of coffee culture!
Taking over one of the shops on Dray Walk (part of the Truman Brewery) this specially built space will be your hub for the festival – open from morning til late – they are paying homage to the humble bean with coffee and coffee cocktails available all day – for just £6 with a festival pass.
Open during the day as a Cold Brew Cafe
With three menus running – these will be the finest examples of caffeinated cocktails you’ll have seen…
You can Choose Your Own Adventure with six variations on the classic Espresso Martini. Switch your spirit to understand just how versatile this delicious little livener really is – try it with Courvoisier Cognac, El Dorado Rum, Tequila, Bourbon, London’s own favourite – Gin or for those that believe you can’t improve on the original – you can stick to how it was intended - with Belvedere Vodka.
For those looking for something a bit more unusual – there’s twists on Dick’s original recipe. Popcorn, Salted Caramel or Nitro Espresso Martinis anyone?
Or how about a White Russian Slushy – c’mon!?
For those looking for something more (ahem) serious in their glass – there’s also a menu of Caffeinated Enlightenment – which are coffee-twists on classic drinks so think Coffee Negronis, Cold Fashioneds plus a chance to taste the brand new Mr Black Coffee Amaro mixed in a Yuzu Cup.
With Camden Brewery beers as a perfect palate cleanser, plus food, music, masterclasses and more… Mr Black’s Church of Coffee is the perfect place to start or end your evening over the four-day festival!
Mr Black's Church of Coffee
Shop 4, The Old Truman Brewery, Dray Walk, London, E1 6QR
Cold Brew Bar Opening Hours
Friday 17th August - 10am-3pm
Saturday 18th August - 10am-12pm
Espresso Martini Bar Opening Hours
Thursday 16th August 7pm-11pm
Friday 17th August - 3pm-11pm
Saturday 18th August - 12pm-11pm
Sunday 19th August - 2pm-11pm
GUEST SHIFTS AT THE CHURCH
Friday 17th August - 8-9pm
Kitty Gardner, Ruby, Copenhagen
Kitty grew up in Melbourne and found her love for the drinks industry at a young age in clubs.
After a summer discovering her passion for tequila in Sydney, Kitty left Australia for bonny Scotland.
The next two years were spent at Edinburgh’s award winning Bramble bar finding her true love for craft cocktails.
Now she finds herself in the beautiful city of Copenhagen, bartending at Scandinavia’s destination cocktail bar, Ruby.
Saturday 18th August - 8-9pm
Jono McDowell, Panda & Sons, Edinburgh
Originally from Sydney, Australia, Jono swapped the cold Sydney weather for the lovely heat of Edinburgh, Scotland after a small stint in London too. Jono’s worked in bars for 13 years; ranging from hotel bars, wine bars, and restaurants. He’s now based in high volume cocktail bar Panda & Sons as the co General Manager. Having been a Panda for nearly 2 years, he’s seen it go from strength to strength. The bar has been shortlisted for several titles in his time there, including best bar team in Europe (Spirited Awards 2018) and Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar (Spirited Awards 2017 & 2018).