Five of the best 'Hoptails' to savour

With London Cocktail Week in full swing, Event picks out five creative beer-based cocktails.

House of Peroni offer a range of beer based cocktails at London Cocktail Week
House of Peroni offer a range of beer based cocktails at London Cocktail Week

House of Peroni – The Peroni Perini

To celebrate London Cocktail Week, Peroni is hosting a Venice-themed 'Amare L'Italia' bar, intended to champion the brand's Italian heritage. The bar will, of course, feature Peroni beer, as well as Italian heritage spirit brands and – most importantly – a team of mixologists. Visitors to the event will be invited to try a range of beer-based cocktails and our favourite from the menu is the Peroni Perini – a delicious mix of Peroni beer, Sambuca syrup and fresh rasberries, all rounded off with a peach foam. The bar is open from 5-11 October.

Worship Street Whistling Shop – Kernow Gigglemug

This 'hoptail' made its debut during this year's London Beer Week, after having been dreamt up by one of East London's trendiest bars Worship Street Whistling Shop. The weird but wonderful drink consists of Sharps Brewery's 'Chalky's Bite', gin, fennel seed syrup, citrus flavouring and caramelised kosovar juniper foam. 

Apri-hop Sour

Developed by Hop House 13, the Apri-hop sour is a sharp and fruity mix of Bulleit bourbon, lemon juice, apricot liqeur and Hope House 13's own lager. The perfect autumnal treat.

London Cocktail Club – Huggalicious

The London Cocktail Club is no stranger to innovative cocktail recipes – it's the London bar chain behind the 'Bacon & Egg Martini'. For London Beer Week 2016, LCC created the 'Huggalicious' hoptail, a sweet and sour mix of Big Hug Ale, tequila, lime juice and agave syrup. 

Corona – Corojito

This hoptail is Corona's take on the classic mojito. It's a mix of Corona beer, rum, lime juice, sugar syrup, sugar cane, lime parts and mint leaves. Lime parts are mixed with sugar syrup, sugar cane and mint; rum and Corona are added to a glass full of crushed ice, after which the concoction in stirred together and garnished with lime, mint and more crushed ice. The cocktail was available at the Corona SunSets launch party at Dalston Roof Park in June.

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