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7 of the best: summer cocktails

Offering everything from the classics to innovative drinks with a twist, the bars and restaurants on and around Sloane Street have a cocktail to suit all tastes, moods and occasions. Ranging from sweet and sour to fruity, spicy, long and short, these seven cocktails are perfect for a post-work drink, a Saturday night treat or a special celebration.

T10 Collins at Harry’s Dolce Vita

Let Harry’s Dolce Vita transport you to the south of Italy with its ‘A Sicilian Summer’ cocktail menu, which includes the Mandorla Martini or the Ascenti Gimlet. The refreshing T10 Collins combines Tanqueray No. Ten with grapefruit cordial, lemon, homemade lemon balm soda and grapefruit.

Harry’s Dolce Vita, 27-31 Basil Street, SW3 1BB | 020 3940 1020

The Green One at Holy Carrot

Holy Carrot, a restaurant that creates plant-based dishes using ethically sourced ingredients, presents a playful alcoholic twist on the ubiquitous green juice. The zippy and vibrant The Green One is crafted from VII Hills Gin, lemon juice and a homemade basil and pink peppercorn syrup.

Holy Carrot, Urban Retreat, 2-4 Hans Crescent, SW1X 0LH | 07826 224269

Pina Colada at Wulf & Lamb

The tropical pina colada is just right for a balmy summer’s evening at Wulf & Lamb. The plant-based restaurant blends white rum with coconut cream and pineapple for its own delicious version of the summer classic.

Wulf & Lamb, 243 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP | 020 3948 5999

Lillie at The Cadogan

The Cadogan’s vodka-based cocktail Lillie is named after Lillie Langtry, the socialite and actress known for her relationship with King Edward VII. Passionfruit vodka and vanilla vodka come together with kombucha, mandarin juice and egg white for a zesty drink.

The Cadogan, 75 Sloane Street, SW1X 9SG | 020 7048 7141 

Gin and Tonics at The Ivy Chelsea Garden

No summer would be complete without a gin and tonic, and The Ivy Chelsea Garden has elevated the ultimate gin cocktail in new variations. There’s a Pink Raspberry G&T, combining Pinkster Gin with fresh raspberries, fresh mint and Fever-Tree tonic. Or try the Sicilian G&T, which pairs Malfy Arancia Blood Orange Gin with Aperol, Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic and sliced orange.

The Ivy Chelsea Garden, 195-197 King's Road, SW3 5EQ | 020 3301 0300

Clean Cosmopolitan at No. Fifty Cheyne

As the first restaurant in the UK to serve the non-alcoholic Clean Co. spirit range, No. Fifty Cheyne is the ideal place for enjoying a mocktail. Try the Clean Cosmopolitan, a non-alcoholic version of the much-loved cosmo: balancing flavours of cranberry, zesty lime and a lingering orange finish with Clean V, it hits all the right notes.

No. Fifty Cheyne, 50 Cheyne Walk, SW3 5LR | 020 7376 8787

Mulata Daiquiri at Hans’ Bar & Grill

The sunset orange hue of Hans’ Bar & Grill’s Mulata Daiquiri belies its complex flavours, born of 7-year-old Havana Club rum combined with brown sugar, lime and dark cacao liqueur. It’s the perfect cocktail to sip while people-watching on Pavilion Road, from underneath a sunshade on the terrace.

Hans’ Bar & Grill, 164 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0AW | 020 7730 7000

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