Tipples in town, without the terrors in the morning? Old soaks should turn to London’s low alcohol cocktail spots.
For some of the best cocktails, low boozers and mocktails in London, it has to be Dandelyan at the Mondrian Hotel, with Ryan Chetiyawardana in charge of the botanical menu.
The Hawksmoor has a “Bridging Drinks” section on its menu. They are designed for lighter afternoon drinking and include the Sherry Cobbler — manzanilla sherry churned with citrus fruits.
At 69 Colebrooke Row, the White Rose is made with dry white rose liqueur and sparkling sake, which is around 6 per cent. The team there explain: “If the alcohol level were higher we would kill the delicate nature of the drink.”
Word to the wise, low-alcohol does not always mean smaller measures. Technically speaking, as long as the ingredients are less than 20 per cent alcohol-by-volume content (low-ABV), you’re golden.