Go to ground at The Vestal Vaults

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Take a break from your Christmas shopping at Vestal Vodka’s pop-up bar, The Vestal Vaults. The vodka brand is taking over the basement at The Forge in Covent Garden (its residency has been extended until the end of February), creating a darkly alluring bar that’s the perfect place to spend a chilly winter evening.

Expect bespoke art installations from Martha Freud, quirky menus and an eclectic range of glassware – from beautiful vintage coupes to kitsch Star Trek tumblers.

Cocktails have been created by top mixologist Victor Nordelof (Callooh Callay and LAB), with a strict ‘no gin’ policy. Try the hot sexy punch, a spicy concoction of Vestal Kaszebe vodka, pineapple juice, cinnamon syrup, Cherry Heering, Martini Bianco, lemon juice and Angostura bitters topped with sparkling wine; or a sophisticated Paul Bunyan sour (a mix of Amaro liqueur, maple syrup, lemon juice, Fernet Branca, egg white and bourbon).