Ketel One and Don Julio shake up London Cocktail Week

London Cocktail Week is back. For those living under a rock, this is the capital’s leading cocktail event guaranteed to pack a punch between 7-13 October. Expect a jam-packed schedule of tastings, masterclasses, pop-ups, parties and all-nighters for those getting involved in the alcohol-fuelled action.

Pick up wristbands at two hubs (7 Earlham Street in Seven Dials, Covent Garden or at the Translate bar at 12-14 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch) for a tenner and prepare to shake up the town at the participating bars dotted around the capital for cutting-edge drinking.

Two events to help get the good times going (and the drinks flowing) will be Ketel One’s Spice Market and Don Julio’s The Don Designer. Both events are hosted by Discerning Drinkers who create one-off cocktail events for drinkers that want just that little extra bit of luxury.

See below for more details and how to get your tickets.

Ketel One Spice Market

When you arrive at Ketel One Spice Market in Seven Dials, be ready for a worldly assortment of canapés, and best of all, choose the ingredients for your bespoke cocktail created by superstar bartenders from around the world.

WHERE: The Bartender’s Lounge, Euphorium Bakery, Thomas Neal Centre, WC2H 9LD

WHEN: Thursday 10 October, 5-7pm

COST: £35pp

The Don Designer

Calling all future designers, indulge in your creative side by designing your own t-shirts while you sip on Don Julio Blanco Paloma cocktails. Your works of art will be ready in 30 minutes – check out a mini masterclass from Don Julio's brand ambassador Deano Moncrieffe while you wait.

WHERE: YR Store Boxpark, 2-4 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6GY

WHEN: Friday 11 October, 5-6pm; 6-7pm; 7-8pm

COST: £25pp

For tickets to either event, visit: www.londoncocktailweek.com/discerningdrinkers