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Jason Allen 17/08/17

Cocktail Book Clubs at Merchant House Fleet Street

Cocktail Book Club | Merchant House

What do you get when you mix alcohol with literature?

Tequila Mockingbird. The Canterbury Ales. Ernest Hemingway.

…And now, the Cocktail Book Club over at Merchant House Fleet Street. They have over 500 different varieties of whiskey (as well as dozens of other top-shelf spirits) lining the shelves of their elegantly light, verdant, colonial-style bar, and they’re celebrating some of the most influential cocktail books in history, for one night a month.


It’s profoundly simple, really – at each book club, they throw out their menus for the night, and create a new one based on a legendary cocktail book. So far, they’ve celebrated Professor Jerry Thomas, author of the first ever Cocktail Compendium, and the hotel greats of the 1930s in The Savoy Cocktail book. Upcoming events include:

30th August: A Modern Guide to Sherry (3-11pm)
25th October: The Life Negroni (3-11pm)

If you want to get involved, just head on down. Admission is free, and the menus cost £25 for Members and £35 for non-members (or alternatively £10 per cocktail). Dressing up in the theme of the book is highly encouraged.


NOTE: This series has now ended, but you can find more Merchant House masterclasses HERE.

Merchant House of Fleet Street | 8 Bride Court, EC4Y 8DU

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Merchant House

8 Bride Court, Fleet Street, The City and East London, EC4Y 8DU