Sorbet & champagne: our new ‘Summer Cocktails’

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We think this summer should be all about sorbet and Champagne! Refreshing, flavourful, fun, and always a treat.

As a child, summers in Italy for Luca, our Bars manager, were full of fresh, fruity sorbets, and he wanted to recreated that feeling of childhood delight in a delicious frozen treat. Like chefs, bartenders get inspiration from seasonal produce and Luca is no different. He explained that “creating new drinks is about taking familiar techniques and adopting them, and being inspired by the environment you’re in, so with these drinks I wanted to use the beautiful British summer fruits and herbs available to us, and make a delicious sorbet”.

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Taste ‘The Icon’ by Chivas Regal at a very special dinner

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Following the success of our wine tasting dinner back in May, we’re extremely excited to be hosting our next tasting event with Chivas Regal and Royal Salute whiskies. The dinner, taking place on Monday 14th September at 7pm, will be specially hosted by Colin Scott, master blender, celebrating the launch of ‘The Icon’ by Chivas Regal in our stunning private dining room.
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The bar at aqua shard – it’s not just for date night!

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We were understandably delighted when Marie Claire featured the bar at aqua shard in a recent feature on the best bars in London for date night. Singling out the bar as being ‘the perfect place for breathtaking views’, not to mention ‘a few glasses of wine’, the magazine’s Josie Ayre certainly made our (date) night.
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Father’s Day Bloody Mary Brunch

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We have a real treat for fathers dining with us at brunch this Sunday. To celebrate Father’s Day, we’re offering all dads a complimentary Tanqueray Ten gin tasting and mixology session!
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Toast the tennis season with a Pimm’s #31

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While the evidence of recent days might not have offered much proof that June is, meteorologically at least, the start of summer, we’re offering a pure taste of the season in our tribute to summer favourite, Pimm’s & lemonade – the Pimm’s #31.
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Do try this at home!

While of course our cocktails are best enjoyed in the bar at aqua shard, expertly made by Myles Donneky’s highly-skilled team, we know that sometimes guests like to try making their favourite drink at home.

So with that in mind we’re delighted to share this video Myles made for top drinks industry title Difford’s Guide, in partnership with Ciroc Vodka, showing how to make a Ciroc Blue Stone cocktail in just a few simple steps!

The Ciroc Blue Stone is similar to our popular Frozen Vines cocktail, but uses fewer ingredients making it easier to execute at home. Watch Myles make it – and explain why he likes using Ciroc – then try it for yourself. Or of course, if you’d rather let our team do the work – which they’re very happy to do – come on up and see us in the bar.

As always, a warm welcome awaits!

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Put a Spring in your step with our new cocktails

It’s not just the restaurant menu that changes with the seasons – as we step forward into Spring there’s a whole host of new cocktails for you to enjoy in the bar, too. Whether you like your drinks Fresh & Fruity or Dark & Delicious, want to try one of our bar team’s aqua shard Signatures or are indulging with one of our decadent Champagne Cocktails, there’s sure to be something to tempt you.

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Celebrate Spring with a cooling cocktail

Master at work - Myles Donneky making a Frozen Vines

The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer; yes, Spring is definitely here and our thoughts turn naturally to delicious cooling cocktails.
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Anthony Garlando takes over Instagram!

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Here at aqua shard we’re great fans of interactive photo-sharing app Instagram, and love seeing the many great images that guests post of their visits as well as sharing our own. So we were very excited when prestigious food magazine FOUR invited our executive chef Anthony Garlando to take over their Instagram feed for 24 hours on Wednesday 18th February to give a behind-the-scenes look into a day in the life of aqua shard.
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Sharing the love this Valentine’s Day

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It’s said (and who are to argue?) that ‘sharing is caring’, so to celebrate Valentine’s Day bars manager Myles Donneky and his team have created this duo of cocktails for courting couples to enjoy together.
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