Father’s Day Bloody Mary Brunch

Father's day

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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Rothschild ‘Evening In The Stars’ for London Wine Week

Photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness

London Wine Week returns for a second year this month, from 18th to 24th May, celebrating the capital’s thriving and varied wine scene. Comprising a wide variety of tastings, pop-ups, masterclasses and wine tours, London Wine Week offers something to discover for everyone, regardless of level of knowledge or expertise.
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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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Sharing the love this Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day sharing cocktail at aqua shard

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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New Autumn/Winter Cocktails

Last week we introduced you to ‘It Was A Very Good Year’ from our new cocktail list, but it’s not the only exciting new creation! In fact Bar Manager Myles Donneky and his team have created a brand new list for this Autumn/Winter, in three distinctly different sections.
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Cheers to A Very Good Year!

Next time you join us in the bar at aqua shard for a cocktail, don’t think the barman’s got more than the drinks mixed up if you see him pouring yours from a wine bottle. For that’s the innovative way in which one of the new ‘Autumnal Attractions’ called ‘It Was A Very Good Year’ is presented!
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Well done Myles, our Rothschild Rising Star!

Myles (right) with fellow winners and mentors of the F&BMA Rothschild Rising Star

Champagne corks were popping this week at the wonderful news that Myles Donneky, our bar manager, had been named winner of the inaugural Rothschild Rising Star award.

This prestigious award, founded by the Food & Beverage Managers’ Association (F&BMA) recognises an outstanding young manager in the hospitality industry who demonstrates the potential to be a food & beverage director of tomorrow.
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Reinventing a summer staple: Strawberries & Cream!

Strawberries and Cream in the bar at aqua shard

As anyone who’s eaten here or joined us for drinks in the bar will know, here at aqua shard we love to take great British traditions and give them a unique twist. So with Wimbledon fortnight well under way, naturally the latest staple to receive an aqua shard reinvention is strawberries and cream.
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