Speakeasy in London
The Bootlegger is a fab speakeasy in London tucked in behind Leadenhall Market on Lime Street, near Monument. The basement is actually rather spacious and not as dark as some other speakeasies. It has lovely decor with brick walls, old photographs, an old fashioned till and various lamps and candles.
The atmosphere is fairly chilled and there is no table service (so no compulsory tip!). Unlike other venues, there is also no cover charge for the live music on Thursdays and Fridays.
The choice of cocktails are great and the staff are knowledgeable providing great recommendations. The cocktails are between £9 and £12 which is pretty reasonable compared to some of the other speakeasy type bars.
We had the following cocktails:
- Fly Boy: Mango & wild strawberry puree shaken with Crème de fraise & mango liqueur, Vodka & Sauvignon Blanc to top with a squeeze of fresh lemon Juice
- Ritzy: Passion fruit & sour-cherry shaken with Passoa & Cherry Heering, Gin & Pinot Grigio to top with a twist of lime (first picture on the left)
- The Getaway: Gin & Crème de fraise charged with fresh strawberries & pomegranate juice balanced with fresh lime
- Giggle Juice: Pear infused Vodka shaken with fresh ginger and pears lengthened with apple juice sweetened with honey served over shaved ice
All of these cocktails were fantastic but I particularly liked The Getaway which was refreshing and sweet.
Our cocktails were served with complimentary popcorn which was a lovely touch! Definitely worth a visit to this speakeasy in London.
East London Girl: The Bootlegger
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