Streaky Gin: A brilliantly British cocktail bar
Streaky Gin has the wow factor as soon as you step through the door. With an enormous glowing Gin sign hanging above the bar, an entrance to the staircase that resembles an old-fashioned telephone box, wallpaper that imitates a library in the corridor and bar stools in the basement that are saddles, you cannot help but fall in love with this fabulous bar.
The bar was the brainchild of a cocktail-enthused English Gentlemen and an American girl with Southern charm and a very healthy appetite. It combines the best of both cultures; however, oozes a distinct British charm and is located only a stone’s throw away from Kensington Palace at Palace Gate.
The cocktails match the enviable address in their level of sophistication. Naturally, gin features in many of the flagship tipples but the talented bar staff are on hand to create a bespoke offering – using any spirit – that is based on your own ideal flavours. They can take on any challenge and are guaranteed to present you with an impressive drink!
If you want to stick with the recommended cocktails on the menu, we suggest trying the refreshing Hyde Park Streaker, which features Bombay sapphire that is mixed with St. Germain, Lansan Black Label Champagne, along with cucumber, lime, jalapeño and basil. Miami Vice is also a great cocktail and is made up of Bacardi Superior Rum and Bacardi Gold Rum, paired with strawberries, pineapple, coconut and lime. This is a much sweeter drink and will encourage you to think of white sandy beaches and warm summer days! If you prefer a different base spirit, it is possible to swap the Bacardi for another alternative.
The cocktails are so delicious that you will almost certainly want to stay and explore the menu after your first. If you want to enjoy a fabulous take on English traditions, while catching up with your closest friends, this is the place to visit.
Streaky Gin is located at 1 Palace Gate, W8 5LS www.streakygin.com