A Cocktail of Instagram Accounts You Should Straight Up Be Following
As you may know, there are now less than two weeks until London Cocktail Week. Running from the 3rd-9th of October, LCW is “the biggest, most vibrant celebration of our capital’s fantastic cocktail scene!” – @drinkupldn
Here at Gertrude & Ivy, we have decided to shake things up a bit and collate, for your viewing pleasure, the top five Instagram accounts, which (in our humble opinion) you should following before Cocktail Week.
Whether it be expert mixology, travelling the globe searching for fresh new flavours, or serving up the most delicious imagery, these Instagrammers seriously know how to raise the bar (sorry / not sorry!).
1. We couldn’t write this post without mentioning the leader of all things cocktail in London, the aptly named @londonscocktails. With a beautifully curated feed full of user generated content, suggestions of tipples to try and reviews of London’s many bars, this account is a must have in your “following” list!
2. @alex_kratena – this Slim Jim was Head Bartender of Artesian, at The Langham, London until 2015 and has won several awards including “Best International Bartender”, at Tales of the Cocktail and “Bar Personality of the Year” by Imbibe Magazine. When not tending bar, Alex travels the globe developing new products and cocktails. His adventures are well worth following.
3. The cocktail experience @cocktail_circus can currently be found in London at @bookingoffice in the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. As well as being experts in mixology, creation and innovation, Cocktail Circus run a neat Instagram with ideas for recipes and garnishes alongside each image.
4. @sipsmith – “Where old meets new and the two hit it off really quite spectacularly.” Aside from their dreamy logo and label designs, enviable flatlay skills and artistically styled photography, the Sipsmith Gin gang are also super social and use their Instagram to tell their story day-to-day.
5. Perhaps a somewhat predictable last call: @nightjar make hospitality an art. Follow this London cocktail bar and feel like you’ve stepped straight into the 1920s, “…when live music was a customary part of a good night out and drinking was a connoisseur’s game”.
Happy to share your favourite cocktail bar, and/or introduce us to a master of mixology? We’d love to hear from you – over on Twitter @gertrudeandivy