The Cocktail Trading Company is bringing inventive tipples, a bar school and a distillery to Brick Lane.

The brand’s new East End site in Shoreditch will be its flagship and focus on rare and unusual spirits from across the globe.

Drinkers will be in their element with a 400-strong selection to chose from when doors open on Monday, January 18.

All cocktails cost £9 and shaken and served in eye-catching glasses.

Meanwhile those with a thirst for knowledge can enrol for specific sessions.

Co-founder Elliott Ball, who launched the chain alongside bartenders Andy Mil and Olly Brading last year, said: “Brick Lane is an immensely vibrant and culturally diverse area; our drinks and service are intended to be playful and interactive, so it’s a real sandbox for us.

“Plus, most of our mates work nearby! We’ll tailor the bar to the area, of course, but our core objectives haven’t changed - great drinks with an emphasis on feel-good feelings, no matter what.”

While the Cocktail Trading Company’s Smithfield’s venue will remain open its Soho pop up will close on Monday, January 11.


Citizen Cane cocktail, £9.

Available in the Smithfield venue.

Served in a snow globe

2 parts Cachaca

1 dash rosebud tincture

1 part cardamom-vanilla infusion

1 part lime juice

2 parts Sauvignon Blanc