While none of us needs an excuse to get a bunch of mates round for a few bevvies, what better excuse than to test out your new-found cocktail making skills? You know, the ones you're going to acquire once you've finished reading this. Whether it's a slinky gin drink you're looking to master or a sip-worthy whisky sour, there is some essential cocktail kit you'll need before you can start concocting in the kitchen. So you know exactly what to stick on your shopping list, we've compiled a handy round-up of everything you need to become the king of cocktails. Or queen.
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Find the very best boozers in the capital
Searching for the best bars and pubs in London? You're in the right place. The capital's drinking scene is one of the best in the world, with boundary-breaking cocktail bars taking mixed drinks to the next level, while traditional pubs bring you back down to earth in the best possible way. Should you be looking for the perfect pint or a cocktail beyond comprehension, our critics have rounded up their favourite bars and pubs across the capital on Time Out’s list of the 100 best bars and pubs in London. Bottoms up!