The best drinks in the city – Searcys at the gherkin
The Gherkin was the building that first changed the landscape of the new London skyline. Also, now it is reasserting its architectural worth as well as its culinary credibility in the face of its new sky-high neighbours. On levels 39 and 40 of London’s iconic Norman Foster-designed building, Searcys at the Gherkin relaunches with a reimagined dining and bar concept – Helix and Iris.
From now on Iris bar is open to the public daily for the very first time, guests can reserve a space in the bar from 11 am to 11 pm. Searcys’ expertise in fine champagne, English sparkling wine and cocktails, alongside unique London views, make every visit to the Iris bar a celebration.
I can’t recommend this place enough, I would like to include this place in London’s most Instagrammed spots, the light is, but the view is just breath-taking. I went there recently with our fellow blogger squat.
The unique cocktail menu draws inspiration from its extraordinary view. Head Mixologist Federico Geniale has overseen the list, which will include, The Little White Bird, inspired by the Kensington Gardens, with its Peter Pan associations (Violet liqueur, vanilla vodka, lychee, elderflower, lemon and English sparkling wine), whilst the Jack the Ripper (Mediterranean herbs vodka, beetroot juice, tomato, lemon, Worcester sauce, Mexican sauce), a dark local twist on the Bloody Mary, references Whitechapel’s most famous former visitor.