Celebrate International Coffee Day
with London’s Six Best Coffee Cocktails

Proclaim your love for coffee during this year’s Coffee Day with a selection of specially crafted cocktails curated by Mr Black

On 1 October, the world celebrates its love for the fuel to our mornings, the pick me up of our inevitable afternoon slumps and more prevalent recently, the perfect base for the evening cocktail. The team at Mr Black has partnered with six of the best cocktail bars in town to deliver some truly memorable drinks for lovers of coffee ahead of International Coffee Day.

The limited edition drinks were carefully crafted by skilful Baristenders (barista/bar tenders) at some of London’s most notoriously creative and highly commended bars and will be served from 26 September – 1 October. Here’s where to find the best caffeine cocktails in town:

Black Coffey at 7 Tales, Farringdon

Ingredients: Mr Black, Nikka Coffey Malt, barley syrup, dash black sea salt

A bar that’s the talk of the town. Based in the basement of Jason Atherton’s Sosharu restaurant, it pays homage to all things cool and trendy in Tokyo. Black Coffey is a rich, decadent digestif drink – the perfect finish to a lively dinner party.

Alix Nardella from Mr Black says: “This one’s a Japanese twist on a Manhattan; a really rich and boozy sipper. The barley and salt keeps you wanting more!


Queen Bee at Peg & Patriot

Ingredients: Mr Black, Aylesbury duck vodka distilled with clotted cream, cachaça, honey and Absinthe stirred down.

Part of the suave Town Hall Hotel, the Peg & Patriot is an understated and chic bar that oozes class. Queen Bee is a delicate, aromatic, and creamy stir down drink. A rich coffee and cream combination makes it a decadent experience for coffee aficionados.

This is typical, ambitious Peg and Patriot! Distilling cream into vodka gives the drink the creamy feel you would expect but without feeling any of the gluttony!


Black Cherry at Sager and Wilde, Bethnal Green

Ingredients: Mr Black, Amaretto, lime juice, Maraschino, Top Cherry Juice

A beautifully crafted number created by none other than a former winner of the Havana Club International Bartending Competition, Marcis Dzelzainis. An accessible drink where the sweet tart cherry and bitter coffee notes work in harmony. The Amaretto goes hand-in-hand with the bitter flavours and Maraschino lifts the cherry notes – truly special.

This one’s brilliant because it sounds so old school. It’s super refreshing and has a bittersweet finish. A perfect drink for the end of summer


Hard Wired Cherry Cola at Blind Pig, Soho

Ingredients: Mr Black, cherry Heering, dash of Fernet Branca, top with cherry cola, Cherry and lemon twist garnish

In the heart of Soho, this classic bar will have you feeling like you’ve waltzed into a scene of a Humphrey Bogart film with its wooden furniture and old fashioned decor. The Blind Pig created this tasty number that’s equally nostalgic – a boozy twist on a childhood favourite drink. It has a distinctive cherry flavour with a gentle bitter coffee finish – perfect for the discerning coffee drinker that likes to mix things up.

A nice sipper that has lovely bitter tones which work perfectly with the cherry – it’s like a grown up Dr. Pepper.”


Coff’ Medicine at Pollen Street Social, Soho

Ingredients: Mr Black, mescal, Campari, chilli & chocolate bitters, Orange twist and prescription garnish

The Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social is British chef Jason Atherton’s flagship bar and restaurant. Celebrate Coffee Day in style with Coff’ Medicine, with its smoky bitter taste combined with a sweet edge and a gentle dark chocolate finish – a sophisticated way to toast Coffee Day.

A seductive and smoky number – the bitterness from Campari and smoky notes from the mescal compliment all the characteristics you find in Mr Black


Black to the Future at City Social, City of London

Ingredients: Mr Black, Aylesbury Duck vodka, dash of soy sauce, OUTATIME number plate garnish

City Social sits on floor 24 of Tower 42, the third tallest building in the City, just a stone’s throw away from the Gherkin. Surrounded by stunning cityscape, one can toast the capital with this coffee cocktail in true style.

Black to the Future has beautiful umami tones – the unexpected ingredients brings a wonderful twist to the drink, and it’s not a bad view from up there either!