The Broken Shaker, One of the World’s Best Bars, is coming to London…

…with a Pop-up at Iconic Madison London in St Paul’s during London Cocktail Week

Award-winning The Broken Shaker has taken Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York by storm and now, for the first time, Miami’s tropical hotspot is bringing its eclectic spirit to London for an exclusive pop-up at Madison London from Tuesday 2nd October – Friday 5th October.

Equipped with a bespoke drinks menu from Bobby Eldridge, The Broken Shaker’s very own cocktail connoisseur, and Miami’s top female bartender Courtney Lane to assist , Madison will be shaken up to celebrate London Cocktail Week 2018 in fitting style.

Currently ranked 18th on the prestigious list of the World’s Best 50 Bars , for a limited time only The Broken Shaker will create the ultimate urban oasis in London; the perfect after-work destination for cocktail lovers and late-night London revelers.

The mixologists of The Broken Shaker and Madison will unite to offer guests an unrivalled cocktail experience in the heart of the City of London, with drinks served alongside spectacular views of the surrounding city skyline and a taste of the tropics thanks to The Broken Shaker’s signature “backyard” style tropical decor. The two bars have jointly created a bespoke menu blending a mix of local and exotic ingredients to mark the festivities of London Cocktail Week.

The drinks menu on offer will feature some of The Broken Shaker’s finest, inimitable creations. These include, the refreshing grapefruit and garden shrub infused Lion’s Club , whiskey-based Thai Tea Sazerac, and Coco-nut Case, composed of Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila, Koko Kanu, fresh lime, kaffir agave and a coconut citrus sea salt rim, sure to transport guests to the sun-soaked beaches of Miami. Alongside this, the expert skills of the Madison bar team will be readily available for guests to enjoy a selection of the venue’s classic aperitifs which include the Mocha Negroni , the tequila, vanilla and grapefruit-infused Sancho’s Special, and the Fair and Square : a concoction of peanut butter-washed Bulleit Rye, dark chocolate-infused Hennessy, red Vermouth, Benedictine and bitters.

Leslie Kwarteng, Senior General Manager of Madison, says: “We are delighted to be welcoming The Broken Shaker team to Madison this October, bringing a flavour of Miami to the Square Mile over London Cocktail Week.


A collaboration between Sydell Group and Gabriel Orta & Elad Zvi of Bar Lab, The Broken Shaker is the acclaimed cocktail bar at Freehands in Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. Beginning as a pop-up bar in the courtyard of Freehand Miami, The Broken Shaker quickly evolved into a permanent fixture at the hotel, expanding to three new cities in the past five years. The Broken Shaker’s handcrafted drinks are composed of elixirs, syrups and infusions made from garden herbs and spice, and fresh-pressed produce and exotic ingredients from around the world. Each outpost offers a seasonal menu of specialty cocktails and street-food inspired small plates, that blend local ingredients with globally inspired flavors. Known for marrying playful, hand-crafted cocktails with hospitality, The Broken Shaker has been nominated for two James Beard awards for “Outstanding Bar Program”, named one of the “The World’s 50 Best Bars” from 2014-2017, and was awarded the Best American Hotel Bar at the Tales Of A Cocktail Spirited Awards in 2015 and 2018.


Bobby Eldridge is the East Coast Bar Director for the James Beard Award-nominated The
Broken Shaker, overseeing locations at Freehand New York and Freehand Miami – as well as Freehand Miami’s 27 Restaurant & Bar. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia, he began his hospitality career working as a bar back in a local dive bar, where he familiarized himself with a roster of classic cocktails. After moving to Atlanta, Eldridge accepted a position at Hugh Acheson’s southern restaurant Empire State South, where he was first exposed to creative mixology in a high volume environment. Working alongside award-winning Beverage Director Kellie Thorn, Eldridge further expanded his knowledge of developing seasonal menus and utilizing locally sourced ingredients. In 2015, he relocated to Miami to become the Bar Manager of The Broken Shaker at Freehand Miami, where he led the team to receive the 2018 Tales of a Cocktail Spirited Award for “Best Hotel Bar” as well as inclusion on the “World’s 50 Best Bars” list from 2015-2018.


Perched on the penthouse spot of One New Change, Madison’s glamorous bar, restaurant and award winning rooftop terrace is one of London’s most sought-after social settings. It offers breathtaking views of the London skyline, a buzzing vibe, DJs and live music and killer Cocktails. The restaurant serves superb grills from the wood fired Josper oven and is open from midday until late. Boasting floor to ceiling windows that look out onto St Paul’s Cathedral the restaurant is an iconic destination making it the ideal spot to catch up with friends and colleagues.