A Roving ‘Cocktail Cruiser’ Is Now Delivering Espresso Martinis Across London


No need to stumble home from the bar, because the bar is coming to you.

Your lockdown has most likely been fuelled by coffee, but it’s probably (hopefully) not been fuelled by espresso martinis, as so much of normal London life was. Here to remedy that is the new Cocktail Cruiser from Liberation Cocktails – essentially, a standard van that’s been kitted out with five taps, each pouring a different, much-loved cocktail. And best of all, this glorious wagon can be summoned to your door with a simple WhatsApp request. [Featured image: Liberation Cocktails]

Yes, the cocktail bar comes to your doorstep with this one; all you’ve got to do is drop them a message or an email, and they’ll motor on over to you. For the next thirty minutes, they’ll furnish you with twelve cocktails – doing this as a group activity is obviously highly recommended – including Aperol Spritz, Espresso Martini, Passionfruit Spritz, Mojito and Strawberry Daquiri. To keep the party going for longer, you can buy additional pairs of cocktails and get yourself another ten minutes with the van, but this will need to be agreed in advance.

The Cocktail Cruiser is bookable for London postcodes beginning NW, W, SW, TW, KT, UB, HA, and will be rolling across town from 12-9pm Wednesday to Sunday. Which, of course, means that Thirsty Thursday is officially a thing once more! The van comes equipped with bartender, glasses, and all the cocktail essentials, and your driver will be wearing a mask and gloves to help keep everyone healthy. Naturally, customers are asked to respect the two-metre social distancing guidelines at all times.

Now, the only question is: what are you going to name your doorstep cocktail bar?

Find out more and reserve a session with the Cocktail Cruiser here.

Also published on Medium.