Escape to Mexico as Juju's Bar & Stage launches London's first Mezcal journey


Mezcal is on the rise, and ahead of the curve East London’s favourite, Juju’s Bar & Stage is setting the tone for what is set to be a Mezcal-fueled summer. Featuring Tequila’s lesser known cousin - Mezcal, Juju’s Bar & Stage offer a truly unique bar experience. Through tastings guided by London’s foremost Mezcal expert, Jon Anders Fjeldsrud, Mezcal-lovers and new-comers will be offered the chance to experience the world of Mezcal like never before. Along with guided workshops, the new Mezcal Menu offers a refreshing array of cocktails, including Highball M&T, Highball Mezcal & Charteuse and over a dozen Mezcal’s to sample. The carefully curated workshops and drinks menu aim to transport cocktail lovers on a journey through Mexico - from the past until the present. For more info visit www.jujusbarandstage.com

Nestled in the heart of the Old Truman Brewery, Juju's Bar & Stage has quickly established itself as one of London’s most popular cultural hubs, offering cocktail-lovers a dreamy hideaway from the hustle and bustle of Brick Lane.

Fueled by the wonders of mezcal, Juju's Bar & Stage will offer Mezcal-lovers and new-comers the chance to become true Mezcal connoisseurs and sit down to try a handpicked collection of world renowned brands.

Led by one of London’s foremost Mezcal experts, Jon Anders Fjeldsrud, this hands-on craft cocktail class takes Mezcal to the next level as groups will be given an insider's guide into the world of Mezcal, its origins, how it's made, insight into the booming industry, a demonstration and tasting of cocktails and a chance to mingle with other Mezcal adventurers.

Ideal for groups of six or more, Juju's Mezcal workshops are the perfect learning and fun experience for those looking to understand this booming trend. Tickets for Mezcal workshops are priced at £20 per person, with bookings available from 4th May.

A haven for arts and music alike Juju's new cocktail menu will feature an impressive collection of mezcals, including specialist brands not available anywhere else in the UK.

Highlights include Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Alipús Santa Ana Del Rio Mezcal, Bruxo No 1 Mezcal, Quiquiriqui Matatlán Mezcal, Pierde Almas La Puritita Verdá and more.

The drinks menu comprises of an extensive selection of delicious mezcal cocktails to accompany the offering, including the Negroni made with Alipus Mezcal, Campari, vermouth and a dash of orange as well as the refreshing Tommys with Quiquiriqui Matatlan Mezcal, fresh lime and agave. Sitting alongside the new house favorite Highball M&T will be the Naked and Famous; made with Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Aperol, Yellow Chartreuse and fresh lime.

The new menus imaginative Mezcal cocktails are the result of a combination of light-hearted experimentation and thoughtful planning, drawing inspiration from Juju’s neon haziness and latino vibes. When designing the new menu, Mezcal Master, Jon Anders Fjeldsrud focused on redefining modern classics using old school techniques, with the end result being a menu that is both explorative and accessible.

With a focus on rare and high-quality tequilas and mezcals, Juju’s aims to educate and inspire drinkers about these often-misunderstood spirits.

Coinciding with the new Mezcal launch, Juju’s will celebrate the sights and sounds of Mexico with Barrio Latino on May 4th; a multisensory night of music, video projections and photography. Offering tantalising tacos, ‘games of fates’ and a fire show - let the sounds of fast paced salsa, merengue, and Latin music ignite with DJ Sergio Falomi.

Juju's Bar & Stage draws on a cross-section of the best of the London art and music scene and is the brainchild of Director Juliet Kennedy.

Juju’s Director, Juliet says “The creativity of this menu comes from the talented team we have here at Juju’s. They’ve put so much thought into every drink, from highlighting the best seasonal ingredients to the careful consideration of the history of Mezcal. We took great effort to preserve the classics while coming up with some superb cocktails that reflect modern flavor profiles and trends for our guests. All this combined, we feel like we’ve created a fresh evolution of Mezcal and I hope we introduce lots of our guests to their new favourite drink!”

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