Drink This: London’s First Alcoholic Pumpkin LatteBy Alicia Grimshaw
You say October, we say pumpkin spiced everything. And by everything, we mean: biscuits, coffee, tea (a wild card, it has to be said), and for the first time ever, an alcoholic pumpkin latte. Pumpkin cocktails are no new thing, but take the well-loved spiced, milky coffee that everyone goes mad for around this time of year, stick some alcohol in it, and well, there you have it: a boozy, autumnal creation.
Barts speakeasy in Chelsea are the pioneers of London’s alcoholic pumpkin latte. An eclectic speakeasy-style cocktail bar, Barts is an unmissable Chelsea destination if you’re looking for bold riffs on classic cocktails, and an all-round solid night on the town. The quirky 1920s-themed bar is located on the swanky Sloane Avenue in the heart of Chelsea, and offers up an experience like no other. It’s London’s worst kept secret, but once you find the venue (hint hint: it’s hidden behind a black door within a 1920s apartment building), you’ll be in for a right good time.
Onto what we’re all here for: the pumpkin spiked latte. The drink is a creation that remains true to the original PSL, but with an added ‘spike’ of Tia Maria and pumpkin pie spice-infused Grey Goose vodka, making it this season’s ultimate, far from basic, beverage. With ingredients including double cream and a pumpkin foam, Bartender Alberto Rodriguez Sanchez has created this cocktail as a festive way for everyone to celebrate the change in season and cosy up at Barts with a drink that warms the soul and livens up the ol’ Instagram feed too.
The Pumpkin Spiked Latte costs £13 and is available at Barts seven days a week through the Autumn season.
For more information on Barts, see the website here.
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Ave, London SW3 3DW