Bring your own booze bar opens in London8th February, 2013 by Melita Kiely
Bring your Own Cocktails (B.Y.O.C) opened its doors to London’s bar scene earlier this month with one notable difference – it does not sell alcohol.
Instead, customers are invited to bring a bottle of their own favourite beverage for the bartender to mix according to their taste preferences.
Tucked away behind Bedfordbury Street Juice Club in Covent Garden, the usual bar has been replaced with a vintage Italian trolley containing a selection of fresh syrups, pressed fruits and vegetables, spices, herbs, salts, seasonal fruits, homemade cordials and bitters.
The bartender will then create individual cocktails based on customers’ chosen tipple and desired flavours.
B.Y.O.C. recommends that guests bring a base spirit such as vodka, gin, whisky, tequila, rum, amaretto or Cointreau, but welcome a challenge from any cocktail connoisseurs.
A cover charge of £20 per person applies, which includes all mixers, garnishes and soft drinks, on top of a table turnaround time of two hours.