Music, BBQ and Rum – that’s what makes a jolly sailor

Music, BBQ and Rum – that’s what makes a jolly sailor
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It’s pretty hard not to enjoy a rum cocktail while reclining on some comfy outdoor seating and listening to summertime tunes in East London.You’d have to be pretty miserable, or have just walked in someone revealing the latest deaths on that GOT you haven’t watched yet. And when it’s Sailor Jerry spiced rum, and the view from your seat is a 360 degree panoramic of the London skyline, then it’s darn near impossible. Add to that a sizzling BBQ comprised of mouth-watering meaty treats that incorporate Sailor Jerry into the sauces, and we were set up for a perfect weekend.

Visions SJ Rooftop 15 low

Social and Cocktail spent last Saturday getting down to some funky tunes at Visions festival. And while yes, we do know that sounds like something a really un-cool uncle would say, we definitely knew the place to be – at the Sailor Jerry rooftop party. We snacked on a pulled pork bap (snacked = demolished entire thing in three mouthfuls), drank a tasty cocktail of Sailor Jerry, cola and beer (it works), and enjoyed the arm-wrestling championships that gave the lads a chance to prove their strength. Sadly we hadn’t allowed our stubble to reach the length needed for a wet shave, but this service was available, and a specially commissioned piece of artwork was unveiled showing our favourite pin-up girl in glorious neon naughtiness.   Proof again that, whatever port Sailor Jerry calls at, there is bound to be a party.

AND THIS WEEKEND… Wilderness Awaits!

From party-hard pirates to a more chilled vibe, as we head over to Wilderness Festival near Oxfordshire. This glorious celebration of music, art and food is the perfect place to hear some great bands (London Grammar and Sam Smith are both playing), while also trying morsels from some of the world’s best chefs, including Angela Hartnett and Mark Hix. We’re especially excited about seeing what Monkey Shoulder scotch and Martin Miller’s Gin serve up – both are official drinks of the festival, and we’ll be trying out some of their cocktail creations. Warm cider and flat beer? We don’t think so!



Written by Rebecca Milford

Posted: August 8, 2014

Rebecca is a cocktail connoisseur & fan of good nosh. A PR whizz with a gold medal in bar hopping, you can follow her on Twitter here.