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This week sees our glittering capital city celebrate London Cocktail Week. Whether you’ve been enjoying it from afar, mixing your own potent beverages at home or have been tentatively sipping an early-week number, we’ve reached midweek now – let’s face it, it’s about time we thought about easing in to the celebration.

During the week, Regent Street have been showcasing an awe-inspiring selection of non-alcoholic mocktails. Shoppers of the infamous stretch of shops can enjoy samples of the G-Tox, Bambini Bellini and Virgin Mary – as well as martinis, cosmopolitans and the usual favourites – in one evening by taking part in The Regent Street Cocktail Safari.

Start your evening with a visit to aqua for the G-Tox, combining mango with white peach, agave nectar and fresh orange and cranberry juices. Sartoria has created the Virgin strawberry limonata with Strawberry puree, cranberry juice and lemonade. Shoppers can enjoy the Bambini Bellini at The Living Room W1 with peach, cranberry juice and lemonade. Across the way is Piccolino where the Piccolino Fruit Punch mixes peach and strawberry puree with orange and pineapple juice and a splash of grenadine.

inamo has designed The Tropical Storm, a blend of passion fruit, lime and guava with a hint of cinnamon served long. If you would like to create your own mocktail, visit the bar at MASH at the Regent Street Quadrant and describe your ideal flavours. Next door at Bar Américain at Brasserie Zédel, try the fruit punch with blackberry and raspberry puree, lemon juice and sugar syrup. Indulge in the FishWorks Virgin Mary, served with Prestige Spéciale de Claire oysters. At Gaucho you can enjoy the traditional Mojito alcohol-free while The Courthouse Doubletree Hotel celebrates the Cranberry Mojito, their most refreshing mocktail.

To experience the Regent Street Cocktail Safari, visit RegentStreetOnline.com, plan your route, reserve a time at your chosen venues, gather your party and enjoy your experience.

Michelle Chai is a self-confessed colour avoider, avid coffee enthusiast, multi-tasker extraordinaire and, by night, a regular fashion blogger at Daisybutter. She edits Aesthetic (both online and print) and really enjoys her ongoing quest for the perfect knit. FYI, this one came close to nabbing the title.

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