The U.K.’s distinctive cocktail culture scene has evolved a lot over the last 10 years. The boom in cocktail culture has helped the Brits take many of the top spots in international bar competitions—proof that the U.K. does drinking really, really well.
A trip to any of the following 14 cutting-edge spots will not only introduce you to a mind-boggling array of British gins, sparkling wines and scotch, but you’ll get to experience the most exciting new trends in British bar culture, as well—all without crossing the Atlantic or even leaving New York City. Snap a picture between sips and share it on Instagram—don’t forget to follow and tag @GreatBritishFood and use #DrinkBritish—for a chance to win the ultimate private mixology masterclass. Go ahead, start exploring!