We scoured the trendiest watering holes in Lagos to come up with a countdown of the best cocktails from a few of our favourite spots.
1. R.S.V.P. - Keeping it Classy
You’re in for a treat at the upmarket R.S.V.P. where they highlight the artistry of mixology. Garnished with passion fruit and served with a shot of champagne, this sweet and sexy cocktail will leave you wanting more.
2. Shiro - The Pan-Asian Sensation
The Demerara Fig Mojito
This mojito is unique to this exotic, palatial restaurant. Fresh mint complements the sweetness from the sugar and fig-infused rum, transporting you around the world.
3. Zenbah - Tiki Theatrics
Tiki Puka Puka
If you are looking for theatrics, try this titillating tiki-inspired rum-based cocktail. Your drink is literally served emanating smoke. It is just one of the many delicious cocktails served in this fresh, fun and funky bar.
4. Nok – Spike-Less
The menu at Nok pays homage to Mama Africa with exotic ingredients from all over the continent. Don’t settle for soda. Try this refreshing mocktail instead. The zingy hibiscus infusion adds a little extra to your standard lemonade.
5. Lotus – Fish Bowl Frenzy
Mi Casa Fish Bowl
Grab a straw and enjoy the Mi Casa Fish Bowl with your mates. The effects may take you by surprise. This fruity but strong mixture is packed with 3 types of rum and bound to give you the giggles.
6. Hard Rock – Rock you Like a Hurricane
This fruity mix is perfect for those with a sweet tooth. A blend of orange, mango, and pineapple juice with Bacardi Superior rum, Disaronno, and grenadine, garnished with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.
7. Bottles – Sharing is Caring
Strawberry Margarita Pitcher
Don’t be fooled by this sweet-tasting elixir. Every sip of it packs a punch. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. A large pitcher serves five comfortably so grab four of your besties and have fun!
8. Lagoon – Go Supersize or go home
The Incredible Hulk
Kick back on the terrace and enjoy a nice large Incredible Hulk. This bright Hennessy-based cocktail is both sweet from the orange juice and sour from the lemon. The supersize goblet of alcoholic goodness is sure to leave you satisfied.
9. Sugarcane – Classic with a Twist
Frozen Spiked Chapman
Try this Nigerian classic with a twist. This rum-spiked chapman will leave you feeling refreshed and a little bit naughty. Don’t chug it down all at once or you might get a brain freeze.
10. Bar Bar – Balling on a Budget
Too much of this cocktail will get you twisted so be sure to pair it with something from their kitchen or grill. From the courtyard to the decked out urban cavern, this joint has got great vibes and affordable prices.
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