Blend it like Beckham: glitzy London bars shaking up David's whisky in cocktails

David Beckham launched his single grain whisky Haig Club earlier this year, and already he has made his mark on some of London's glitziest bars, with bar menus boasting their own signature cocktails featuring the former football star's fine tipple.

The sports icon, underwear model and husband to fashion designer Victoria Beckham, has revealed that his favourite way to drink Haig Club is neat, or in the Haig Clubman, a refreshing cocktail made with sparkling apple soda, ginger bitters and a slice of ginger root served over hand-cracked ice.


Many of London's bars are serving cocktails with David's whisky

The Beckham blend is fast becoming a fixture on the London bar scene, popping up in some of the capital's most exclusive hotel bars – you can find it in the iconic Savoy Hotel's iconic American Bar, as well as at the Corinthia's stylish Bassoon Bar and the Mondrian's uber cool Dandelyan Bar.

Or you can head to Claridges, Punch Room at the swish London Edition hotel in Fitzrovia, or for panoramic city views, jump in the lift to Aqua Shard.

Unlike traditional whiskies, Haig Club's notes of butterscotch and vanilla, give the spirit an ultra-smooth taste and make it the perfect choice for mixologists creating cocktails with a twist.

The Scotch whisky – in which David was a key contributor at all stages of its development – is made at the House of Haig's Cameronbridge distillery in Fife, Scotland's oldest grain whisky distillery.

Shaken not stirred: 6 cocktails blended like Beckham in London bars

Aqua Shard offers panoramic views and David's whisky served with coconut, Creme de Cacao and a pinch of salt

Grainaissance – Fumoir Bar, at Claridges
The Grainaissance accentuates the smoothness of Haig Club by mixing the liquid with a hint of Camomile and warming Sherry.

Savoy Club – The American Bar at The Savoy
A cocktail that is packed full of flavoursome ingredients, each more distinctive than the last. A pinch of salt, a spoonful of sugar, a serving of Dry Vermouth and hints of Peychauds bitters combine to create a delicious drink.

Last Leaf – Bassoon Bar at The Corinthia
The sweetness of Chestnut cream with the sharpness of lemon juice and single grain whiskey makes a surprisingly smooth cocktail.

Bassoon Bar at The Corinthia mixes Haig Club with Chestnut cream and the sharpness of lemon juice

Take a Walk With Mead Celtic Punch – Punch Room at the London Edition
A fusion of Haig Club and Johnnie Walker Black label whiskies with Earl Grey Tea and mead, to create a full-flavoured taste.

Haig Salute – Dandelyan Bar at Mondrian
Delicious oolong tea is added to the whisky and complemented with a hint of fresh mint.

Clear Colada – Aqua London, The Shard
A refreshing whisky cocktail combining Haig Club, coconut, Creme de Cacao and a pinch of salt.