Sunday, 27 April 2014


We first discovered @wearehawkes randomly while at The Dolls House in Hoxton and thank god we did! On Wednesday this week Hawkes had their ginger beer launch night, as massive fans of this drink we made sure we got our names on the guest list.  The night took place in one of the function rooms at the cool, swanky @TheHoxtonHotel.  We were promised cocktails, canapes, a band and a Radio 1xtra DJ...and this is what we got. 



First on our list was the Hawkes n' Stormy - a blend of dark rum, lime, ice topped of with Hawkes ginger beer.  We sipped on our cocktails as we explored our surroundings finding a good spot to sit where the band were playing.  Marvelling at the cool, refreshing taste of this cocktail we sat back and enjoyed the jazz band.

With our glasses now empty we felt it was time to try our second cocktail, Red Hawkes Down. This concoction of red wine, sugar syrup, ice and Hawkes ginger beer was proving to be very popular amongst the punters and was a real hit for us. Who would have thought red wine and ginger beer would work so well but it did - tasting a bit like sangria but better!

Our third Hakes cocktail was our favourite and the one we found most refreshing - vodka, apple juice and of course the amazing Hawkes ginger beer!  The fizzy sweet taste of Hawkes gave this cocktail a great edge and in our eyes revolutionised vodka & apple juice.

Once the band had finished their set the founder, Simon, took the stage to give us a better incite to his brand, vision and why Hawkes was started. Taking their name from the original Victorian London ginger beer sellers, Hawkers, Hawkes was an idea started by Simon and his wife in their kitchen when realising that there was a lack of good tasting ginger beers out there and the brand was born.  What we like the most about Hawkes after the obvious great taste is their ethos and how they are working with the charity Centre point. Centre point aim to provide support for the 80,000 young adults who require that helping hand for shelter and to get their lives back on track and Hawkes will be helping them do this. At the launch their was a donations box where everything was going to centre point and this is so refreshing for such a young company to have this giving back mentality.

Our night ended with a Hawkes on its own out of the bottle listening to the fab @gemcairn DJ. We had a fabulous evening at this launch and it is safe to say Hawkes is going to be our drink of the summer. 

Hawkes is currently stocked in following SE locations:

Commercial Hotel
212 Railton Road
SE24 0JT
Crown & Greyhound
73 Dulwich Village
SE21 7BJ
Gipsy Moth
60 Greenwich Church Street
SE10 9BL
291 Greenwich High Road
SE10 8NA
Windsor Walk
381 Lordship Lane
SE22 8JJ
Princess Of Wales
1a Montpelier Row
16 Blackheath Village
Southwark Tavern
22 Southwark Street
White Hart
29 Cornwall Road
White Hart
96 Church Road
SE19 2EZ

While this is great for Hawkes it is not great for us! There is a distinct lack of Peckham stockist and we really think the following venues should get in contact with Hawkes and get involved! We can't think of anything nicer than sitting on the top of a car park, under the railway arches or in a beer garden in the sun with a Hawkes in hand.
So go on - make our summer and get Hawkes stocked close to us :)
Franks café
The flying Pig
Bar story
Peckham Plex

Peckham Springs
Bussey Building
Thomas A Becket1
Peckham Bazaar
Grand union - Camberwell

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