The World’s First Afternoon Tea Centred Around Tequila Can Be Found In London

We may have just bashed out two bank holiday weekends in quick succession, but if you’re after some more excitement, let us point you in the direction of this new Afternoon Tea Afternoon TeaQuila.

That’s right. In Holborn, over at the newly opened NYX Hotel, tequila fanatics will be going weak at the knees when they find the world of afternoon teas colliding with their favourite tipple. The Mexican spirit may be something you love or can’t stand, but those who stand on its side will go to bat for it, and are likely to lap up this experience.

When attending the Afternoon TeaQuila, guests will be treated to a fabulous Mexican-inspired affair, featuring both sweet and savoury items for you to go to town on. For every plate of mini veggie burritos or tequila grilled shrimps and stuff baby peppers, there’s a rich dark chocolate and chilli brownie and zesty key lime chill posset to follow.

At most afternoon teas, one particular ingredient tends to be ever-present: jam. Don’t worry, TeaQuila aren’t in a hurry to abandon that tradition, but they have given it a devilish twist. I don’t know about you, but when I read the words ‘tequila-infused jam’, I find an urge to run out and try it. Try it with a glorious hand-made cookie from Biscuiteers, that is.

Of course, there will also be plenty of tequila in the form it’s best enjoyed: drinks. Sip on creations such as their ‘La Margarita’. with fresh lime juice, agave syrup and Volcán Tequila Blanco and find yourself in Afternoon TeaQuila heaven.

“Tequila is such a popular spirit now,” says Suzanne Palm, Venue Director at NYX Hotel London Holborn.Margaritas are our best-selling cocktails, so we wanted to create a fun but luxury afternoon tea offering, allowing us and our guests to celebrate our love of tequila!”  

Spaces cost £39 per person, and can be booked here. Tequila!

Find NYX Hotel Holborn at 50 – 60 Southampton Row, WC1B 4AR (nearest station is Holborn).