Pop up events in London are super popular and it’s even better when a pop up goes permanent, as it makes it a lot easier to get tickets. This is what happened with ABQ, they started out as a temporary pop up in 2015 and they’re now permanently based in the Hackney area. So, on Wednesday evening, I headed there for an evening of cooking cocktails in an RV – Breaking Bad style!
Upon arrival you get changed into a bright yellow lab coat. There’s also Goggle’s and masks available. They have around eleven cocktails to choose from. I went for the martini which you have to make in pairs, as six of us choose this we all made it together. They also have another cocktail which is a minimum of four people, the rest of them you can order by yourself. On Sunday’s you can make a Bloody Mary cocktail.
For my second cocktail I went for the ABQ breakfast which was a mixture of rice crispies, almond milk and kahlua. It also comes with a side of orange juice and vodka. You use the dry ice to infuse your drink with cinnamon.
I really enjoyed the experience, the RV was a lot of fun and the music was really good too! The cocktails weren’t the best that I’ve had but that’s probably because your making them yourself. It was fun making them though and seeing how everyone else’s cocktails were made. I loved mixing the cocktails with dry ice and creating the bubble foam for the top of the drinks.
If you’re a Breaking Bad fan then you’ll love this place! There were a few people there who hadn’t seen it so if you just love cocktails and want a fun night out then it’s worth a visit too!
Price – £32.50 gets you two hours in the RV which includes two cocktails and a welcome drink. I’d recommend booking a slot on their website as when we visited it was full.
ABQ London Breaking Bad Cocktails
455 Hackney road
Nearest station: Cambridge Heath or Bethnal Green
*Thank you to Love Pop Ups London for arranging this event*