Cooking Cocktails – Breaking Bad Style

Cooking Cocktails – Breaking Bad Style

I’ve been a huge fan of Breaking Bad for years which coupled with my thirst for trying weird and wonderful things in London found me stumbling across a place called ABQ London aka the Heisenberg bar.

On Thursday night my Google maps led me to a rusty, old RV, parked in an abandoned parking lot in Hackney. A handwritten sign on the door stated ‘I am the one who knocks’, so I waited patiently to be let inside.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it definitely exceed any expectation I did have. Over the familiar twangs of the Breaking Bad soundtrack, everyone aboard the van donned bright yellow scrubs and were greeted with a Welcome drink that looked like this:


The tables were small and meant we had to share with others, but we used the opportunity to get to know the people we were sitting with and ask for advice on the best cocktails to pick! (plus they made for a great helping hand when cooking your cocktails)

And for the next 2 hours (and £30) we could ‘cook’ our own cocktails from the choice below:

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I chose the ‘Walter Jr Breakfast’ – which came complete with an actual bowl of Rice Krispies, served with vodka laced milk that I infused with dry ice. I personally hate the taste of vodka on cereal (no idea why I chose it!) and the staff were kind enough to give me a fresh cocktail minus the cereal to enjoy.

My next choice was ‘Jane’ which saw me creating bubbles using Hydrosol Air, that I then scooped into my cocktail before drinking it.

The attention to detail in the van was incredible, the staff attentive and friendly and the atmosphere electric. For 3 drinks, 2 hours, £30 and one hell of an experience, this place is definitely worth paying a visit!

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  1. December 26, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    This is so cool. I binge watched the entire series a couple of months ago. Great post.

    December 26, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    Girl, you are rocking that safety gear! 😉

    and your eyes … intoxicating !

  3. December 27, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    That looks like a pretty cool concept. I wonder if it’s hit the USA yet?

  4. December 30, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    I hope there was an old man with a shaved head, goatee beard and bad glasses wandering about in big white underpants to make the experience properly authentic!

    • Giulia
      January 4, 2017 / 2:51 pm

      haha unfortunately there wasn’t but that would have been brilliant! 🙂

  5. December 30, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    Crickey, I don’t watch Breaking Bad sadly but this is one quirky night out! How did you find it?!

    On a different note, thank you for like binge liking my posts (can’t believe people actually read my crap!) and for the follow!

    • December 30, 2016 / 8:53 pm

      I am a huge fan of quirky nights out! I find it from scouring the internet and reading blogs.
      You’re welcome – your blog is ace and I love the places you review/write about!

      • December 30, 2016 / 9:53 pm

        That makes two of us! What’s the quirkiest night you’ve ever experienced? Thanks for your kind words. I’m not a great writer. But my images are better. Love your stories. Keep going! 😊

        • December 31, 2016 / 12:14 am

          Thank you! I think the Breaking bad was definitely up there as one of my quirkiest, but I have a few more lined up for next year. How about you?

  6. December 31, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    Oooh I like my bars so I enjoyed a visit to Mr Fogg’s Residence in Mayfair. It’s all decked out like a Victorian home. Trading House and The Bootlegger in the City were pretty cool too. I’m a sucker for all things to do with the old-world 🙂 Nowhere near as quirky as your visit to ABQ!

    By far the weirdest place I’ve ever visited was the Viktor Wynd Museum near Bethnal Green.

    Can’t wait to see more in 2017. What have you got lined up? I’ve got a whole backlog of places to visit 🙂 Oh and happy new year!

  7. January 16, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    This looks like an amazing experience! I love cocktails and this idea is so quirky and different. Hope you enjoyed! x

    • Giulia
      January 16, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      It was quite possibly the best cocktail experience I’ve ever had! If you get a chance to go I would definitely recommend it 🙂 x

  8. January 19, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    This sounds insanely fun! Now I’m off to search and see if they offer anything like this in the US!

    • Giulia
      January 19, 2017 / 4:58 pm

      Do it! and if there isn’t one, there is a potential gap in the market for you there…

    • Giulia
      February 11, 2017 / 12:28 pm

      Thank you very much 🙂

    • Giulia
      February 11, 2017 / 12:29 pm

      Thank you very much!!!

    • Giulia
      February 26, 2017 / 11:07 am

      It’s ace 🙂

  9. February 26, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    This looks awesome! Will definitely be checking it out if I go to London. Love your blog xx

    • Giulia
      February 27, 2017 / 2:31 pm

      You definitely should! Thank you very much 🙂 xxxx

    • Giulia
      May 26, 2017 / 2:14 pm

      I have done 🙂 x

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