Newcastle-based cocktail company, Kocktail, has announced it will be returning to Covent Garden this August, unveiling its first ever cocktail vending machine. 

After a successful spring pop-up in May 2022, Kocktail is returning to the iconic central London location, for a three-week activation from Saturday 12th August to Sunday 3rd September. 

The team will be serving a selection of their award-winning drinks and summer cocktails, including the newest launch – Kocktail’s Strawberry & Lychee Margarita. 

The futuristic activation has been inspired by retro-Americana, with a nod towards the hey-day convenience culture – with cocktails on demand. 

Visitors will be able to purchase specially designed tokens to slot into Kocktail’s innovative cocktail vending machine. Three different styles of drink will be on the menu to choose from, with a freshly poured self-service: frozen margaritas, a classic negroni and old fashioned. 

A partnership with plant delivery service, Beards & Daisies, will see a range of real and faux plants supplied to style the space, all of which will be shoppable via QR codes.  

Kocktail’s upcycled 70’s ice cream van will be adding to the retro-vibe, making its debut in central London to serve even more visitors with freshly shaken drinks. 

Co-founder of Kocktail, Emil Stickland said: – “We’re delighted to be returning to Covent Garden with a three-week summer pop-up in London’s most iconic piazza. Summer and cocktails go hand-in-hand and we’re looking forward to serving refreshing, freshly mixed drinks and showcasing our latest launches.” 

“Whether visitors are popping in after work or catching up with friends over the weekend, our brand-new cocktail vending machine is set to be the main attraction and a must-try for cocktail lovers.” 

Kocktail’s Covent Garden pop-up will arrive on Saturday 12th August, open daily from 11am to 9pm until Sunday 3rd September. For more information on the event and to browse the online collection, visit

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