LONDON, August 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
World's first app to swap a Facebook Check In for a free cocktail is live
New British brand Drinki has launched a free cocktail app, the first in the world to reward users with a free desirable reward - in this case, a cocktail - in return for a simple Facebook Check In.
More than 70 leading London bars and pubs have signed up to give free drinks to the app's users, including Buddha Bar, The Big Chill and The London Grind.
When Drinki users arrive they simply show a screen on their phone to the bartender, who will tap the phone once; at this point a Facebook Check In is completed by the app. The bartender will then shake up their cocktail or pop their champagne absolutely free.
Users can claim one free Drinki each day, every day of the week.
Founder Sophie Abrahamovitch said: "This isn't happy hour, it's much better. There's no catch and there are over 10,000 drinks available each week. That number's rising constantly as new venues sign up.
"With Drinki, it's not about the number of friends or likes you have, it's about one simple Check In on Facebook. The venue rewards you with a cocktail or glass of champagne to get lunchtime or evening drinks off to a flying start.
"We are featuring new bars every week, so it's a great way to discover new places and scope them out." Abrahamovitch added.
Drinki has a bar for everyone and every occasion, from high-end cocktail bars like The Hide, through to nights out with friends at Trapeze in Shoreditch or pre-dinner drinks at Beagle in Hoxton - and even late-night party venues like Zebrano in Soho. With Drinki, it's never been easier to get a free drink.
The average cocktail featured in the app would normally cost £8. Once the app has been downloaded, users can view the nearest offers, such as: "Free champagne at Buddha Bar", "Free Espresso Martini at Holborn Grind", "Free Jamble at Simmons Bar" or a "Free Rapaska at Juju's, Chelsea". The offers are displayed on a map so they are really easy to find.
As the emerging experts on cocktails all over London, Drinki has worked with its bar partners to reveal which cocktails are the most popular throughout London. Islingtonites love a Bramble, Soho is known for its spicy Bloody Marys, but Vermouth is on the rise in the East End.
Drinki's cocktail consultant, Michael Stringer, who has created bespoke drinks for David Beckham, Jamie Oliver and the Kardashians said: "Certain drinks and spirits have a deep heritage in different parts of London. Champagne cocktails define Mayfair and the West End. The experimental East has seen many cocktail trends, from oyster cocktails in the 19th century to Espresso Martinis, popular with the fashion and arts party crowds. Vermouth Negronis are very much on the rise in up-and-coming areas in the East, while Clapham's roots are in rum-based drinks, like the Mojito. The West End's favourite brunch hangouts have some of the best and most popular Bloody Marys."
Download the Drinki app for free from AppStore or PlayStore.
* Users can receive one free drink every day from midday to midnight at participating venues
* Download the Drinki app for free from AppStore or PlayStore.
* Over 10,000 drinks are available each week.
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