About us… Exclusive interview
DE LA MORA BROTHERS
Hailing from sunny Mexico, the De La Mora brothers set up two Three Six Six bars in 2013. Based in Earlsfield and Battersea, the bars quickly became renowned for their outrageous, yet high-quality cocktails. Here, the two talented owners reveal the secrets behind their amazing, head-turning drinks.
How long does it take you to create each new cocktail menu?
Each individual drink can take months to develop. Once we’ve got the concept we’ll decide on flavour, glassware, aroma and the ingredients, including of course the spirit. We’ll then spend the next few months in the Three Six Six lab, tweaking and perfecting the drinks. We categorise the cocktails by the five core tastes, sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami. These core tastes are represented by our butterfly logo (below).
Why is the cocktail development process such a long time?
We make absolutely everything in-house, from our infusions, syrups and shrubs, to our bitters, tinctures, jellies. Once they’re perfected, only then can we start combing these together with different spirits and juices to complete the final cocktail.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
The element of surprise. There’ll be flavours that you wouldn’t expect. Plus, we use ingredients and garnishes that no one else uses like; Viagra tonic, Iberico ham, butt plugs, gag balls.
What is the most outrageous cocktail you’ve ever created?
Everything on the Fantasy & Fetish Menu – well, the word says it all! We’re the only bar in London with a fetish themed cocktail menu. It’s in line with the personality of Three Six Six: Cheeky, with a little bit of naughtiness.
About Music: Three Six Six has a great resident DJ line-up on Fridays and Saturdays from 8pm until 2am. Our DJ’s play a range of dance music including Deep House / Afrobeat / Tribal / Tech House / Detroit / Soulful House / NuDisco / and Minimal. These relaxed party beats create the perfect environment to enjoy our signature Cocktails and tempo to kick start your evening.
Meet our DJ’s:
Luke Bedi: A London based Dj, Producer and current Three Six Six resident, who’s been making and playing music for the last 6 years. Luke’s style covers a range of dance genres including Deep House, Tech House, Detroit, Soulful House, NuDisco, Minimal. His style combines the deep dubby tones of Techno with the groove and melody of Deep House.
Aaron Dicker: DJ and Producer with a professional DJ career spanning over 10 years, his high-energy DJ sets have gained Aaron residencies at such clubs as the Ministry of Sound, The Cross and Fabric in London as well as having played in Miami for the Winter Music Conference, numerous clubs in Ibiza and festivals such as The Secret Garden Party and Burning Man in Nevada.
Giles Whitely: Giles is a DJ of a broad spectrum of Electronica. He loves to mix up what others keep separated; his sets flow with Techno, Tech House, Minimal and Deep sounds punctuated with interesting tracks that give his freestyle sets real flare and energy. He played Secret Garden party in 2014 and is a regular name on the line up for Blissfields festival.
Miguel Horta AKA Nurt Lower: Unabashed music addict since childhood, in his eighteen years of djing Nurt Lower he has played over thirty clubs and bars in the Portugal and UK. His influences include Yass , Dennis Ferrer, Roger Sanchez, Louie Vega, MK, Miguel Campbell, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, etc. Music styles : 80’s, Deep and Vocal House, Soulful House, Tech house Music, Electro House.
Mr Marshall: DJ, Producer and music enthusiast from Poland, based in south London. He began spinning analog cassettes at local school parties at the age of 13. He has played many venues around Poland, Germany and UK. He holds residency at Three Six Six and spins the best house records in his collection. He plays deep, funky, feel good, house music.