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Thursday 24 April 2014

Jamie's Italian Bar cocktails (how to make)

Back in August 2013, Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty turned up at our Beertails Cocktail Competition with a TV crew in tow. Andrea Montague won the competition...

Wednesday 23 April 2014

St George's Day Gin

April 23rd is St George's Day, making it England's national day. Whilst it might not be celebrated quite like St Patrick's Day there is plenty to love...

Wednesday 23 April 2014

All Things Weird and Wonderful

Sifting through the inexorable stream of wines, spirits, liqueurs and myriad other obscure tipples that seem to turn up at Gerrys in the hope of finding...

Tuesday 22 April 2014

King's Day

If you didn't know that orange was the national colour of the Netherlands, it wouldn't take you long to realise on the 26th April. On this day the whole...

Tuesday 22 April 2014

Powdered alcohol

Powdered alcohol is exactly as its name describes, alcohol in a powdered form. The science behind the substance is tricky to say the least, and requires...

Tuesday 22 April 2014

London Thames riverside pub & bars

London is blessed with the Thames, Europe's cleanest major river, which meanders its way through the city with The Thames Path Walk following its course...

Tuesday 22 April 2014

Spirited Reviews April 2014

The following are new products received and other products reviewed during April 2014. We will continue to add to this list throughout the month. Products...

Thursday 17 April 2014

Must-visit London hotel bars

London's bar scene is famed for its hotel drinking spots, promising a level of hospitality and service found only in a country that thrives on etiquette...

Wednesday 16 April 2014

London's best rooftop bars

Sunshine in London is a much valued affair. Usually the city's attire is made up of cardigans and jackets,stockings and jeans. But on those rare gorgeous...

Wednesday 16 April 2014

House rules: taking the fun out of bars

Rule 1: The bartender is always right. Rule 2: If the bartender is wrong refer to rule 1...

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Seattle City Guide

Blame it on the rain. Seattle's famously wet weather leads its citizens to seek solace in energizing coffee, invigorating rock music, and in small close-to-home...

Monday 14 April 2014

Shakers galore

The cocktail shaker is a uniquely American invention says Rupert Prior...

Monday 14 April 2014

British treats: cucumber cocktails

Cucumber is the ultimate British cocktail accompaniment and in one short month theses fruits (technical classification, they have an enclosed seed and...

Friday 11 April 2014

Frozen fun: blended drinks

With the current craze for slushie cocktails at London's top bars, not to mention the oncoming heat wave we're all hoping for, we thought it was time...

Friday 11 April 2014

Paris finally embraces the mixed drink

Paris has never had the reputation of being a city where you could enjoy a good cocktail. Sure, you could get a cobbled together Mojito in most places...

Thursday 10 April 2014

Andy Kerr: a bar is a business

Discount Suit Company is a name on everyone's lips. The subterranean venue near Liverpool Street has hit the ultimate balance between being chic, cool...