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Queen Mother

Adapted from a recipe created in 2014 by Jake Burger at The Portobello Star, London, England. Naturally, Jake's original recipe calls for Portobello Road

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Novo Fogo Cachaça

Novo Fogo is made from USDA certified organic sugarcane grown without chemicals on the Novo Fogo estate in Morretes, Paraná, Brasil on the edge of the

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1800 Visionaries Cocktail Competition

The third instalment of 1800 Visionaries saw six finalists compete in London for a £2,000 grand prize...

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Cachaça Cocktails

As great as the classic Caipirinha is, there's more you can do with Brazil's national spirit. Here are twenty cocktails to make which don't involve muddling

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Better Drinking presented by Ketel One Vodka

Welcome to Better Drinking, an initiative presented by Ketel One Vodka to encourage bartenders all over the world to think about how their cocktails can

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Sweet Tears of Mine

Adapted from a 2019 recipe created by Shavinraj Gopinath at The Iron Fairies, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Oakenshield

Adapted from a recipe by Pip Hanson at Marvel Bar at The Bachelor Farmer, in Minneapolis, USA.

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Improved Dunlop Cocktail

A 2018 riff on the classic Dunlop Cocktail from The Savoy Cocktail Book by Lulu Martinez of LunaDrinks Inc., USA.

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Kingston

The Kingston is a classic cocktail from the 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book but this recipe is by Frank Caiafa, author of the 2016 The Waldorf Astoria Bar

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Ad Astra

Created by Ben Simpson of Smoke & Oakum Manufactory Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand and the name behind Gunpowder Rum. Ben shared his spin on the old Aviation

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Man O' War

Originating in the mid-20th century, this cocktail is named after an American thoroughbred who was one of the greatest racehorses in history winning 20

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Gin botanicals explained

Gins are basically neutral spirit flavoured, either by compounding or distillation, with juniper and various other seeds, berries, roots, fruits and herbs.

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Botanical Spirits

All the botanical influences and low cost of entry distillation opportunities which gin offers, but without gin's restrictive requirement to include and

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Ferro china amari

Amari (plural of amaro) are traditional Italian bitter aperitivo or digestivo liqueurs and Ferro China are a distinctive sub-category of amari containing

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Harvest Moon (1930s recipe)

We have Robert Hess and his The Cocktail Spirit podcast to thank for the Harvest Moon and drawing our attention to its being featured in a list of the

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London Cocktail Week

London's most vibrant, exciting and cocktail-drenched week is nearly ready to kick off. Yes, London Cocktail Week is upon us again and from 4 - 13 October

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Bartenders' guide to foraging: Sloes

Most folk in the British Isles know of hedgerow favourite, sloe gin, even if they've never picked the mouth-puckering little fruits. There's more to sloes

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Future classic cocktails

'Classic' cocktails are drinks, such as the Daiquiri and Margarita, from a previous bartending age that continue to be made and enjoyed to this day. Contemporary,

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Tropicalia

Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Sufian Mahmoud, Sugar Sand (Hotel Indigo Seminyak), Bali, Indonesia.

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Bax Botanics Sea Buckthorn

This non-alcoholic, no sugar, spirit alternative by husband and wife, Chris and Rose Bax, is made using organic herbs, Sea Buckthorn berries and Seville

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Distill Ventures

Explore the story and meet the people behind the world's first spirits accelerator.

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Spiced Rum Negroni

Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Rogerio Igarashi at Trench Bar in Tokyo, Japan.

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Jigger Beaker Glass Tour

Jigger Beaker Glass is back on tour and arrives in Bristol on 17 September 2019. Sign up today.

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September events for discerning drinkers

Our monthly listing of events, seminars and tastings which we consider of interest to discerning drinkers. Those events which are drinks industry specific