Cocktail of the day
Mexican Independence Day
16 September 2019
A bartender's guide
To foraging for sloe berries...
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
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
1800 Visionaries Cocktail Competition
The third instalment of 1800 Visionaries saw six finalists compete in London for a £2,000 grand prize...
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
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
Sweet Tears of Mine
Adapted from a 2019 recipe created by Shavinraj Gopinath at The Iron Fairies, Bangkok, Thailand.
Adapted from a recipe by Pip Hanson at Marvel Bar at The Bachelor Farmer, in Minneapolis, USA.
Improved Dunlop Cocktail
A 2018 riff on the classic Dunlop Cocktail from The Savoy Cocktail Book by Lulu Martinez of LunaDrinks Inc., USA.
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
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
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
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.
All the botanical influences and low cost of entry distillation opportunities which gin offers, but without gin's restrictive requirement to include and
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
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
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
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
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,
Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Sufian Mahmoud, Sugar Sand (Hotel Indigo Seminyak), Bali, Indonesia.
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
Explore the story and meet the people behind the world's first spirits accelerator.
Spiced Rum Negroni
Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Rogerio Igarashi at Trench Bar in Tokyo, Japan.
Jigger Beaker Glass Tour
Jigger Beaker Glass is back on tour and arrives in Bristol on 17 September 2019. Sign up today.
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