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Martin Hudak

When god was creating the world he looked to the Czech Republic and Slovakia and said here, there will be bartenders.

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Paige Aubort

Paige Aubort's name is pretty prolific in the Sydney bar scene. In fact the name Paige Aubort is pretty prolific across Australian hospitality and, if

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Bar Bushfire Shake-Up

The Made in the Shade Group has gathered Melbourne’s leading bars for a night of cocktails, pizza and an auction to support the current bushfire crisis.

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Melbourne Cocktail Festival

Melbourne is to host its first ever cocktail festival this February 26 – March 1, putting the spotlight on its renowned bars and hospitality community.

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World’s Top 100 Cocktails

By the time Harman Burney Burke wrote his Burke's Complete Cocktail and Tastybite Recipe Book in 1936 there were already so many cocktails that he decided

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Drink trends predicted

2019 was the year of gin, Porn Star Martinis, Espresso Martinis and overpriced soft drinks masquerading as spirits, but what trends will emerge or grow

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Champagne

Champagne is a sparkling wine exclusively from within the tightly defined Champagne region of France. It is made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot

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Ten Drinks That Changed the World

Writer and bartender Seki Lynch explores celebrated spirits around the globe, from the likes of vodka and gin, to the lesser-known baijiu and shochu.

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Martini Cocktail

In its simplest and truest form, a Martini is a mix of gin and vermouth, perhaps with a dash or two of bitters, and garnished with an olive or a twist.

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Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Song)

Adapted from a recipe created by Alex Kratena, London, England. Alex's original recipe calls for Del Maguey Chichicapa mezcal.

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Patrón Perfectionist

Considered as one of the leading international cocktail competitions, Patrón Perfectionists 2019 encompassed bartenders from 30 countries and cruise liners

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Dunkel & Stürmig

Created by Dirk Hany at Bar am Wasser, Zurich, Switzerland.

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Gin

To produce a decent (i.e. distilled) gin requires a two stage process – first a base ‘neutral spirit’ is made and then this is flavoured by through

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Nicole Sykes

The cocktail scene here is great, says Nicole Sykes, the general manager at London's Satan's Whiskers. There are great cocktail bars in every neighbourhood

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Candy cocktails

Cocktails are indulgent treats so it's fitting to garnish one treat with another. And whether they be candy, sweeties, confectionery, chews or chocolate

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Bartenders' Choice Awards

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Bartenders' Choice Awards, an annual awards ceremony recognising and celebrating greatness in the Nordic hospitality

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Stockholm

The following cocktail bars predominantly all lie within the city centre with many in walking distance of each other.

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Duvel Triple Hop Citra

Each spring, from 2007 to 2016, Duvel released a special third hop edition of their Begium IPA with this dry-hopped Citra proving the clear favourite.

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Champagne Snowball

Deliciously silky, the Snowball cocktail was huge in the 1970s and is now enjoying a well-deserved renaissance. This champagne enhanced recipe is by yours

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Mujer Negra

Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Ian Burrell, London, England.

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Tootsie Roll

Adapted from a 2015 recipe created by Aisha Sharpe, New York City, USA. For non-USA readers, a Tootsie Roll is chocolate-flavoured caramel candy that's

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Good Cork

Adapted from a recipe created by Phil Ward at Mayahuel, New York City, USA.

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Grapefruit Drop Crusta

Created in October 2019 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Clocktower, Rye, Sussex, England.

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Mattia Pastori

I've met exceptional people through bartending, says Mattia Pastori, the bartender behind Italy-based consultancy company Nonsolococktails.