The most luxurious of all spirits, cognac has a velvety warmth capable of lifting the most grim of wintery nights. As my hero, David Embury, says in his
Somebody somewhere has attributed a day of the year to pretty much everything – for instance I’m writing this on Bikini Day (5th July) and I’m looking
When Wimbledon kicks off the British summer has officially begun. Cue hordes of tennis fans making their annual pilgrimage to sit on Aorangi Terrace in
Cocktails are something of a luxury. You don’t just ping a cap and pour – they take a degree of time and skill to mix, so deserve a decent and appropriate
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.
Iconic cocktails mark every decade as much as charting songs, fashion and design. People remember, or think they remember what they were drinking and these
Citrus is the secret sauce in so many different cocktails. Yet, even at a time when syrups, bitters, shrubs and cordials are home-cooked with culinary
Trash Tiki , the anti-waste drinks pop up helmed by bartender duo Iain Griffiths (Dandelyan, White Lyan) and Kelsey Ramage (Dandelyan) showcases how tasty
There’s no glossing over it, the 1980s were grim for cocktail culture. Bar owners opted for mechanical solutions to a bartending skills deficit. Rather
Sustainability is a massive trend in the drinks industry right now – and rightly so, given the volume of waste bars generate, and the greenhouse gas
Pineapples are luxuriant and tropical, their rich fruitiness balanced by an enlivening cutting acidity. Pineapple blends harmoniously with all spirits
Easter Sunday is the day that Christians believe Jesus rose from the dead, named, not altogether coincidentally, for the pre-Christian festival of Eoster.
In addition to traditional fresh garnishes, a vast number of bartenders will use dehydrated garnishes, usually in the form of citrus wheel or peels. Using
One of Australia's favourite drinks, most notably during the warmer months, the Spritz is a drink from northern Italy, particularly Venice and the Veneto
I don’t want to be overly dramatic, but there’s a danger that the present bartending trend for sustainability will damage the cocktail renaissance.
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