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19 January 2020
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Difford’s Guide to Cocktails Fifteenth Edition
“Have you seen the price your books are online and when is the next one out?” paraphrases the emails I’ve been receiving. And I have, as much as
Seven Tails XO Brandy
We blend French brandy with Cognac and Armagnac then rest in port casks to create Seven Tails XO, so Joel Fraser, the brand's co-founder proudly told us.
Adapted from a recipe created by Ilaria Bello at Talea Bar, Rome, Italy. (Ilaria's original recipe specifies Oscar.697 Rosso vermouth.)
Best bartending knives
Even those cocktails such as a Manhattan that don't include citrus fruit are that bit better when garnished with a citrus zest twist. Hence, making cocktails
When god was creating the world he looked to the Czech Republic and Slovakia and said here, there will be bartenders.
It was not running well at the beginning, Günter Windhorst recalls of his namesake bar in Berlin's Mitte district.
Raysa Straal wins the second oneUNIT-competition
After the first Dutch low-alcohol cocktail competition - where 8 bartenders were challenged to develop a cocktail with just 1 unit alcohol - it was time
Corpse Reviver No.4
Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Måns Dahlman at the Papillon Bar, Bank Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden. Måns' particularly specifies that his drink
La Hechicera Serie Experimental No.1 Muscat Casks
A Colombian blended rum produced from fermented molasses using column distillation and aged in American white oak barrels for 12-21 years before a finished
Three of Strong
Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Dinos Constantinides at Lost + Found, Nicosia, Cyprus. Dinos original recipe calls for Grandpa's Lemonade made
The world of cocktails comprises numerous different cocktail families, each family having its own surname, distinctive traits, genetics and history. Some
From a time when women weren't allowed, to picking up tipsy guests from the floor, Victor Gower has seen the American Bar at The Savoy evolve through the
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
My Top Ten by George Kakaji
George Kakaji, the bar manager from Vy NKPG in Sweden, compiles his best 10 signature cocktails, consisting of modern concoctions and innovative drinks.
Bepi Tosolini Grappa Smoked
A blend of grappa traditionally made using bain-marie stills from Friulian red grapes, then matured in French oak barrels in the Tosolini family's cellar.
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
Events Calendar for Discerning Drinkers
Our yearly calendar of events, seminars and tastings which we consider of interest to discerning drinkers. Those events which are drinks industry specific
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
Bartenders' guide to foraging: Herb bennet
The roots of herb bennet have a warm aroma of clove, a tropical spice often associated with Christmas – they're ideal for flavouring wintry liqueurs,
Champagne is a sparkling wine exclusively from within the tightly defined Champagne region of France. It is made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot
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.
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.
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.
Considered as one of the leading international cocktail competitions, Patrón Perfectionists 2019 encompassed bartenders from 30 countries and cruise liners