Cocktail of the day
Jim Morrison misbehaves
17 September 2019
A bartender's guide
To foraging for sloe berries...
House of Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge
The Forbidden Garden in Amsterdam Noord was the stage for the Central Europe finals of the House of Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge. Seven bartenders
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
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
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
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
The Chivas Masters Global Champion 2019
After a long and exciting road, The Netherlands has a new champion! After several rounds, including a pop-up bar round, it was Sebastian Cichowlas winning
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.
American Bar at The Savoy
Perhaps the most famous hotel in the world, The Savoy reopened in 2010 after a three-year, £100m+ refurbishment. While the rest of the hotel now sparkles
Kaitlyn Stewart, bar manager at Vancouver farm-to-table restaurant Royal Dinette and 2017 World Class bartender of the year, grew up in hospitality –
September events for discerning drinkers
September is one of the busiest months. With everyone back from holidays, the time's come for knowledge, competition and community. However, as all of
Adapted from a recipe created in 1969 by Joe Gilmore at The American Bar at The Savoy Hotel, London to commemorate the Apollo 11 moon landing on 20th July
The Savoy's most famous bartender, and the name behind the Savoy Cocktail Book, Harry Craddock, AKA the dean of cocktail shakers, was the third Head Bartender
Good Things DDH Pale
Good Things' double dry hopped pale ale is based on the brewery's regarded Pale Ale but with raised alcohol and extra hops added at the end of fermentation.
Created in 2019 by Lisa Kempen, Head Bartender at Deadshot in Auckland, New Zealand.