Cocktail of the day
The drinking straw was patented this day
03 January 2020
Foraging Herb Bennet
Flavour your cocktails with aromatic spice this winter...
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
The 12 cocktails of Christmas Day
Christmas Day is a day like no other. As much a test of food and drink endurance as it is a day of celebration with friends and family.
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
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.
Oxney Organic Estate
Oxney Organic Estate is the UK's largest single estate, organic vineyard with some 14 hectares (35 acres) of vines comprising Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot
Considered as one of the leading international cocktail competitions, Patrón Perfectionists 2019 encompassed bartenders from 30 countries and cruise liners
Dunkel & Stürmig
Created by Dirk Hany at Bar am Wasser, Zurich, Switzerland.
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
Cocktails are indulgent treats so it's fitting to garnish one treat with another. And whether they be candy, sweeties, confectionery, chews or chocolate
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
The following cocktail bars predominantly all lie within the city centre with many in walking distance of each other.
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.
Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Ian Burrell, London, England.
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
Adapted from a recipe created by Phil Ward at Mayahuel, New York City, USA.
Grapefruit Drop Crusta
Created in October 2019 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Clocktower, Rye, Sussex, England.
I've met exceptional people through bartending, says Mattia Pastori, the bartender behind Italy-based consultancy company Nonsolococktails.
December 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
Robyn Cleveland, a career bartender and founding president of the Detroit Chapter of the USBG, fell in love with aquavit when he first tried it while in
Vecchia Romagna Tre Botti
A blend of brandies aged in three different types of cask: French oak barriques, large Slavonian oak casks and tonneaux previously used to age Italian