The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Dickie’s Bar’s ‘Walled Garden’

Opened during the summer, Dickie’s Bar is a late-night drinking destination, adjoined to Corrigan’s Mayfair. A collaborative project between Richard Corrigan, Gregory Buda (from The Dead Rabbit, New York) and Richard Ryan (Founder of Drinksology), Dickie’s Bar bar has a culinary approach to cocktail creation, with ingredients taking centre stage. Here, the cocktail list uses the best of the season’s harvest, most of which is sourced from Richard Corrigan’s garden and farm, Virginia Park Lodge in Cavan, Ireland. Alongside a...

How to Make: Marcella’s Beef Shin Ragù

A criminally under loved cut of meat, shin of beef demands to be cooked slowly for a long time, given its natural toughness. When cooked properly, nonetheless, the shin is amongst the cow’s most flavoursome offerings (along with most of the cuts that have fallen out of favour), perfect as the base of a rich ragù sauce. As a result, a delicious, crowd-pleasing, relatively economical meal can be made with some due care and patience. This beef shin ragù recipe...

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Dingle Gin Gibson Cocktail

“The elixir of quietude”, according to E.B. White – the iconic Martini has become one of the world’s best-loved cocktails over the past century. Now with so many variations on the classic (traditionally made with gin and dry vermouth) readily available, from the lauded Espresso Martini to the Porn Star Martini, through to the Dirty Martini. One of the most iconic versions, apart from the classic Dry Martini; the Dirty Martini is typically embellished with a splash of brine from...

How to Make… Gin Fish & Chips

An amalgamation of one of Britain’s best loved dishes and best loved alcoholic drinks, Manchester House chef Aiden Byrne has created ‘Gin Fish and Chips’. Celebrating the best of British gins and showcasing their versatility, this recipe uses super premium Liverpool Gin, which is mixed into the fish’s batter, alongside a splash of tonic water and some extra botanicals. Not merely a tired, unpalatable gimmick - this recipe is also ideal for International Gin & Tonic Day taking place this...

How To Make… Grilled Scallops with Garlic Butter & Peppercorn

With the opening of so many boundary pushing Thai restaurants – we’re (as a nation) finally discovering there’s more to Thai cuisine than green curry and Pad Thai. Having been expanding since opening their first restaurant in 1996, Thai Square now has 13 restaurants in and around London, serving authentic, balanced and fresh Thai Food. Joining some more classic dishes, these king scallops are relatively easy to recreate at home, marinated with coriander, green peppercorn, garlic, oyster sauce and soy...

How To Make: Dominique Ansel’s poached pear & salted pecan caramel tart  

Creator of the world-famous Cronut, Chef Dominique Ansel was awarded World’s Best Pastry Chef by 50 Best in Melbourne this year, has launched a second location in Tokyo and is about to open his first ever full-service restaurant in LA. Celebrating the first year anniversary of Dominique Ansel Bakery London last weekend, the chef has also shared a recipe for his poached pear and salted pecan caramel tart. Granted, the recipe is time consuming and requires a deft touch, but the proof is (quite literally) in the pudding....

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Nine Lives ‘The Pink Flamingo’

South London’s coolest new cocktail bar, Nine Lives will present ‘The Nine Lives of El Tigre’ for London Cocktail Week (October 2nd-5th). For one week only, legendary bartender El Tigre will bring his Mexican family’s seafood restaurant, Los Barcos, to Nine Lives – offering a selection of Don Julio tequila cocktails and authentic tacos. Featuring Don Julio Blanco tequila, pistachio, fresh watermelon and white balsamic, Nine Lives’ The Pink Flamingo cocktail has been shortlisted as one of London’s top six...

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Tia Maria Iced Popcorn Frappe

In collaboration with the Future Laboratory, Tia Maria launched Tia Maria Coffee Cocktail Futures earlier this month. Taking place at Chapter 72 in Bermondsey, the event saw the unveiling of a trend report from Tia Maria and the Future Laboratory, featuring insights on current and predicted drink trends. The Tia Maria Coffee Cocktail Futures trend report outlines the fact that hundreds of millions of people have developed palates able to appreciate once alien flavours. For a new generation of coffee and alcohol...

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: sketch Elyxir Spritz

Home to London’s most outlandishly eccentric two Michelin star restaurant, the city’s pinkest dining room, and recently refurbished The Glade – in all of its enchanted forest glory – sketch has become a dining institution since opening in 2003. In the heart of Mayfair, homed within a split-level premise on Conduit Street, sketch’s various restaurants each offer something different, while The Glade and Parlour each serve a sumptuous, luxurious brunch offering. The brunch menu features dishes such as coddled eggs...

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