Tag: Cocktail Recipe

Dalston's Soda Company rhubarb soda spritz

Cocktail Recipe: Vodka Rhubarb Soda Spritz

Conceived in an east London nightclub during 2012, Dalston’s Soda Company has become a resounding success, selling more than 2 million cans of their soda last year. With that, the brand has also tapped into increased consumer awareness when it comes to sugary drinks, launching a new Dalston’s Lights range ...

The Glenlivet Speyside Sour

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: The Glenlivet Speyside Sour

Using the simplest of ingredients, the Whisky Sour enjoyed much popularity before its recipe was first recorded, published in Jerry Thomas’ 1862 book, The Bartender’s Guide. Historical accounts suggest the drink was originally conceived by professional sailors to combat scurvy. Relying on sugar to be dissolved in water before adding the ...

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: The Patrón Paloma 

Tying in with this year’s London Cocktail Week, Patrón Tequila will launch a three-night pop-up in Hoxton. Taking place at a secret location from Wednesday 3rd October to Friday 5th October, ‘Drinks at Home – perfected by Patrón’ will showcase a line-up of bartenders from award-winning bars - including Matt ...

Patrón Añejo New Fashioned

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Patrón New Fashioned

In 2016, UK tequila sales reached a record £173 million, driven by an increased interest in higher end agave-spirits. Tequila has seen such an exponential rise in popularity in recent years that Mexico is currently undergoing an agave plant shortage, as reported by Reuters earlier this year. Once synonymous with ...

Koko Kanu - Koko Kolada Piña Colada

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Koko Kolada

The national drink of Puerto Rico, few classic cocktails epitomise summer quite as flamboyantly as the Piña Colada. Synonymous with tropical excursions and poolside bars the world over, the sweet, fruity cocktail has become a holiday staple; thus ideal for the final glimmers of exultant sunshine, as the long, hot ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Wild Turkey 101 Whiskey Sour

Classic, simple cocktails with three-pillar constructions have seen increased global popularity of late. Daiquiris, Martinis, Old Fashioneds, Manhattans, Negronis and Sours are all omnipresent throughout the menus of London’s best bars: potent and enjoyable from a consumer standpoint, while simple to assemble behind the bar. Typically using the simplest of ...

May Fair Bar Spritz Collection Limoncello Spritz

Cocktail Recipe: May Fair Bar Limoncello & Thyme Spritz

Italy’s second most popular liqueur – after Campari – limoncello has seen a rise in popularity across the UK, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Still mainly produced in Southern Italy, the lemon liqueur is traditionally crafted from the zest of Femminello St. Teresa lemons, steeped in rectified spirit (typically ...

DD's Own

Recipe: DD’s Own – An Authentic Jazz Age Shanghai cocktail

Following the resounding success of global bestseller Midnight in Peking, author Paul French has published City of Devils. A dramatic non-fiction account of Shanghai’s lawless 1930s, the book follows a meticulously researched narrative from the author, having lived in Shanghai for ten years. Delivering an intriguing insight into Shanghai’s pre-war ...

Benares Passion Fruit Martini

Cocktail Recipe: Benares Passion Fruit Chutney Martini

Inspired by Atul Kochhar’s innovative cooking at Michelin-starred Benares, Bar Manager Stefano Marchetto’s cocktail list is something special. Alongside the restaurant’s modern Indian cuisine with a distinctive British twist, the bar’s drinks menu features a melange of classic cocktails, each embellished with unusual spices, homemade chutneys or syrups. Celebrating this ...

Gin Mare Sangria Nostrum

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Gin Mare Sangria Nostrum

A collaboration with Gin Journey, Gin Mare have launched Med Transfers, attempting to transport guests to the Mediterranean without leaving the UK. Ticket-holders will be treated to an immersive experience, with cocktails and gastronomy travelling hand-in-hand, showcased at selected partner restaurants. Weekly sessions will travel across London, before embarking on ...

R.White's Mark Beaumont

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Raspberry White Collins

Tying in with the World Cycling Revival festival, Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont will attempt to break a world record next week (Friday 15th June), taking on the R.White’s Lemonade Penny Farthing One Hour World Record. Currently holding the record for cycling 18,000 miles around the world, Mark Beaumont will compete ...

Hakushu Forest Highball

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Hakushu Forest Highball

A global celebration of cocktails, World Cocktail Day takes place this weekend (Sunday 13th May). Marking the publication date of the first definition of a cocktail, on 13th May 1806, World Cocktail Day is a fair opportunity to indulge. Showcasing the fact that classic whisky cocktails needn’t be limited to ...

Colonsay Gin Bees Knees

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Colonsay Bees Knees

Launched in 2017, Wild Thyme Spirits has recently moved production of Colonsay Gin home to its namesake Inner Hebridean island. Following its move, the first ‘island batch’ is set to run from the still by the end of May, crafted in small batches of just 162 bottles, slowly distilled then ...

Courvoisier Espresso Martini

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Courvoisier Espresso Martini

According to research from the University of Warwick, brandy is the UK’s favourite Christmas spirit – beating gin and whisky. Though Christmas has passed, it’s clear that brandy is an ideal (generally under-appreciated) spirit for the colder months at the beginning of the year. This week’s cocktail recipe – the Courvoisier ...

Martell Mint Julep Cocktail

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Martell Mint Julep

Following the launch of Martell VS Single Distillery, the Cognac brand has collaborated with Ryan Chetiyawardana (AKA. Mr Lyan), working alongside brand ambassador Matthias Lataille to create a number of fresh takes on some classic cocktails. Martell’s latest expression, VS Single Distillery marries spirits from a single distillation source in ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: ‘London To Kentucky’

One of the world’s oldest and most famous cocktails, this weekend marks the last chance to celebrate Old Fashioned Week (2nd-11th November). Set up in 2015, Old Fashioned week allows consumers to rediscover the classic serve, plus modern iterations, with ten ambassadors from bars across the world.  The official Bourbon ...

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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 ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Jack Daniel’s No.7 Sour

One of the oldest, most classic cocktails still enjoyed in 2017, today (25th August) marks National Whiskey Sour Day. The first historical mention of the drink dates back to 1870, published in the Wisconsin newspaper Waukesha Plain Dealer, typically featuring American whiskey, lemon juice and sugar. Unsurprisingly, the recipe has ...

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