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 ...

Appleton Estate Rum Old Fashioned

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Appleton Estate Rum Old Fashioned     

Beginning next week, Appleton Estate Rum will launch a series of Crafted with Joy workshops. Throughout these events, the Jamaican rum brand will collaborate with a selection of UK artisans, each sharing Appleton Estate Rum’s passion and joy for their craft. On Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th October, expert blade-smiths ...

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 ...

Quaglino's

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Quaglino’s ‘Into The Woods’

Earlier this year, Mayfair bar and restaurant Quaglino’s hosted a pop-up at New York’s Dante (ranked sixteenth in the World’s Best Bars). Following the success of that Aperitivo pop-up, the original London institution is currently serving the specially curated offering from Bar Manager Marco Sangion and Head Mixologist Frederico Pasian. ...

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 ...

Mai Tai - Appleton Estate

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Appleton Estate Mai Tai

An authentic Jamaican rum made in the Nassau Valley, Appleton Estate rums are produced on the oldest sugar estate and distillery in Jamaica, in continuous production. Having crafted rums for more than 265 years, Appleton Estate also produces one of the few rums in the world to claim a terroir. ...

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 ...

The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell Cocktail

Cocktail Recipe: The Zetter Townhouse’s ‘The Osmanthus’

Just across St John’s Square from the original Zetter Hotel, The Zetter Townhouse, Clerkenwell, is a 13 bedroom Georgian townhouse from the Zetter Group. In addition to two suites, 11 bedrooms, a Games Room and Dining Room, The Cocktail Lounge was launched in collaboration with Tony Conigliaro (69 Colebrooke Row, ...

The American Bar at The Stafford The Moriarty

Cocktail Recipe: American Bar at The Stafford The ‘Moriarty’

Following an extensive refurbishment, The American Bar has re-opened at The Stafford London Hotel (home of The Game Bird restaurant). One of the few remaining ‘American’ cocktail bars that became a familiar site in London and Paris during the 1920s and ‘30s, the bar’s interior overhaul was overseen by Rosendale ...

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 ...

La Casa Azul Margarita Ella Canta

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Ella Canta’s ‘La Casa Azul’ Margarita

Celebrating its first summer in London, Mexican fine dining restaurant Ella Canta has launched a limited-edition Las Flores de México tasting menu. Offering a taste of Mexico in bloom, Chef Patron Martha Ortiz’s six-course menu is interlaced with floral flourishes, encapsulating the inspiration she finds in flowers, colour, art and ...

GNH Bar Jo Malone London

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: GNH Bar’s ‘Plum Blossom’

In celebration of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the GNH Bar at the Great Northern Hotel, King’s Cross, has partnered with Jo Malone London to create a bespoke cocktail menu. Inspired by Jo Malone London’s limited edition Spring fragrance launch – Blossom Girls and Hot Blossoms – the menu includes ...

Dingle Distillery at Merchant House World Whisky Day

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Dingle Blackcurrant Picking

Tying in with World Whisky Day on Saturday 19th May, Merchant House of Fleet Street has partnered with The Dingle Distillery for an exclusive ‘lock-in’ event. Usually closed to the public during the weekend, Merchant House of Fleet Street will be open from 4pm-1am on Saturday 19th May to host ...

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 ...

The Botanist Spring Collins

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: The Botanist Spring Collins

Islay’s first and only dry gin, The Botanist is distilled with an assortment of 31 botanicals - 22 of which are locally foraged. As a result, the gin is exceptionally complex, rich and mellow with plenty of citrus freshness. With this, The Botanist also complements a wide variety of garnishes (personally, ...

Annabel's Citrus on my Garden

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Annabel’s ‘Citrus On My Garden’

Occupying an 18th Century, Grade One listed Georgian Townhouse on Berkeley Square in Mayfair, a reimagined Annabel’s has reopened. With new interiors designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (The Ivy, Sexy Fish), the private member’s club now offers an all day and all-night experience. Amongst the four floors, Annabel’s is ...

Dingle Original Gin 'The After Dinner Mint'

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: ‘The After Dinner Mint’

“An alternative night cap” for St Patrick’s Day, ‘The After Dinner Mint’ features Irish Artisan Dingle Original Gin; distilled with botanicals such as rowan berry from the mountain ash trees, fuchsia, bog myrtle, hawthorn and heather. The London dry style gin is macerated for 24 hours then cut using the ...

The Rum Runner Yellow Fairy Cocktail

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: ‘Yellow Fairy’, The Rum Runner

Determined to prove that bar-quality drinks can be served at any event, Sam Paget Steavenson (better known as The Rum Runner) creates bespoke cocktails for some of the country’s leading events, bars and restaurants. Having worked with the likes of Ralph Lauren and the Design Museum with British Vogue, The ...

Caravan Coffee Roasters Single Origin Negroni

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Caravan Coffee Roasters Single Origin Negroni

A classic Italian cocktail, the Negroni typically features Campari, gin and red vermouth. Since the drinks invention in 1919, however, a great number of reinterpretations have been created. Caravan Coffee Roasters, for instance, have created a ‘Single Origin Negroni’, featuring the addition of a fruit-driven coffee element. Here, London dry ...

Francesco Gibson Arbikie Gin Martini

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Arbikie Gin Showcase Martini

Following the success of last year’s competition, The World’s Best Martini Challenge 2018 final took place at Oslo in Hackney last month. Featuring six finalists and three independent judges – Mark Ludmon of Bar Magazine, Annie Hayes of Master of Malt and Witek Wojaczek of Artesian Bar at The Langham ...

Esprit de Figues Fig Honey Sour

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Esprit de Figues ‘Fig Honey Sour’

Created by award-winning Australian drinks entrepreneur and Think Spirits owner, Patrick Borg, Esprit de Figues was made readily available in the UK last year. Hand-crafted in the rolling hills of Burgundy, Esprit de Figues is a modern French fig liqueur, distilled with the intention of capturing the refreshing, succulent sweetness ...

The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve Hot Cider

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: The Glenlivet Hot Cider

With more than a quarter of a million Scottish nationals now living in London and the South East, Burns Night celebrations in England have become more prominent than ever, with such a variation of events taking place – both traditional and contemporary – and a wide selection of Scottish restaurants. ...

Dingle Original Gin Old Fashioned

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Dingle Gin Old Fashioned

One of the oldest, most celebrated classic cocktails in existence, an Old Fashioned has a typical base of bourbon mixed with Angostura bitters and a sugar cube, garnished with a sliver of orange peel (plus a cocktail cherry in some cases). No, there’s nothing wrong with the original, but the ...

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 ...

Elements Eight Republica Cuban Old Fashioned

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Elements Eight Republica Old Cuban

With the rise in popularity of ‘craft’ spirits, independent rum brand Elements Eight have launched Elements Eight Republica. A premium, aged blend of two rums from Cuba and Panama, the blend is produced from 100 per-cent traditional column stills, rather than a combination of pot and column distillations. Naturally sweet ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: ‘Mr Micawber’s Hot Gin Punch’

Inspired by Wilkins Micawber – a fictional character from Charles Dicken’s David Copperfield – and his love of gin punch, this week’s recipe is ideal for the winter months. Created by Duncan McRae, Global Ambassador of Hendrick’s Gin, the hot gin punch is served in teacups; a nod to the ...

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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: Darbaar’s Guy’s Toffee

One of London’s most exciting Modern-Indian restaurants, Darbaar in Shoreditch launched a brand new bar – Lotus - in May. Bringing a different drinking and dining experience to the city, Lotus has been given a new identity and fresh, inventive cocktail menu. The new menu features spice-infused spirits and unique ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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: ‘Ginny the Cheetah’

Created by Alex Robson and Howard Raymond, King of Soho gin is a tribute to Howard’s father, Paul Raymond: the original King of Soho. This gin intends to capture the essence of the man famed for revolutionising Soho, founding iconic nightclubs including Raymond Revuebar and Madam JoJo’s. Crafted in small ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Negroni Inglese from 45 Jermyn St.

Forget monotonous mojitos, Club Tropicana Mai Tais or mawkish, emetic ‘coolers’ - the humble Negroni is the ultimate summer cocktail. A perfect balance of bitter, herbal and underlying sweet flavours, the Italian icon makes for an ideal aperitif; refreshing thanks to its succinct bitter notes. Since its initial creation, allegedly ...

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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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