Tag: Cocktail Recipe

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Margot’s ‘Yellow Bloody Mary’

London’s best Italian fine dining restaurant, Margot has launched a weekend brunch menu. Alongside the restaurant’s famously charming hospitality, Margot’s brunch offering features dishes such as fried eggs with burrata and finocchiona Toscana salami; Swiss chard quiche with fontina cheese, mixed herbs and pumpkin cream; or Italian lemon crepes with ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: G’Vine Gin Red Snapper

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, G’Vine Gin (Spain’s top-selling gin) pushes boundaries with a unique approach. Produced in Villevert, France, G’Vine is distilled with French grapes, juxtaposed to traditional grain. The grape spirit is then infused with vine flowers and nine other ‘luxury’ botanicals including juniper berries, green cardamom ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Mr Lyan’s ‘London Calling’

This month, award-winning mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana has collaborated with Waitrose to create a selection of gin-based cocktail recipes. Best known as Mr Lyan, Ryan Chetiyawardana has garnered quite a reputation with his bars White Lyan and Dandelyan. Opened in 2013, in Hoxton, White Lyan was the first bar in the ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Cartel’s ‘Tommy’s Margarita’

A “Taqueria and Tequila joint”, Cartel in Battersea is inspired by Mexican street food stalls – boasting one of South London’s best tequila selections. Joining signature tacos filled with pulled chicken cooked in Mezcal and lemon, or slow-cooked beef brisket with chorizo, radish and coriander, Cartel’s bar is overseen by ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – ‘Kitchen Garden Gin’

Launched this week, Waterloo Food Month runs through July. A month long programme of food and drink-based events around Waterloo, featured events will include immersive workshops, master classes, talks from experts and various tastings. Culminating with the event, Bridget Virden from the community-focussed Meanwhile Club in Waterloo held a ‘Make, ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Sopwell House’s ‘G&Tea’

World Gin Day takes place this weekend (Saturday 10th June), providing plenty of reasons to enjoy a drink (or twelve) containing the nation’s favourite spirit. In turn, Sopwell House – a Georgian manor house hotel in St. Albans - has fused two of the nation’s favourite drinks: tea and gin, ...

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Grab the Campari, Negroni Season Has Arrived

As the blossom blooms, parks become desirable lunch spots and the tube becomes hotter than the filling of a McDonald’s apple pie -  it isn’t by chance that the classic, humble Negroni has seen such a resurgence in popularity of late. Served over a huge chunk of ice and garnished ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Dirty Martini’s ‘Sweet Sorella’

Cocktail bar group Dirty Martini (with seven bars in London, one in Cardiff) have launched a new cocktail menu filled with innovative new serves, plus boundary pushing flavour combinations. Created with the seasons in mind, each of the new cocktails experiments with less conventional ingredients or unique garnishes. The ‘Sweet ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – ‘The English Garden Margarita’

With the Mexican festival of Cinco de Mayo (5th May) upon us – this evening, and weekend, calls for a wealth of tequila. This week’s featured cocktail recipe, no less, is from OXO Tower Restaurant bartender Sophie Bratt, having represented the UK and Europe in Patrón’s third annual ‘Margarita of ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – The Harcourt’s ‘Berry Pine’

A neighbourhood restaurant with food inspired by its heritage at the heart of London’s ‘Little Scandinavia’ – The Harcourt first opened last summer. Established in 1826 as The Harcourt Arms, the Grade II listed building has been an iconic building amongst London’s Scandinavian expat community for decades. What’s more, with ...

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Spirit of the Month – Hendrick’s Gin

Although London is, arguably, the rightful home of British gin – the Scottish-produced spirit is booming at present. The main reason for this, perhaps, is due to the amount of distilleries that have cropped up in recent years, crafting quick-to-produce gin during the three-year wait for whisky to mature. First ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Swift’s ‘Liberty’

Launched at the end of last year, Swift is the latest project from Bobby Hiddleston and Mia Johansoon, having partnered with husband and wife duo Rosie Stimpson and Edmund Weil – the team behind Nightjar and Oriole. In the heart of Soho, the venue is a statement bar that focuses ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – 7 Tales’ ‘Lucky No. 7’

Just beneath Sosharu restaurant in Clerkenwell, 7 Tales bar is part of Jason Atherton’s Social Company, which offers a constantly changing cocktail menu of drinks created by bartender Robyn Wilkie. Typically simplistic and influenced by Japanese culture, using Japanese ingredients, the bar’s drinks list generally features a selection of 10-12 ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Mr Fogg’s ‘Old Kentucky Spiced’

Just in time for the spring, Mr Fogg’s in Mayfair has teamed up with Old Forester – America’s first bottled bourbon – to create a bespoke cocktail, ‘Old Kentucky Spiced’. A heavily-themed bar that’s based around the adventures of Phileas J. Fogg, the protagonist of Jules Verne’s classic ‘Around The ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Craft London’s ‘LUPANER’

Since opening on Greenwich Peninsula last year, perched between North Greenwich tube station and The O2 Arena, Craft London has become incredibly popular. Although Stevie Parle’s food is the main draw, from the venue split over three floors – the top-floor bar is also impressive, offering stunning views of The ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Vintage Velvet ‘Lady Marmalade’

Launched last year, Vintage Velvet is a new vodka created by Gabriella Thorpe, having previously gained significant knowledge of the drinks industry working for a high demographic wine journal. Inspired by a love of English spirits and the boom in popularity of English wine in recent years, Vintage Velvet is ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Ray’s Bar’s ‘Spice World’

With December having arrived, the time has come to get into the Christmas spirit. This week’s cocktail recipe is a Christmas-themed drink from Ray’s Bar in Dalston. Opened by the team behind Dalston Superstore and Voodoo Ray’s, the bar’s drinks menu is designed by drinks consultant Shiv Lal, along with ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Blixen’s ‘The Vermillion Botanist’

Created in collaboration between The Botanist (the first and only Islay Dry Gin) and Blixen bar in Spitalfields, 'The Vermillion Botanist' is this week’s cocktail recipe. Following an immersive foraging expedition with an expert forager and The Botanist’s Brand Ambassador – Abigail Clephane, Blixen’s bartenders were challenged to produce an ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Hoxton Gin ‘Hoxton Cooler’

Having previously launched bars that include The Hoxton Pony and Baroque at the Playboy Club, Gerry Calabrese – son of world-famous barman Salvatore Calabrese – has created Hoxton Gin. Distilled with coconut and grapefruit, it would be fair to say that his riff on gin is exotic and somewhat wildly ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Calcutta Street’s ‘Bengali Rose’

Tying in with London Cocktail Week, Shrimoyee Chakraborty of Calcutta Street – Fitzrovia’s hottest Bengali restaurant - has shared the recipe for her ‘Bengali Rose’. Inspired by her city’s love of the rose as a flavour, this drink teams ginger-infused rose water, rose liquor and East London Liquor Company vodka ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Oskar’s Bar’s ‘Basil Fawlty’

Tying in with London Cocktail Week, Oskar Kinberg – the man behind the brilliant Oskar’s Bar beneath Michelin-starred Dabbous in Fitzrovia – is set to launch his first recipe book next month. The simply titled ‘Cocktail Cookbook’ features a compendium of 75 cocktails, many of which are seasonally available at the ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Salt Room’s ‘Seaside Martini’

Alongside becoming renowned for their seafood and steak focused menu, Brighton’s Salt Room also possesses a selection of brilliant cocktails. Located on the seafront, the restaurant’s ‘Seaside Martini’ features a base of vermouth that’s made in-house and sea herb infused Sussex Gin, both of which are teamed with a smoked ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Dry Martini’s Tonico N#2

Impress friends and guests this weekend by recreating Dry Martini’s Tonico N#2 cocktail at home. Using Bulldog gin, Zara lemons soda and just a few drops of lavender tincture, the recipe also calls for a simple tonic sorbet, served on top of the drink as a garnish. Ingredients You will ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – M Bar’s ‘Blue Rose’

There are many people that insist upon the most premium spirits (especially whiskies) being drank neat, without any accompaniments, no matter how simple. And to be completely fair, these particular people are often right. Why would anybody wish to invest in expensive, high quality alcohol only to let the taste ...

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Bar Review – Dirty Martini, Hanover Square

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Named after one of their signature cocktails – Dirty Martini is a bar group with seven venues operating across London. However, during a recent visit to the Hanover Square outpost, the staff were oddly resolute in convincing me to order a different drink, adamant ...

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Spirit of the Month – Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Jack Daniel is a name synonymous with Tennessee whisky, having garnered an incredible reputation since initiating in 1866. A reputation that’s unsurprising given the quality of the whisky that’s produced by one of America’s longest running distilleries. While Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 is ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Rosa Picante Margarita

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food To tie in with National Margarita Day back in February, Patrón tequila launched a competition in search for the Margarita of the Year. Taking the unique recipes from seven top bartenders across the United States and Mexico and encouraging fans of the drinks brand ...

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The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Disaronno Sour

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food With National Amaretto Day fast approaching, taking place next week (Tuesday April 19th), this week’s featured recipe works in accordance with the day of commemoration. With Disaronno having become the world’s most globally famous brand of amaretto, it seems fitting to enjoy the evening ...

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