Cócktails

What's The Deal With Brunch?

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Johnson

What is about that heady combination of quintessentially breakfast food, eaten close to lunchtime (but not actually at lunchtime), that makes one feel quite so cosmopolitan? Is it because breakfast (the most neglected meal of the day) has the most tempting offerings which the majority of us forgo, choosing instead a quick slice of toast and a cup of tea before dashing out of the door?

Discovering Local Gins

Victoria Ferran | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

But as much as we Londoners like to think that we're at the centre of every significant trend to hit the UK, the truth is that gin production is thriving outside the capital. From south-coast distilleries such as Brighton Gin (distilled in the basement of the Urchin Pub in Hove) to a burgeoning number in Yorkshire, Liverpool and Scotland.

10 Rooftops You Need to Visit This Summer

Leighanne Bent | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leighanne Bent

Whether you're having bottomless brunch at a rooftop beach or drinking Pimms on a sun-drenched terrace in Cambridge, start layering on your factor 50 'cause here are the best places to soak up some vitamin D this summer.

Gin And Tonic Ice Lollies Are Here To Get You In The Mood For Summer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Gin and tonic ice lollies are now on sale and we think they sound like the perfect way too cool off on a hot summer’s day. ‘Gianni’s Alcoholic I...

A Gin Cruise Is Coming To The UK And You're All Invited

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Forget sitting in a crowded cocktail bar, because you can now enjoy gin from the glamorous surroundings of a cruise ship. Dorset Cruises has just anno...

Havana - My Top Five Cocktail Bars

Matt Chambers | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Chambers

Cuba is a country that has long been associated with rum, cocktails and cigars. It is spiritual home of classic cocktails such as the daiquiri and mojito and boasts some of the world's most iconic bars in the capital, Havana.

10 Things To Do For Valentine's In London

Niamh Brodie | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Niamh Brodie

Valentine's Day is upon us, and although we can hear your exasperated sighs; you should take solace in the fact that - if you look in the right places - there's a plethora of exciting things to do, no matter what your relationship status.

London's Best Winter Pop-Ups

Leighanne Bent | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leighanne Bent

As always, London has come out on top with its winter pop-up offering. Whether you want to get into the spirit of Christmas by watching a cheeky scree...

Cocktail Baubles Are Here To Fill You With Festive Cheer

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

December is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing - it’s officially time to start planning your Christmas decorations. If you’re n...

Cocktail Trends To Watch Out For

Victoria Ferran | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

When I moved to London, cocktails usually meant a jug of woo woo in Wetherspoons. Now we're in a new golden age of cocktail making and here are a few of the trends which caught my eye.

Martini Man Or Craft Beer Connoisseur? Premium Drinking Can Still Be Problem Drinking

Mark Holmes | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Holmes

What many are finding is that as their after-work IPA becomes a nightly old fashioned (or two) as well, the proliferation of premium alcohol may be leading them unwittingly into problem drinking.

Connie and Ted's, Los Angeles

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Before travelling somewhere, I always like to hit up friends for recommendations, so this was no different when travelling to Los Angeles. On a list filled with the obligatory trips to the Hollywood Sign and Walk of Fame, one eating spot made multiple appearances - Connie and Ted's

The Ultimate Gin and Tonic

Victoria Ferran | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Gin, tonic, ice, and lemon. Serving a classic G&T couldn't be simpler, in theory. And yet home-made attempts are often lacklustre compared to bar-bought ones. Access to quality ingredients are not the problem - local supermarkets are awash with small-batch artisan gin brands

100 Years Of Cocktails From Whiskey Sours To Cosmopolitans

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We've seen 100 years of beauty and 100 years of fashion unfold in front of our eyes, but it's not just our appearances that have changed in the last c...

The Best Drinks Around the World

Ryan Cheti | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

I've always asserted that the best thing about food and drink is its ability to offer such an honest window into the many different cultures you experience on your travels. Whenever I visit somewhere new (or familiar!), I insist on trying the local foods, beers and spirits - sometimes you end up with something questionable, but it's always fascinating and inspiring.

New Year's Eve Cocktails

Linda Duffin | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Years ago we had a cocktail party which one friend still refers to as The Lost Weekend. Our errors were threefold. First, we had forgotten that in our parents' generation, such parties lasted only a couple of hours and then people would sensibly go out for dinner. We made our guests drink cocktails all night.

Best London Bars and Pubs of 2015

Chris Osburn | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Osburn

London has been a great place to drink for many a year. This year, for me, it seemed even better than before. My favourite watering holes continued to please while a handful of bars and pubs new or otherwise previously unknown to me caught my attention with great service, comfy digs and - most importantly - quality quaffs.

A 90 Year-Old Cocktail Mystery.. And Top Christmas Tipples

Victoria Ferran | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Buried deep inside the walls of The Savoy Hotel's American Bar lies a 90 year-old cocktail shaker filled with Plymouth Gin, Cointreau and lemon juice: The White Lady cocktail. It was lovingly laid down in 1927 by Harry Craddock - then head bartender - during an Art Deco refurb at the height of the Jazz Age. But despite many attempts to locate the ancient silver vessel, it has never been found.

You Can Now Send Your Friends Personalised Cocktails For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Forget cards, you can now send your friends personalised cocktails in the post for Christmas. The cute beverages, created by startup company Etched...

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cocktails

Colin McQuistan | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin McQuistan

On a recent trip to San Francisco I had the pleasure of visiting a most intriguing cocktail bar run by a Mr Timothy Snookey, a veteran of the City's bar scene. Tim now runs the excellently styled Stookey's Club Moderne in the center of town and before I drank myself into a coma one evening I suggested he might want to fill me in about all this cocktail business, old-school style.

A Prescription of Campfire Cocktails for Autumn

Lottie Muir | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lottie Muir

Before I hear another person moaning this week about the shorter days and dark commute home, I would like to prescribe them a remedy of campfire cocktails in the city.

London Bar Serves Cocktail In Hot Water Bottle, Twitter Can't Handle It

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With eateries like the Owl Café and the Cereal Killer Café cropping up left, right and centre, we thought London had reached peak hipster. But ...

10 Most Stylish Cocktail Bars in London

Annette Bette Kellow | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annette Bette Kellow

The human tongue has over 10,000 tastebuds so it is important to give them a real treat when selecting the perfect drink. I love to discover new venues whilst the classics never go out of fashion. Here are my top ten cocktail bars in London...

Brunch at Radio Rooftop, London - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

Sat here writing this review whilst it's raining outside feels appropriate since I enjoyed one of the last days of summer in London just last month, s...

Top Picks for London Cocktail Week 2015

Victoria Ferran | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Taking place from the 5-11 October, more than 250 bars across the city will be offering £5 cocktails and there are tons of parties, tastings and tours to enjoy. With such an dizzying array of drinks, here are some signature serves to look out for...