Cócktails

The Ultimate Gin and Tonic

Victoria Ferran | Posted 31.03.2016 | 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 07.01.2016 | 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 31.12.2015 | 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 29.12.2015 | 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 07.01.2016 | 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 08.12.2015 | 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 20.11.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 21.10.2015 | 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 05.10.2015 | 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...

Boulder Cocktails With the Bar Tzar

Mike Gerrard | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

At the casual restaurant/bar Bramble and Hare, Griffin Farro shows that you don't need a foot-long beard and a gallery of tattoos to make great cocktails. Looking like a floppy-haired Buddy Holly, Farro's official title is Bar Tzar.

The Bonneville: Absinthe Minded Pursuit of Cocktails in Clapton

Chris Osburn | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Osburn

Gilles' sazerac - that classic New Orleans mix of absinthe and whiskey - was among the best I've tasted in town while his milky, almond-rich Absinthe Suissesse ranked among the more intriguing (and refreshing) drinks I've had in quite some while.

Most Luxurious Cocktail Bars in Edinburgh

Ceri Tinley | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

The Edinburgh Fringe is over and while that may be a disappointment to many art enthusiasts and tourist hot spots, it is good news for those of you who really want to explore the city. The crowds are clearing and you can finally get your foot inside many of the secret delights Edinburgh has to offer.

How To Make A Tequila Sunrise For #NationalTequilaDay

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking tequila isn't just about taking shots at the bar. This National Tequila Day, why not save yourself some pennies (and a splitting headache)...

Top Five London Cocktail Bars to Visit This Summer

Ceri Tinley | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

1920s glamour meets industrial chic at Purl, Marylebone. Purl has been opening its doors to cocktail connoisseurs for five years this May. If you are looking for an experience with your cocktail then this is the place for you.

How To Make A Badass Bloody Mary

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The humble bloody Mary has had a bit of a rebrand of late. Once the beverage of choice for our grandmothers, now hipsters, foodies and everyone in ...

The Punniest Cocktail Names in the World

BarChick | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

Because sometimes bartenders get bored... The good, the bad and the 'Bols Deep' dirty; here are the punniest cocktail names around the world. Now go order one and try to keep a straight face.

CAHOOTS BAR, London

Imogen Parson | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Imogen Parson

Cahoots is an elegant cocktail bar with a hint of speakeasy about it. Located in what was a genuine air raid shelter beneath the heart of London's West End, the space is now a 'disused' underground station complete with a tube carriage where you can sit and sip cocktails amongst the very authentic sand bags, posters and war-time decor.

Summer Steps: A Guide to Alfresco Drinking in London

Lucy Self | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Weirdly when I mention step drinking to anyone other than my band of reprobate friends, it's generally been frowned upon. But I say screw society! Keep your rammed pub garden benches at the merest hint of a heat wave. When the mercury hits its 20 plus height, you will find me, boyf in tow, swilling somewhere you can always get a seat...

The 5 Best Wines for Your Cocktails

Ryan Cheti | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

Of course I love a glass of wine, but also, wine offers an interesting category of flavours and textures that I've grown more interested in putting into cocktails.

You Can Actually Make Cocktails From Guinness (And They Taste Really Good)

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When some people think of Guinness they think of trying it once, hating it and never looking back. But the folks over at the Dublin brewery are so kee...

Egg Cocktails: Why You Should Be Drinking Them This Easter

BarChick | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

Whether it's whipping up whites in a sour or shaking yolks for a flip, eggstraordinary things can be done with those babies. Some of our favourite London bartenders have cracked it and are eggcited to showouef their recipes.