My search for London's best Bloody Mary happened completely by accident. I was out one evening and couldn't think what I wanted to drink, and perhaps feeling a little overloaded on sugar, I opted for the least sweet thing on the menu. From that point onwards I would order a Bloody Mary wherever I went.
Ordering in a bar is easy; you chat to your bartender or server, and exchange some money for your goods and services. So why am I writing about it? Well, for one, have any of you felt particularly underwhelmed by a bar experience a friend has raved about? This piece is about maximising your chances of having an experience that lives up to this.
Minimum alcohol pricing is the right step towards reversing the increasing trend of drinking at home, although some doctors claim that the base price is too low. On beer duty, however, it appears pubs will have to dig into their own pockets again for the next round. The Treasury is certainly not buying it.