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Blog posts for tag: Bar

Swingers LDN: New Cocktails, Same Crazy Fun

10 Nov 2016
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It’s important to note that it is without a doubt the staff that makes this place such a fun place to visit. The first time that you return, you’ll be greeted like an old friend, and there seems to be a sincere aim to wring the most possible pleasure out of every night. Their buoyant mood is extremely infectious and it’s hard to spot an unsmiling face in the crowd…

The Bartender’s Choice? Oui, Oui, It’s Sauvelle Vodka

8 Nov 2016
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The stereotype of vodka being a flavourless spirit that’s simply added to coke to get party girls drunk is as passé as MC Hammer; new and exciting brands such as Sauvelle are challenging the notion that you have to drown vodka in mixers and are creating full and flavourful concoctions that can be drunk neat or on the rocks…

Cast Your Vote At The Kensington’s K Bar: US Election Night 2016

27 Oct 2016
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The K Bar team have successfully applied for a special extended licence with which to serve delicious booze through until 6 a.m. the following morning, so if all hell breaks loose and (political bias showing here) Trump wins, at least we’ll have a stiff drink with which to steady ourselves…

It’s Still Summer in The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych

20 Sep 2016
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Although autumn is very much in the air but if like me you are not quite ready to get out those woolly jumpers then can I recommend a visit to The Lobby Bar at one of my favourite London Hotels, the chic One Aldwych near Covent Garden, where they are still serving a selection of limited edition “Botanical Summer” cocktails in partnership with Hendrick’s Gin…

Bloom Gin Is Springing Up All Over London This Summer

11 Aug 2016
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Is gin good for you? Please let it be so! Chef and TV personality Julia Childs thanked, “Red meat and gin,” for her long life of 92 years while T.S. Eliot claims that he got his inspiration from, “Gin” (oh, and uh, “drugs”)…

The Wingfield: Adding A Splash Of British Elegance To This Summer’s Dinner Parties

3 Jun 2016
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Named after the father of lawn tennis, Major Walter Clopton Wingfield, this elegant gin aperitif is set to become the definitive drink of summer. Made from a blend of cucumber, pink grapefruit, elderflower and a secret mix of other fruits and spices, the sweet liqueur has an almost syrupy texture...

London Wine Week 23 to 29 May 2016

23 May 2016
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London Wine Week gets underway today for its third consecutive year. And for the second year running, Devonshire Square just across from Liverpool Street Station, will act as the festival’s hub and where you can collect your wristbands. The venue will also be host to this year’s brand new stand-out London Wine Week Banquets...

A Genuinely Blind Tasting of Tessendier Cognac at Dans Le Noir

9 May 2016
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The reason that we’ve visited this quirky Clerkenwell venue is to sample Tessendier & Fils Cognac, a distillery run by two brothers that have recently launched their premium ‘Cognac Park’ as well as ‘8 Place du Marché’ wine in the UK...

Lei Back And Get Into The Groove At Trader Vic’s Live Music Sessions

17 Mar 2016
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We move over to a long table in the restaurant area where a waiting team decked out in authentic apparel serve a variety of bites taken from the extensive and diverse menu. Standout dishes include the tuna poke, a beautiful tartare-based dish fused with fresh avocado segments and served with crisp taro chips...

We learn from the Masters of (Nikka All) Malt at Rev JW Simpson’s Spirited Sermon

14 Dec 2015
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We take our seats in the cosy, candle-lit bar and peruse the bespoke menu for this evening that the diligent bar team has fashioned around the spirit de jour, Nikka. Stefanie Holt, the Brand Ambassador who’s running the evening ushers groups to a tall table to talk through the history of Nikka...