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Blog posts for tag: Cocktails

Conquering The World One Plate At A Time At Samarkand

23 Jan 2017
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After getting settled into a comfortable booth in the bar area, we decide that this is the sort of place where James Bond would meet a Cold War-era defector, the glam and glitz of the place screaming opulence whilst still having an exciting edge…

Bathtub Gin – An Immaculately Clean Concoction

23 Jan 2017
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So as I was perusing the shelves of my local tipple store, my eyes are immediately drawn to a beautifully packaged bottle named Bathtub Gin. It sounds like a challenge in a bottle. While I am not an advocate of sipping spirits around water, I am captivated by the stunning typography on the label, and the hand-wrapped paper casing which is accompanied with a wax seal is screaming out to be held…

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…

Taste Brazil Without A Plane Ticket With Yaguara Cachaça’s Caipirinha Kit

21 Oct 2016
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TASTE Cocktails have teamed up with Yaguara Cachaça to release one of TASTE’s famous mini cocktail kits that provide drink enthusiasts with ‘bar-quality cocktails’ that they can make themselves. Diving into the hallowed history of Cachaça, a rum-esque spirit that is made from sugarcane as opposed to the molasses that make rum…

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…

From Columbia to Cornwall: Getting Loaded on Revolver Rum

31 Aug 2016
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On the nose, you’ll get the typical tropical flavours of cinnamon and pineapple with a healthy dose of buttered vanilla with a warm, toasty waft coming through at the end. The vanilla comes through on the palate too, with almonds, wood and just a few notes of dark chocolate leaving a sweet and somewhat piquant finish…

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 Most Popular Spirit You’ve Never Tasted: Sagatiba Velha

3 Aug 2016
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It has a golden straw colour that’s not quite like any other spirit that I’ve seen and the aromas that emanate from the glass after I pour it in are sweet and intense. On the nose, I get a heavy waft of tropical fruit balanced out by a softer, more permeating honeyed scent and it reminds me of a Jamaican holiday that I’ve never been on…