Drink Like 007 With Spectre Cocktail At W London

Make it your secret mission and channel the spirit of 007 at W London – Leicester Square. To celebrate the unveiling of Spectre, W London has created the Bond cocktail, a suitably stylish tipple to toast to the world’s most famous spy. Smooth and sharp with a punchy kick, W London’s mixologists have combined TanquerayContinue reading “Drink Like 007 With Spectre Cocktail At W London”

Halloween Cocktails With Hendrick’s Gin And Quaglino’s

This October Quaglino’s will introduce a spooky selection of bespoke Halloween Cocktails available from 26th – 31st October. With an invigorating selection that could wake the dead, celebrate Halloween and start your weekend with a flaming Zombie, a bitter sweet Green Monster or a Bloody Alexander (full cocktail descriptions below). For those needing a pickContinue reading “Halloween Cocktails With Hendrick’s Gin And Quaglino’s”

Celebrate National Vodka Day With Finest Call

The origin and history of National Vodka Day is unknown, yet since 2008, bars and restaurants across the globe have been honouring this spirit with events of all kinds. From classic cocktails to flavoured shots, vodka has been achieveing wide acclaim since the 1940s. Data recently released by Nielsen has found that the category hasContinue reading “Celebrate National Vodka Day With Finest Call”

Buffalo Trace Northern Final 2015

One of the world’s best known bourbon brands, Buffalo Trace, came to Manchester this past week to secure a northern bartender a trip of a lifetime to America, courtesy of creating a unique British twist on an American classic cocktail. Hosted by Ross Thompson of UK distributor Hi-Spirits, and judged by the Buffalo palates ofContinue reading “Buffalo Trace Northern Final 2015”


Gancia, available all over the world, yet a sort of unsung brand when talking vermouth. Shall we rectify a little? Carlo Gancia was born back in 1829 in Borolo, Italy and studied in Reims, France to learn the production techniques for Champagne. He returned to Italy in 1850 to establish the ‘Fratelli Gancia’ Company andContinue reading “Gancia”


A third brand that I came across on my French travels a few weeks back is Lecompte, a rather small yet equally stunning range of Calvados. It’s in 1923 that Alexandre Lecompte created the Lecompte House in Lisieux, and built the brand until its sale to Yves Pellerin. Seen as the premium end of the Calvados categoryContinue reading “Lecompte”

Celebrate National Margarita Day With Finest Call

The margarita cocktail is one of the most popular mixed drinks around, originating in the 1940s. Any bartender worth their salt has created their own unique spin of this classic drink, but no one knows who created the original, although it is widely believed it originated in Mexico.  22nd February gives cause to celebrate withContinue reading “Celebrate National Margarita Day With Finest Call”

Dive Down The Rabbit Hole With ORSO

ORSO invites guests to follow them down the rabbit hole To coincide with The Royal Opera House’s production of Alice in Wonderland (running until 16 January 2015), venture downstairs past the ‘enchanted’ olive tree and into ORSO’s subterranean space, for their take on a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Unique surprises and the intriguing Hatter’s Tipple,Continue reading “Dive Down The Rabbit Hole With ORSO”

Five Trends For Cocktails In 2015

2015 trends predicted by the leading fruit-infused syrups brand Re’al Cocktail Ingredients – 1) Some like it hot: Warming, soothing, and bang on trend – hot cocktails are set to be even more popular in the colder months of 2015.  And what could be better than using a local, craft cider as the base (local,Continue reading “Five Trends For Cocktails In 2015”

Masons Distillery

It’s always a pleasure to hear that producers of spirit don’t just go for the easiest way or the quickest route to making money. Karl Mason, the man behind one of Yorkshire’s most prominent distilleries in Bedale, rejected many a recipe in search for a gin that you would ‘choose to drink’. Launched back in 2013 onContinue reading “Masons Distillery”