A World Class House

Diageo World Class House

From today until Sunday 3rd August, the industry’s most prestigious and respected mixology competition World Class, will open its doors to consumers for the very first time. For the whole week the World Class House will host a series of immersive, engaging and inspiring brand experiences in each room of the five story Georgian townhouse everyday from 5.30pm – 11.00pm.

Located at 33 Fitzroy Square the World Class House will act as the Central London hub, as the 49 most talented bartenders in the world compete to win the much-coveted accolade of World Class Global Champion.

This one-week luxury pop-up will delight and surprise guests with a host of bespoke drinking experiences, World Class cocktails and a selection of very special guests. It is available for £20 to those who register at http://www.definitivedrinkingguide.com/worldclassevents and includes you two tokens that can either be redeemed for two welcome cocktails or put towards one of the experiences – each experience will have a token value. Additional tokens can be bought
at the Hub in £5 denominations.

Comprising of five floors and a stunning rooftop terrace, the World Class House will have something for everyone, from the cocktail beginner to the most discerning drinker and will include the following experiences:

• The World Class Hub – a stylish bar and lounge at the heart of the World Class House, hosting lively seminars and the world’s best mixologists

• Alexander & James – discover the perfect mixologist-at-home package whilst learning about food and drink pairings with La Fromagerie and Allens of Mayfair. Join a cocktail master class and learn how to host the perfect party and pick up a bottle personally engraved with a message of your choice

Don Julio Visit Jalisco and La Cantina – discover a taste of Jalisco, Mexico via this underground secret bar fronting as a Latin American traditional travel agency. Can you find the vintage telephone that allows visitors access to the backroom?

• Johnnie Walker Blue Label Screening Room – exclusive screenings of Johnnie Walker Blue Label’s new short film staring Jude Law, called The Gentleman’s Wager

• Tanqueray No.TEN Martini Cocktail Bar – the glamour, style and
sophistication of the Art Deco movement is brought to life in the Tanqueray No.TEN martini cocktail bar, where ten unique martini cocktails have been created to pay homage to the ultimate classic cocktail

• Zacapa experience – fully immersive journey where guests will experience the story of Zacapa through all five senses followed by a tasting created by a renowned guest chef.

• Ketel One Sonic Tastings – Ketel One has worked closely with sensory experts to create a selection of scientifically-proven soundscapes and lighting effects that bring the liquid to life in a revolutionary way. What’s more also discover how to make the perfect Bloody Mary

As well as cocktail master-classes from some of the world’s most famous bartenders, debates featuring Michelin starred chefs and intimate tastings of premium whiskies such as, Johnnie Walker, Bulleit and Mortlach, the World Class House is not to be missed. Explore the World Class House this summer to discover incredible cocktails and a new world of spirits.

Follow the competition on Facebook at the World Class Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/worldclass

Winter Warmer Cocktails By Alexander & James

To ward off frosty winter nights, Alexander & James (A&J), the luxury online shopping platform for drinks connoisseurs and gift buyers brings you four classic winter cocktails to warm the heart and make the festive season merry.

A&J’s best mixologists recommend creating these fragrant winter warmers with the world’s finest spirits. The combination of luxury spirits, heavy creams and seasonal spices such as cinnamon, orange and nutmeg makes these four hearty beverages great companions for a cosy winter’s fire.

Eggnog
Eggnog

Eggnog

Eggnog is the ultimate festive cocktail. First invented in the 17th century this creamy ‘egg in a cup’ is today back in vogue and coming to a Christmas party near you.

Ingredients –

12 eggs, separated
1.5 L milk
500 ml thickened cream
1.5 cups sugar
700 ml bottle Zacapa 23
2 tsp ground nutmeg

Hot Tanqueray Cider

Hot Tanqueray Cider
Hot Tanqueray Cider

An evolution of the original Hot Toddy, the Hot Tanqueray takes a traditional luxury gin and gives its distinctly seasonal twist.

Ingredients – 

35 ml Tanqueray London Dry
15 ml fresh lemon juice
15 ml simple syrup
3 dashes bitters
3 dashes hot apple cider

Grand Spice Coffee

This classic combination of strong coffee with orange notes of Grand Marnier is heightened by the sweet taste of cinnamon and topped off with a decadent layer of cream.

Ingredients –

Grand Spice Coffee
Grand Spice Coffee

22.5 ml Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
1 espresso
Whipped cream
Cinnamon powder
Ginger powder

 

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