Emily Says . . . . ‘Budvar Hoptails’

In her second feature under ‘Emily Says . . .’, the voice to the Manchester bar scene in Emily Puckering looks at Budvar Hoptails: The Budweis Mule; The beauty of mixology is having the freedom to mix whatever one likes in order to create the perfect drink. And who says one must stick to justContinue reading “Emily Says . . . . ‘Budvar Hoptails’”

Emily Says . . . . “Liqueur de Coquelicot”

New to Drinks Enthusiast, a voice to the Manchester bar scene in Emily Puckering, a bartender by heart who looks at the ever growing love of spirits, cocktails and beer. Her first post under ‘Emily Says . . .’ for the site looks at Liqueur de Coquelicot; The French family firm that is Maison Briottet hasContinue reading “Emily Says . . . . “Liqueur de Coquelicot””

Palmers

Langley Distillery is famous for the production of many a famous gin tipple, including the aptly named Langley’s, Martin Millers and Broker’s. Third-party contracts have always been the name of the game for the Birmingham based company, but now they’ve decided to branch out and create their own tipple, defined by its heritage and historyContinue reading “Palmers”

Swedish Victory In The Chairman’s Reserve Mai Tai Challenge 2017

The last two weeks has seen me embrace my favourite rum brand more than ever with a trip to St Lucia for the Chairman’s Reserve Mai Tai season. Hosted at Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina, the 5* venue became the hub for a host of international and island based bartenders for several days, welcomingContinue reading “Swedish Victory In The Chairman’s Reserve Mai Tai Challenge 2017”

Hard Rock Cafe Want To Spritz Up Your Summer!

Hard Rock Cafe have brought out their latest cocktail creations for the Summer season, focusing on the ever-popular Spritz, twisting them with familiar names such as Bombay Sapphire, Jack Daniel’s, Grey Goose and Chambord. Kick-start with my personal favourite of the ‘Jack and Diane’ that see’s Jack Daniel’s Old No.7 combined with Cointreau, fresh lemonContinue reading “Hard Rock Cafe Want To Spritz Up Your Summer!”

Manchester Gin

Manchester, until a few years ago, had no gin history at all. Never a distillery mentioned, yet within the North West a hive of gin production with G&J Distillers only a few miles away in Warrington. Since the launch of Thomas Dakin and its plans of being the first Manchester gin to be produced withinContinue reading “Manchester Gin”

Haig Club

Haig Club was released with much fanfare after the collaboration with footballer David Beckham and British entrepreneur Simon Fuller, with many taking it as a swipe to ‘outsiders’ who attach their name to a brand to make quick cash, whilst others looked at it as a great opportunity to shed light on a brand andContinue reading “Haig Club”

Skin

German gins are seen as some of the best around, with Monkey 47 leading the way in how we can approach the category. With this, Skin gin has made a splash here in the UK since its launch by Martin Birk Jensen in March 2015, and its striking packaging and different ‘skins’ that can beContinue reading “Skin”

Curio

It’s rare to come across a local gin that makes enough noise to be heard on the other side of the country, but it seems to be the case with Cornwall, led the way by Southwestern Distillers, and now continued by Curio Spirits Company. Heading to the North of England can be a daunting taskContinue reading “Curio”

Patrón Perfectionists Come Out To Play In Bristol

The team at Patrón came around to Bristol last week to host the next round of the current programme, the Patrón Perfectionist! Hosted at Her Majesty’s Secret Service, the competitors found their way to the South West heat by offering a unique Patrón serve, worthy of impressing the judging panel and ultimately winning a placeContinue reading “Patrón Perfectionists Come Out To Play In Bristol”