KetelOne Bloody Mary Trail

Ketel One Citroen and Square Meal set the month of May as the month to find the best bloody mary in London. I got a little cheque book in the mail which entitled me to two free bloody mary’s at 10 bars around Shoreditch/Old Street. The criteria was pretty easy, rate them on  the cocktail and also on the experience. I’ve...

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BobBobRicard Vintage Vodka tasting

After a vintage vodka tasting this is how you might think you would see the world….. But in reality, it was nothing of the sort. To Russians, drinking is about being social not about getting totally shitfaced. Or so our host, Russian Leonid Shutov would like me and my fellow diners to believe as we got down to eating Russian...

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Maker’s Mark + the Machine hitting Londontown

Maker’s Mark is my first bourbon love. Extremely smooth with a faint chocolaty finish, I’ve even made the pilgrimage to Loretto, KY, to visit the distillery and see where it all begins. It’s a lovely place with a brook running through it, which is where they get the water to make the bourbon and everything is done...

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Absinthe, how NOT to drink it-video

Absinthe. Isn’t that the stuff that caused Van Gogh to cut off his ear? Poor absinthe is actually the victim of a smear campaign begun by temperance advocates in the 1880′s and it has never fully recovered. Absinthe doesn’t cause hallucinations as the popular misconception goes, rather, it is thought that the...

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A trip round Courvoisier’s Architectural Punchbowl

Bompass & Parr have done it again. Food architects  and jellymongers extra-ordinaire, B&P have teamed up with Courvoisier for the Architectual Punchbowl. Inspired by Admiral Edward Russell, who created a punchbowl back in 1694 that you could row across, Bompass & Parr have created their very own punchbowl using over a...

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Tequila! (Single-estate Tequila at that)

Tequila! Pee-WeeHerman dancing on a counter top in white platform shoes to the beat of the song, “Tequila”. Upside-down Margaritas and that irritating whistle they’d blow while maniacally shaking your head. Bringing my own blender to dorm parties. Oh, yeah. Memories of growing up in California and going to...

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