Cocktails, The Journal

Rum Old Fashioned

Your choice of rum in this island-inspired Old Fashioned will set the tone and flavour of either sweet or earthen. An aged Barbados will bring flavours of mystical vanillas, whereas a grassy Martinique will make for bright green freshness. Ingredients:2oz rumSugar cubeBitters Instructions:Muddle bitters and sugar, then add water. Fill the glass with a large […]

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Smoke Signal Negroni

Ingredients: 30ml Ilegal Mezcal 30ml Bitter Campari  15ml Visciolata del Cardinale (Cherry Wine) 10ml Kahlua (Coffee Liqueur) 5ml Laphroaig Whisky  3 drops Angostura Bitters Method: Fill a mixing glass with ice Add the mezcal, whisky and Campari Pour in the Kahlua and cherry wine Stir thoroughly until combined Strain the drink into an Old Fashioned […]

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A Negroni Masterclass With Alessandro Palazzi

The Rake Tailored Beverages is The Rake’s debut drinks collection. Whilst the scheme has produced a pioneering pre-made Negroni cocktail (the Negroni No. 1), it is also a lifestyle brand. Not only conserving a cocktail, within each decanter is the soul of the community and attitude that the Negroni called upon to keep us together […]

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Cocktails, The Journal

Barra French 75 Cocktail

Gin is not simply gin anymore. And this has never been more true than with Barra Atlantic Gin. Distilled from 17 handpicked botanicals and every drop is distilled, bottled and labelled on the Isle of Barra in Scotland, the most westerly island facing the Atlantic Ocean. The main botanical is carrageen seaweed, collected wild and […]

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The Pink Lyndell

Tiempo, is also a newfound favourite of ours which has recently launched its first batch of just 1,320 limited-edition bottles. Tiempo means ‘time’ in Spanish, and it’s taken just that for the tequila to get here, six blissful years in fact. Master distiller, Augustin Sanchez Rodriguez works alongside a fifth-generation family of distillers to slow-cook 100% […]

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GlobeTrotter Mixology Carry Set

Who doesn’t like a cocktail? In fact, if you don’t it’s time you started. There is nothing more positive to kickstart the festivities this Christmas by making everyone’s favourite tipple, and thanks to Globe-Trotter and the iconic Italian homeware company Alessi, you can mix them on the go and wherever life takes you this Christmas. […]

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SUFFERING BASTARD COCKTAIL RECIPE

This is a cocktail for the lovers of highballs. Found lingering in the dark corners of tiki menus, this cocktail works as a great starter, or a finishing move when that last guest is lingering in the kitchen looking to talk. Ingredients:1oz Gin1oz Bourbon1oz Lime Cordial4ds Angostura Bitters4oz Ginger Beer Gear:RIEDEL Bar Crystal Glass Highballs […]

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Stanley Tucci’s ‘Taste’

If you missed Stanley Tucci’s rise to social fame over the last year, where have you been? His extensive and innuendo based martini & negroni tutorials throughout lockdown were a must watch and guess what, you missed out. His charming smile, those signature black glasses, the smooth New York, London mixed accent and his outrageous cocktail […]

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The Ivy Market Grill X Chila Burman

This month, the streets of Covent Garden have come alive with an immersive, neon art installation created by British artist, Chila Burman. To celebrate this marquee event, The Ivy Market Grill will be transforming its Henrietta Street entrance with a brightly coloured, peacock-inspired installation in collaboration with Bombay Sapphire. The striking display will be filled […]

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The Journal: The Americano

The predecessor to greatness, the foundation of flavour, the backbone of bitter leisure. Think iconic, think Negroni, but lighter. The Americano is great for light summer evenings or a casual get together. Ingredients:1.5oz Campari1.5oz Sweet Vermouth3oz Soda Gear:Koto Old Fashioned Crystal GlassesLibbey Mixing Glass Instructions:Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass and strain into a […]

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