Funkin Cocktails Pina Colada nitro canned cocktail

Fruit purée and cocktail mixer company Funkin is extending its nitro-infused canned cocktails range with the introduction of a Piña Colada variant. The Piña Colada, a blend of coconut milk, pineapple juice and white rum, is now a top ten cocktail, and joins three other serves in Funkin’s Nitro canned cocktail range: Espresso Martini, Passion …

Nicole Sykes

Nicole Sykes of Satan’s Whisker in London has been named the UK winner of the Bacardí Legacy global cocktail competition. The Scottish bartender took the prize with her Ladder cocktail and will now travel to Miami in May to compete against 40 bartenders at the Global Final. Made from Bacardí Carta Blanca rum, crème de …

World Class GB Final 2019

Diageo Reserve’s World Class bartender competition has officially opened for entries in the UK. The annual competition, which is now in its twelfth year, encourages bartenders from across the country to submit a digital entry of one or two serves, to be in with the chance of making it into the top 100. Bartenders have …

Famous tiki bar Trader Vic’s, located in London Hilton on Park Lane, Mayfair, is introducing a new ‘Tiki-tea’ experience, offering a savoury French-Polynesian twist on a traditional British afternoon tea. The venue will be offering a selection of treats every evening from 5pm, featuring a towering table selection of “tiki-tastes from around the world”. Featured …

The K Bar's 'Terrior' menu

The K Bar at The Kensington hotel in west London has introduced its new ‘Terroir’ cocktail menu, inspired by famous European wine regions. Each cocktail on the 15-strong list has been designed to showcase the characteristics and flavours imparted by a selection of the world’s most celebrated terroirs. Wine regions explored include Bordeaux in France, …

The Ivy Chelsea Garden's Rose Petal Martini

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, bars up and down the country are looking to impress loved-up consumers with dreamy, enamouring cocktails. We take a look at what some venues and brands are up to mark the occasion. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, The Ivy Chelsea Garden’s entrance will be adorned with an installation …

Aster cocktails

London cocktail bar Aster has created a new menu that takes guests on a journey through the UK’s capital, championing the places and people that make it special. The 11-strong line-up of cocktails on the ‘Aster Adventure’ map-style menu, which emulates the underground station map, span Kings Cross to Whitechapel. Imbibers can start at Victoria …

Good Living Brewing Dry January Cocktail Competition

Jamie Proud from The Pound in Canterbury, Kent has won Good Living Brewing Company’s Dry January Cocktail Competition. The inaugural contest, which sets out to showcase that no and low-alcohol cocktails can be enticing and delicious, invited bars across the south east of England to create a low-ABV serve containing at least 100ml of Good …

Primo Aperitivo's Primo Negroni

Primo Aperitivo, a new premium range of Italian ready-to-serve aperitivo, has made its debut in the UK. Created by Italian-born mixologists Danilo Tersigni and Filippo Previero, as well as Roma Bar Show founder Andrea Fofi, Primo is a “celebration of Italy’s vibrant cocktail culture”. It has been developed to provide “an accessible yet special drinking …

Carpano Botanic Bitter

Hi-Spirits is launching Carpano Botanic Bitter in the UK, offering bartenders a premium cocktail bitters that brings “a new dimension” to classic cocktails. Carpano Botanic Bitter combines ten carefully selected aromatic botanicals: saffron, sandal, fresh orange peel, bitter orange peel, cinchona, rhubarb, zedoria, gentian, myrrh and wormwood. These ingredients are said to “blend harmoniously” into …