Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge

This February nine bartenders from across the world will travel to Trinidad & Tobago to compete for the world title of Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge (AGCC) 2020. The competition, which is now in its 10th year, welcomed 318 entrants competing from 55 countries. After impressing judges in the regional heats, the nine finalists are revealed …

Discount Suit Company cocktails

Spitalfields basement bar Discount Suit Company is celebrating its sixth birthday with the launch of a brand new cocktail menu. The new menu, which launches on Wednesday 15 January, features eight new cocktails and three returning Discount Suit Company favourites. Tipples will include Whipping Boy, made with Ocho Blanco Tequila, Lillet Rose, citrus, olive brine …

The Churchill Bar & Terrace - The Traveller

London’s The Churchill Bar & Terrace has unveiled ‘Shades of Winston Churchill’, a new cocktail menu inspired by Winston Churchill and classic British food pairings. The autumn/winter menu, led by head bartender Giacomo Guarnera and his team, pays homage to the many roles Winston Churchill played in his life, combined with classic British food duos. …

Bristol Syrup Co range

Bristol Syrup Company has gained nationwide listings with bar and restaurant chain The Alchemist. The new partnership has commenced with the brand’s premium cocktail syrups being used heavily throughout The Alchemist’s new theatrical winter drinks menu, seeing eight flavours going into all eighteen sites. The listings feature Bristol Syrup Company’s Simple 2:1, Passionfruit, Raspberry, Grenadine, …

Nine Lives cocktail

South London’s Nine Lives has introduced its latest nine-strong cocktail menu, which sees a continuation of the bar’s commitment to sustainability. Ingredients for the new menu, which features serves named after “solid 90s hip-hop tunes”, have been sourced using waste products from the bar and local businesses around London Bridge, alongside vegetables and herbs from …

Tipplesworth X Diageo

Diageo has acquired pre-mixed cocktail specialist Tipplesworth, with plans to drive outlet expansion of the brand’s draught system in the UK on-trade. Tipplesworth, which was founded in 2013, already partners with Diageo to offer its cocktails on draught in the on-trade using proprietary technology. The brand’s Espresso Martini and Passion Fruit Martini cocktails are currently …

Savage Garden Poppy Field cocktail

Rooftop bar Savage Garden at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel by the Tower of London has launched a new cocktail menu. The concept takes its inspiration from London’s dark, gruesome history, from Tower Hill to Tynburn, The Bloody Tower to Murder Mile and Aldgate to St Paul’s, capturing bloody murders, betrayals, intrigue, dramatic disappearances and …

Binary Botanical

Good Living Brewing Company is inviting mixologists and bartenders across the South East of England to enter its new low-alcohol cocktail competition to mark Dry January. Entrants are encouraged to test their creativity by creating a low-alcohol cocktail using at least 100ml of Good Living Brewing’s Binary Botanical, a 0.5% ABV light beer with a …

Devils Claw Waeska bar

Waeska bar at The Mandrake hotel in London has unveiled a new cocktail menu rooted in ethnobotany, the study of a region’s plants and their practical uses through traditional knowledge of local cultures. The 14-strong menu has been developed to take guests on “a journey through flavours and feelings” using herbs and botanicals from across …

Metaxa Twelve Competition

Rémy Cointreau-owned Greek spirit Metaxa has named Thomas Hay-Owens from The Venner Bar at The Bull Hotel 2019’s Metaxa Twelve competition winner. This year’s contest invited bartenders across the UK to create a new serve incorporating Metaxa 12 Stars, which were judged on four main qualities: Look, Sense, Listen and Explore. Nearly one hundred entries …