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 …

Funkin Pro Prickly Pear Purée

Funkin Cocktails is helping bars bring Latin American flavour to drinks menus with the launch of its Funkin Pro Prickly Pear Purée. Developed in collaboration with nationwide restaurant brand Las Iguanas, the new purée is made from hand-picked, ripe cactus fruit, grown in Mexico. It is pale pink in colour and adds “savoury notes” to …

Giulia Cuccurullo, Patrón Perfectionists

Giulia Cuccurullo from Artesian Bar in London has been named the winner of Patrón Tequila’s Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition. The competition, which is now in its fifth year, challenged bartenders across the globe to create a “simply perfect” Patrón cocktail that embodies the traits of a true perfectionist: care and dedication, attention to detail, creativity …

5-a-Day at The Blind Pig

Jason Atherton’s flagship bar The Blind Pig has revealed a new ‘Greatest Hits’ menu in dedication to venue’s most celebrated cocktails. The list comprises of eleven cocktails spanning the speakeasy’s last seven years, and includes old favourites from the ‘Long and Short Tails’ menu, which takes its inspiration from the nation’s bestselling children’s books, as …

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. …