Italicus’ Aperitivo Challenge 2019

Selia Bugallo of Kwãnt, London has been crowned the Best Italicus Bar Artist of the Year with her aperitivo-style cocktail, The Three of Us. At the final at Barcelona’s Paradiso bar, which recently placed at number 20 in the World’s 50 Best Bars, 12 bartenders battled it out in front of a live panel of …

Burger & Lobster colourless cocktails

London restaurant group Burger & Lobster has launched a five-strong range of colourless cocktails in a bid to remove stereotypes associated with famous drinks. Focusing on taste rather than marketing, the ‘Mixed-ology’ collection sees five classic cocktails, including the Mojito and Negroni, transformed into neutral, nameless drinks. The drinks were created by mixologist Eduard Balan …

20 Stories cocktails

Manchester restaurant and bar 20 Stories has launched a new drinks menu, featuring six new ‘photographic cocktails’ complete with edible printed images. The team, headed up by senior bartender David Stanley, hope to bring an exciting, new experience to the Manchester bar scene by drawing upon seasonal ingredients and new technology. Customers will be able …

The Coral Room cocktails

The Coral Room at The Bloomsbury Hotel has launched its new ‘A Sip of England’ cocktail menu, inspired by the moors, meadows, seas and spires of the country. From Wordsworth’s lakes and Bronte’s moors to the Cornish Riviera, Glastonbury and the Bloomsbury Group’s Sussex retreat, The Coral Room’s new cocktail list sets out to offer …

Sipling Alcohol Free Cocktails

Adult soft drinks producer Sipling Beverage Company has introduced a premium range of ready-to-drink alcohol-free cocktails to the UK market. The no-ABV cocktails “recreate the sophisticated flavours, familiarity and sense of occasion” of several of the world’s most popular cocktails: the Bellini, Gin & Tonic, Moscow Mule, Mojito, Old Cuban and Spiced Rum & Cola. …

Lyaness new cocktail menu

Ryan Chetiyawardana’s London cocktail bar Lyaness is launching the next phase in a playful cocktail list centred around seven core ingredients. Lyaness opened its doors at Sea Containers London hotel in March 2019, replacing Ryan’s award-winning cocktail den Dandeylan. The bar’s first menu took seven recognisable ingredients and manipulated them into “unfamiliar and exciting forms”, …

1st Step USA, Passport menu at St James Bar

St James Bar at London’s Sotitel St James hotel is preparing to launch ‘Passport’, a new cocktail menu inspired by flavours and cultures from around the world. The menu, which officially launches on November 1, has been designed to resemble a real passport, with each cocktail displayed with a stamp of the country it is …

Highball Cocktails

UK-based The Original Free Drinks Company is making its debut with a new six-strong range of ready-to-drink non-alcoholic cocktails. Tapping into the booming ‘no and low” trend, the brand offers “authentic and sophisticated” 0% ABV cocktails in single-serve bottles, cans and on tap. Mixed in small batches in the UK, Highball consists of six variants: …

Daniel Laycock and Luke Cole have been named the winners of the 2019 Monin BarBarista Challenge. In association with UK Coffee Week, the competition paired professional bartenders with baristas, giving them the opportunity to showcase their creative coffee cocktail flair. At the grand finale, regional heat winners had to create drinks that perfectly balanced coffee …

100 Wardour St The Politicians menu

Soho bar 100 Wardour St is continuing to “contort the conventions of cocktail creation” with a new tongue-in-cheek menu inspired by political satire. The new autumn offering, developed by head mixologist Federico Pasian and bar manager Marco Sangion, has been designed to offer some light-hearted humour in uncertain state of current affairs, transforming some of …