Coupette Summer menu

London cocktail bar Coupette has launched its ‘Summer’ cocktail list, the first in a new series of seasonal menus formed in partnership with creative figures from the Bethnal Green area. For the first iteration of the menu, Coupette’s founder Chris Moore has collaborated with local lettering artist and sign writer Ged Palmer. The new offering …

Chivas Masters 2019

Scotch whisky brand Chivas has revealed the 14 finalists set to compete in the 2019 Chivas Masters global competition. Chivas Masters celebrates a community of bartenders who embody Chivas’ core values of success, collaboration and generosity. Built around the belief that blended is better – in life and in Scotch – community sits at the …

Bloody Drinks

London-based start-up Bloody Drinks is rolling out its range of premium canned, pre-mixed Bloody Marys to the UK market. The new single-serve pre-mixed drinks have been created to offer bar operators a quick and convenient solution, while helping them eliminate wastage and the need to stock multiple perishable ingredients. Protecting the cocktails from sunlight and …

Funkin RTD nitro canned cocktails

Fruit purée and cocktail mixer company Funkin has released a range of RTD nitro canned cocktails to the on-trade, enabling bartenders to speed up the cocktail making process. The range, which is infused with nitrogen for a smooth finish, features four serves: Espresso Martini, Passionfruit Martini, Amaretto Sour and the on-trend Pink Gin Fizz. Bartenders …

Pornstar Martini cocktail

Insight from out-of-home food and drinks data and research consultancy CGA reveals the nation’s top ten cocktails and a 10% increase in on-trade cocktail sales over the last year. According to CGA’s Mixed Drinks Report Q1 2019, nine million consumers are enjoying cocktails when they go out, making this one of Britain’s fastest growing drinks …

The Berkeley's Blue Bar Bread is Gold

The Blue Bar at luxury London hotel The Berkeley has launched its latest cocktail menu, positioned at the “antithesis of the expected extensive drinks list”. The “experiential” new menu is made up of four categories: Fresh & Easy, Elegant & Bubbly, Crisp & Clean and Rich & Bold, and lists a total of 16 serves. …

Lugger Rum Spicy Lugger serve

Lyme Bay Winery’s spiced rum brand Lugger has created a new theatrical signature serve called the Spicy Lugger for summer 2019. The Devonian rum is redefining flair bartending – the practice of entertaining guests with the manipulation of bar tools and bottles – as ‘flare’ bartending, with a flaming garnish of sparked cinnamon, icing sugar …

Edinburgh Cocktail Week Cocktail Forest

Edinburgh Cocktail Week is back from 14 to 20 October with a number of new festival features, including the Cocktail Forest and expanded Cocktail Village. Following its successful introduction to the festival last year, the Cocktail Village returns to Festival Square, expanding in size and experience with a new forest-themed extension. The new “dark, enchanted …

Oblix East interior

Zoe Fryday visits Oblix East at The Shard for a taste of the new ‘Foundation of Flavour’ menu If you like to enjoy your cocktails with stunning panoramic views of London’s skyline, a trip to Oblix East is a must. At this urban bar and lounge, located on the thirty-second floor of The Shard, cosmopolitan …

Bacardí Legacy

UK entries are now open for the Bacardí Legacy global cocktail competition, which is back for 2020 with a new ambassador programme. The UK competition will kick off with a new Legacy ambassador programme consisting of seven former Legacy finalists who will provide new entrants with advice and mentorship on drinks, recipes, inspiration and cocktail …