sake cocktails

Bartenders are to compete to make the best cocktails with sake in new awards held as part of the Hyper Japan Christmas Market in London next month. They have been nominated to take part in the first Sake Cocktail Awards, taking place over three days during the show which celebrates Japanese food and culture. The …

Roman Foltan

Pernod Ricard is stepping up activity for classic Czech liqueur Becherovka Original in the UK after appointing leading bartender Roman Foltan as brand ambassador. Roman, who is from the Czech Republic, aims to inspire and engage with UK bartenders and consumers over the brand, including ideas for cocktails. He is a key member of the …

pere magloire

Bars and restaurants around the UK are set to champion France’s apple cider brandy with events and special menus for National Calvados Week. Running from October 18 to 24, over 100 bars, restaurants and shops have already pledged to celebrate and promote calvados through cocktails, tastings, food pairings and special dishes cooked with the spirit. …

Green Carnation soho bar

Three leading figures in Britain’s bar and restaurant sector have joined forces to open a new wine and cocktail bar in London. 68 and Boston is being developed by Eric Yu, founder of London restaurant and bar operator The Breakfast Group, with Luca Cordiglieri, the former bar manager of China Tang at The Dorchester in …

Screach TV Betway

With increasing numbers of people using their phones for betting and games while in a bar or pub, Betway has formed a new partnership to promote its services in the on-trade. Its gaming and sport book business will be advertised on screens across the UK via cloud-based communication and entertainment platform Screach. Betway will promote …

Asha's Strawberry Passion

A new cocktail bar with drinks designed by two of the UK’s leading bartenders is to open in Manchester as part of a new restaurant specialising in modern Indian cuisine. Consultants Jamie Jones, an award-winning bartender based in Manchester, and Marian Beke, bar manager of the Nightjar in London’s Old Street, have been brought in …

London Cocktail Week

Details have been announced for this year’s London Cocktail Week, including a bigger hub in Soho and a takeover of Old Spitalfields Market. The whole 1,200 square metres of the historic covered market in east London will become a “cocktail village” of pop-up bars, trucks, vans and bicycles serving up drinks. There will also be …

ALCOHOLIC ARCHITECTURE bompas & parr

A walk-in cloud of breathable cocktail will be created by food and drink innovators Bompas & Parr when they open their own bar in London. They have taken over part of a Victorian building in Borough Market that will open as Alcoholic Architecture on July 30. The installation is described as “the world’s first alcoholic …

Funkin Daniel Redman-Hubley

Cocktail specialist Funkin is launching a nationwide competition to find a bartender to help them develop new ideas as the brand’s next Innovation Champion. Bartenders are asked to submit an idea for a new product plus a Funkin cocktail that reflects the brand’s innovative approach, using any product from the Funkin Pro range. Those with …

David Hamilton Boyd Luxardo Campione

The search is now on to find the 2015 Luxardo Cocktail Campione: an extraordinary bartender with the skill to create original, exciting cocktail recipes using Luxardo. This year’s theme is “La Famiglia”, or the family, in honour of the Luxardo family who have been producing classic Italian liqueurs since 1821. Whether it’s your family, the …