Remy Savage bombay sapphire gin

Rémy Savage (pictured) of France has won the title of world’s most imaginative bartender after winning a global final in London with a cocktail using a syrup made from paper. He was one of 15 finalists in the competition for Bombay Sapphire gin which followed national heats around the world, including the UK where the …

fever tree gin tonic

A dedicated gin and tonic bar is popping up in east London this week, featuring 160 gins from around the world. It is being set up by tonic specialist Fever-Tree in Hoxton Square from June 12 for six weeks, offering master classes, dining experiences and tasting flights. If follows the success of last year’s Fever-Tree …

Adrian Gomes

Aberdeen bar entrepreneur Adrian Gomes (pictured) has won a place on a “boot camp” in Sicily after being named UK winner of this year’s Disaronno Mixing Star. He impressed judges with his Agro di Paradiso cocktail, a twist on a Disaronno Sour, combining the amaretto with limoncello honey shrub, fresh lemon, cardamom and saffron bitters …

foodies 2015

A look ahead at this summer’s Foodie Festivals Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest celebration of food and drink, has announced nine festivals for summer 2014. It begins with Foodies Festival on Brighton Hove Lawns on May 3, 4 and 5, which will be followed by two new festivals held at historic houses through a new …

Slug and Lettuce hot dog

A special menu of hot dogs is to be introduced at Slug & Lettuce bars inspired by six football teams taking part in the World Cup. The menu will run in all the bars across the UK from the kick-off of the first group match on June 12 until the final on July 13. Support …

hudson whiskey

Leading bars are being supplied with kits including a barrel and Prohibition newspapers as part of the first UK on-trade campaign for American whiskey Hudson. The Hudson City Kit aims to build awareness of the brand and introduce bartenders to Hudson’s Baby Bourbon, Four Grain and Manhattan Rye variants and develop Hudson into their “bourbon …

James Fowler BA World Class

James Fowler (pictured) from The Larder House and The Library in Bournemouth has been crowned World Class UK Bartender Of The Year 2014 after a mid-air final on a British Airways flight. After a week-long series of challenges, he overcame competition from seven other UK finalists to impress judges with his bartending skills as well …

chino latino pride 1

A new cocktail is being added to the menu at restaurant and bar group Chino Latino to celebrate Pride events taking place across the UK and overseas. The multi-coloured, layered cocktail, inspired by the rainbow LGBT Pride flag, was created by Dennis Starck, head bartender at Chino Latino in Köln, Germany. The long drink is …

innis gunn malt whisky trail beer

A beer matured in casks from each of Scotland’s five malt whisky-producing regions has been released by Innis & Gunn. The limited-edition Malt Whisky Trail, with ABV of 7.4%, comes in a 330ml bottle – the latest brew to showcase the company’s specialism in oak ageing of beers. At the base of Malt Whisky Trail …