The Spirit of Art

A social media campaign is under way for Giffard liqueurs and spirits featuring 11 leading bartenders and their tattoos. Portraits of the bartenders, shot by photographer Theo Chalmers at Zilouf Bar in Islington, north London, are being released one by one via Facebook and Twitter throughout January. It is part of a Spirit of Art …

hotel gotham 7th floor bar

A new rooftop cocktail bar is set to open in Manchester in April as part of the grand new Hotel Gotham from Bespoke Hotels. It will be called Brass and be located on the seventh floor of the Art Deco building at 100 King Street while a restaurant called Honey will be on the sixth …

bristologist

An award-winning chef is stepping behind the bar at a new Bristol venue with the ambition of creating “the most innovative cocktails in the city”. Christian Abbot (pictured), who reached the final of MasterChef the Professionals in 2013, is developing drinks at The Bristologist in Corn Street which was opened by James Sleeman and head …

nrb top 50 2014

Nominations are being sought for the fourth annual NRB Top 50 – the roll call of the people making the biggest contributions to the north’s hospitality industry. Organised as part of the Northern Restaurant & Bar show in March, it is calling for people to nominate a colleague, a client or even themselves by Friday …

duck alberlady mocktails

Tasty and creative non-alcoholic cocktails can help attract people going dry for January, reports Mark Ludmon In the coastal village of Aberlady east of Edinburgh, non-alcoholic cocktails have been added to the winter drinks menu at Ducks bar and bistro. Taking them through Christmas to February, the cocktails (pictured above) include not just boozy festive …

The Wild Geese Winter Cocktails Rum Mai Tai & Whiskey Sazerac

A range of cocktails has been created to brighten up the winter months by bartender Stav B using The Wild Geese Irish whiskeys and Caribbean rums. She has set out to put an authentic twist on a series of classic serves, using ingredients such as fruity plum bitters and earthy nutmeg as well as rich …

Deano Moncrieff The Don

A cocktail serve described as “an interactive drinkable art piece”, has been created for bars by the team behind Tequila Don Julio. It resembles a framed picture of a sugar skull image representing the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico, measuring two metres tall and a metre wide, but is in fact made up …

reyka martini dispenser

A Martini Dispenser that delivers perfect ice-cold cocktails every time has been invented by the UK brand ambassador for Reyka vodka. Joe Petch has developed the machine that, at the push of a button, dispenses a mix of Reyka, vermouth and limited-edition Rekya bitters via a brass tap straight into a glass. The cocktail is …

mailbox birmingham

A new cocktail bar and restaurant in Birmingham city centre is being developed by the team behind Shaker Consultancy and bar schools. Gas Street Social is due to open in March in The Mailbox in Wharfside Street as part of a £50million redevelopment of the retail and leisure complex. Described as an “urban neighbourhood kitchen”, …

berners tavern bar

Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London and the Punch Room and Berners Tavern (pictured) at the London Edition hotel are among winners of this year’s European Hotel Design Awards. They were chosen by judges from new interior design projects across Europe and announced last night at a ceremony to tie in with this week’s Sleep hotel …