Good Living Brewing Dry January Cocktail Competition

Jamie Proud from The Pound in Canterbury, Kent has won Good Living Brewing Company’s Dry January Cocktail Competition. The inaugural contest, which sets out to showcase that no and low-alcohol cocktails can be enticing and delicious, invited bars across the south east of England to create a low-ABV serve containing at least 100ml of Good …

Italian-inspired cocktail bar Hey Palu has opened its doors on Bread Street in Edinburgh’s city centre. Inspired by the Italian way of drinking, the new venue pays homage to the country’s rich, vibrant cocktail culture with a traditional aperitivo menu, bar snacks and décor reminiscent of 1930s Italy. Split into two spaces, Hey Palu’s retro …

Primo Aperitivo's Primo Negroni

Primo Aperitivo, a new premium range of Italian ready-to-serve aperitivo, has made its debut in the UK. Created by Italian-born mixologists Danilo Tersigni and Filippo Previero, as well as Roma Bar Show founder Andrea Fofi, Primo is a “celebration of Italy’s vibrant cocktail culture”. It has been developed to provide “an accessible yet special drinking …

Carpano Botanic Bitter

Hi-Spirits is launching Carpano Botanic Bitter in the UK, offering bartenders a premium cocktail bitters that brings “a new dimension” to classic cocktails. Carpano Botanic Bitter combines ten carefully selected aromatic botanicals: saffron, sandal, fresh orange peel, bitter orange peel, cinchona, rhubarb, zedoria, gentian, myrrh and wormwood. These ingredients are said to “blend harmoniously” into …

Funkin Pro Prickly Pear Purée

Funkin Cocktails is helping bars bring Latin American flavour to drinks menus with the launch of its Funkin Pro Prickly Pear Purée. Developed in collaboration with nationwide restaurant brand Las Iguanas, the new purée is made from hand-picked, ripe cactus fruit, grown in Mexico. It is pale pink in colour and adds “savoury notes” to …

Giulia Cuccurullo, Patrón Perfectionists

Giulia Cuccurullo from Artesian Bar in London has been named the winner of Patrón Tequila’s Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition. The competition, which is now in its fifth year, challenged bartenders across the globe to create a “simply perfect” Patrón cocktail that embodies the traits of a true perfectionist: care and dedication, attention to detail, creativity …

Bruichladdich Distillery

For Burns Night, on 25 January, Bruichladdich Distillery from Islay will be raising a toast to its Scottish heritage and provenance with a series of celebrations across London. The distillery has collaborated with a number of venues, including Cub, Wilder, The Conduit and Galvin at Windows’ 10 Degrees Bar, adding modern twists on classic dishes and …

5-a-Day at The Blind Pig

Jason Atherton’s flagship bar The Blind Pig has revealed a new ‘Greatest Hits’ menu in dedication to venue’s most celebrated cocktails. The list comprises of eleven cocktails spanning the speakeasy’s last seven years, and includes old favourites from the ‘Long and Short Tails’ menu, which takes its inspiration from the nation’s bestselling children’s books, as …

Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge

This February nine bartenders from across the world will travel to Trinidad & Tobago to compete for the world title of Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge (AGCC) 2020. The competition, which is now in its 10th year, welcomed 318 entrants competing from 55 countries. After impressing judges in the regional heats, the nine finalists are revealed …

Edible Cocktail Toppers

The humble citrus fruit has long been the garnish of choice for bartenders around the world, but how many times have you thought about the environmental impact of the orange? Research suggests that a single orange will need up to 50 litres of water in its lifetime! Edible Cocktail Toppers has introduced a potato starch …