Cocchi Savoy Vermouth di Torino Dry

Italian vermouth Cocchi has developed the second edition of Cocchi Savoy Vermouth di Torino Dry in partnership with iconic London hotel The Savoy. Maxime Schulte, head bartender of The Savoy’s The American Bar, and Elon Soddu, head bartender of The Beaufort Bar, have joined forces to create the “ultimate” vermouth for the Savoy Martini. The …

The K Bar's 'Terrior' menu

The K Bar at The Kensington hotel in west London has introduced its new ‘Terroir’ cocktail menu, inspired by famous European wine regions. Each cocktail on the 15-strong list has been designed to showcase the characteristics and flavours imparted by a selection of the world’s most celebrated terroirs. Wine regions explored include Bordeaux in France, …

The Ivy Chelsea Garden's Rose Petal Martini

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, bars up and down the country are looking to impress loved-up consumers with dreamy, enamouring cocktails. We take a look at what some venues and brands are up to mark the occasion. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, The Ivy Chelsea Garden’s entrance will be adorned with an installation …

Aster cocktails

London cocktail bar Aster has created a new menu that takes guests on a journey through the UK’s capital, championing the places and people that make it special. The 11-strong line-up of cocktails on the ‘Aster Adventure’ map-style menu, which emulates the underground station map, span Kings Cross to Whitechapel. Imbibers can start at Victoria …

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 …