London bar The Four Sisters has teamed up with Divine Chocolate to create cocktails to celebrate Chocolate Week 2013. The three drinks are inspired by the chocolate maker’s two new flavours, Chilli and Orange and Toffee and Sea Salt, as well as its popular 85% Dark Chocolate. Andrei Marian, head bartender at The Four Sisters …

Bars are to be given chemistry sets so they can serve up Absolut vodka cocktails with pipettes for adding a drop of cobalt blue liqueur to match the latest limited-edition bottle. About 250,000 pipettes are being distributed to the trade along with the specially produced cobalt blue liqueur along with kits that include chemistry apparatus …

D&D London has opened its first bar and restaurant outside of the capital in the new Trinity Leeds development Traditionally, you wouldn’t go to a bar in a shopping centre expecting too much from their drinks. This is not the case at the new Trinity Leeds leisure and retail development in Leeds city centre. Living …

A cocktail is being sought for The Kraken Black Spiced Rum that is worthy of serving in one of the most unusual pop-up bars ever – on a sea fort nine miles off the coast of Kent. The Think Ink competition, which takes place on Tuesday (October 8) in London, is calling on bartenders to …

Bartenders from across the UK and Ireland are preparing for the grand final of the Underground Punch Pong League (UPPL) Monin Bartenders’ Challenge Cup tonight (October 7). The grand final will take place at the “London Punch Pong Arena” – better known as the Arts Theatre in London’s West End – on the opening night …

Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands (BBFB) training team are returning to London Cocktail Week this year with seminars from leading bartenders and experts under the banner of “Cocktail Culture”. The seminars, running from October 7 to 11 at 69 Neal Street, are aimed at professional bartenders, featuring the likes of Bacardi rum’s master blender José Sanchez and …

A “cocktail safari” around the bars, restaurants and cafés of London’s Regent Street and the surrounding area will celebrate mocktails for London Cocktail Week. The tour will guide people around places where they can enjoy non-alcoholic cocktails such as a G-Tox, Bambini Bellini and Virgin Mary – plus alcoholic cocktails if they prefer too. The …

Dan Redman-Hubley (pictured) from Trailer Happiness in west London has won the brand ambassador role of “Innovation Champion” for cocktail mix brand Funkin. He beat other leading mixologists and bartenders at the final of a competition where they were challenged to come up with a future concept for the Funkin range that they believed would …

A Bloody Mary Garden is being created as a bolt hole for bartenders and the bar trade in London’s Covent Garden as part of London Cocktail Week this month. The Bartenders Lounge will serve twists on the classic cocktail using the premium Bloody Mary Mix from Finest Call, the ready-to-mix cocktail range distributed in the …

After winning this year’s Bols Around the World competition, Rusty Cerven (pictured) of the Connaught Bar at London’s Connaught Hotel has embarked on a tour that took him to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail in July and this month to the Milan Bar Show and Bar Convent in Berlin. Here, he reports on …