The number of people switching from beer and wine to cocktails is greater than previously thought, according to leading drinks company Cellar Trends. Drawing on its own research, the distributor believes that about 30,000 on-trade outlets serve cocktails in the UK – 25 per cent more than the 24,000 estimated by on-trade specialist CGA Strategy. …

A cocktail bar, described as a “local urban living room”, opens today downstairs from Gordon Ramsay Group’s high-profile new restaurant Union Street Café. Open from early evening until late, Union Street Bar in Borough, south London, will serve creative and classic cocktails taking influence from Mediterranean and Italian flavours. It will reflect the menu of …

Cocktails have been created at two top London bars to tie in with the Iconoclasts of Taste project run for Grey Goose vodka. The brand has been working with its “Emerging Iconoclasts” who were selected by judges seeking people pioneering a new and visionary movement, product or concept in food and drink. The three iconoclasts …

After winning the crown at this year’s Bols Around the World competition, Rusty Cerven has embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime trip beginning with a visit to New Orleans to experience Tales of the Cocktail first-hand. In this travelogue, Rusty details his time in New Orleans and the exciting five days in one of the cocktail capitals …

London Fashion Week has inspired bartenders at the rooftop Vista bar at the capital’s Trafalgar Hotel to create “designer” cocktails. The limited-edition cocktails take inspiration from the hottest trends for spring/summer 2014 which will be seen on the catwalks for London’s fashion showcase from September 14 to 17. Daniel Carvalho, bar manager at Vista, said: …

Bartender Tony Conigliaro, co-owner of 69 Colebrooke Row and Zetter Townhouse bars in London, shows how to make a Martini. He uses gin, vermouth and ice plus a slice of lemon to finish. Part of Telegraph.co.uk Men’s Channel’s Instant Expert series.

More than 1,000 consumers are expected at Cocktails in the City – a showcase of 30 of London’s best bars. It takes place at Victoria House in Bloomsbury, London, on September 26, the day after the end of Boutique Bar Show. It is the first time the event has been held in London after its …

Simone Caporale Bloom Gin

Simone Caporale (pictured), a bartender at the Artesian bar at London’s Langham Hotel, won the first cocktail competition organised by Bloom gin. He beat nine other talented competitors with his Lavender Daisy, fresh and feminine cocktail that reflects the delicate floral notes of the gin. It is made with 50ml Bloom gin, 20ml of lemon …