Sidecar by Merlet Cocktail

Bartenders are being challenged to create a twist on the classic Sidecar for a chance to win a trip to the Tales of the Cocktail festival in New Orleans next year. The fourth Sidecar by Merlet competition is run by French drinks producer Merlet & Fils and calls for two cocktails using Merlet Brothers Blend …

Remy Martin XO Cannes

A striking golden decanter has been unveiled for Rémy Martin’s XO cognac to commemorate its exclusive role as official supplier to the Cannes Film Festival. The limited-edition decanter features an emblematic roll of film curls, with an elegant design reflecting the craftsmanship and prestige featured in both the eaux-de-vie and at the iconic film industry …

Mike Foster Sidecar by Merlet

Mike Foster of London bar 69 Colebrooke Row will be heading to Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans after winning a competition to make a twist on a classic Sidecar. He was one of five finalists who took part in the European final of Sidecar by Merlet in Cognac in France, which featured Merlet …

Lodge d'Argent Downhill

A bar inspired by French chalets has taken over the rooftop terrace at City of London restaurant Coq d’Argent with drinks in partnership with Hennessy cognac. The Lodge d’Argent is running from now until the end of February, decked out with vintage ski props and luxurious furry blankets to keep guests warm as they enjoy …

la maison remy martin

Five of the UK’s top bartenders have created cocktails for a pop-up “members club” run by Rémy Martin cognac. La Maison Rémy Martin opens today (November 25) and runs until December 6, taking over all four floors of design gallery 19 Greek Street in Soho, London. On the first floor, the VSOP Bar & Lounge …

courvoisier

Four luxury limited-edition expressions for Courvoisier cognac have been introduced, with blends featuring spirit dating back to the 19th century. The collection has been crafted by Courvoisier master blender Patrice Pinet but, due to the age of the spirits used, represent the skill and expertise of the master blenders who preceded him. He has drawn …

Sarah Mitchell

Sarah Mitchell (pictured) has been declared the UK’s most spontaneous bartender in the final of a competition run for Courvoisier cognac in France. Using ingredients from a mystery box, she created the Jarnac Jedi, made using Courvoisier Exclusif with lemon juice, gomme syrup, marmalade and apple juice, garnished with an apple fan and cinnamon. The …

Darren Leaney Stephen Tarr Milk & Honey Courvoisier

A team from London’s Milk & Honey bar have been declared the UK’s most spontaneous bartenders after winning a competition with Courvoisier cognac. Darren Leaney and Stephen Tarr (pictured) triumphed in a challenge where they had to create a cocktail against the clock using ingredients from a mystery hamper, putting their responsiveness and intuitive bartending …

courvoisier chateau

UK bartenders are to be challenged to demonstrate their “spontaneous talent” in a competition for Courvoisier cognac. Maxxium UK is to run two initiatives this summer, one for bar teams and one for individuals, to test bartenders’ creative flair. It is part of the brand’s Here’s to Now marketing campaign, which inspires consumers to embrace …

milk thistle bristol

Leading bars around the UK feature in the latest stage of Courvoisier’s Here’s to Now campaign, prompting people to discover new ways of enjoying cognac. Distributor Maxxium UK is running a series of consecutive weekly advertorials in leading city lifestyle publications in June and July including Stylist and ShortList, aiming to reach nearly one million …