maid in cuba

In this new video from Bacardi, Tom Walker – formerly of the American Bar at The Savoy in London – presents his Maid in Cuba cocktail that helped him win the global Bacardi Legacy competition this year. The drink has been included in the next edition of the Savoy Cocktail book and is also included …

roman foltan

Roman Foltan from Artesian bar at London’s Langham hotel demonstrates who to make a twist on a classic Old Fashioned using Glenfiddich whisky in this new video. It has been filmed to support Glenfiddich’s Malt Mastermind competition which is back for a fifth year, calling on bartenders to demonstrate their flair and creativity with a …

luxardo campione

The Luxardo Cocktail Campione has crowned its first-ever winner. David Hamilton Boyd of catering and cocktail design company Organic Spirit scooped the first prize of £3,000 in a thrilling two-day final in Padua, Italy. Competing in the home of Luxardo, the three UK finalists – Matthew Soares of Cloud 23 in Manchester, Nathan Sorby of …

reyka video

Step inside the Ambassador’s Residence with this new video featuring a reception where bartenders across London competed for a place on a trip to Iceland. The venue was the home of the British ambassador for Reyka vodka – the brand ambassador, that is. Joe Petch hosted the competition at the bar he has built in …

Trader Vic's

Trader Vic’s, the French-Polynesian bar and restaurant in London’s Park Lane, is celebrating not just its 80th anniversary this year but also the 70th birthday of the Mai Tai. The cocktail, which mixes white and dark rums with curaçao, orgeat syrup and lime juice, was reportedly created in 1944 at the original Trader Vic’s in …

tom walker

Bacardi has released a video of last month’s UK and Ireland final of its Bacardi Legacy competition in London, where it named the ultimate winner from three “most promising” finalists announced last year. Click here for a full report on the night’s events, including the recipe for the winning recipe Maid in Cuba created by …

merlet bartenders

Distillerie Merlet & Fils has released a short film about the European final of its third annual Sidecar by Merlet competition which took place on January 16. With Andrew Loudon from 69 Colebrooke Row in London representing the UK, the competition was held in restaurant La Mélangerie in Saint Sauvant, near Cognac in south-west France, …

fred noe mila kunis

Hollywood star Mila Kunis has been learning about the history and production of Jim Beam bourbon after becoming official global partner and spokesperson for the brand. In this film, she is given an in-depth tour of the Jim Beam American Stillhouse Distillery in Kentucky by seventh-generation master distiller Fred Noe. Mila will play a leading …

Jason Scott Darnley's View Hot Spiced Gin Punch

Leading bartender Jason Scott, co-owner of Edinburgh bars Bramble and The Last Word Saloon, shows how to make a Hot Spiced Gin Punch with Darnley’s View Spiced Gin, a great alternative to mulled wine, and perfect for sharing on cold winter nights. The film was made by Wemyss Malts, the owner of Darnley’s View Gin. …

Brick Lane Breakfast

Dan Redman-Hubley from Trailer Happiness in west London won the brand ambassador role of “Innovation Champion” for cocktail mix brand Funkin on September 30. His prize included the part-time job of innovation champion brand ambassador for Funkin for one year and a £1,000 up-front cash prize. He won after making an original cocktail, the Brick …