jesse estes

Jesse Estes (pictured) of The Luggage Room at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square won the Crystal Head Cocktail Challenge 2013 with his cocktail, Mother’s Little Helper (aka the “Danhattan”). At the competition held in London in May, Jesse impressed a panel of judges including Hollywood star Dan Aykroyd, the co-creator of Crystal Head vodka. …

Luca Cordiglieri (pictured), bar manager of China Tang at The Dorchester in London, talks about how to impress guests and be the perfect host. It ties in with The Perfect Host, the cocktail that placed bartender Nelson Bernardes of Good Godfrey’s at London’s Waldorf Hilton in the final stage of this year’s Bacardi Legacy cocktail …

Mixologist Joe McCanta, global brand ambassador for Grey Goose vodka, transforms the classic Negroni into a French Negroni, reinventing the Italian drink with French ingredients by combining Grey Goose Vodka Le Citron, Amer Picon and Noilly Prat Rouge vermouth in equal parts.

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 …

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.