Spirits & Cocktails

Expert advice: (l-r) Diageo whisky ambassador Colin Dunn and Max Murdy-Flisher of Strongroom Bar, Shoreditch

Whisky masterclass: sponsored by Diageo

The ultimate whisky masterclass

By Nicholas Robinson

Whisky is quickly breaking away from its long-held reputation of being a rigid, complex and confusing category, with many Brits – young and older – willing to break with said tradition.

The list: Top 50 Cocktail Bars 2019 list revealed

Northern bars represent in Top 50 Cocktail Bars 2019 list

By Top 50 Cocktail Bars

A bar in the former steel producing town of Middlesbrough on Teesside has planted itself firmly among some of the UK’s best in the 2019 Top 50 Cocktail Bars list, proving the trend for high quality cocktails has well and truly travelled beyond the country’s...

In the pink: Mermaid Gin is launching a new pink variant to meet consumer demand

Mermaid Gin debuts pink variant

By Robert Mann

Just three months after the successful relaunch of Mermaid Gin, Isle of Wight Distillery has introduced its first ever pink gin.

Perfectionism: customers will begin to justify premium price tags if you get your perfect serve right

What makes a perfect serve?

By Robert Mann

Getting your range of drinks is, of course, crucial but making sure you serve them correctly and with elegance will help maintain and even grow custom.

On the up: the spritz continues to grow in popularity

Sponsored by Fentimans

The rise and rise of the spritz

By Adam Bloodworth

The spritz drink is right on-trend and something consumers already love but there’s more to it than the familiar Aperol Spritz and operators now have a glut of recipes and inspiration to draw on should they want to create memorable beverages this summer