Spirits & Cocktails

Local menus: Diageo's Ketel One Vodka has challenged bartenders to create sustainable drinks

One-mile sourcing competition for bartenders

By Emily Hawkins

Premium vodka brand Ketel One has challenged bartenders to make a cocktail menu using ingredients that are sourced within one square mile of their site.

No ruling against pubs: the name ‘Pornstar Martini’ can still be used in pubs and bars (credit: Matthew Atherden/gettyimages.co.uk)

Pubs can still serve ‘Pornstars’

By Nikkie Thatcher

Pubs can continue to serve top-selling cocktail Pornstar Martini after alcohol watchdog Portman Group ordered Marks & Spencer (M&S) to change its RTD version of the drink.

On the rocks: operators are turning to premium non-alcoholic serves as a way to entice Millennial drinkers

'Market for mocktails will only increase'

By Emily Hawkins

The popularity of mocktails shows no sign of stopping and will drive the premium drinks category, according to the founder of soft drinks supplier Peter Spanton Drinks.

Freeze plea: spirits trade joins forces to stop duty rise

Spirits producers call for financial protection

By Nicholas Robinson

Gin, whisky, vodka and a host of other UK spirits makers have joined forces in an effort to make the new Chancellor Sajid Javid impose a freeze on spirits duty in the next Budget.

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.

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