Spirits & Cocktails

Prestigious list: drinks experts and bartenders from across England, Scotland and Wales attended the announcement of the Top 50 Cocktail Bars list

In pictures: seen at Top 50 Cocktail Bars

By Nikkie Sutton

Bartenders and drinks experts from across the nation came together for the reveal of the Top 50 Cocktail Bars list earlier this week (Monday, 4 June).

Without booze: this alcohol-free cocktail is refreshing thanks to the grapefruit and mint ingredients

How to make: pink grapefruit cooler

By Nikkie Sutton

Bright sunshine and warm climates call for a drink that tickles the taste buds while quenching a thirst. The pink grapefruit cooler ticks all the boxes.

Map created: the UK has almost 100 distilleries

Where to drink whisky in the UK

By Nikkie Sutton

The first interactive map of whisky has been released, marking every whisky distillery across the UK.

Fake booze: some counterfeit alcohol has been found to contain anti-freeze, nail varnish removed, cleaning fluid and industrial spirits, among other things

WSTA cracks down on fake booze

By Nikkie Sutton

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has joined forces with Crimestoppers in a bid to crack down on criminals pedalling counterfeit alcohol.

Pop up drinks: All the secrets of taking your drinks offer outside and off site.

Drinks on the go

By Nikkie Sutton

Taking your drinks offer outside with a pop-up can provide a spike of excitement and pizazz, as well as adding another revenue stream

My Pub Garden: the Castle Inn, Lulworth, Dorset

In association with Fever-Tree

My Pub Garden: ‘This is how we created a G&T Garden’

By Nicholas Robinson

Set in the idyllic Dorset countryside, the Castle Inn, in Lulworth, has a sprawling garden and a terrace ripe for drinking a quenching gin and tonic. But general manager David Hargreaves-Putt explains there’s even more going on beyond the pub’s boundaries.