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On the up: rum sales are soaring in the on-trade

Future Trends: Spirits

The masterclass: rum explosion in pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Sales of rum in the UK on-trade are growing at 17% and pubs can do more to benefit from the boom, according to Pernod Ricard UK on-trade channel director Ian Peart ahead of the company’s study tour session at The Morning Advertiser’s (MA) Future Trends:...

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My Pub

My Pub: The Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown, Cornwall

By Sara Hussein

After winning Licensee of the Year at the 2016 British Institute of Innkeeping Awards, Rob and Lucy Brewer discuss the secret to their success and how far they’ve come since they first entered the site 10 years ago

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My Pub

My Pub: The Italian Job, Chiswick, London

By Sara Hussein

After opening the UK’s first Italian craft beer pub in Chiswick last year, co-founders Giovanni Campari and Giuseppe Verdoni explain how they’re planning to bring a taste of Italy to London.

How to make a Negroni

Drink deconstructed

Make the perfect Negroni

By Nicholas Robinson

Possibly one of the simplest, yet most impressive, cocktails to make. The Negroni is hot right now.

How to make a Mai Tai

Drink Deconstructed

Make the perfect Mai Tai

By Nicholas Robinson

Rum's fortunes are said to be turning, with the dark and spiced varieties growing in popularity. The Mai Tai, therefore, is a cocktail menu must, which isn't that difficult to crack.

How to make a Manhattan

Drink deconstructed

Make the perfect Manhattan

By Nicholas Robinson

Popular history says this three-part cocktail was first made in the Manhattan Club in the 1870s. We're not inclined to argue with that, but we can say it's a simple and sophisticated whiskey cocktail.

How to make an El Diablo

Drink Deconstructed

Make the perfect El Diablo

By Nicholas Robinson

The English translation of El Diablo means Devil, but this tequila-based cocktail is an angel to make and is a refreshing quencher in the summer.

A rum coffee twist on a classic

Cocktails

Three easy coffee cocktails you must make

By Nicholas Robinson

Each week millions of cups of coffee are sold in pubs, so finding ways to tap into rising customer demand for coffee during evening trade could be a big win for operators. Here are three coffee cocktails you should try

Long and refreshing: How to make The Queen's Park Swizzle

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Rum cocktail: The Queen’s Park Swizzle

By Nicholas Robinson

The Queen’s Park Swizzle dates back to 1920s Trinidad, but rising interest in rum and the desire for long cool drinks during summer, puts this mojito-style drink on trend.

Quick, easy and tasty cocktails

Drink deconstructed

Rum cocktail: Golden Daiquiri

By Nicholas Robinson

Dark and spiced rums are rising in popularity, so it's time to put some easy and refreshing rum cocktails on your bar menu, such as the Golden Daiquiri.

Veltins UK MD: pilsner 'more accessible' than some hop-forward crafted beers

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They come for craft beer and stay for pilsner

By Nicholas Robinson

Craft beer drinkers are going to specialist pubs for the beer range, but are staying for less-challenging tasting beers like pilsners according to Veltins managing director of vertical drinks Steve Holt.

Mark Sargeant makes BBQ rib of beef

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Mark Sargeant makes BBQ rib of beef

By Nicholas Robinson

Not all pubs have the luxury of time and local suppliers, but that doesn’t mean the food has to be poor quality. Ex-Restaurant Gordon Ramsay chef Mark Sargeant works with Brakes to deliver a dish that’s both effortless and tasty

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