A twist on the Pornstar Martini

In association with Diageo

Make the Wisely Wonder

By Nicholas Robinson

The Porn Star Martini has taken the UK by storm, but some long-time drinkers of the cocktail might be looking to try something a little different. Why not try this gin twist?

Not so soft: some pubs are making a mint from soft drinks sales

In association with CCEP

How important are soft drinks to pubs?

By Nicholas Robinson

A quarter of sales come from soft drinks in many pubs, The Morning Advertiser (MA) has learned during a Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) Pub & Bar Tour. Here, we take a look at the pubs and bars making a mint from softs.

The Great British Pub Awards Spirits Pub/Bar of the Year 2016 finalists

In association with Diageo

Make the Butler's Handover: gin, bourbon and plum

By Nicholas Robinson

This gin-based short drink was invented by Jess Hunter, assistant manager at the Queen Charlotte in Windsor, which was shortlisted in the Diageo-sponsored Great British Pub Awards Spirits Pub/Bar of the Year category 2016

Top dog: Whitby has risen to the top in fewer than five years

In association with Diageo

NWTC's Nick Whitby reveals secrets to success

By Nicholas Robinson

New World Trading Company's head of bars Nick Whitby reveals his secrets to rising to the top in one of the UK's most successful pub and bar companies.

Top cocktail: East by North East from Newcastle's Pleased to Meet You

In association with Diageo

Britain's best cocktail: East by North East

By Nicholas Robinson

Inspiration for cocktails can be close to home, as demonstrated by Pleased to Meet You’s Tom Proud with his beautiful drink East by North East

Origin of lager: Dark Light represents traditional German lagers


Caledonian Brewery launches black lager

By Nicholas Robinson

Caledonian’s recently-launched black lager Dark Light is the latest example of the 150-year-old Scottish brewery’s innovative new craft beers but what’s next for Wee George, the pilot brewery that produced the liquid?

Ian Wright signed books and met fans for five hours on Thursday, 22 September

Book launch

Ian Wright launches book in north London pub

By Liam Coleman

Rather than the traditional literary festival or large book store, retired footballer Ian Wright launched his autobiography, A Life In Football in north London pub, the Tollington Arms.

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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