London's Best Wine Bars

London's Best Wine Bars

Depending on one’s definition, there are anywhere between 3500 to 4000 pubs and bars within the Greater London area. Over the last few years most of discussion has been focused on how many have shut or been bought out in the last decade and what a great tragedy it is that London’s pub-scene is disappearing.…

Museo Del Whisky Bar

Museo Del Whisky Bar

San Sebastián is famous for its food, from its Pintxos to its multiple Michelin rated and Michelin three star restaurants. What I didn’t expect to find, as I crossed one of the main thoroughfares at 12.30am en route back to my Airbnb, was the Museo Del Whisky. I had no particular expectation of what to…

The Boulevardier

The Boulevardier

2017 was unquestionably the year of the Negroni; it was hard to walk past a bar in London last summer and not see it listed as one of the cocktails on offer. Invented, as the story goes, for Count Negroni in 1919 when he asked the barman to make him a stronger version of his…

Whisky Cocktail Cherries

Whisky Cocktail Cherries

I first came across these cherries in my Manhattan at The Savoy Hotel’s legendary American Bar. The cherry was a revelation, I hate the sweetness of those bright red Maraschino Cherries used in most cocktails, so not having one in my Manhattan was a relief. As I bit into the cherry my mouth was flooded…

Harry’s Bar Venice

Harry’s Bar Venice

Of all the cocktail bar names out there, ‘Harry’s’ has to be among the most popular, conjuring up images of high quality cocktails served with immaculate style and service, thanks to the standards set by the Ciprianis. Harry’s Bar in Venice came into existence when Giuseppe Cipriani opened the bar in 1931. The circumstance around…

The Manhattan - Recipe

The Manhattan - Recipe

With its sweet smokiness it’s not hard to see why the Manhattan is a classic of the cocktail world. Not only a classic, it also has huge versatility past the initial question of Bourbon or Rye. Personally I prefer mine dry rather than sweet and made by the capable hands of the team at The…