The Vesper

The Vesper

Is there a stronger martini than the Vesper? Well only a Vesper made by Alessandro Palazzi of Dukes – a frozen martini glass filled to the brim with No.3 gin and Potocki vodka straight from the freezer with a dash of their own vermouth and a large orange peel – beautiful, and deadly. Created by…

“The Best Coffee in Paris”

“The Best Coffee in Paris”

So there you go. If perceived wisdom is to be believed Coutume is the place to go for your coffee in France’s capitol. We can stop searching now. Among friends and family I am infamous for my love of, and quest for, the best coffees. So, it comes to no surprise, that a girl, also in my class…

Infusing Vodka

Infusing Vodka

When we talk about flavoured vodka, what comes to mind? Skittles? Smirnoff Lime? That curiously fluorescent bottle of something that you picked up from an off-licence on your way to a house party when you were nineteen? You know, the one that tasted like lemon-scented bleach and made the wallpaper curl. I think we can…

The Cocktail Book

The Cocktail Book

Originally published in 1900, The Cocktail Book, is said to be the first book ever published that was solely dedicated to cocktails. Not as famous as the likes of The Savoy Cocktail Book, it is nonetheless a little gem, so it’s unsurprising the British Library has republished this American guide and interspersed it with illustrations…

A Soho to Guide

A Soho to Guide

(This covers east of Wardour Street and south of Brewer Street.) Once synonymous with the sex industry (both gay and straight) and London’s nightlife, Soho has been smartening up over the years. This has seen the area clean up its act, but in the process concerns have been raised that it’s losing it’s character. As…