Belvedere Know Your Martini

The quest for the perfect Martini – part 2: Belvedere

How many variations can there be on a Vodka Martini and what makes it different? Is it just about the ratio of spirit to vermouth? Is it whether this most classic of cocktails is stirred or shaken? Or whether...
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In the hot seat: Ryan Chetiyawardana

2014 has been pretty awesome for Ryan Chetiyawardana and the Mr Lyan crew pictured above. First, there was the opening of White Lyan, a bar with no ice, no citrus and no shakers, which made it arguably the...
The Monin Cup UK Final UK

The sweet taste of success at the UK Monin Cup

Take eight up and coming young bartenders, put them behind the bar at the smart new Monin Studio in Hoxton, give them a choice of over 100 premium syrups, then challenge them to define the UK in a cocktail....
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In the hot seat: Hannah Van Ongevalle

Like the World Cup is to footballers, World Class is to bartenders: it's a stage for stars to shine. And boy did Hannah Van Ongevalle dazzle in this year's global final. Not only did her confidence, slick...