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A few recipes we’ve picked up along the way


Havana Club Cocktail Grand Prix 2014

As any bartender worth his/her weight in ice (only quality ones mind – the bartenders and the ice) will tell you, Havana, Cuba is where it’s at when it comes to classic cocktails. The Daiquiri, Cuba Libre, Mojito, Mary Pickford, El Presidente and many more besides were all created here – it’s been the destination of choice for serious drinkers since the 1930s.

The beauty of these drinks is their simplicity: three or four ingredients max – with a good glug of Havana Club rum, either 3 or 7 Year Old, or Selecion de Maestro at their core. Obviously these drinks will continue to perk up many a palate for years to come but for its tenth Cocktail Grand Prix Havana Club wanted to do things a bit differently, calling on the contestants to create a future classic, a cocktail that will continue to push the portfolio of rums into consumer consciousness.

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Jameson Irish Whiskey Dublin

Dublin: home of traditional crafts, new design, cool bars, classic cocktails and, of course, Jameson Irish Whiskey

Jameson Irish Whisky Limited Edition Bottle Design Notes Centuries old crafts, contemporary design, cool bars and classic cocktails, welcome to the world of Dublin and Jameson Irish Whiskey. The world’s most famous Irish whiskey and Ireland’s
capital city go hand-in-hand. And when they get together they shake things up very nicely indeed, as we found when we hopped over for a recent visit.

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Cocktails for Easter

Cocktails for the Easter Bank Holiday

The longest Bank Holiday of the year calls for a toast – ideally something rich, smooth and luxurious. Marian Beke, Bar Manager at Nightjar and Daniel Dove, Ron Zacapa Brand Ambassador have come up with a special Easter treat that ticks all of those boxes – the Monterrico, a seriously indulgent cocktail combining the luscious Zacapa rum, fresh lime, homemade grenadine, carob-infused Amer Picon and orange liqueur, paired with three delicious Rococo chocolates. It’s on the menu for the Easter Bank Holiday only (18th-21st April), which gives you the perfect excuse to book your table at Nightjar. Call 020 7253 4101.

If you prefer to make your cocktails at home, try the selection below:

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Cocktails for Mother’s Day

Flowers are nice and chocolates are always welcome but shall we tell you what your mum really, really deserves? All of those (plus lunch or dinner) and a well made cocktail.  Get her to put her feet up and mix her up one (or two) of the following:

Blood Runs Thicker Than Water

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