Who doesn’t like Friday afternoons? Winding down, looking forward to that early evening drink and the lazy weekend ahead. Instead of just counting down the hours, though, we have something altogether more stimulating planned. We’ll be sitting down for a bit of a chat and a few cocktails with the legends that are gaz regan and Philip Duff. It’s the latest in The Cocktail Lovers Salons series and for this one we’ve teamed up with G’vine Perspectives.

gaz regan is renowned as both a bartender and writer, including the essential The Joy of Mixology (not to mention joining us recently as a regular columnist at The Cocktail Lovers magazine). Philip Duff is a spirits educator, bar consultant and Director of Education for Tales of the Cocktail, as well as being one of the very best presenters around (we know, we’ve seen him in action).

We’ll be talking to them about cocktails and the things that inspire their creation. Experiences, places, flavours, even people can provide the essential spark that leads to a new idea for a drink. In particular they’ll be telling us about the two new serves they’ve created to celebrate two extraordinary unconventional thinkers as part of G’Vine Perspectives. We’ll also be sampling the serves in question. All in the very cool and intimate surroundings of the Bartender’s Table at Opium Bar & Dim Sum Parlour.

The salon, which takes place 3pm this Friday, is by invitation only and places are extremely limited, with the audience being made up of some of the most well known and respected faces from the bartending fraternity. However, we also have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky cocktail lover.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is email us with ‘gaz and Philip’ in the subject header and be available Friday afternoon to come along. The winner will be contacted Thursday evening.

We hope to see you there for the perfect start to the weekend.



Entrants must be over 18 years of age and may be asked for proof of age on the door.

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