Alex Kratena and Simone Caporale leave Artesian

Holy breaking bar news! Alex Kratena and Simone Caporale have left the Artesian… Not only that but the rest of the team have joined them. Yes, you read that right, the dynamic force who have made it their missi...

Cocktails for Bonfire Night

Ah yes, the crackle and pop of the fireworks, the scent of the bonfire – we don't know about you but that l'il combo is our cue to mix up a couple of autumnal cocktails. Try your hand at the ones below: sti...

Peter Nguyen, BACARDÍ Legacy UK Semi-Finalist (8)

The last of the eight BACARDÍ Legacy UK semi-finalists is Peter Nguyen, currently working at China Tang at the historic Dorchester Hotel. "I've always been a classic bartender," says Peter, when asked to sum up...

Santiago Michelis, BACARDÍ Legacy UK Semi-Finalist (7)

Santiago Michelis is from Argentina. He left his home country and previous life as a product manager in a big consumer electronics company to pursue a full-time career in Europe doing what he loves, bartending....

Martini Mondays with Belvedere Vodka

This time last week we were sipping Belvedere Vodka Martinis ahead of walking down the red carpet for the world premiere of Spectre – Mondays don't get much better than that (sigh…) Oh well, we'll give it a dam...