How to make a Pîna Colada

There was a time when the Pîna Colada was about as naff as you could get on the cocktail front. Now Puerto Rico’s national drink takes pride of place on the menus at London’s coolest bars. Hawksmoor, The Portob...

How to batch your cocktails

It might not sound very glam but trust us, batching drinks is what all the cool kids will be doing this summer. It makes perfect sense. Why would you want to spend time squeezing lemons, making up sugar syrup a...
Whisky drink Christina Hendricks

How to drink like Christina Hendricks from ‘Mad Men’

It’s Mad Men season again folks and never mind Don, Roger, Pete and co, whisky is very much the  star of the show. But it’s not just the boys who appreciate the rich, complex spirit. Off screen, Joan aka Christ...
Cocktail Generic

How to get what you want at the bar

Cocktails: they're all about you Bar or table? Perched by the bar allows you to drink in the whole experience even before you take a sip. From this vantage point you can watch the bar staff doing their s...
Cocktail and food pairing

How to pair cocktails with food

Think cocktails and food – and aperitifs spring to mind. Why wouldn’t they? Nothing gets the appetite primed quite like a cheeky Aperol Spritz. Then there’s the digestif. Ah, the digestif. Those intense drinks,...