'Mindful drinking' has become a thing, with the first ever Mindful Drinking Festival playing host to an array of low-alcohol producers. Bars can ill-afford to ignore the growing number of abstainers – whatever their reasons may be.
Edmund Weil is the owner of London’s award-winning bar Nightjar, Oriole and Swift. Here, he talks about how Cognac has always been a crucial ingredient in cocktails.
We talk to Jim Beveridge, Johnnie Walker's master whisky blender, about the whisky landscape, the craft of blending, and the secret behind the success of Johnnie Walker Black Label.
The Bloody Mary
The beauty of the Bloody Mary is that it’ll bend to your every whim. Want something hot? Then add a few more dashes of Tabasco. Craving something salty? Then stir it in with the stick of celery. How you have it is entirely up to you.
Alex Walker is currently tending bar at the critically acclaimed and award-winning Beaufort Bar in the Savoy, and recently won the UK Beefeater MIXLDN 7 Cocktail Competition. Here he tells us what he loves about gin and gives an insight on the concept behind his award-winning drink.