About our Vodka
Arguably the most versatile spirit there is. Delicious on its own, downright decadent in the right cocktail, vodka has so much to offer enterprising bar staff. That said, like many spirit categories, it is a crowded market, one that even those well versed in spirits will struggle to make sense of. We’ve done the “hard” work, so you don’t have to – presenting the finest vodkas from the world over.
While flavoured gin fatigue seems to have crept in, flavoured vodka has been quietly gaining momentum.
Coffee cocktails have been on many menus for a while now, the espresso martini now an essential addition to every spirits-led bar. We ask Patrick Kempinski, Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year 2018 for Kenya, why his is so special
No other drink captures that moment, when the short arm strikes six (or indeed five if you’ve had a really horrible day) more magnificently. Staggeringly simple yet deceptively difficult to master, the Martini is unashamedly brazen in its booziness, transparent in both appearance and intention; clean-lined yet complex, a v-shaped salute to the tribulations, trudge and tyranny of modern life – and rightly considered as the king of the classic cocktails.