Bar Les Ambassadeurs at Hôtel de Crillon in Paris will launch a new menu called ‘A Sense of Taste, Summer Harvest’ on 15 July as the third volume of its seasonal menu series.

Le 300 Bar, located at The Maybourne Riviera hotel in the south of France, has introduced a new cocktail menu, Contraste.

Ready-to-serve cocktail brand Whitebox Cocktails has partnered with brand-building agency, Artisan Spirits, to expand its international distribution.

Moth expands into the US

21 November, 2023

UK RTD brand Moth (Mix of Total Happiness) is launching in the US this week.

Everleaf non-alcoholic aperitif is launching its ‘Everleaf Home’, a pop-up at The Hide Bar, London, to celebrate its fifth birthday this November.

Bartender Ryan ‘Mr Lyan’ Chetiyawardana is joining forces with Whitebox Cocktails, the ready-to-pour cocktail brand founded by bartenders, to release three of his most known serves in a canned format.

Mr Lyan is hosting a takeover of Sea Containers in London to celebrate 10 years since the opening of the company’s first venue.

Artesian bar at The Langham, London, has launched a food and cocktail pairing experience, with dishes from chef Angelo Sato of Humble Chicken matched with cocktails by head bartender of Artesian, Giulia Cuccurullo.

Simone Caporale’s Sips, named No.3 on The World’s 50 Best Bars 2022, and Boadas Bar are heading to the Donovan Bar in Mayfair, London, for a two-night takeover sponsored by Amaro Santoni this September.

Liqueurs: the main event

25 January, 2023

Liqueurs have long been in the shadow of spirits, but their role in modern day mixology should not be underestimated.

Soho Street Cocktails has announced the launch of its new range of garnishes, developed in partnership with The Mixologists Garden. 

Oslo-based cocktail bar Himkok has announced a new menu that uses Scandinavian produce to evoke memories of Norway’s traditional sweet treats.

St-Rémy, the French brandy, is expanding its global strategy St-Rémy Café, with the launch of a selection of warm coffee cocktails created by St-Rémy’s in-house mixologists.

Callooh Callay Chelsea has launched its new cocktail menu, ‘To Whom it May Concern’.

Spanish Brandy ups appeal

31 October, 2022

Innovation in the category is aimed at attracting younger consumers, especially through cocktails.

Life on the Front Line

14 October, 2022

Kyiv’s bartenders are fighting back against the Russian invasion, as Hamish Smith discovers.

Copenhagen cocktail bar, Ruby, will take over Parisian cocktail pub, The Cambridge Public House, on Sunday October 9.

Acclaimed East London bar Coupette has announced the launch of a new menu inspired by Banksy and the creative link between graffiti and the prohibition era.

Cocktails in the City has returned to London for a series of garden parties featuring some of London’s finest bars. 

Singapore’s Tippling Club, a regular in Asia’s 50 best bars, has announced the appointment of its new head bartender, Arathorn Grey.

Gǒng at Shangri-La The Shard, London, has partnered with Diplomático Rum and Canaïma Gin this summer, two sustainable, smallbatch Latin American spirits brands.

Acclaimed new London hotel bar Silverleaf has announced its first international takeover, at New York rooftop bar Overstory.

Nicaraguan rum brand, Flor de Caña, has announced the return of its Zero Waste Cocktail initiative, partnering with venues to produce cocktails made with ingredients derived from repurposed food scraps and leftovers.

Bacardi has announced that it will be extending the availability of its bottled cocktails range, Tails, to the off-trade.

London Cocktail Week 2022 will run from 13-23 October 2022 - now encompassing two weekends, following two years of extended month-long activities.

Ukrainian vodka brand Dima’s has launched a fundraising initiative to support British-Ukrainian Aid and Come Back Alive, which see all proceeds from the purchase of four bottled cocktails going to charity.

Bacardi has announced the launch of a new non-alcoholic spirit brand created, in collaboration with Amsterdam-based bartenders, with cocktails in mind. 

Pernod Ricard UK has highlighted the consumer trends accelerated by the last 18 months and urged retailers to “capitalise on the huge opportunity within premium spirits and wines this Christmas”.

In late 2020 the US Food & Drug Administration sent out a warning letter to Red Moon Herbs in Asheville, North Carolina, after it claimed its adaptogenic products were intended to mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose or cure Covid-19.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Teremana Tequila has revealed the “Mana Mobile”, a tour bus set to embark on “The Great American Mana Mobile Road Trip” across the United States.

A new premium cocktail delivery service called Canvas has launched across the UK this February in partnership with a series of top end bartenders.

Premixed cocktail specialist World of Zing managed to sell more than 650,000 drinks in 2020 after successfully pivoting towards the at-home market.

London hotspot Sexy Fish has unveiled a new cocktail book and menu called Surrealism to celebrate its fifth birthday.

Premixed cocktail specialist World of Zing has launched 18 new bottled cocktails and pouches in time for the summer.

Diageo has announced that next year’s World Class Bartender of the Year awards will be in Glasgow.

While amaretto may have a long and somewhat idyllic history, it has done little to capture consumers’ imaginations in recent times. But cocktail culture could be key to changing all that, finds Angel Brown

De Kuyper Royal Distillers has announced that it is to cooperate with Beam Suntory in marketing its brands in the Netherlands.

Britvic believes that consumers choosing ‘healthier living and moderate drinking’ is the reason for the increase in sales for 2016.

ZECA Cachaca will unveil its new hybrid sugarcane varieties at the Brazilian embassy in London on April 11.

Thom Solberg of Black Rock bar in London’s trendy Shoreditch has won the Rebel Yell Bourbon Cocktail Competition.

Witek Wojaczek of The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy is the UK winner of Courvoisier’s Toast of Paris International Cocktail Competition.

on 21 January, 2016

It’s a bit of a labyrinth to get in but like an Egyptologist finally breaking into a pharoah’s tomb, it’s well worth the effort. The views are stunning and if my visit is anything to go by, the drinks and service are well worth experiencing as well.

Phil Duff, Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Edgar Harden, Jörg Meyer and Felipe Januzzi are among the speakers set to participate in the Bar Convent show in Berlin.

London Cocktail Week organisers have announced that it will be moving to a new, bigger hub in London’s Soho.

Plamen Pitropski from Tom@101 of Stockton Heath, Cheshire, has won the northern heat of the UK Bartenders’ Guild National Cocktail Challenge.

Bénédictine Liqueur has announced the UK regional winners of its 2014 Cocktail Challenge.

Charles Joly of The Aviary in Chicago is Diageo’s World Class Bartender of the Year.

Bols Elderflower retails for US$17.99 (75cl) with a 15% abv. The product is available in both the on- and off-trade channels across the US

Diageo Reserve has announced that its ‘World Class’ mixology competition will be held in the UK from 28 July to 1 August.

Cocktail equipment

18 October, 2013

Cocktail-making can require an astonishing array of equipment. Lucy Britner consults the experts on what they really can’t do without

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