Singapore’s Atlas bar has launched its 'Simple Pleasures' drinking menu, designed and developed by head bartender Lidiyanah' Yana' K and the Atlas team.

London-based hospitality group, Inception Group, has introduced an initiative to support The Disasters Emergency Committee for Turkey and Syria across all their venues.

Last year, 23 Restaurant Services acquired and added Don the Beachcomber restaurant brand to its portfolio, now in honour of Donn’s birthday on 22 February, the Tampa, Florida-based hospitality company is moving forward with an expansive growth strategy for its new tiki-themed restaurant brand.

Claudia Cabrera: uniting women

23 February, 2023

Oli Dodd hears how Claudia Cabrera came to run one of Mexico City’s two female-only staffed bars.

Reflections on the Margarita

23 February, 2023

A constantly evolving classic, the margarita continues to fire imaginations. Eleanor Yates gets to grips with its history and variations.

Graham’s Port has announced the launch of its global competition aimed at bartenders and mixologists for a second year running. 

The Connaught Bar has unveiled a new menu, Synergia, to mark the Mayfair institution’s 15th anniversary.

Internationally renowned bartenders Moe Aljaff and Juliette Larrouy will be hosting a two-month residency, The Schmucks at Moxy South Beach, to bring their ‘five star dive bar’ concept to life in Miami.

In a global final held on an island in Lake Nicaragua, Carlos Ferron from Panama won the Flor de Caña’s Sustainable Cocktail Challenge earning a prize of US$10,000 and the title of The World’s Most Sustainable Bartender. Drinks International caught up with the newly-crowned champion.

William Grant & Sons UK has celebrated the return of its 1887 Collective for 2023 by welcoming this year’s intake of 26 bartenders.

Cocktail bar and distillery Himkok has announced the release of the newest addition to its RTD range, Oslo Paloma.

Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London has kicked off its first global bar tour to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

In 2020 Goose No. 25 opened on the waterfront of Istanbul’s Beşiktaş district, a year later the same team launched the cocktail-focussed restaurant Pigalle Suadiye, two leading lights in the city’s recently-minted but rapidly-evolving cocktail scene. 

Shay Waterworth hears how Himkok bar manager Maros Dzurus moved from Slovakia to become the toast of Oslo.

Lockdown-led innovation has resulted in a new wave of top-end RTDs that tick many boxes. Shay Waterworth finds the brands that have rapidly become big hits.

Following a year-long renovation, Mayfair’s Dorchester hotel has unveiled its ground floor complete with a reimagined Vesper Bar and new Artists’ Bar.

Joseph Cartron is launching its first edition of the "Unexpected Cartron Tour", a cocktail competition for professional bartenders.

London bar operator, Inception Group, will be launching Mr Fogg’s Pawnbrokers on Dean Street, Soho, on 22 February this year. 

US-based on-trade show, Bar Convent Brooklyn (BCB), has announced its Education Committee for 2023, as well as opening submissions for its Education Sessions. 

Recently launched spirits, bar, and drinkware site Drinks Distilled has announced a partnership with non-alcoholic spirits brand Crossip and the Ryan Chetiyawardana-founded Seed Library.

UKGB and Molinari join forces

20 December, 2022

The UKGB and Molinari have announced a joint partnership to build awareness and relationships within the UK hospitality industry.

This January, Everleaf non-alcoholic aperitif will be partnering with bars across the UK for its ‘Try January’ initiative, offering a complimentary cocktail to consumers.

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

One of the most relaxed bartenders in Paris, Hyacinthe Lescoët tells Shay Waterworth how his background informs his approach.

The duo behind the world’s third-best bar are to open up the concept they originally intended. Oli Dodd talks to Simone Caporale and Marc Alvarez about Essencia.

The team behind the Peckham, London neighbourhood bar Funkidory has announced a second site opening for early 2023. 

Sat in his newest bar, The Drinks Trolley, just moments from London’s King’s Cross Station, Dre Masso takes a look over his career as he approaches 30 years in the trade.

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

Scarfes Bar at The Rosewood assistant head bartender, Arturo Burzio has been crowned 2022 elit Vodka’s Martini Master following the global final held in Athens.

London’s Lyaness, the bar created by Ryan Chetiyawardana, has announced the launch of a new menu exploring how food and drink has shaped our cultural outlook over generations.

Common Decency, the latest cocktail bar from a team behind the world’s best bars, led by Leo Robitschek and Liana Oster, will launch its Holiday Spectacular. 

Simone Caporale has acquired Barcelona’s oldest cocktail bar, Boadas Cocktails.

Amaro Montenegro has named Ruben Sudmeier, head bartender of Cafe Niebla, Spain as winner of the third edition of its Vero Bartender global cocktail competition, which took place on October 26. 

Ryan Chetiyawardana-founded Amsterdam bar Super Lyan has announced the launch of its second menu, inspired by the need to bring attention to continuously rising sea levels.

Yeferson Avila from bar Cardinal and restaurant Mar y Zielo in Colombia, has won the sixth edition of the Licor 43 Bartenders & Baristas Challenge.

The Art of Shaking founders, Simone Caporale and Luca Missaglia, will host the first TAOS Day in Sicily, Italy on October 24.

Simone Caporale and Marc Alvarez have announced the launch of their new bar-within-a-bar concept, Essencia.

Parisian bar, Le Syndicat, has launched its new menu "Sous La Même Étoile" meaning “Under The Same Star”, designed to explore the point at which gastronomy and mixology meet, and highlight French artisanal excellence. 

The Two Schmucks bar team worked its last shift last night, after all but one of the Barcelona bar’s bartenders quit. 

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

Former Death & Co bartender Shannon Tebay is set to open a new neighbourhood bar and music venue on the site of the now-closed institution The 12 Bar Club on London’s Denmark Street.

London-bar Silverleaf has partnered with pan-Asian craft spirits brand The Orientalist Spirits to host a series of events throughout the Singapore Grand Prix 2022 weekend.

This month Joe and Daniel Schofield, alongside wine expert James Brandwood, will take over the lower ground at Manchester’s Stock Exchange Hotel to launch new cocktail bar Sterling. 

London’s Arturo Burzio, assistant head bartender at Scares Bar at The Rosewood, has been announced as elit Martini Masters cocktail competition global finalist.

Sheffield-based bar Bamboo Door was crowned the winner of the annual Chairman’s Reserve UK Mai Tai Challenge at a final held at Merchant House in London.

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.

London bar Lyaness has announced a day of collaborations with Madrid bars Salmon Guru and Viva Madrid on 13 September.

Streaming platform The Avenue has launched the online cocktail competition Battle of the Bottle taking place this October and with a top prize of $10,000.

The team behind London cocktail bars Swift Soho and Swift Shoreditch have announced the opening of a third site in South London this October.

Lauren Mote’s energy and drive have made her name synonymous with success in the industry. She manages to sit still for an interview with Shay Waterworth.

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