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Cocktails & Bars

Winter vegetable drinks

Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown find inspiration in an array of winter fruit and veg as they get creative with their festive drinks line-up

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The reappearance of Chris Moore

A leading light of London’s bar scene, in a puff Chris Moore disappeared. Hamish Smith finds him in plain sight.

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These are the wild winter edibles waiting to be foraged

Winter is not the barren landscape you might think - here just some of the edible wild plants growing in Britain this season that could make their way into your repertoire. 

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When lockdown ends and bars reopen, will you be ready?

It's time to re-focus and get prepared - lockdown won't last forever, says Danny Murphy of Berry & Rye Group in Liverpool.

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Video: How to make a Mint Julep

Tristan Stephenson, Class writer and author of the Curious Bartender books, explains the history around the Mint Julep and gives us tips on how - and how not - to make one

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Video: How to make a Coffee Cocktail

Tristan Stephenson, Class writer and author of the Curious Bartender books, showcases the port and cognac drink, the Coffee Cocktail. Spoiler: this classic doesn't use coffee. 

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The bartender's staycation: your guide to Leeds

When things start to return to normal, why not visit that UK cocktail scene you’d always meant to? The Watermark’s Dariush Haghighi writes our guide to Leeds

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Dre Masso returns to London with new bar The Last Talisman

Bartending globetrotter Dre Masso is back. Back with a bar, he tells Hamish Smith

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Video: How to make a Treacle

Tristan Stephenson, Class writer and author of the Curious Bartender book series, shows us how to make a Treacle from ingredients in your home.

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The Rusty Nail - why the 70s classic just makes sense

Jane Ryan hammers home the delights of this simple combination of scotch and Drambuie

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Video: How to make an Old Fashioned

Tristan Stephenson, Class writer and author of the Curious Bartender books, demos the whiskey classic The Old Fashioned. 

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Video: How to make an Espresso Martini

Tristan Stephenson, Class writer and author of the Curious Bartender books, shows us three ways to make the Espresso Martini.

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Video: How to make a Cosmopolitan

Tristan Stephenson, Class writer and author of the Curious Bartender books, shows us how to make a Cosmo - properly.

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Video: How to make a Whisky Highball

Tristan Stephenson, Class writer and author of the Curious Bartender book series, makes the perfect Whisky Highball.

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Video: How to make a Gin Fizz

Tristan Stephenson, Class writer and author of the Curious Bartender books, shows us how to make the Gin Fizz. 

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Video: How to make a Sweet Manhattan

Tristan Stephenson, Class writer and author of the Curious Bartender books, demonstrates the whiskey classic Sweet Manhattan.

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Video: How to make a Negroni

Tristan Stephenson, Class writer and author of the Curious Bartender books, talks us through the Negroni.

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How the Piña Colada turned from kitsch to cool

Jane Ryan chronicles the adventures of the Piña Colada - from Puerto Rico to East London and everything in between.

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Mia Johansson & Bobby Hiddleston: launching a cocktail bar in a pandemic

Mia Johansson and Bobby Hiddleston have launched a second branch of Swift. They talk to Hamish Smith about opening and trading in central London during the pandemic.

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Garden to glass: autumn damson drinks

Damsons are right in season. Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown show how to employ the plum sub-species in liquid and solid form

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In season this season: Autumn ingredients

Don't lament the loss of summer, embrace autumn’s abundance, says Hamish Smith

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Ramos Gin Fizz - do it right, or not at all

Jane Ryan explores the roots of a much-copied classic, the shake of which is subject to much debate.

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Garden to Glass: Dandelion wine

Dandelion wine, house-grown greens and drinkable hand sanitiser – Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown were custom-designed for self-isolation. They talk you through surviving the apocalypse, including what not to give to horny rats.

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Simone Caporale: books, bars and Flavour Blasters

Simone Caporale is never just working on one thing. Hamish Smith caught up with the bar consultant and wasn’t short of lines of enquiry.

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How to use sugar (mindfully) in cocktails

Given the results of recent research, it now looks like a good time to seek a healthier understanding of sugar and how it impacts on cocktails. Clair Warner reports

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Bar review: 40 Elephants at The Great Scotland Yard Hotel

Ello ello ello, what's all this then? Class reviewer Hamish Smith investigates one of 2020's big launches: 40 Elephants at The Great Scotland Yard Hotel. 

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Don Javier: farewell to a legend

Jake Burger pays tribute to Don Javier Delgado Corona, famed for his church to hospitality, La Capilla, and his way with a Batanga

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The Sazerac - behold and beware

Jane Ryan delves into the annals of cocktail history to unearth the beginnings of the Sazerac – the drink that so often ends the night.

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Knowing your lemons

Hamish Smith gets under the skin of the bartender's favourite citrus fruit

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How to make Hacha's Mirror Margarita

The Class Cocktail of the Year 2020 is that beautiful thing: simple. Here, creator Deano Moncrieffe shows us how he makes this clear Margarita, without lab equipment.