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Boozy Christmas Gift Guide
Drinks, London

Boozy Christmas Gift Guide

There’s no denying that I love Christmas. There is also no denying that I love the artisanal products Britain produces. We produce some of the finest drinks in the world, and we are currently in a period of growth with many wonderful new drinks coming onto the market and flourishing. […]

146
Bars, London

146

With London still firmly in the midst of a gin craze, although somewhat less sordid than the first Georgian gin craze, Paddington’s 146 offers a refreshing and interesting menu for discerning gin drinkers. Located in the Hilton Hotel at Paddington station – London’s most beautiful station with soaring arches and […]

Temper
Restaurants

Temper

Neil Rankin’s Temper is a buzzy place. If atmosphere is paramount on your list of restaurant criteria you won’t be disappointed. Take a seat at the counter and become part of the action, especially when the coals decide to blow their molten embers your way. A mashup of meat with […]

Shrubs
Drinks, Recipes

Shrubs

  Shrubs. Not the small, near-to-the-ground woody plant, but the acidulated beverage that is going to be a major trend this summer. Originating as a means of preserving berries and other fruit in the off-season, a shrub is a mixture of fruit and vinegar. As shrubs developed, the liquid began […]

Bacon Old Fashioned
Drinks, Recipes

Bacon Old Fashioned

Bacon. The UK does bacon better than anywhere I’ve been, and Bevan’s Butchers does bacon better than anywhere I’ve found; their smoked streaky bacon is unbelievable. Another delicious thing beginning with the letter b, is bourbon and why not put these two loves together and make a Bacon Old Fashioned?

Grand Saturday
Drinks

Grand Saturday

Grand Marnier is delicious. Having been trotted about at Christmas in the crème anglaise for the chocolate panettone, it’s easy to let it sit there on the shelf and be overshadowed by the gins and whiskeys. With its rich orange depth of flavour, I knew it would go well with […]