The Bloody Mary

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With a Sunday lunch, or first thing on a Saturday morning when you’re still feeling the effects of the night before; The Bloody Mary is a classic cure.

Book Review: Eat, Drink, Nap

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Eat, Drink, Nap is a fountain of inspiration for anyone looking to open their own bar or restaurant. The source of this knowledge is the mind behind the Soho House Group, Nick Jones.

The Gentleman Drinker: Summer Hosting

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Words by Shaun Cooney With some summer sun on the horizon and a weekend starting to fill up with plans for BBQ’s, it’s time to jump in while the going’s good and show everyone up with your perfect hosting skills. As long as you’ve invited the right people, your guests are sure to bring along […]

Rumbullion

Rumbullion

Words by Shaun Cooney One more from the lab of Professor Cornelius Ampleforth, Rumbullion is spiced dark rum that really hits the spot and warms you from the inside out. With a blend of some of the finest Caribbean rums, the Professor adds vanilla, a big wad of orange zest and finished off with cloves […]

The Camberwell Arms

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Tweet Words by Shaun Cooney Photograph by Adrian Lourie for The Evening Standard The recently open Camberwell Arms on Camberwell High Street, is an opening from some successful restaurateurs coming together in South East London to open a pub. Now this isn’t my favorite kind of South East London boozer. They don’t show Sky sports, they […]

#Ginspiration: The Perfect Cocktail

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Words by Shaun Cooney Hopefully over the weeks of being introduced to gin, after gin, after gin I have managed to impart some knowledge on just how varied and amazing the gin category can be. Gin is the chameleon of the spirit world, its able to successfully take on many different botanicals and flavors, can […]

#Ginspiration: Broker’s London Dry

Broker's London Dry

Words by Shaun Cooney The Broker’s distillery in Birmingham is housed in an old brewery converted when gin became more profitable than beer. A distillery built above a natural spring providing pure water, they use botanicals from all across the globe, juniper berries from Macedonia, liquorice from Italy, lemons from Spain and nutmeg from India; and […]

Eat, Drink, Berlin

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Words by Shaun Cooney There are only three places in the world I could ever see myself living. I already live in one, have never visited the second and the third I can’t get enough of. Berlin, just like London and New York, has a place for everyone and a night out only like its […]

8 Hoxton Square

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Photograph courtesy of barchick.com Words by Shaun Cooney From the moment you walk into 8 Hoxton Square, you get a familiar feeling. Maybe it’s the banquette running the length of the restaurant, the strange little holes in the table holding the cutlery, or the menu written on three different walls. The reason for this, is […]

Happiness Forgets

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Photographs courtesy of @happinesshoxton Words by Shaun Cooney Happiness is a nice warm fuzzy feeling, and after a few cocktails at Happiness Forgets you will definitely start to feel warm and fuzzy. Just off Hoxton Square and down a some steps next to newly opened 8 Hoxton Square, Happiness Forgets is tucked away in the basement. […]