Emma Stokes, affectionately known as the infamous Gin Monkey, has launched her new book; The Periodic Table of Cocktails. The book creates a spectrum of cocktails with a common theme running from one drink to the next. It utilises pre-prohibition concoctions as well as modern classics. The table is in the book as a pull-out poster and follows the same rules as its chemical namesake; each column represents a style of drink and each row describes a spirit. Personally, this book quickly struck me as an essential in any bartender’s library.
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El Dorado, that old Western film featuring John Wayne?
The term originally comes from an old Columbian rite of passage, whereby the new tribal chief would cover himself in gold dust and dive headlong into Lake Guatavita.
El Dorado became a Western and Hispanic myth, of a lost city, built of Gold, and there are countless mining towns throughout the America’s that have become named as a tribute, or even a boast.
So, what does this have to do with a Guyanese rum?
Well, explorers spent centuries trying to find this secret city of Gold, including even Sir […]
Look for the logo lighting up the corner of Mill Lane… as something weird and wonderful is being created. Follow the mysterious sounds and delicious scents to find Lab 22, one of the city’s most prestigious and unusual cocktail bars. Ring the doorbell and be escorted inside where your exclusive experience awaits
You’ll sample seven unique courses combining incredible bespoke cocktails and carefully crafted accompaniments to ensure a truly memorable experience. Following on from the incredible success of the two previous seven course taster experiences, the team at Lab 22 have great pleasure in launching the latest offering […]
One of the most glamorous events on the Wales’ social calendar is back this summer. Castell Polo presents The Celtic Cup will take place within the historic grounds of Fonmon Castle on Sunday 8th June 2014.
Visitors will see Wales Polo team whose 1st patron is His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales battle it out against Ireland to win the trophy in a day of professional fast-faced polo matches. Ricky Cooper, captain of Wales Polo Team said: “We haven’t played on home soil for over two years and we’re excited that Castell Polo are providing us […]