Cocktails come in all shapes and sizes, and half of the fun of ordering a round during happy hour at Clapham Junction is the sheer theatre of it all. You get smoke, sparklers, fire, all sorts of wild and wonderful colours and aromas that can carry you pretty much anywhere in the world. It’s often…

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The zero waste message is one that’s drummed into us on a daily basis right now and we’re lucky if we can go a day without coming across doom-laden headlines about climate change and the impact that human activity is having on the planet. But you know what they say – worrying is like a…

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If you aren’t already aware (and in which case, why not?), 19 September is International Drink Talk Like A Pirate Day. Pirates have always been renowned for their drinking abilities, and not that we’re saying they were all drunk, but there are no tales of infamous sober pirates… To be a pirate, a man had…

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We know that during lockdown many of you experimented with making your own cocktails seeing as you were unable to join us at our cocktail bar in Clapham Junction. Although many people spent their time in lockdown mastering their tried and tested favourites, it seems other people were a little more adventurous, and some of…

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It seems that the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown has resulted in many of us consuming more alcohol than before and, more specifically, it appears that many of us have been trying our hands at mixology. An article for the Guardian recently pointed out that cocktails often rise in popularity during times of economic challenge.…

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What we love about cocktail mixing is that it allows for all sorts of freedom for creativity and once you have a vague idea about what flavours work well together and with which spirits, you can start going off-piste and coming up with your own concoctions to wow your pals with. If you’ve been using…

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Vodka’s unfortunate reputation for being flavourless and boring is thankfully changing. A spirit that blends in with whatever it’s teamed up with must certainly be a positive, after all, what other alcohol would do in a Bloody Mary? But for men, it’s still not considered a ‘manly’ drink, as Parks & Recreation’s Ron Swanson said:…

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American satirist and writer H. L. Mencken called the martini “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet”, and many advocates of a dry martini would agree. The cocktail has been around since the early 1920s, and in 2019 was still one of the top ten best selling cocktails in the world. There are…

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If lockdown cocktails have had you appreciating spirits more than ever before, and your newly discovered palette is wanting to explore further than the supermarket brand bottle of Scotch, then we’re here to help guide you! Whiskey, in particular Bourbon, is having quite the boom at the moment, but there are so many different types,…

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Have you ever wanted to feel fancy on a night out, and thought of James Bond? You’ve probably ordered a Martini, which was boosted into the spotlight by multiple film stars, especially 007 himself. There are multiple ways to drink a martini, and the different variations are suited to everyone’s different tasted, but how was…

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