Blakes’ 40th Anniversary Gin

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, legendary luxury boutique hotel, Blakes, has partnered with Portobello Road Gin to create a special edition bespoke gin that will be served exclusively at the hotel from now. Located in the heart of Kensington, the hotel’s secret courtyard, designed by Matthew Williamson, will be transforming into a gin garden to…
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Winter Drinks from Tanqueray London Dry

Why not mix mischief and pleasure with the worlds most awarded gin this New Year. The Snowflake Ball 50ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin 15ml lemon juice 15ml lime juice 1/2 an egg white 15ml double cream 3 dashes of orange flower water 15ml sugar syrup Top with soda Cinnamon powder Method – add all ingredients but…
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Party Like It’s 2014

There are certain things we can all do to avoid the heinous post-holiday comedown. One is book a one-way trip to the Bahamas. The other is to adopt the little-known mantra ‘New Year, New Booze’, and stock up the drinks cupboard. Alright. We made it up ourselves. Balblair 1983 Whiskey First Release £200 Balblair is…
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Singapore Slings

What is it about bars being incapable of serving their signature cocktail (or the one they were key in popularising) to an acceptable standard? Mojitos at Hemingway haunt, La Bodeguita? Old measly mint and mean rum portions. Daiquiris at Florodita ‘Cradle of the Daiquiri’, in Havana? Blended slush. Old Fashioned’s at the Pendennis Club in…
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Of All The Gin Joints In All The World

The Singapore Sling, Martini, Gin and Tonic, Tom Collins, Gin Fizz, Negroni and the Gimlet. We are all familiar with the usual suspects in the gin cocktail lineup, but we rarely consider the main ingredient. Perhaps Beefeater 24 will change that. I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man; wine is…
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