Barcelona’s cocktail corner

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  On Barcelona’s cocktail corner, you could be forgiven for think you’ve just entered a time machine and ended up in the sophisticated 1930s (with the occasional time warp nod to the 1970s). This is without doubt the high end … Continued

Bertha’s Revenge Gin: gin made from milk!!

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In our relentless quest to find the most unusual and interesting gins from around the world, let me introduce you to Bertha and tell you a story about her revenge. Bertha was a lovely cow from the beautiful green fields … Continued

The Singapore Sling

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This classic cocktail was invented in Singapore’s Raffles Hotel where it started off as a Straits Sling. However, this appeared a little too dry for the contemporary taste buds, so the head bartender decided to sweeten it up a bit. … Continued

Gin Sling?

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So, what exactly is a Gin Sling? We’re not talking broken arms or hammocks here. The Sling is one of the best things to do with your gin and it’s been around for ages. A “sling” drink started out in … Continued

The Cotton House Barcelona

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Following our colonial theme, try out the roof terrace at the Cotton House hotel for a classic colonial vibe, sipping a nice G&T looking up at the rooftops of Barcelona. We went there on a recent early Summer evening and … Continued

Born again walk

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El Born is one of the most interesting areas of Barcelona. Originally an extension of the more famous Barrio Gotico next door, it is a maze of twisty atmospheric medieval streets and alleys reeking with atmosphere (like its cousin next … Continued

The Aviation

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  A cocktail classic – simple to prepare with complex flavours. Created by Hugo Ensslin, head bartender at the Hotel Wallick in New York in the early 20th century, it was refined in the 1930s by Harry Craddock, head bartender … Continued

About Old Tom gin

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Gin has been around in different forms for a long time – but how much do you know of the history of your favourite drink? How did gin change the world? Which famous people liked a good G&T? Why did … Continued

Silent Pool Gin

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Silent Pool Gin – April’s Legendary Gin of the Month Hand made in small batches in the beautiful Surrey Hills, south of London, this is not only one of the tastiest gins we’ve tried recently, but it comes in one … Continued

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