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About barmagazine

Editor of Bar magazine

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After the relaunch of Bar magazine’s website in summer 2012, the editor’s posts about bars, cocktails and drinks can now be found at Advertisements

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Season to be merry: Christmas cocktails

As Christmas gets under way, here is a last look at some of the festive cocktails that we have come across over the past few weeks. The Maestro himself, Salvatore Calabrese, got into the Christmas spirit with a menu of … Continue reading

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Christmas books for bartenders (and their admirers)

If you are looking for the perfect gift for your favourite bartender, or just want to treat yourself, there are plenty of great drinks books out in time for Christmas.

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Spice up your life: Anise bar in London

With ingredients such as mango chutney, cardamom, pea puree and kaffir lime, the cocktails at Anise bar in the City of London are clearly the work of bartenders who have access to the kitchen of an Indian restaurant. The bar … Continue reading

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Pisco fever: a visit to Lima (in London)

For some years, pisco has been poised to be the “next big thing” in the UK. This year, it finally seems to be happening, albeit in a small way. It has been led by Peruvian restaurants opening in London, from … Continue reading

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Empire of the sun: a trip into bourbon country

Drew Mayville has been blending whiskey since 1980, first at Seagram and then at Diageo, before arriving at the Sazerac Company in 2004 where he is master blender for the likes of Buffalo Trace. He shared his passion for the … Continue reading

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Gareth Evans: my tequila experience

Guest blogger Gareth Evans of Pollen Street Social in London reports on his trip to Mexico to represent the UK at the global final of the Tahona Society Cocktail Competition

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