Category Archives: Christmas

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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Winter wonders: cocktails for the festive season

Midwinter may have passed and Christmas is nearly upon us, but there is still plenty of time left for some seasonal cocktails. From Marian Beke’s drink with aromas of marzipan and pine at the Nightjar or fruity cocktails sparkling with … Continue reading

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The Courvoisier Dickens Punch Tour: round two

A year ago, I was picking my way through the icy streets of a snowbound London with two friends while a guide took us on a tour of sights associated with Charles Dickens. We were carried along on the warm … Continue reading

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What the Dickens: A walk with punch

When Charles Dickens died in 1870, his executors found over 200 bottles of cognac among his personal effects. They were labelled “Pale Brandy F Courvoisier”, so Courvoisier distributor Maxxium UK – which had a busy “summer of punch” – has … Continue reading

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