Mexican Pornstar Cocktail

The Pornstar Martini is a modern staple of at least the UK cocktail scene, and the Mexican Pornstar adds some agave complexity to the formula. The original, created by Douglas Ankrah combines vodka, vanilla, passion fruit and citrus with sparkling wine. Whether the...

Clouds and Dirt Cocktail | Inspired by GaryVee KSwiss

Inspired by the release of the Clouds and Dirt Gary Vee K Swiss Colaboration, the Clouds and Dirt Cocktail reflects as may aspects of Gary Vaynerchuk as possible. Gary rose to prominence in the late 90’s after establishing one of the first ecommerce wine...

Matador Cocktail Recipe

The Matador Cocktail is a lesser known cousin of the Margarita, being sweetened with pineapple as opposed to triple sec liqueur. With just three ingredients it's simple and quick to make and is typically served straight up. This being said, other online recipes add...

Mezcal Cucumber Julep Cocktail Recipe

The Mezcal Cucumber Julep idea came to me whilst trying to rethink the Julep, and I remembered I’d made a Strawberry Mezcal Julep during my days with Bitters’n’twisted. We put it on the menu and it was an instant hit, with a hard candy taste. Wonderful, I thought,...

Casa Agave Talks Tequila & Mezcal | Agave Month

Casa Agave's Jen Foley is with us on this week's podcasts talking about how Casa Agave began and their amazing Tequila and Mezcal. Casa Agave is a UK importer and distributor of Agave products. Industry News - Millennials shun beer and wine for spirits Full Story In...

Agave Month is Here!

August is Agave Month! Following July's 80s month celebrating the Anniversary of Cocktail's release, August is Agave Month. All month we'll be learning more about the spirits of Mexico (and beyond) and reimagining classic cocktails using Agave spirits. Agave Month...

I Trained Tom Cruise in Cocktail – JB Bandy

On the 30th Anniversary of the release of Cocktail we're incredibly proud to present our interview with JB Bandy, the man who trained Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown to flair bartend for the movie. Without JB Bandy, flair bartending may never have gained the popularity it...

Nostalgia in bars – Music & Theme

Nostalgia in bars can be a great way to engage your guests and give them a reason to stay. We'll be talking in more detail with my wife, Jo Eden-Sangwell later in the show. Industry News: Stonegate Buys Be At One Full...

80s Month Continues – Cocktail Guest Reveal!

Cocktail turns 30 in 2 weeks time, and in this show we'll be talking about its effect on the bar industry. Our 80s Month continues! Cocktail Bartenders Commentary is Here Industry News BenRiach distillery has moved into fashion with the launch of a line that...

Helping your fellow bartender in need.

Should we as a community come together to help a bartender in need? One British Facebook group this week didn't think so, and it caused some waves. Industry News: Dead Rabbit to Re-Open after Fire The Dead Rabbit in New York suffered a suspected kitchen fire on July...

Bar Rescue’s Jon Taffer Launches No Excuses Podcast

Jon Taffer has launched his very own podcast this week with PodcastOne - No Excuses! Welcome to the community Jon, it's great to have you here. Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer's hit TV show is now in its 6th season with over 160 episodes aired....

Bars Need Humans. We’re Allowed Opinions.

Its a bit of a philosphical episode this week about bartending. While we started with some updates, the real theme here is that bars need humans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARZ3CUVRWrI While cocktails may end up being easily available either pre-packaged, sold at...

5 Differences Between British and American Bars

The British pub is an icon, known around the world, but they’re very different from a typical bar in the states. Let’s talk about that. Here are 5 big differences between British and American bars. https://youtu.be/S8Pa0nTNjoI 1: Our bartenders typically make no...

Sam Went To Japan.

Sam went to Japan at the end of last year and into 2018, just before the opening of the Vanguard and while the builders did their thing. In this podcast we’re having a chat about a little of what he saw and experienced. Once he'd established how the weather in Japan...

Muntaner Blanc

Antonio Nadal S.A was founded in 1898 by Antonio Nadal Muntaner, a manufacturer of Majorcan Spirits including Muntaner Blanc. Around 1920, exports to South America began, and lasted until the beginning of the Spanish civil war. After the end of this period, production...

Regal Rogue Lively White

Regal Rogue Lively White Vermouth Driven by a sensory obsession, it was Mark ‘Lord’ Ward’s legendary trip around the world to discover the spices of Asia, and the wines and native foods of Australia, that inspired the creation of Regal Rogue. A passion for the...

Regal Rogue Wild Rosé

Regal Rogue Wild Rosé Vermouth Driven by a sensory obsession, it was Mark ‘Lord’ Ward’s legendary trip around the world to discover the spices of Asia, and the wines and native foods of Australia, that inspired the creation of Regal Rogue. A passion for the marriage...

Vermouth Rosso Bottega

Vermouth Rosso Bottega The Italian winery and distillery will be presenting its latest products at Vinexpo 2017: Two vermouths created by Sandro Bottega and Lamberto Vallarino Gancia, heir of the Italian family leader in sparkling wine and vermouth: Vermouth Bianco...

Vermouth Blanco Bottega

Vermouth Blanco Bottega The Italian winery and distillery will be presenting its latest products at Vinexpo 2017: Two vermouths created by Sandro Bottega and Lamberto Vallarino Gancia, heir of the Italian family leader in sparkling wine and vermouth: Vermouth Bianco...

Gancia Rosso

Gancia Rosso Vermouth Carlo Gancia, born in 1829, spent an initial period of study and training at Reims to learn the production techniques for champagne before returning to Italy to establish, in 1850, the "Fratelli Gancia" Company. Range: Dry, Bianco, Rosso...

Gancia Bianco

Gancia Bianco Vermouth Carlo Gancia, born in 1829, spent an initial period of study and training at Reims to learn the production techniques for champagne before returning to Italy to establish, in 1850, the "Fratelli Gancia" Company. Range: Dry, Bianco, Rosso,...

Ferdinand’s Saar White

Ferdinand's Saar White Vermouth Ferdinand’s Saar White Vermouth is carefully aged in Mosel Fuder casks, 1000 litre neutral German oak barrels, which ensures the perfect balance between the acidity and fruitiness of the Riesling and the vineyard’s botanicals....

Noilly Prat Ambre

Noilly Prat Ambre Vermouth Inspired by the unique ageing process of wine in the 19th century, fine wine and spirits merchant, in 1813 Joseph Noilly, created his first recipe of French vermouth. Noilly Prat Original Dry was included in one of the world’s first examples...

Punt E Mes Carpano

Punt E Mes Carpano Vermouth The story goes that on 19 April 1870 , a stockbroker, caught up in a discussion with colleagues whilst in the Carpano wine shop about the increase in share prices on that day – one and a half points – ordered his usual Carpano vermouth but...
Tutti Fruitti Cocktail

Tutti Fruitti Cocktail

The Tutti Fruitti Cocktail is a little bit of a cheat for me, pulled from the Diffords Guide rather than an original, though this does sound delicious! This is a long mix of fruit liqueurs fortified with Tequila - I’ve switched some brands out simply for what I have...

Pink Squirrel Cocktail Recipe

Pink Squirrel Cocktail Recipe

According to internet Bible Wikipedia, the Pink Squirrel was created at Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee. Originally made as an ice cream drink, it’s now often made straight up with half and half. The drink calls for Creme de Noyeaux, though this is more commonly...

Know How to Make a Red Eye Cocktail?

Know How to Make a Red Eye Cocktail?

Douglas Coughlin’s Red Eye Cocktail request has become one of the iconic lines of 1988’s Cocktail Movie. When Tom Cruise’s Brian Flannigan walks into the TGI Friday’s on 63rd and 1st, Coughlin asks “Do you know how to make a Red Eye” as he casually cracks an egg into...

Ding-a-ling Cocktail Recipe

Ding-a-ling Cocktail Recipe

The Ding-a-ling cocktail is mentioned in the famous Last Barman Poet scene of 1988’s Cocktail, yet it seems that the name was made up just to fit a rhyme. That’s no use to us while we’re trying to list every drink in the movie with recipes so we decided to dive deep...

Angel’s Tip Cocktail Recipe

Angel’s Tip Cocktail Recipe

The Angel’s Tip cocktail is one of the many drinks screamed at Brian Flannigan (Tom Cruise) during his first “in the weeds” shift during the movie Cocktail. You can find a full list of the drinks from Cocktail here. The Angel’s Tip features in The Savoy Cocktail book,...

Cape Codder Cocktail Recipe

Cape Codder Cocktail Recipe

The Cape Codder (or simply Cape Cod) is an easy mix of Vodka & Cranberry juice, and is named for the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts where cranberries are grown. In Cocktail, Tom Cruse's Brian Brown makes the drink in the Cell Block bar during the movie's second act....

Dirty Mother Cocktail Recipe

Dirty Mother Cocktail Recipe

The Dirty Mother is a derivative of the Black and White Russian drinks, but there are a couple of recipes that I've found which conflict. The Dirty Mother is just one of the cocktails screamed at Brian Flannigan during his first shift in the 1988 Cocktail movie. The...


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