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,...

How Tequila is Made | Agave Month BartenderHQ Podcast

On this week's podcast we're talking about how Tequila is made - as well as our regular look at industry news and a look back on the week at BartenderHQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiLgUduTZZE Industry News Ryan Reynolds has been promoting Aviation Gin with Jimmy...

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...

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...
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...

Friar Tuck Cocktail Recipe

Friar Tuck Cocktail Recipe

Hailing from the days when we didn’t really need a base spirit for our cocktails, the Friar Tuck is all about the liqueurs. That being said, if my wife ever sees this drink on a menu she’ll be all over it. Cream, chocolate, nuts? It’s basically like drinking Nutella,...

Every Drink Mentioned in Cocktail

Every Drink Mentioned in Cocktail

As a part of our "Cocktail at 30" season of 80s content, I was looking for a list of all the drinks mentioned in Cocktail. It looks like there's no such list on the internet, so I put the movie on and got started making notes. The following list is as far as possible...

Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail Recipe

Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail Recipe

The Harvey Wallbanger is a typically 80s drink, so perfect for us as we celebrate Cocktail's 30th Anniversary. While the history of the drink may go back as far as the 1950s, it's exact origin is still a matter of controversy. Reportedly created by Donato Duke Antone...

400 Rabbits Team Launch New Casa Agave Venture

400 Rabbits Team Launch New Casa Agave Venture

Casa Agave Launches in the UK! The team behind Nottingham's 400 Rabbits bar has launched their latest venture, Casa Agave. Building on their passion for Mexican spirits, Casa Agave will work directly with Agave brands to import, distribute and promote their products...

Helping your fellow bartender in need.

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...


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