Journal — cocktails

Conker Port Barrel Gin

Conker Port Barrel Gin

You’ve probably cradled a Negroni at some point, trying to make the strong drink last a little longer or hold out until your eyes stop watering, but do you know the history of the spirit-rich cocktail? Well, legend has it that over a hundred years ago, a certain Italian Count – Camillo Negroni to be exact – asked for his regular drink, the Americano, to be made stronger by swapping the soda water for gin. His friend, Florentine bartender Forsco Scarselli did just as he was asked but went one step further, garnishing the drink with orange instead of lemon....

Cocktails throughout cinematic history...

Cocktails throughout cinematic history...

Whether you’re loved up or loving yourself this year, chances are we’re all going to be sat on the sofa watching something on the telly this Valentine’s Day. Without the usual restaurant reservations, the evening looms long and after a delicious dinner and Cocktail Man tipple (or three), I’m sure you’re going to be tuning into something classic. From The Great Gatsby to Casablanca and The Big Lebowski, I’ve rounded up the chicest, most enviable cocktails sipped on throughout cinematic history. What can I say? I’m a barman to my bones, it’s hard to switch off!    1. Casablanca (1942): French...

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