Category: Season 2

Vijay’s Lounge – Sandy Kaur & Mario Romano recreate a love story in a cocktail

Vijay’s Lounge – Sandy Kaur & Mario Romano recreate a love story in a cocktail

Traveling through India in the 19th Century, Lady Charlotte Fitzrovia fell under the spell of the dashing gangster Vijay Kapur, who loved her and left her. It was the job of today’s guests to tell that passionate love story in every cocktail. Sandy Kaur & […]

Valentine Warner – How to make gin from plants outside your very door

Valentine Warner – How to make gin from plants outside your very door

It was apropos that our guest’s first foray into the spirit world would be a success, especially since Valentine Warner is one of this country’s most famous chefs. Discovering juniper bushes on a walk in Northumberland got his creative juices flowing. The obvious product to […]

Peter O’Connor, Roe & Co – How to honor an Irish Whiskey legend

Peter O’Connor, Roe & Co – How to honor an Irish Whiskey legend

From a part-time job as a lounge boy in a pub, our guest today caught the hospitality bug and he never looked back. Peter O’Connor, the now legendary European Brand Ambassador of Roe & Co Irish Whiskey, went on from collecting glasses to collecting awards. […]

David Wallwork, Freya – How to make a spirit from birch water

David Wallwork, Freya – How to make a spirit from birch water

Having begun his career studying Environmental Science at university, our guest has never forgotten his past love. Wanting to create a spirit that was sustainable, natural, and innovative, David Wallwork’s first try at it, Freya Spirit, succeeded on all counts. Named for the Norse Goddess […]

Tales on Tour – How to learn as much as you can about drinks in a really short time

Tales on Tour – How to learn as much as you can about drinks in a really short time

Three days, one city, loads of cocktail – Tales on Tour hit Edinburgh last weekend and I was invited to join in the fun and festivities. Over sixty events including seminars, bar take-overs by visiting bartenders, tastings and just overall enjoyment of the industry we […]

How to make rum that tells the story of Colombia in one sip

How to make rum that tells the story of Colombia in one sip

“…The girl raised her eyes to see who was passing by the window, and that casual glance was the beginning of a cataclysm of love that still had not ended half a century later.” Could this be La Hechicera, The Enchantress? Forgive me for taking […]

How to find your calling in a bottle of tequila

How to find your calling in a bottle of tequila

We know not all tequila tastes the same, but the goal of our guests today want to convince the inconvincible that there is more to it than just bad margaritas and nasty hangovers. Robin Clough and Max Davies-Gilbert from Tequila Enemigo intended to shake things […]

How to be a mixologist and a balloon driver at the same time

How to be a mixologist and a balloon driver at the same time

Sitting at a desk everyday was never going to be the modus operandi for today’s guest. Noah Dorian Matthies may have begun his career in Germany, but he was destined to travel halfway around the world to explore new territories, mimicking his alternate profession as […]

How To Make An Espresso Martini Colombian Style

How To Make An Espresso Martini Colombian Style

After a few years in New York, our guests today were craving a good-old fashioned brunch. They also saw there was no place in their new home of Cartagena serving this very American of meals. They hit on something and now a second Época Espresso […]

How to create a concerto in your cocktail glass

How to create a concerto in your cocktail glass

“Please Sir, I want some more.”  We all know who said that iconic phrase, right? After today’s episode, Oliver Twist move aside, because Timothy Ching has stolen it from you! Wowing the judges and crowd at 2017’s Beefeater MIXLDN competition, Timothy Ching grabbed the crown […]