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How To Be A Bright Young Thing

The Bright Young Things were a group of rich, indulgent aristocrats who between the two wars entertained themselves by dressing up, posing and performing.

All this gaiety was caught on camera by the incomparable and controversial Cecil Beaton. One thing is for sure, if they were alive now, all their fun would be had at Claridge’s with cocktails conceived by our guest today!

Denis Broci makes you feel like a Bright Young Thing when you step into Claridge’s Bar or The Fumoir Bar – two of the glamorous spots in the world.

We are celebrating the release of the cocktail book, Cecil Beaton: Mixing with the Bright Young Things, which Denis, as Manager of both bars at Claridge’s, curated with a list of sixty-four drinks from the 1920’s and 1930’s, the ‘Golden Age’ of cocktails.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • What happened his first week of work that scared him to death
  • What it was like working at Michelin Star restaurant
  • How he came to curate the new book, Cecil Beaton: Mixing with the Bright Young Things
  • His favorite bar in London and outside of London
  • His Top Tips for the Home Bartender

I was so happy he offered me their Fumoir Negroni, that I made it my cocktail of the week!

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