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How to be The London Boozehound with Sam Gilani

How to Be The London Boozehound with Sam Gilani

Did it ever occur to you to ask your friendly bartenders where they like to drink? Because you know they know the best places in town. Well, don’t worry, our guest has. And lucky for us, he’s sharing that info.

Sam Gilani was making Sazeracs when he was at university – that should tell you that he was bound to become The London Boozehound. He is not only a journalist with a massive Instagram following but also the founder of the Bartender’s Edit – that list of every bartender’s favorite hangouts. 

You’d be surprised what made the list, but I’m not going to tell you, Sam is.

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Cocktail of the Week:

East 8 Holdup

East 8 Holdup

You have to love a bartender who would create a cocktail to "celebrate" a mugging – and such a refreshing cocktail at that! The East 8 Hold Up mixes vodka, Aperol, passionfruit, lime juice, and pineapple juice to create a modern classic!
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Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine British
Servings 1
Calories 199 kcal


  • 1.5 ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce Aperol
  • ¾ ounce pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ounce passionfruit syrup


  • Add all the ingredients to a shaker
  • Add ice
  • Shake until cold and frosty on the outside
  • Double strain into a rocks glass filled with ice
  • Garnish with half a passionfruit and a mint sprig


Serving: 1gCalories: 199kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.04gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Keyword East 8 Holdup, pineapple
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