Coupette launches Apples in RTD form

Internationally awarded London bar Coupette has announced the launch of its Apples cocktail in RTD form from Saturday 29 May.

Agung Prabowo: Tending from the heart

Agung Prabowo is described as “one of the nicest people in bartending” in his bio for Drinks International’s Bar World 100 and his infectious smile transmits even across a Zoom call outside his new Dead& bar in central Hong Kong.

Angus Winchester joins Jigger & Pony Group

The Jigger & Pony Group has appointed Angus Winchester as director of operations which is effective Monday, 26 April.

The Savoy launches first outdoors terrace with Bowmore

The Savoy in London has partnered with Bowmore single malt scotch whisky to launch the hotel’s first ever pop up terrace called Solas.

Ara Carvallo: Soul of the industry

Ara Carvallo is described as a ‘serial entrepreneur’ in Drinks International’s Bar World 100 list, but few people manage to combine business growth with environmental sympathy as successfully as she does.

The unstoppable Holly Graham

“It sounds strange but I don’t have any definite goals right now because it feels like I’ve done great. I’m super happy with where I’m at and getting on that Bar World 100 list blew my fucking mind, I was in tears seeing my name at 26."

Pietro Collina: The roaming Roman

While most enter hospitality via high-volume bars or nightclubs, Pietro Collina got his first role at private members’ bar Mark’s Club in London aged 16.

The bar with shapes for a name

Above the door of a bar on 232 Kinglsand Road will be three shapesThere will be no name. Or at least, not one involving words.

Paige Aubort: Coming back stronger

The past seven months have forced change upon every member of the hospitality industry and, as one of Australia’s brightest talents, Paige Aubort has seen almost every aspect of her life move in different directions.

Daniele Bresciani: Loyalty shines through

Young bartenders tend to move quickly between jobs to try to climb the professional hierarchy as fast as possible. But Daniele Bresciani has taken a different approach.

Carlos Londoño: Passion pays off

I heard gunshots so I ran downstairs and the security guard at reception told me not to go out. My stepdad was badly wounded, my mum was lucky, but the driver was dead.”

Alex Lawrence: The little posh boy

With a sense of irony his industry peers call him a little posh boy. It’s ironic because Alex Lawrence is covered in tattoos, carries a thick Scottish twang and is far from what is traditionally deemed ‘posh’.

Pegu Club closes after 15 years in NYC

New York bar Pegu club will not reopen even after restrictions implemented for the COVID-19 global pandemic are lifted.

La'Mel Clarke: An industry in high spirits

La’Mel Clarke marvels at how the hospitality industry has already faced up to the coronavirus crisis with creativity.

Swift launches new "Hospitality Menu"

London cocktail bar Swift has launched a new drinks menu which aims to celebrate its local neighbourhood in Soho.

La'Mel Clarke: How's your mental state?

If you work in the hospitality industry, chances are you work with someone who is struggling with their mental health.

Sykes crowned Bacardí Legacy UK champion

Scottish bartender Nicole Sykes has been crowned the 12th UK champion of the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition.

A view from the city: Tulum

Angel Brown speaks to Lorena Seligson co-founder of We Are Bartenders and cocktail writer

Aaron Wall: Life as a Homeboy

Sitting down for a pint of Guinness with a frontrunner in Irish hospitality is a great craic, but there’s far more to Aaron Wall than just the stereotypes of a Dubliner.

Cuccurullo wins Patrón Perfectionists 2020

Giulia Cuccurullo from London’s Artesian has been crowned the 2020 Patrón Perfectionists cocktail competition winner with her drink called The Bridge.

Bramble launches first menu in 13 years

Bramble cocktail bar in Edinburgh has created a new menu for the first time since opening 13 years ago.

Enzo Sigaut named Beaufort Bar manager

The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy has appointed French bartender Enzo Sigaut as its new bar manager.

Churchill Bar & Terrace launches new menu

The Churchill Bar & Terrace in London has launched its new autumn/winter cocktail menu called Shades of Winston Churchill.

Sofitel appoints Ciprian Zsraga head bartender

Sofitel St James has appointment Ciprian Zsraga head bartender of the five-star hotel’s St James Bar.

Pippa Guy: Life after The Savoy

"I’d never carried a tray or worn heels before. I was used to Converse, denim shorts and baggy T-shirts.”

A view from the city: Cardiff

Shay Waterworth speaks to Alex Mills, Lab 22 bar manager and Alex Taylor, owner operator of Pennroyal 

All Bar One turns to sustainable beer and cider

All Bar One has launched a new listing of draft beers and ciders called “All the Better with Beer”, which focuses on sustainability.

Inception Group launches a new Cahoots in Soho

A new 1940s-inspired cocktail bar set in an overground train station will open in November in the heart of Soho, complementing the original Cahoots underground.

London Cocktail Week returns for 10th anniversary

London Cocktail Week by DrinkUp.London will be celebrating 10 years in 2019 from October 4 – 13 

Giuseppe Gallo launches International Roma Bar Show

The first edition of the International Roma Bar Show will be held from 23-24 September 2019 at the Palazzo dei Congressi, Rome.

Tequila Mockingbird lands fourth London site

Tequila Mockingbird has secured a new site in Brixton, London which is expected to open in September this year.

Ramsbury Gin launches London summer terrace

Ramsbury Gin and Vodka has launched the Estate of Mind – a two-month takeover at Dalloway Terrace in London.

Zacapa targets theatrical serves in on-trade

Ron Zacapa has targeted theatrical drinking occasions to grow its presence in the on-trade through its recent partnership with Zuma.

Kulak is Jameson Barrelmen’s Homecoming global champion

Ania Kulak from Norway was named global champion of the 'Jameson Barrelmen’s Homecoming' competition held in Cork, Ireland, last month, with her winning cocktails In The Green, High on Life and Goosebomb.

UK entries open for Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge

Entries are now open for the UK heats of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge which will be held on 17 October.

Coupette launches new menu 'Summer'

London’s Coupette has announced a new ‘Summer’ cocktail menu created by owner Chris Moore in collaboration with local sign writer Ged Palmer.

Jack Daniel's launches new Tennessee Calling format

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey has launched a new format for the fourth edition of its cocktail competition Tennessee Calling.

Funkin Innovation Champion 2019 opens for entries

Entries for the Funkin Cocktails bartending competition, Funkin Innovation Champion, are now open and this year the theme for entrants is the 1990s.

Manacháin Monaghan wins UK Rum Frontiers 2019

Manacháin Monaghan, owner of Below Stairs bar in Leeds, has won the UK final of Flor de Caña’s Rum Frontiers competition 2019.

Bacardí Legacy UK entries open with new format

UK entries are now open for Bacardí Legacy 2020, one of the world’s largest international cocktail competitions.

Dionori wins inaugural Fenjiu Baijiu competition

Chinese baijiu brand, Fenjiu, has announced Andrea Dionori from Crazy Bear as the winner of the UK’s first baijiu cocktail competition.

Italspirits hosts London pop-up in homage to Negroni Week

Italspirits by Giuseppe Gallo will host a four-day pop-up event in London this June to mark the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s best-selling cocktails – the Negroni.

Present Company opens in Liverpool

Simon Thompson and Jake O’Brien Murphy, who made their names at Callooh Callay in London, have opened their debut venue, Present Company in Liverpool.

Bartender Profile: Smooth Operator

Hamish Smith charts the career of one of the young guns of modern bartending

Duff said: Art vs Politics

Wall wars on cocktail menus leave Philip Duff pondering the context

Nuno Lage joins K Bar at The Kensington hotel

The K Bar at The Kensington hotel has appointed Nuno Lage as Bar Manager to launch a new cocktail menu.

It's in the can

Philip Duff on how pre-packaged cocktail are finding a strong niche in the modern world

Coca-Cola unveils a new range of mixers

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced a new range of mixers - Coca-Cola Signature Mixers, which have been designed to be mixed primarily with dark spirits.

Charles Roche: Young Intellect

Shay Waterworth meets early starter Charles Roche, the mastermind behind Liquid Intellect.

Churchill Bar to launch Cuban-themed terrace

Churchill Bar & Terrace in London has announced the launch of a new Cuban theme for its terrace called ‘Casa de Cuba’ from Wednesday 15 May.