Untitled – Winter is Coming?

The first drink on the menu is called Snow – but it’s March, no? With ingredients not usually found in a standard cocktail, such as clay and chalk, one would think Snow wouldn’t be heralded so brazenly at the top of the menu, but with only twelve drinks on the menu, there really is nowhere to hide.

I haven’t ingested either material since I was a child, and that was definitely not on purpose. If this wasn’t the newest venture from cocktail alchemist Tony Conigliaro of 69 Colebrooke Row and Bar Termini fame, I would probably not have ordered it, but here I was at his newest venture, Untitled, about to take a sip.

I am loathe to call it a bar as there was nary a bartender in sight […]

March 2nd, 2017|Destinations, London, United Kingdom|0 Comments

London Guide alla Intercontinental Hotels – Affiliate Bit

I work with the Intercontinental Brand quite often and I have never been disappointed. When they asked me to collaborate by posting their travel guide of London on my site, I was more than happy to share.  
It’s a great guide and I hope you come back to use it often!
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February 4th, 2017|Destinations, London, United Kingdom|0 Comments

JJ Fox: The Great British Cigar Merchant, London – Affiliate Bit

By Halil Osman – Master of Habanos at James J Fox
London is full to the brim with smells, sounds, and delights to delight all who travel there. Truly, it’s harder to decide what not to do whilst in the UK’s capital. However, one thing that should definitely be on your list of places to visit is the historical establishment of JJ Fox. Named one of the hundred best stores in London – as well as one of the coolest! – it is a haven for cigar aficionados.

An experienced tobacconist’s merchants – with over two hundred years of trading in fine tobacco and smoker’s accessories – this is the undisputable destination for smokers with fine taste.

A Shop with History

Established in 1787, this shop has been trading now for […]

January 14th, 2017|Destinations, London, United Kingdom|0 Comments

The 12 Best Sips of Christmas – Cocktails in London

Thanks to all of you, I had a massive response with my 12 Sips of Christmas post last season, thus begins a tradition! Back then, my podcast, Best Sips Worldwide, was only a glimmer of an idea. At the end of this year after only 20 episodes, we have reached over 3,000 downloads.

At this time of year, Santa’s elves shake and stir their way into our hearts by using their elfin efforts to create this year’s batch of Christmas Cocktails.

I’ve rounded up my favorite 12 tipples in the city I call home and, hopefully, these select few will brighten up your yuletide celebrations!

Start the music, feel free to sing along, and sip merrily while letting the countdown to Christmas commence!
See if you can spot my use […]

December 1st, 2016|Destinations, London, United Kingdom|0 Comments

Best Bits London – Tea at the Four Seasons with JING

I really don’t go to many teas anymore. I once had to write about my favorite teas in London and had one full cream tea a week for five weeks straight. I defy anyone to even look at a scone and clotted cream the same way after that. Still, there is one invitation to tea I never pass up and that is for JING Tea. I had been to several tastings, one for breakfast, one with Michelin Star Indian Cuisine, but never for traditional Afternoon Tea with a capital A and T.

Our host for the afternoon was the lovely Four Seasons Park Lane, where they were in the midst of celebrating the seasons with their new ‘Journey through British Summertime’ menu.

As it was the hottest day […]

July 29th, 2016|Destinations, London, United Kingdom|1 Comment

Best Bits London – Top 10 Summer Cocktails

Now that my podcast has taken shape and actually launched, I have to thank everyone who took the time to download and listen.
THANK YOU!
A little postpartum gift is a list of my 10 favorite cocktails being served this summer in bars around London. Drink wisely and enjoy!

If you are not a follower of Bacchus, then scroll to the end to see a few of my fave mocktails, recipes included.

1. I had to begin this very important list with a toast to my first interviewee, Andy Milz, and his whole team at the Cocktail Trading Company! Their Bonsai Butterfly is a sensation of Jasmine Martin Millers Gin, St. Germain, Fig-lime Cordial, and a dash of Champagne. They call it Floral, Zesty & Zen – presented in […]

June 10th, 2016|Destinations, London, United Kingdom|0 Comments