What’s on this weekend

Pulitzer’s Amsterdam reopening Luxury Amsterdam hotel bar Pulitzer’s is now open every day. The Dutch drinking den will be open every day from 5pm to midnight CEST, serving up its selection of literary-inspired cocktails. Drinkers at the hotel bar can sample it’s menu of Agatha Christie-inspired serves, including the “crisp, aromatic, bitter, dry” Conductor, which is made with Hendrick’s Orbium Gin, extra dry vermouth, Campari and Muyu Chinotto Nero; and the “refreshing, tropical, zesty, aromatic”…

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Leading bartenders on co-creating liqueurs and bitters

Bartenders are making their own bitters, liqueurs and other ingredients, fuelled by a desire to bring new flavours to old favourites. SB speaks to industry experts to find out why the trend has become so prevalent. *This feature was originally published in the November 2019 issue of The Spirits Business New menus call for new flavours and this drive to innovate has seen bartenders create their own products to use behind the bar. From in‐house‐produced…

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Kratena and Berg unveil drinks-inspired jumpers

Bartenders Alex Kratena and Monica Berg have partnered with Berlin-based artist Dennis Loesch to create a series of jumpers featuring “iconic” drinks brands. As part of the Evil Companionship series, Kratena, Berg and Loesch have created a range of jumpers adorned with slogans that blend together well known drinks brands, exclusively available from the duo’s London bar, Tayēr + Elementary. Tops in the series include combinations of Bombay Sapphire and Tanqueray, Bomberay Tenphire; Havana Club…

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Alex Kratena launches single botanical cordials

Bartender Alex Kratena has partnered with syrup producer Monin to launch Paragon Cordial, a new range of single botanical cordials. Kratena and Monin launched Paragon Cordials in London this week, debuting the brand’s inaugural bottlings – three expressions flavoured with different strains of pepper. Each cordial in the Paragon range is made with the same base of water, sugar and acids, which is mixed with natural botanical extracts. The first three cordials launched by the…

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Kratena, Berg and Caporale ‘redefine’ liqueurs

Bartending luminaries Alex Kratena, Monica Berg and Simone Caporale have teamed up with Dutch drinks firm De Kuyper to launch a new liqueurs range inspired by the Amazon rainforest and made with natural ingredients. The brand, called Muyu, is inspired by a trip the trio took to the Amazon and will focus on responsible sourcing, with a share of the profits from each bottle donated to NGOs in the region. Kratena, Berg and Caporale each…

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