Cocktail Stories: Reine de Fer

How do you create a cocktail that honours one of the world’s most famous landmarks? That’s the challenge Paris bar Le Syndicat set itself with the Reine de Fer. “We created the Reine de Fer for the launch of our Monumental Menu, which represents the most iconic monuments and places of Paris,” says Giovanni Allario, co-director of Le Syndicat bar in Paris. The cocktail, which has been on the bar’s menu since May 2018, was…

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Cocktail Stories: Three Sheets Cosmo

Instead of simply updating the recipe for one classic cocktail, Three Sheets co-founder Max Venning decided to innovate with two drinks instead. Three Sheets in London has gained a reputation for creating some of the capital’s most innovative cocktails. So when it came to updating a classic such as the Cosmopolitan, it was sure to produce something special. The bar’s co-­founder, Max Venning, took the vodka­ and triple sec­-based drink and presented a Cosmo as…

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Cocktail Stories: Breakfast Martini

What makes a modern classic cocktail? In the first of our new series of Cocktail Stories, bartending legend Salvatore Calabrese reveals the inspiration behind his iconic Breakfast Martini. The dream of any bartender is that they are able to immortalise themselves with a great drink,” says world-­renowned bartender Salvatore Calabrese. In his Breakfast Martini, Calabrese thinks he may have achieved just this. Created by the Italian bartender almost 20 years ago, the mix of gin,…

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