Diageo Bar Academy to host cocktails to-go webinar

The Diageo Bar Academy will host an online masterclass next week on how venues can incorporate an effective cocktail delivery and takeaway service, which will be presented by Dutch bartender Tess Posthumus. Founded in 2011, educational platform Diageo Bar Academy (DBA) provides training, bar news, cocktails trends, and a global network of industry experts who deliver insights and expertise within the on-trade. The DBA will host a free masterclass next Wednesday (21 October) at 2pm…

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Great British Menu’s Oliver Peyton creates RTD range

Great British Menu judge Oliver Peyton has released his own line of ready-to-drink cocktails, called Unknown Pleasures. Unknown Pleasures was the result of three years of sourcing, collaborations and experiments in creating pre-mixed cocktails. Peyton partnered with bartender Dre Masso to create the range. The pre-mixed series comprises a Bloody Mary (7%ABV), Peach Iced Tea (8% ABV) and an Espresso Martini (7% ABV). The canned cocktails are available to purchase in packs of six or…

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Milk & Honey to close for good

Award-winning London bar Milk & Honey will permanently close after 18 years as a direct result of the 10pm hospitality curfew imposed in England. Milk & Honey owner Jonathan Downey took to Twitter to announce the news. In his Tweets, Downey said: “We’ve got two more nights of drastically reduced trading at Milk & Honey (Fri/Sat) and then, after over 18yrs in Soho, we’re closing for good. After an extension to the #ForfeitureMoratorium, we’d planned…

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Atlas collaborates with bars on new cocktail series

Singapore bar Atlas has launched a series of cocktails in partnership with venues across the world in a bid to support the on-trade community. The World Atlas series will see the Singapore drinking den offer a cocktail flight consisting of two signature serves from bars across the globe. Each flight in the series will run for four weeks and will include bars such as Hope & Sesame in Guangzhou, China; Crown Shy in New York…

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Opening weekend business down 44.5% for on-trade

Bars, pubs and restaurants that reopened last week in England reported a 44.5% decrease in trading compared to the same weekend last year, new research shows. According to the most recent Coffer Peach Business Tracker information, 36% of group-operated venues opened for eating and drinking inside on 4 and 5 July, as government lockdown restrictions were lifted across England. A total of 32 companies provided data for the report, with a further 17 operators reporting…

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