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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Three Spirit extends zero-ABV line for ‘conscious hedonists’

Non-alcoholic drinks brand Three Spirit has extended its range with two new variants, which have been designed to “stimulate the palate, mind and body”. The first offering in the range, Three Spirit Social Elixir, was launched in December 2018 by Bar Chick co-founder Tatiana Mercer along with Dash Lilley, who has founded a number of wellness-focused beverage labels, and Meeta Gournay. A team of bar experts was also involved in its creation, including Fluid Movement…

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Deliveroo to offer CBD drinks on demand

Cannabis-based drinks creator Botanic Lab is offering “CBD on demand” through the launch of a “first-of-its-kind” partnership with Deliveroo. From today (4 September), on-demand drinks delivery service Deliveroo will offer Botanic Lab’s CBD soft drink, Dutch Courage, via the new ‘Dispensary’ platform. The drink contains 5mg of “full-spectrum” cannabidiol (CBD) per 250ml serving. CBD is the non-psychoactive component found in cannabis. In addition to hemp CBD extract, Dutch Courage contains sour cherry and hibiscus botanicals,…

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Bar world A-list to take part in first Roma Bar Show

Drinks expert Giuseppe Gallo will launch a new food and beverage trade show in Rome next month, hosting a series of talks, tastings and cocktail competitions featuring some of the best-known names in the bar world. Roma Bar Show will take place on 23-24 September from 10am-9pm at Rome’s Palazzo dei Congressi. A series of seminars are scheduled for the main stage at Auditorium Capitalis, including a talk from bartenders Simone Caporale and Marian Beke,…

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Death & Co reopens with updated menu

New York speakeasy Death & Co has reopened following its first “refresh” since opening and has unveiled a new summer cocktail menu. The East Village cocktail bar closed on 15 July for “a bit of a facelift”, the first time the team have done “any updates on the interior” since Death & Co opened 13 years ago. After closing for 10 days, a “refreshed” Death & Co New York opened its doors boasting a new…

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