What’s on this weekend

Espresso Martini bike in London Black Cow Vodka has teamed up with London coffee shop Over Under Coffee to deliver Espresso Martinis by bike to west Londoners as they head outdoors for picnics. Available from 2 to 11 April, drinkers will be able to order a Black Cow Espresso Martini (£8/US$11) and Dorset Donkey (£28/US$39), a 500ml pre-made cocktail containing Black Cow Vodka, Morello Cherry Liqueur and ginger concentrate. Head to the Over Under website…

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Equiano Rum Foundation backs equality projects

Afro-Caribbean rum brand Equiano has revealed the first recipient of its grant scheme, which is dedicated to supporting freedom and equality projects around the world. Equiano Rum, which was named in honour of Nigerian abolitionist and freedom fighter Olaudah Equiano, donates 5% of it profits to freedom and equality projects across the globe. The rum’s co-founders, Oli Bartlam, Aaisha Dadral, Ian Burrell, and Amanda Kakembo, also pledged to donate US$2 from each bottle sold through the…

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Burrell and Seale launch Afro-Caribbean rum

Rum authorities Ian Burrell and Richard Seale have teamed up to create what is believed to be the world’s first Afro-Caribbean rum. Equiano is a blend of molasses rums from Barbados-based Foursquare Rum Distillery, where Seale is master distiller, and Mauritius-based Gray’s Distillery. Described as an “east and west” collaboration, Equiano is 100% natural with no added sugar, spices or colourants. It is said to be the first rum containing liquid from two different distilleries…

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