Most exciting bar openings of 2019

From Europe to the Americas and as far afield as Asia, a swathe of bar openings have made a memorable impact on the industry over the last 12 months. SB rounds up its favourite new haunts to grace the on-trade. Last year saw a number of exciting new bars open their doors across the world in cities such as London, New York and Singapore. Among the venues that made our list were an agave spirits-focused…

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Cocktail Stories: Mirror Margarita

Making agave spirits accessible is what Hacha is all about and the bar’s Mirror Margarita should appeal to the most hesitant Tequila drinker. I’ve made a few decent cocktails over the years, but hands down the Mirror Margarita is the best,” says Deano Moncrieffe, founder of agave spirits bar Hacha. The London drinking den opened in May and has since found fame with its signature serve – a perfectly clear twist on the Margarita. Made…

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Top cocktails to try before summer ends

The world’s bars are continually concocting new cocktails, making it a tough choice when selecting your next tipple. Here, SB rounds up the latest seasonal serves worth sampling before summer ends north of the Equator. With new, imaginative cocktail menus launching every week it can seem like an impossible task to keep up with all the latest drinks being shaken, thrown and stirred. As high profile venues such as Atlas, Death & Co, Connaught Bar…

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The week in pictures

Elderflower liqueur brand St-Germain opened the doors to its Summer in Bloom terrace in London this week, taking over the outside area at OXO Tower Bar on the Southbank. The terrace opened alongside the launch of St-Germain brand ambassador Camille Vidal’s latest book, How to Spritz French Fluently, which she introduced at the opening party. During the launch, guests enjoyed three spritzes from the book, including the St-Germain Spritz, as well as three new St-Germain…

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