European bars to visit in 2020

Europe has long-been home to some of the best bars in the world. Tireless innovation keeps the region’s watering holes fresh, exciting and relevant. Once again, London has treated the world to a huge raft of new bars in 2019 – from chic hotel spots to dreamy drinking dens, the city has it all. Highlights from this year’s crop include Vestal Vodka owner William Borrell’s Camden‐based Ladies & Gentlemen, Homeboy from Irish duo Aaron Wall…

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New Coral Room cocktails take English inspiration

London bar The Coral Room has taken inspiration from green spaces and coastlines scattered across England for its latest cocktail menu. Featuring drinks inspired by the Cornish countryside, Oxfordshire and Sussex, each cocktail features local ingredients that have a connection to one of 14 English destinations. Cocktails on the bar’s latest menu include Play the Pyramid, inspired by Glastonbury Festival and made with Roe & Co Irish Whiskey, 30 & 40 Apéritif de Normandie, ginger,…

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Heads + Tails marks first anniversary with new menu

London cocktail bar Heads + Tails is celebrating its first anniversary with the launch of a new cocktail menu. The West Hampstead venue is divided into two spaces, split over different levels: Heads, a bright bar serving light cocktails, and Tails, a dark basement bar specialising in whiskies and rums. For its latest menu, the venue has drawn inspiration from autumnal and wintry flavours, such as apple, spices and chestnuts. Drinks on the bar’s new…

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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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Coupette unveils winter craft-inspired menu

London bar Coupette has launched the winter iteration of its typography-inspired cocktail menu, developed in partnership with signwriter Ged Palmer. Following the bar’s summer drinks list, which launched in July, Coupette has continued its series of menus influenced by local craftspeople and has once again worked alongside Palmer, a London-based typographer and designer. With its focus on calvados, apples remain a prominent ingredient in the bar’s latest menu. As well as the staple Apples cocktail,…

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