What’s on this weekend

Shoryu Ramen Cocktails at Home London’s Shoryu Ramen has created a menu of ready-made cocktails, which can be delivered alongside its DIY ramen kits. Cocktails on offer included the Cedroni, a Japanese twist on the classic Negroni; the Tiki Passion, a tropical cocktail with a kick of Japanese rum; and the Yuzu Jasmine Tea, a bright, non-alcoholic iced tea bursting with citrus flavours. The cocktails are priced from £10 (US$13) for two servings and can…

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ELLC founder on making top-quality liquid affordable

While other spirits brands leverage their craft credentials so they can charge more money for their products, East London Liquor Company has deliberately gone the other way, making sure its drinks combine quality with affordability. “We had a plan, everyone has the plan, but life gets in the way quite often,” says Alex Wolpert. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s the importance of agility and adaptability – and the East London Liquor Company (ELLC)…

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What’s on this weekend

Halloween at The Ivy To mark the spookiest time of the year, The Ivy Soho Brasserie has created a menu of Halloween-inspired cocktails. Available today (30 October) and tomorrow (31 October), the London venue will serve up drinks including The Secret Potion, which combines Silent Pool Rare Citrus Gin, elderflower cordial, lemon juice, grapefruit bitters and Champagne, and the Midnight Margarita, made with Cazcabel Reposado Tequila, Briottet Crème d’Abricot, lime juice and orange bitters. Alongside…

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Covid-19 restrictions ‘strangulating’ bars

A leading bar owner has described the recent Covid-19 restrictions on the hospitality sector as akin to “starving a person to death rather than pulling the trigger”, as data shows the sector is not responsible for rising cases. Speaking to The Spirits Business last week, Sly Augustin, owner of Trailer Happiness in London, discussed the detrimental effects the new three-tier local lockdown restrictions would have on the hospitality sector. New measures were introduced across England…

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What’s on this weekend

Whisky Fest in a Box The Whisky Lounge will host its Whisky Festival in a Box this weekend. Running from today (16 October) until Sunday (18 October), the festival will bring together brands and distillers from across the industry for a variety of live-streamed tastings and masterclasses. The festival comprises seven themed tasting sessions, covering Scotch, world, Asian, English, independent and peated whiskies. Distillers set to take part include Kavalan, Nikka, Mackmyra, The Lakes Distillery…

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