Flying Dutchmen menu highlights cocktail evolution

Amsterdam bar Flying Dutchmen Cocktails has launched its latest menu, which aims to teach imbibers about the evolution of classic cocktails. The bar, which was opened by Amsterdam Cocktail Week founders Tess Posthumus and Timo Janse, aims to educate bartenders, hospitality experts and consumers about classic cocktails. Posthumus said: “This menu explores different ‘evolution’ paths of cocktails, showing our Dutch guests, who often don’t know a lot about cocktails yet, what the classic drinks are…

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Polite Provisions menu ‘reflects evolution’

San Diego cocktail bar Polite Provisions has updated its drinks menu to “reflect the evolution” of its guests’ palates. The new menu, which was launched to mark the sixth anniversary of the American bar, features on-tap highballs, stirred down cocktails and large-format sharing drinks. Polite Provisions co-founder Erick Castro said: “From its opening day, Polite Provisions electrified the San Diego drinks scene and has become a destination for locals, as well as travellers to the…

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Franklin & Sons launches menu design tool

Tonic water and mixer brand Franklin & Sons has created an online system designed to aid on-trade venues in creating and printing bespoke gin and tonic menus. The free online menu system features more than 500 gins and allows venues to print drinks lists that include their gin selection, suggested mixer pairing and garnish. Venues can then chose an illustration or text to accompany each drink. Rosie Crossman, brand manager at Franklin & Sons, said:…

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The week in pictures

Singer-songwriter Jessie Ware and BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo surprised crowds in London’s Covent Garden with a secret DJ set at Grey Goose’s summer terrace. The brand’s Live Like Summer Never Ends Terrace hosted the newly-named DJ duo Ware-Fo for a special gig for the unsuspecting crowd. The pair sipped Grey Goose Espresso Martini cocktails as they performed in the heart of the Covent Garden Piazza

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Round-the-world bar tour inspires Sexy Fish menu

London restaurant bar Sexy Fish has created a new cocktail menu inspired by the cities and venues its team visited during a round-the-world tour in 2018. Last year, the London bar and restaurant undertook a tour of the world’s bars, including stops at Saxon + Parole, New York; Devil’s Advocate, Edinburgh; and Topo, Lisbon.  The nine-month-long tour started at The Clumsies in Athens in January 2018 and saw the bar travel to 14 bars around…

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