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Cocktail

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

Ian Fleming had a long fascination with diamond smuggling, and his investigation into the illicit trade in 1950s Africa yielded both a well-received non-fiction book, The Diamond Smugglers, and the JamesBond novel Diamonds Are Forever. In it, Bond investigates a diamond-smuggling pipeline which begins in French Guinea and ends in Las Vegas. The title calls […]

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A FABULOUS GUILT-FREE MARTINI

Party season is just around the corner, but evening festivities don’t have to mean excessively sugary drinks and weekday hangovers. Redemption Bar founders, Andrea Waters and Catherine Salway are passionate about creating a scenario where socialising doesn’t have to be at the expense of your health but can still be glamorous and fun. Below is […]

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OLD FASHIONED

It should come as no surprise that Ian Fleming and James Bond were devotees of this classic cocktail. In its simplicity, it is a drink in which the choice of ingredients is paramount. In Live and Let Die, Bond is careful to specify his choice of whiskey: Old Grand-Dad, a traditional bourbon with a high […]

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Ginger Storm

Ginger Storm was given its name because of the intense flavour in the cocktail, particularly from the ginger beer. The mix, with the dry curaçao, is like a flavour explosion when you take the first sip. The lemon juice and bitters make this a deliciously sour drink, with a hint of sweetness added from the […]

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New Pink Gin

This cocktail is a fusion of two classic gin concoctions – Pink Gin and Gin and Tonic – and it pays homage to these two iconic drinks by giving them a modern interpretation. It has been created as a fresh alternative to a G&T, introducing new flavours while still keeping things nice and simple. Always […]

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MEDJOOL DATE, ESPRESSO & FENNEL MARTINI

Espresso martinis have become a staple of cocktail lists across London, and we have added our own Oklava touch. At the restaurant we use a Cypriot brandy called Anglias, which is available online, but any good-quality brandy would do. If you don’t have an espresso machine, we recommend brewing a strong, full-bodied coffee in a […]

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THE NEGRONI

This is alleged to have been invented in Florence by Count Negroni, who asked the bartender at the Hotel Baglioni to strengthen his Americano with a spot of gin, but no one knows if this is actually true. Orson Welles was one of the first Americans to write about it, saying ‘the bitters are excellent […]

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Valentine’s Special: Honey Bee Mine

You can’t have failed to notice it’s St Valentine’s Day, a time of year when a sum equivalent to the GDP of a small country is spent on red roses, fancy chocolates and enormous, novelty padded cards. But who exactly was St Valentine? Valentinus, to give him his proper name, was supposedly a saint who […]

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Handpicked: Lidkoeb

We have been embracing all things Hygge this autumn and where better to experience it than in its birthplace, Copenhagen. Naturally, our first stop was a bar and Lidkoeb has hygge in abundance. From the crackling fire to the retro desklamps on each tabletop, you couldn’t feel more cosy and relaxed as you sip your […]

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