Bro’s Gin is a real pro’s gin

A new gin? Yes. Really? Yes. Belgian? Yes. Any good? In one word: fantastic! It is one of the rare examples when the all too familiar story of ‘X-number of friends come together and decide to make gin’ really turns out to be a good idea! Bro’s gin is a magnificently well balanced London Dry…

Belgian Steam Gin Gets Your Engine Rolling

Another gin, you say? Yes, people don’t seem to get enough of it. Which recently lead to the quaint discovery that our blood vaguely tastes of juniper. A fact which largely broadened our Transylvanian fanbase by the way. Read below why you should try Steam Gin. Steam Gin is the product of a unique cooperation…

Hammering a good drink to life requires a Sip-smith

No doubt Sipsmith, as a relatively new gin, has earned its place among the classics and will keep it for a long while. Fairfax, Sam and the well known Jared Brown took their first steps into sip smithing with prudence, which also happens to be the name of their first small copper still. A few…

Trends and tipular fixings for 2016

To augur the cocktail and spirit trends for 2016 is more like horoscopes, tarot and disembowelling lamb to check their livers for strange spots. It’s not hard science. So instead we take a look at what we saw in 2015 and what we would like to see in 2016, mixed together with what we could…

What really makes a Negroni, a Negroni?

Sometimes you really start wondering, seeing these countless and delicious variations and dedications. Quite a few people go very extreme in this, resulting in the unavoidable remark by someone: “is this still a Negroni?”. The question is, if not, what is then? The answer must be sought in its clouded and disputed origin… photographs by…

Tanqueray Bloomsbury -Pity the Gods it’s limited, for this is as gin should be

Tanqueray’s Master Distiller Tom Nichol has created his final Tanqueray gin: the Bloomsbury. We love its masterfully balanced modesty. The gin possesses a quintessential purity in itself without losing character or the Tanqueray personality,  so much that it almost becomes an archetype of gin itself. Let me explain the above. For starters it’s not boring,…

Hendrick’s Quinetum – An Unusual Cordial

Hendrick’s Master Distiller Lesley Gracie created an unusual cordial to use in your gin cocktails We don’t think we need to introduce Hendrick’s to you. These cucumber-crazed pilgrims of the gin revival have already conquered the world with their famous black bottle and retro looks. Now they’re up to something new: Quinetum. A cordial called…

Rumpus Tiki Bar, Budapest.

Hung(a)ry for Tiki? Oh, yes we were! Ah, beautiful Budapest, city on the banks of the mighty Doneau. The architecture of this historical jewel is overwhelming. This city is very much alive and we had some great cocktails there.   Most surprising of all, they had a Tiki bar there, a real one for that…

ImagiNation – The Nation invades the Imagin Bar in Knokke

I’m a gin bar it said, but it didn’t say anything about some great rum and whiskey cocktails too Knokke, love it or hate it. I got mixed feelings about it. It is the last place on earth where people still tie sweaters around there neck, preferably in hues of pink or baby blue, making…