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“Inspired by the Joker and the Thief from Dylan’s All Along The Watchtower”

Alex Dyzart is from Kent but he aquired his cocktail mixing skills in Auckland’s speakeasies during a two year stay in New Zealand. On returning to the UK Alex fell on his feet and joined the team at the famous … Continue reading

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“Following a wandering heart without reference to time”.

Happiness Forgets is wonderful name for a bar and until a few months ago that is where you would have found Julian Zerressen. He is now storming a ‘pop-up’ cocktail bar called the Art of the Aperitif, at the Langham … Continue reading

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“It’s a personal statement by one individual for another”.

One day a week Adriano Di Giovanni spends a solid six hours just preparing for cocktails. Just three years ago Adriano left sunny Sicily with the express intention of becoming a world class cocktail specialist. For the last year or … Continue reading

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Tattoos and bartending are a blend of two profound subcultures

“They’re a very personal scrapbook”, Nathan Shearer says of his tattoos. “I got my first when I was 19. It was a small act of rebellion and a bold step into a new subculture. Since then they have become markers … Continue reading

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Introducing the New Giffard Spirit of Art

One Monday morning in November, as the rain poured down on Upper Street, 11 of London’s finest and most colourful bartenders met at Zilouf’s, in Islington, for a photoshoot with renowned photographer Theo Chalmers. Last year the Giffard Spirit of … Continue reading

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