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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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Hanna Bixo & The Spirit of Art 2014

“My surname is Portugese, I was born in Gothenburg, to Swedish parents and raised in the chilly north of Sweden. I also have a native North American ancestor and I celebrate that with a geometric arrow tattoo”, says Hanna Bixo. … Continue reading

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The Warmest Welcome in Islington

The first things we noticed about Zilouf’s were the smiles. We were at the bar early on a Monday morning in November, not exactly cocktail hour but that time of the day when you see a bar for what it … Continue reading

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Mum said, if you’re going to spend most of your life in a bar, you may as well get paid for your time

Born into a family line of bartenders, Iain Griffiths learned his trade in Brisbane, improved it in Melbourne, polished it in Sydney and brought it to perfection in London via a stint in Edinburgh. Why trek half way around the … Continue reading

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