Last weekend, our friends Sam (Digital City) and Duncan hired a gigantic country house in Devon for their birthday party. We turned up with a boatload of limes and cases of the good stuff to knock out some cocktails for

This is a post I've been meaning to do for ages, but then Joe McCanta (owner of Saf Restaurant, excellent cocktail place in Shoreditch, London) wrote a really good treatise about it on his blog. It's about where the idea

Mixology Monday is a monthly online drink-related discussion. This month, it's hosted by Craig at Tiki Drinks & Indigo Firmaments and the theme is 'spice'. Victoria Park in December, just outside my house in London In England, spice in December

Sloe gin makes me think of the English countryside, posh voices carrying across fresh cold air, and hunting. Hence, "A Caçadora" means "The Huntress" in Portuguese. This is a martini with an interesting, almost wine-like nose, then the unmistakable honeyed warmth

Name: Pedro Souza dos Santos AKA: Jacaré, Dogface Age: 9 months Role: Head of Cachaça Security Pedro may be the youngest member of the Abelha team, but he is only one to have killed animals with his teeth. This makes him amply qualified to

First of all, if anyone tells you there is only one way to make to a caipirinha, or that there's only one "real brazilian way", it's simply not true. Having travelled for months all over Brasil and drunk loads of