It feels like yesterday that we were huddled round our Hot Juice cocktails at the Hoxton Shoreditch fending off the cold…time to get the sunnies out as there are a series of gorgeous al fresco cocktails to be sipped over the next few months.
Team Domino are straight back into the swing of things after the Christmas festivities – taking inspiration from the legend that is Mary Portas and her fitness gurus at Living Retreats, inspiring Telegraph readers (3 page spread) with how she got fit at 50!
It’s been a whirl-wind few months, with London Cocktail Week, vermouth masterclasses, tastings and launches keeping us busy!
We’d like to welcome Willem Barentsz on board at Domino – a new jasmine-infused gin, whose launch we celebrated in style at Mayfair’s Cartizze bar with a Jasmine Fizz or two. Already listed as the Telegraph’s favourite craft gin, it’s one to keep an eye on in the new year…
Wow, September, how did that happen?? Autumn is here and looking good, with London Cocktail Week and RumFest just around the corner, we’re excited for a series of Negroni masterclasses hosted by Cocchi’s legendary Roberto Bava and Diplomatico rum are about to reveal some very tasty new products…
Revelling in the not-so-disappointing British summer this year, we've been making the most of the great outdoors: hosting an event with Foodism magazine readers and Diplomatico's newly-found 'Diplomats of a new era' on a Shoreditch rooftop, sipping Cocchi spritzes at Piccolino's Aperi-Tea and bringing the outside in with Jensen's 'Garden to Glass' cocktails. Our/London will be helping us relax in between times, with the release of their home Infusion Kits with P&T and the upcoming 'Re-Turnmills' - a chilled Sunday brunch collaboration with the guys over at Albion Clerkenwell. The fun continues past the summer too, we're already looking forward to October's Rum Fest and (eek!) making plans for Christmas!
Enjoy the sunshine!
Searching for some spring sunshine, it was off to Turin and Cocconato at the end of March to celebrate the release of a new limited edition Cocchi Vermouth. We’re continuing ‘la dolce vita’ back home with the release of the zingy Cocchi Lemongrass and Ginger spritz. Diplomatico have raided the garden with their delicious ‘healthy hedonism’ vegetable cocktail serves whilst unearthing some of London’s best talent in the search for the ‘Diplomat of the New Era’. Is Fradis has kicked off the opening of the summer season last weekend with a new Sardinian inspired summer menu and a soon to be announced special guest DJ. Jensen’s are keeping things sprouting with their new allotment cocktails which you can try for yourself at the Ropewalk Bar in Lassco whilst Our/London vodka has been named ‘Best booze in London’ by the Telegraph.
Bring on Summer!
After celebrating Domino’s 5th year anniversary at Blixen in Spitalfields and Valentine’s Day at Circus with Chambord French liqueur, February has already got off to a rosy start. Dreaming of sunnier skies, we’re planning this year’s activation for the stylish Is Fradis Beach Club in Sardinia and delicious new Spritz recipes for Cocchi aperitivos. Diplomatico rum is on the search for the ultimate ‘Diplomat for the new era’ and Jensen’s gin are getting back to their roots with some ‘allotment cocktails’ planned.
Exciting stuff in the pipeline for Spring!
As much as we loved kicking back and indulging over Christmas and New Year, we’re delighted to see Living Retreats, fitness and lifestyle guru’s, being featured on the front page of the Telegraph Weekend on the 2nd of January (with a 3 full page spread)…unearthing a new body physique trait..SKINNY FAT.
Life’s also about balance so we’re gearing up to some exciting Chambord laced V-day cocktails at Circus in Covent Garden and magical mystery bike tours with Jensen’s gin…always practice safe pedaling people!
We’re definitely feeling in the festive spirit with Dickensian gin cocktail masterclasses and new vodka launches in Hackney this month. Christmas gift guides are bursting with Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva,(Independent) Cocchi Vermouth di Torino (Evening Standard) and Our/London (Time Out, Evening Standard and Telegraph) whilst Circus features as the best spot to celebrate New Years Eve this year (SheerLUxe) and best place ‘to take her out this week’ from Esquire.
Happy holidays from all at Domino!