Chilean pisco, Italian palios and all the rum funk!

Chilean pisco, Italian palios and all the rum funk!

Freshly returned from a whistle stop tour of the home of Chilean pisco, the Elqui valley, Domino is truly converted to the nation’s no.1 spirit. Inspired by the rich history and charming characters behind the country’s leading brands - Waqar, El Gobernador, Kappa and Capel - Chile is definitely on the map in 2019, not just for it’s immensely clear, star-studded skies, nobel prize winning poets and stunning never-ending coast line…their pisco is definitely something to write home about! Delicious sipped with ginger ale or tonic with a citrus twist.

It’s official, Cocchi is making vermouth cool again according to the Evening Standard who we took to the birthplace of the aperitivo in Piedmont, Italy. Watching the Palio di Asti with barebacked horses circling the main square encapsulated the region’s rich history and celebration of its medieval culture, finishing with lashing of Cocchi spritzes and Negronis of course.
You say Jamaica we say Xaymaca!

Plantation rum’s brand new Xaymaca Special Dry only went and won best in show at the recent Mixology Bar Awards in Berlin. Huge congratulations to Alexandre Gabriel and the Maison Ferrand on reinventing the quintessential Jamaican ‘Rum Funk’ or ‘Hogo’ of the 19th century, it’s back and it’s better!

September Sizzler

September Sizzler

It’s been a non-stop summer, here’s a snapshot of this month’s highlights:

Evening Standard Rum Club with Diplomático Rum

Evening Standard and The Rum Club teamed up with Diplomático Rum to host intimate experiences at the Ivy Club, with dinner and a rum masterclass. Diplomático European Brand Ambassador Jon Lister and world-renowned spirits expert, Douglas Blyde hosted the evenings.

Sekforde for Vodka & Gin

London Fashion Week is incoming…. Are you a #skinnyb**ch drinker? aka vodka lime and soda… instead try it with Sekforde for Vodka & Gin for a botanical flavoured hit. At under 30 calories per serve, zero artificial flavours, preservatives or additives – it’s a flavourful yet vaguely saintly new serve with a delicious blend of raspberry, rose and sage - great served with Absolute vodka.

Chilean Pisco

Do as the Chilean’s do and drink Chilean Pisco in a Piston -  pisco and good quality tonic, served with a slice of pink grapefruit for a floral and aromatic alternative to a G&T.
Chile’s number 1 spirit is so more than just a component of a pisco sour, dating back 500 years. We are working with 3 of Chile’s finest: Pisco Waqar, El Gobernador and Kappa – all produced at the base of the Atacama valley.

Summer 2018 has so far been… HOT!

Summer 2018 has so far been… HOT!

Here’s a snapshot of all the liquid refreshment we’re been working on.

Tropical Diplomático cocktails a go go at the Palm Terrace at The Bloomsbury Club Bar, the perfect place to celebrate National Rum Day on the 16th August or Carnival on the 28th bank holiday weekend…ditch the crowds and head for the cool, leafy sanctuary of the terrace for slushy Daiquiris on tap.

Citadelle Gin not only hosted a Bastille Brunch at Neptune restaurant - a decadent feast complete with oysters and French-Independence themed cocktails. The ‘Gin de France’ was also featured in GQ, Mail Online and Metro, and voted ‘IndyBest’s Best Buy’ European Gin, up-keeping its reputation as the world’s most awarded gin.

Have you been following Sekforde Drinks’ social channels? They’ve been making waves up and down the Thames with a series of boat cruises, serving their favourite spirit and tasty mixer combos! If you missed those, check them out on the new cocktail menu at Trailer Happiness and the brand new Tiki paradise bar, Laki Kane.

Bánh Bánh, a family-run Vietnamese set up by the five Nguyen siblings, has just launched their second site in Brixton. With food inspired by their grandmother’s recipes whilst she worked as a chef in Saigon in the 1940s, Bánh Bánh Brixton will serve a host of brand new vegan dishes in addition to their zingy, fresh classics, Friday to Sunday brunches and a fresh cordial-laced cocktail list, home-made juices and local craft beers. Who’s down pho it?