A night out in Liverpool

We did our best to make the rounds in Liverpool – from tacos at Lucha Libre to $5 shakes at Santa Chupito to going back in time at Berry & Rye, with their perfectly executed cocktails and pre-Prohibition vibe. Our night out on the town was a raging success and we can’t wait to visit…

Mixologist-at-home from Alexander & James

For those of you with a bit of cash to splash, who would like to bring the cocktail experience home but don’t necessarily have the skills – your prayers have been answered. Alexander & James are bringing a touch of world-class service right into your living room and we were lucky enough to be a part…

Negroniesque

I feel Sir Elton hit the nail on the head with “Cause Saturday night’s the night I like Saturday night’s alright”. However one’s interpretation of this may differ as my street is heaving with lads on tour and the rest of the usual living for the weekenders. Because of this – and the absence of Mrs…

Kamm & Smashed

Happy Thanksgiving! We know that it’s technically a stateside holiday, but let’s be honest … everyone seems to be adopting it on this side of the pond. So while you loosen your belts to fit in all of the festive treats in store tonight (we’ll be gorging on stuffing), perhaps a lighter, fresher cocktail is…

Steam & Rye launch party

Nick House is a busy boy these days: launching the Wild West meets old New York venue Steam & Rye just days before opening his ode to an Incan Temple, Chakana. Mr and Mrs Sip gladly attended the launch party for this new venue on Leadenhall street – and it was packed to the brim…

#GetWinterized pub quiz with Converse

It’s winter proper and while some of you may be inclined to duck under the covers, it’s time to grab your coats and head into the cold for your entertainment. Converse put on quite a show last week with their #GetWinterized quiz night in the garden of The Mason’s Arms pub in Kensal Green. Unlike any…

Démodée (French Old Fashioned)

This is an ideal after-dinner Old Fashioned cocktail – the Démodée. Rich and full-flavoured, it has soft notes of vanilla and a tang of raspberry and citrus. Romantic and sweet, just like us … or so we like to think. 50ml Hennessy Cognac 10ml Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur 1 barspoon vanilla syrup 2 dashes Angostura…

Scottish Style Awards 2013

On Saturday the 9th of November we found ourselves in the gloriously rock and roll town of Glasgow for the 2013 Scottish Style Awards, sponsored by Moët & Chandon and Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur. Now in its ninth year, the ceremony is an opportunity to honour the inspirational individuals and enterprises who enrich Scottish life in…

House of Wolf

From burlesque to bugs, the House of Wolf assaults all senses. The Victorian-inspired three-story venue has double door frontage on Upper Street, Islington, and despite undoubtedly high rent – the founders have spared no expense on the details. They have recently celebrated their first birthday with a boozy affair (and the Mrs was lucky enough…

Hot Teaddy

An extra dash of oomph and comfort to the already warming Hot Toddy cocktail. The Hot Teaddy is the ultimate in winter drinking (and heavy on the abv), so grab a pair of socks and snuggle up on the sofa with this boozy yet homey affair. 50ml Johnnie Walker Black (or any scotch blended whisky…

Thai Kitchen Sink Punch

So this discreet little number started out as a gin basil julep, but then we poured a splash of Tanqueray Gin over the contents of our fruit bowl and added some of our Thai green curry ingredients – and ended up with a happy concoction in our big rum cup. Garnished as loudly as possible, this…

Halloween cocktails

Yes, Halloween is technically over … but we reckon the adult fun is just about to begin – so pour yourself a cheeky Raab Zombie or a less hearty (but equally cheerful) Gin and Aperol Sour. Spread the Halloween cheer throughout the weekend as you lot prepare yourselves for heavy nights of drinking all whilst…