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We provide the very latest cocktail news, reviews, recipes and bar reviews. Become an expert cocktail maker overnight with the help from the industry experts at Luxury Lifestyle Magazine.

How to host the most deliciously decadent cocktail party ever

For luxury lovers everywhere, there is no greater time to shine than as host of a highbrow cocktail party, and throwing the ultimate event could send your status soaring. Sparkle and sumptuousness are...

With London home to some of the most aesthetically pleasing tipples on the planet, here are our top picks of the most eye-catching cocktails the capital has to offer, essential for raking in the likes...

Everyone knows the margarita and its many fruity variations. It’s a refreshing tequila drink and a must-have spring or summer cocktail that can be made in many different ways. With this in mind we...

Cocktails have moved beyond pina coladas with an umbrella and glacé cherry garnish. Most discerning drinkers now know their cuba libres from their tequila sunrises – but they may not know how to...

These two delicious Christmas cocktails from Stefano Litti, Restaurant and Bar Manager at Sopwell House in Hertfordshire, will please all of your guests this festive season. Amaro Mio Ingredients: 25ml...

With recent research indicating that 73% of younger drinkers are enjoying cocktails at home, switch up your chosen festive tipple of choice this winter and create a Chubby Honey Egg Nog cocktail in the...

What do you get if you combine the flavours of the gang controlled streets of Lower Manhattan in the 1850’s, and the heady glitz and glamour of the jazz era 1930’s? Come along to the Westbury...

Crafted by Diego Baud, head bar man at Frank’s cocktail bar at Hotel Arts Barcelona; the unique and striking Gin Raw is the perfect gin match for anyone looking for a punch. With a blend of citrus, dry...

Singapore is a city for jetsetters. Cosmopolitan and chic describes the city which is on a par with Paris, London, New York or Dubai. It has become the hub of international business for Southeast Asia...

With Mother’s Day just around the corner it’s time to plan something special! This delicious Lavender Peach Bellini recipe from Imogen Krupski (founder of Capital Cooking) is perfect for a...

Greenall’s have three delicious gins which are perfect for easy-to-make-at-home Christmas drinks or for Christmas parties. Greenall’s Sloe Gin Greenall’s Sloe Gin is made with hand-picked...

Hyperlocal flavour trends go global this October, as 18 of the world’s top bars and restaurants from the UK and South East Asia prepare to pair up and swap signature cocktails as part of the world-first...

With or without cherries and novelty cocktail sticks, this tropical drink’s a winner. But should you go for dark or light rum? Coconut water, coconut milk or something else? Well we’ve enlisted...

With Chelsea Flower Show on the horizon the South Place Hotel have recently conjured up a clever way of promoting their city terrace or ‘Secret Garden bar’ by teaming up with Butterfly and the Bee,...

Sexy Fish, an Asian fish and seafood restaurant located on the South East corner of Berkeley Square, Mayfair, shows us how to make the delcious Red Vesper cocktail. Serves 1 Ingredients 30ml Plymouth Navy...

In honour of Cinco de Mayo, STK London (located on the ground floor of the swanky ME London Hotel) has mixed up a fiery Mexican cocktail – the Picante Passion, made with the popular Mexican ingredients...

Walking into this discreet members club, down a side alley in Soho, is like taking a step back into the Victorian era and being presented with all sorts of intriguing and eccentric characters, braying...

The Shochu Lounge at ROKA Charlotte Street, this April celebrates the time honoured tradition of Japanese ‘Hanami’, the celebration of Japan’s world famous cherry blossom, which blooms each year...

The Vampiro is a super charged cocktail that hits you with sweet, citrus and spice. Depending on whether you you’re after a clean peppery taste or a spicy, smoky finish, make it with either 1800 Silver...

‘Barrios chinos’ (Latin American China Towns) rapidly developed alongside the rise of the Chinese immigration predominantly within the 19th century. Accelerating across various countries across South...

Forget pints of warm Guinness. Why not mix up some delicious Poitín cocktails to have a slightly more sophisticated St. Patrick’s Day. The Hermit’s Reward Created by Charlie McCarthy, All...

For a gathering of friends or clients in Bristol’s thriving city centre, there is seemingly no trendier place than Goldbrick House in which to enjoy good company. Consisting of three floors of a...

Perfect for the cold winter months, The Old Colonial is one of The Colony Club’s mouth-watering signature cocktails and is a rum-based favourite. This is how you make the perfect Old Colonial cocktail. Ingredients: 50...

Exclusive in the truest sense of the word, only 15 of the Rolls-Royce Cocktail Hampers have been crafted; designed as an exquisite fusion of the finest materials that inspire reverence, excitement and...

Last week the new K Bar opened its freshly polished oak panelled doors to the public; offering another reason to pay a visit to The Kensington Hotel, which makes up one of the five members of The Doyle...

Tequila, triple sec and lime juice (and ice) are everything you’ll need to celebrate National Margarita Day (Monday 22nd February) – that and some good friends, a tropical beach (or luxurious city...

The gin gurus at Portobello Road Gin firmly believe there is a gin cocktail for every occasion, so master blender Jake Burger has concocted two delectable recipes in honour of National Breakfast Week (24-30...

As the winter chill strikes, embrace the coldest season of the year with a warming Cognac cocktail. Gone are the months of sipping a lightly flavoured fruity number al fresco so make Cognac your spirit...

Looking for some gin cocktail inspiration? Learn how to make delicious cocktails with Thomas Dakin Gin, including the perfect G&T. Tom & Tonic Ingredients 50ml Thomas Dakin Gin 125ml Fever-Tree...

There are several variations of the Rum Runner cocktail, rumoured to have been invented in Florida in the late ‘50s, but this Pusser’s version packs a tasty punch. Ingredients: 25ml Pusser’s Rum...

The Capotavola by Simone Caporale for The House of Peroni Presenting a refreshing hops twist to the iconic Old Fashioned cocktail characterized by smooth, round and masculine flavours. Inspired by the...

The experts at leading London bar Skylounge show us how to make the perfect Rum & Raisins cocktail. This is a balanced mix of Diplomatico, Brugal and Pyrat rum, touch of Cherry Brandy and a gentle...

No. 11 Pimlico Road is one of Pimlico’s most iconic all-day bar venues. Enjoying an enviable location within walking distance of both Sloane Square and Victoria tube stations, it is an excellent option...

Skylounge, one of London’s finest rooftop bars, has just launched its lavish new winter cocktail menu. Curated by Skylounge’s team of talented mixologists the new cocktail list is creative and...

London’s leading bartenders put their technical skills and flair in the mix to compete for the Cocktail Maker of the Year title at The Colony Club’s annual ‘Mayfair Tournament’. Bruno Giovanni,...

It’s fair to say that this is a cocktail of dual character: feminine and elegant, yet zesty and punchy, it is one of West London’s favourite cocktail offerings. Featuring the instantly recognizable...

Cobblers – fruity, moreish cocktails – are essentially sweetened spirits or wines. Chilled with lots of crushed ice and served with copious fruit, their popularity flourished in the late 19th...

Established in 1912 in Bourges, near Paris, Monin is the leading brand of premium flavoured syrups used in bars, cafés and restaurants around the world to create stylish and delicious drinks. From classic...

The Naked Grouse is an expertly crafted Scotch whisky, hand blended in small batches containing world-renowned malts that combine to produce a sweet, rich and smooth taste. The exceptional blend was inspired...

Drinks expert David Gerrans (from The Whip in Mayfair) picks out his top three James Bond cocktails and shows you how to make them at home. The first cocktail ordered by 007 in the book Casino Royale is...

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, renowned cocktail connoisseur, Salvatore “The Maestro” Calabrese, has created the Pink Ribbon cocktail, named after The Pink Ribbon Foundation for which...