The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 49



Bigging up Birmingham bars with Matt Arnold – new podcast!

ByThe Cocktail Lovers


We’ve packed a lot into this week’s episode, so sorry not sorry that it’s a little longer than most…

We start with a tasting of Aber Falls Single Malt Whisky from Wales and continue with Brugal 1888 Double Aged Rum from the Dominican Republic, while our pick of the week on the book front is ‘Signature Cocktails’ by Amanda Schuster.

Instead of one bar review, we have seven from a recent visit to Venice. There’s a mix of historic and modern, all recommended for the next time you visit The Floating City.

Listen to our new episode on your favourite podcast channel or direct right here…

From northeastern Italy, we head to the middle of the UK where we catch up with World Class GB winner Matt Arnold. We hear from him about why he’s on a mission to put Birmingham on the global map and to recap on his experience at the recent World Class Global Finals in São Paulo.

In this episode…

We’re mixing…


45ml Gold rum
22.5ml cognac or pisco
60ml freshly squeezed orange juice
30ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
15ml orgeat syrup

Blend all ingredients with crushed ice and serve in a Collins glass. Garnish with a slice of orange and mint sprig.


Talking with Matt Arnold

Welcome to our very special guest, Matt Arnold, World Class GB winner

Opening up…

Signature Cocktails by Amanda Schuster



Heading to Venice Cocktail Week and dropping into…

For full details of Venice Cocktail Week see

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