The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 48



ByThe Cocktail Lovers


As born and bred Londoners, we’re always chuffed when we have any opportunity to shine a light on all that’s great about our beloved capital.

We start with our two products: East London Liquor Company Kew Gin made in, you guessed it, East London, then take our tastebuds West to Chiswick to sample Sipsmith Cacao & Orange Gin.

Our book is ‘The Cocktail Cabinet – The art, science and pleasure of mixing the perfect drink’ by London-based flavour expert Zoe Burgess and as London Cocktail Week is in full swing, we highlight a few of the many events taking place in every corner of the capital.

Our guest this week is one of the OGs of the Cool Britannia bar scene, Nick Strangeway, who reflects on the London bar scene, past and present.

The Cocktail Lovers podcast, Episode 4, Season 4 – listen here!

What we’re mixing:

Shaky Pete’s Ginger Brew
Created by Pete Jeary

50ml homemade ginger syrup*
50ml freshly-squeezed lemon juice
35ml London Dry Gin (we used Beefeater)
100ml London Pride ale

In a blender, blitz the ginger syrup, lemon juice, gin and half a cup of cubed ice for 10 seconds so ro. Strain through a coarse sieve into a frozen beer mug, so you still have a few ice chips in with the drink. Top with the London Pride and drink straight from the glass, as you would a beer.

*Ginger syrup

150g fresh root ginger, peeled and sliced
350g caster sugar
250ml water

Over a low heat, bring all the ingredients to the boil. Cool, strain, bottle, refrigerate.

Recipe from Hawksmoor at Home

Catch up with all previous episodes of The Cocktail Lovers Podcasts:

The Cocktail Lovers Podcast Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4

The Cocktail Lovers theme music is by Travis ‘T-Bone’ Watson

Reflecting on the London bar scene with Nick Strangeway

Nick Strangeway talks about the London bar scene, past and present

From the library…

The Cocktail Cabinet, The art, science and pleasure of mixing the perfect drink, by Zoe Burgess, available from

What we’re tasting…

Where we’re going…

For the full London Cocktail Week programme and to sign up for your £15 wristband to entitle you to £7 cocktails, masterclasses and events across London, visit

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The Cocktail Lovers are Mr G and Ms S, a man and a woman who share a passion for cocktails. (We also happen to be married, so we’re cocktail lovers in more ways than one…)


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