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Celebrating World Bartender Day – podcast Episode 1, Season 3

ByThe Cocktail Lovers

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What better way to kick off season three than raising our glasses in honour of World Bartender Day? And who better to share the occasion with than the legendary Peter Dorelli? As former head bartender at the American Bar at the Savoy, winner of mucho accolades including countless Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Contribution Awards and a driving force in the drinks industry for coming up to 60 years, he has plenty to talk about. Tune in to hear why he served chipolatas to surprised guests at the American Bar, the importance of body language and why he’s full of admiration for bartenders today.

The Cocktail Lovers podcast, Episode 1, Season 3 – listen here!

But not before we pour some drinks. From the cabinet this week we sample Baldoria Dry Umami Vermouth and Silver Circle Aquavit, two fresh takes on traditional spirits, both devised to tease out the creative juices in bartenders and hometenders alike. Ditto our library pick, Meehan’s Bartender Manual, a must-read tome from one of our previous guests, Jim Meehan (The Cocktail Lovers podcast Episode 3, Season 1).

And as it’s World Bartender Day, we’re shining a light on Amaro, a small but perfectly formed, new bartender-owned bar by Elon Soddu. Trust us, like everything we’ve picked out in this episode, it’s an absolute gem.

What we’re mixing:

Gibson

Ingredients:
50ml London Dry Gin (we used Tanqueray No. TEN)
15ml dry vermouth (we used Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry Dry)
Silverskin onion/s to garnish

Method:
Combine gin and vermouth in an ice-filled mixing glass. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with one or three silver skin onions threaded onto a cocktail stick.

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

The Cocktail Lovers Podcast Seasons 1 and 2

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

Meeting the legendary Peter Dorelli

Welcome to Peter Dorelli

From the library…

Meehan’s Bartender Manual by Jim Meehan available from amazon.co.uk

What we’re tasting…

Baldoria Umami Dry Vermouth available from ernestspirits.com
Silver Circle Aquavit available from silvercircledistillery.com

Where we’ve been…

Amaro bar, Kensington, London amarobar.co.uk

Peter Dorelli’s special cocktail for The Cocktail Lovers:

Romantic Interlude

Ingredients:
35ml Havana Club (3 Anos)
20ml Madeira Malmsey
20ml Aperol
20ml fresh Clementine juice
1 tsp Bonne Maman fig conserve

Method:
Shake all ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour into cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of Clementine peel.

This recipe originally appeared in The Cocktail Lovers magazine Issue 3

The next episode of The Cocktail Lovers podcast will be available 10th March. Please subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts so you never miss another episode, and while you’re at it, why not leave us a review?

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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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