The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 48



Christmas gifts for cocktail lovers – new podcast!

ByThe Cocktail Lovers


Hands up if you’ve still got the Christmas shopping to do? Yup, us too… Don’t worry, there’s still time to get your Santa on (Royal Mail permitting) and to help you, we’ve picked out a list of gifts for the cocktail lovers in your life – from £10 and under to blow the budget.

We also try a couple of products we’d love to find in our Christmas stockings; Claridge’s Gin and a Ron Zacapa limited edition.

Plus we drop into Common Decency to try experience the Holiday Spectacular…

The Cocktail Lovers podcast, Episode 8, Season 4 – listen here!

What we’re mixing:

Julie’s Sherry Cobbler ( 1 large or 2 small serves)

90ml Lustau East India Solera Sherry
30ml dark rum
15ml double cream
15ml simple syrup or cinnamon syrup
1 small egg
Grated nutmeg to garnish

Combine the sherry, rum, cream, syrup and egg in a shaker and shake without ice (30-45 seconds) to emulsify the egg. Add ice to the shaker and shake again, until chilled. Strain into a wine glass over fresh ice and garnish with grated nutmeg.

Taken from The Craft Cocktail Party – Delicious Drinks for Every Occasion by Julie Reiner

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

Gift suggestions for Cocktail Lovers…

Cocktail glass and martini glass charms,


Personalised drinks T-shirts,

Limited edition Negroni print,

Rum Chocolate Slabb,

Pocket Negroni Cracker,

Sacred Dry Martini, recipe by Alessandro Palazzi of Dukes, sacred

Tanqueray No. Ten Gin & Candle Gift Box,

Retro Gin Fridgemaster,

Jeroboam Negroni,

London Nootropics Mushroom Coffee – Mojo, Flow and Zen,

Claridges Mixologists Edition Box; Claridges Gin, shaker, jigger and book in gift box,

(not pictured)

Comfy cocktail socks, moth

Cambridge Distillery 10th anniversary tasting pack,

And remember to buy gift vouchers for your local bars to help keep them going!

Cocktails, A Still Life, by Todd M. Casey, Christine Sismondo and James Waller,

Pour Me Another: 250 Ways to Find Your Favourite Drink, J.M.Hirsch,

60-Second Cocktails, by Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley,

Bar Menu, 100+ drinking food recipes for cocktail hours at home, André Darlington,

Dicktales or Thankyous and Sluggings,Dick Bradsell, available from

Booze & Vinyl: A spirited guide to great music and mixed drinks, André Darlington,

A Bartender’s Guide To The World, Lauren Mote and James Fraioli,

Cocktails of Asia: Regional Recipes and the Spirited Stories Behind Them, Holly Graham,

For more fantastic cocktail books from our library, that we suggest you have in yours, just check out previous episodes of The Cocktail Lovers Podcast

What we’re tasting…

Claridge’s Gin available from
Ron Zacapa Limited Edition

Where we’ve been…

Common Decency at NoMad London

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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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