The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 49



ByThe Cocktail Lovers


We have a glorious mish-mash of tastes and experiences in this episode and we’ve loved every one of them. Starting with our two featured products, the omnipresent Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur and the small batch Baba au Rum Special Edition Guyana Single Cask Rum.

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Our book choice sees us going back in time, to 1948 in fact. This is when David A. Embury first published The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, and it’s been one of the most revered books on cocktails and bar culture ever since.

The Gaucho group of restaurants haven’t been going for quite that long but long enough to have built a reputation for being one of the top spots for quality Argentinian steaks and wines across its 22 UK sites. But cocktails? Not so much. Until now that is. We popped in to try the brand new drinks list and were pretty darned impressed. As you’ll hear from our review.

And then another place which was never on our radar – the Isle of Man, where we catch up with Drew Fleming to talk about his bar Kiki Lounge and his plans to put IoM on the global cocktail map.

In this episode…

We’re mixing…

Martini Cocktail (Medium)

40ml London Dry gin
20ml dry vermouth
20ml sweet vermouth
Twist of lemon to garnish (optional)

Stir all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon if using.

Adapted from The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock

Talking with Drew Fleming

Welcome to our special guest, Drew Fleming, co-owner Kiki Lounge, Isle of Man

Opening up…

The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David A. Embury available from



Dropping into…

From the new menu at Gaucho

Drew Fleming and Jamie from Kiki Lounge will be at Seed Library, Shoreditch on 17th July. Book your seats at

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