The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 49



ByThe Cocktail Lovers


A trio of London vermouths, one 21 Year-old whisky, 100s of Bloody Marys + plenty more

To tie-in with the latest issue of our magazine, this episode sees us going unapologetically geeky on numbers. We start with our two products: Dewar’s Double Double 21-Year-Old and a series of three gorgeous artisanal products from The London Vermouth Company.

The five-star Atrium Bar at the Four Seasons hotel in Florence gets our thumbs up – not just because it fits the theme but because it’s blooming gorgeous and definitely one you should have on your list if you’re Florence-bound. We then explore Bloody Marys aplenty – 100 or so in fact – in Brian Bartel’s The Bloody Mary, the lore and legend of a cocktail classic with recipes for brunch and beyond, which does exactly what it says on the tin.

Our interview is with Giuseppe Gallo, founder of Ital Spirits, creator of Italicus and Savoia and the brains behind the Roma Bar Show. We talk to him about the show’s success as it enters its third year, why Roma is the place to be if you’re serious about cocktails, what it means to the Italian bar community and the addition of the Roma Bar Show Awards.

The Cocktail Lovers podcast, Episode 6, Season 5 – listen here!

What we’re mixing:

Corpse Reviver No. 2

30ml London Dry Gin
30ml Lillet Blanc
30ml Cointreau
30ml freshly-squeezed lemon juice
5ml sugar syrup (optional)
5ml absinthe
Orange peel to garnish

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until very cold. Strain into a chilled Martini or Coupe glass, garnish with a twist of orange peel.

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

The Cocktail Lovers Podcast Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

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

Talking with Giuseppe Gallo, founder of the Roma Bar Show

Giuseppe Gallo, Roma Bar Show founder

From the library…

What we’re tasting…

Dewar’s Double Double 21-Year-Old, available from
Tasting range available from The London Vermouth Company

Where we’re going…

The beautiful cocktail menu at The Atrium Bar

The Roma Bar Show takes place 29-30 September. For details visit

To nominate yourself or your favourite bar in any of the categories below, visit

Italy’s Best Bartender
Italy’s Best Cocktail Bar
Best New Cocktail Bar
Best Hotel Bar in Italy
Best Food Programme
Best Social Media Presence

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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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