The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 49



ByThe Cocktail Lovers


In keeping with the theme of the summer issue of The Cocktail Lovers magazine, we’re dedicating this episode to some of the many amazing people of colour in the world of drinks.

Our first product is a rum, but this one is different. It’s Matugga Rum – rooted in Jamaica, with East African flavours but blended in, wait for it – Scotland! We then crack open another bottle with an equally surprising story: it’s the world’s first clear lassi gin from the husband and wife team behind the Crazy Gin Co.

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The history of Black mixology and its influence on drinking culture comes under the spotlight in Toni Tipton-Martin’s fascinating book, Juke Joints, Jazz Clubs & Juice – Cocktails from two centuries of African American cookbooks, and we’re treated to ace cocktails via the wonderful cymatic-themed menu at Deano Moncrieffe’s agave-centric Hacha Bar in Dalston.

Lastly, we head to Goa where we chat to Anand Virmani and Aparijita Ninan about drinking in India, their gin brand Hapusa and their recently launched cocktail competition, The Forager’s Championships.

In this episode…

We’re mixing…

Arrival Thyme

60ml Don Julio Reposado Tequila
15ml agave syrup
15ml fresh lime juice
15ml Campari
3 thyme sprigs (garnish)

Shake all ingredients over ice. Double-strain into a Rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with fresh thyme sprigs.

Recipe by Tiffanie Barriere, adapted from Black Mixcellence – A comprehensive guide to Black mixcellence by Tamika Hall with Colin Asare-Appiah

Talking to…

Opening up…



Dropping into…

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