The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 49



Dry, damp or wet – we’ve got you covered! New podcast!

ByThe Cocktail Lovers


It’s our first episode of 2024, so we’re giving a respectful nod to those going dry as well as those who are resolving to continue drinking alcohol – only better.

Our two product reviews are a case in point: First we go all regal and head over to Highclerc Castle where they make a gin based around 10 botanicals found in the castle’s Victorian orangery and monk’s garden, then we pop the cork and bust out a fabulous alternative to Champagne and sparkling wine – REAL Peony Blush fermented tea.

John deBary’s ‘Drink What You Want’ is our book choice for anyone looking for inspiring drinks suggestions of the no/low or alcoholic varieties, ditto our bar pick which is the marvellous Nipperkin, a bijoux venue celebrating the best of British in the heart of Mayfair.

Listen to our new episode on your favourite podcast channel or direct right here…

Then it’s on to our guest,Tatiana Mercer, former BarChick and one of the very bright minds behind Three Spirit Drinks. Tune in to hear about how their products are changing the way people think about non-alcoholic drinks, thanks to their clever ways with flavoursome, functional ingredients.

In this episode…

We’re mixing…


30ml rye whiskey or bourbon
25ml sweet vermouth
25ml Campari

Stir all ingredients over ice and strain into a Rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist.

Talking with Tatiana Mercer

Tatiana Mercer
Welcome to our special guest, Tatiana Mercer, co-founder Three Spirit Drinks

Opening up…

Drink What You Want by John deBary



Dropping into…

Nipperkin, London

Catch up with every episode of The Cocktail Lovers Podcast here:

The Cocktail Lovers Podcast Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

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

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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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