The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 48



Episode 6: Talking kitchen cocktails with JJ Goodman

ByThe Cocktail Lovers


This episode is packed with fun and informative tips and tricks – from how to be the perfect host at home to where to go for first-class hosting skills at one of our favourite London hotels.

The Cocktail Lovers Podcast, Episode 6 – listen here!

Our drinks cabinet reveals two products from Discarded Spirits Co – a vodka and a rum, both cleverly made with products that would have otherwise gone to waste, and we try a bottled cocktail fit for a world famous spy, courtesy of the suppliers to Her Majesty The Queen.

The wonderfully witty, packed full of handy tips, Esquire’s Handbook For Hosts is our literary pick this week and we learn a whole lot of inventive ways to use store cupboard ingredients in our cocktails from JJ Goodman.

What we’re mixing:

Paloma (in honour of National Tequila Day)
50ml Patrón Silver Tequila
Two Keys Pink Grapefruit Soda
Pink grapefruit wedge to garnish
Pink Himalayan Salt to rim your glass (optional)

Dampen the rim of your Collins glass with water, then gently press into a saucer filled with salt to coat the rim. Fill your glass with ice cubes then pour tequila in the glass and lengthen with Two Keys Pink Grapefruit Soda. With a bar spoon or chopstick, gently mix ingredients together. Garnish with a pink grapefruit wedge. Enjoy!

Two Keys Pink Grapefruit Soda available from

Catch up with previous episodes of The Cocktail Lovers Podcasts:

Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5

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

How to…mix up great cocktails in the kitchen with JJ Goodman

JJ Goodman of London Cocktail Club

From the library…

Esquire’s Handbook for Hosts

What we’re tasting…

Fortnum & Mason Vesper Martini Bottled Cocktail

Discarded Banana Peel Rum

Where we’ve been…

Claridge’s Bar

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