The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 49



Episode 7, Season 2: Santa’s little helpers…

ByThe Cocktail Lovers


It’s almost Christmas so we’re doing our bit to help out with some last-minute gift ideas (of the cocktail loving kind, natch…) Plus, we’re throwing in suggestions for places to go to celebrate the festive season in style – not just in London but also a few of our faves around the world including Athens, Barcelona, New York and Shanghai.

The Cocktail Lovers podcast, Episode 7, Season 2 – listen here!

To assist on the drinks side of things, we’ve called in an expert: the fabulous Allen Daly, general manager of the iconic Gerry’s Wines & Spirits in Soho, London.

Listen in to hear what tipples his customers are buying, which bottles he’ll be cracking open this Christmas and the spirits he feels will be making it big next year.

What we’re mixing:


4 parts/60ml dark rum (or spirit of choice)
1 part/15ml sugar syrup
1 egg
Nutmeg to garnish

Add spirit, sugar syrup and egg to a shaker without ice and shake really hard for about a minute to thoroughly combine all ingredients. Add plenty of ice to the shaker and shake really well for another 30 seconds or so. Strain into a chilled Nick and Nora glass. Grate nutmeg on to drink to garnish.

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

Episode 1, Season 2 Episode 2, Season 2 Episode 3, Season 2

Episode 4, Season 2 Episode 5, Season 2 Episode 6, Season 2

The Cocktail Lovers Podcast Season 1

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

How to…be an expert spirits buyer and seller in Soho for 36 years…

Allen Daly, general manager of the iconic Gerry’s Wines & Spirits, Soho, London

Last minute gift ideas for cocktail lovers…

BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho Rum Domino Set, £75,
Drinks by the Dram christmas crackers, from £34.95 for 6,
Everleaf candle, £40,
Jo Malone Limited Edition Whisky & Cedarwood Home Candle, £62,
Ashley Thomas Cocktail Lovers Gift Tea Towel, £7,
Personalised gin, whisky, Johnnie Walker or Peat bottles, from £54.95,
Non-alcoholic drinks hampers, various prices,
Tayer RTD Xmas Essentials, £30,
Hepple Gift Box, £60,
KOL House Serve Mezcal, from £86,

Where to celebrate the festive season…



Callooh Callay

Common Decency at NoMad London


Green Room

London Cocktail Club



Sexy Fish

The Maine Mayfair

Around the world:

Employee’s Only, New York

Lucky Schmuck, Barcelona

The Clumsies, Athens

Trick Dog, San Francisco

The Odd Couple, Shanghai

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