The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 49



Episode 7: Summer drinks in focus with The Clumsies

ByThe Cocktail Lovers


The sun may not have its hat on but according to our calendar, it’s summer so we’re choosing our drinks accordingly.

The Cocktail Lovers podcast, Episode 7 – listen here!

Our product review sees us sipping the latest sunshine-centric can from the clever chaps at Empirical Spirits in Copenhagen and for when evenings draw in, we open a tip-top bottled Old Fashioned from the team at Hawksmoor London.

We go in full summer mode with this week’s book recommendation, the fabulously retro, unashamedly kitsch ‘Trader Vic’s Tiki Party’, however, our bar review is much more serious as we head to the light-filled space upstairs at Swift Soho.

And it’s destination Athens where we catch up with Vasillis Kyritsis and Nikos Bakoulis from the award-winning bar The Clumsies (proudly positioned at number three on the World’s 50 Best Bars list if you don’t mind!) Tune in for their expert tips on pimping up your G&T, using seasonal ingredients and making simple and delicious refreshing drinks.

Summer essential: Don’t miss the Luxardo Secret Piazza running in the delightful courtyard at Hush, 8 Lancashire Court, London W1S 1EY until end of September 2021. Offering a season of delicious drinks including the Colada Italiana, Piazza Spritz and Dolce Vita, as well as a sumptuous food menu, it’s the place to get a taste of the Med without leaving central London.

For bookings and further details, see

What we’re mixing:

Tom Collins

50ml Old Tom Gin
25ml lemon juice
15ml sugar syrup
Soda water
Lemon slice and cocktail cherry to garnish

Add first three ingredients to a Collins glass and stir. Fill glass with ice, top with soda water and stir again. Garnish with lemon slice and cocktail cherry.

Catch up with previous episodes of The Cocktail Lovers Podcasts:

Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6

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

How to…make amazing summer drinks with The Clumsies

Vasillis Kyritsis and Nikos Bakoulis of The Clumsies

From the library…

Trader Vic’s Tiki Party

What we’re tasting…

Can 03 (CAROB) – Empirical

Hawksmoor Ultimate Old Fashioned

Where we’ve been…

Swift Soho

Plus, inside the Luxardo Secret Piazza at Hush

A taste of Italian elegance in the heart of London

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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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