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Episode 8: getting the lowdown on tequila and mezcal with Ivy Mix

ByThe Cocktail Lovers


We continue the summer drinking vibes with some fab products to have on your radar. Such as Sipsmith Chilli & Lime Gin from their limited-edition Sipping Series, and Equiano Light, a new white(ish) rum dedicated to one of the most fascinating men in history, Odulah Equiano.

The Cocktail Lovers podcast, Episode 8 – listen here!

From our groaning cocktail library we pick out ‘The New Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need To Know To Think Like A Master Mixologist’, a fabulous guide packed with top tips and 500 recipes from King Cocktail, Dale DeGroff.

Our bar review sees us soaking up the bright, brilliant and beautiful decidedly summery drinks created by Tato Giovanni at recently opened Sucre and Abajo and we gen up on all things tequila and mezcal with the queen of agave spirits, Ivy Mix.

What we’re mixing:

Piña Colada

50ml Equiano Light Rum (or white rum)
25ml Coco Re’al Cream of Coconut
25ml fresh pineapple juice
5ml fresh lime juice

Blend all ingredients together over crushed ice. Garnish with a dusting of nutmeg and three pineapple leaves.

Catch up with previous episodes of The Cocktail Lovers Podcasts:

Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7

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

How to…get the lowdown on tequila and mezcal

Ivy Mix

From the library…

The New Craft of the Cocktail by Dale Degroff

What we’re tasting…

Sipsmith Chilli & Lime Gin

Equiano Light Rum

Where we’ve been…

Something Blue, Abajo at Sucre

The Cocktail Lovers

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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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