The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 48



Inspiration in drinks featuring Alex Kratena – new podcast!

ByThe Cocktail Lovers


Innovative and inspirational are the words that spring to mind when we think about the contents of this week’s episode. Here’s why…

Our products are Savoia Orancio, a delicious, new aperitivo and the first to be made with an orange wine base. While beautifully reimagining what a premium pink gin can be is Shivering Mountain.

The book we’re championing is Welcome Home from the bright minds at Death & Co, New York – highly recommended for bartenders and home-tenders alike and we head over to the heart of Soho to drop into the recently- opened Atelier Coupette, a creative hub with an alternative take on exploring cocktails.

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

As for our guest he’s the embodiment of innovation, and an inspiration to drinks professionals all around the world – it’s the amazing Alex Kratena. In this episode, the co-founder of award-winning bar Tayer + Elementary talks to us about his time at Artesian bar, why he loves collaborations and his latest project, Tayer Studios.

In this episode…

We’re mixing…

Falling Leaves

60ml Alsace Riesling
30ml pear brandy
15ml orange curacao
10ml honey syrup (1:1)
5 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
Star anise, to garnish

Stir all ingredients over ice. Strain into a chilled Coupe glass. Garnish with the star anise.

Recipe courtesy of Audrey Saunders.

Talking with Alex Kratena

Welcome to our very special guest, multi award-winning bartender Alex Kratena, co-founder of Tayer + Elementary

Opening up…



Dropping into…

Atelier Coupette, Soho, London

Tayer Studios, 7 Club Row, London E1 6JX. Open Wed-Sun 12pm-8pm until 26th November.
Items also available to buy via Tayer + Elementary Shop

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