The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 48



Martinis and movies with director Paul Feig – new podcast!

ByThe Cocktail Lovers


Plus a whole heap of bar, book and product goodness…

Our inaugural episode of the season is pretty damned special, it’s the first one where you can watch as well as listen in to our featured interviewee. And it’s a good one, where award-winning film director Paul Feig tells us about making movies, how and why he created a gin and how to make the perfect Martini.

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

But before the chat, we review two products from Scotland: the brand new, super-stylish The Aberturret gin and the Bruichladdich, the new face of single malt whiskies. Our book choice deserves a drum roll all its own, it’s The Connaught Bar – recipes and iconic creations by the fabulous Agostino Perrone, with Giorgio Bargiani and Maura Milia.

Then from the drinks behind one of our favourite five-star hotel bars in London, we head to Birmingham for the fab cocktails and kitchen party vibes at Passing Fancies. All in all, it’s good to be back!

To watch edited highlights of our interview with Paul Feig just click on the image below…

Videographer Max Martin-Wilson

Editor Miles Watson

With thanks to Hue & Cry Agency for the venue and Riedel for glassware

In this episode…

We’re mixing…


60ml London Dry Gin
15ml fresh lime juice
15ml sugar syrup (1:1)

Shake all ingredients over ice. Strain into a chilled Nick and Nora glass and garnish with a lime wheel.

Talking with Paul Feig

Welcome to our very special guest, Oscar-nominated film director Paul Feig, creator of Artingstall’s Gin and author of Cocktail Time!
The Ultimate Guide to Grown-Up Fun

Opening up…

The Connaught Bar by Agostino Perrone with Giorgio Bargiani and Maura Milia


The Aberturret Gin available from


Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie available from Bruichladdich

Dropping into…

Passing Fancies, Birmingham

Catch up with every episode of The Cocktail Lovers Podcast here:

The Cocktail Lovers Podcast Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

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

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