We love cocktails. The clue is in our name. We also happen to be a married couple so we’re cocktail lovers in more ways than one.
It’s not all about puns though. In fact, for the last 10 years we’ve been serious in our mission to share our passion for the people, places and products behind our favourite drinks. Not only with the growing number cocktail curious consumers but with industry professionals all around the world.
One of the ways we do that is right here on our website. This is where you’ll find everything from news, views and interviews with the people moving and shaking things up in the cocktail world, through to highlights from our favourite cocktail competitions. We also include recipes, previews of the most inspiring new cocktail menus, product launches and our regular series, Desert Islands Drinks where we ask industry insiders to share the disks and drinks that punctuate key points in their lives.
Then there’s our award-winning publication The Cocktail Lovers magazine. Published on a quarterly basis and available in digital and glorious print, each issue is themed and packed with informative features written in an engaging tone and covered from a cocktail lover’s perspective.
When we’re not writing about drinks, visiting bars, speaking at industry seminars or judging cocktail competitions, you’ll find us hosting events. Or making drinks at home. Either way, we’ll be doing something to do with cocktails. Like we said, the clue to what drives us is in our name.
Whether you’re a consumer who wants to know more, a bartender wishing to share some exciting news or a brand wanting to partner up with us, please drop us a line – we’d love to hear from you.
The Cocktail Lovers photographed in a few of our favourite London bars
Above: The Nest at The Treehouse Hotel
Why we love it: In the daytime, it’s bathed in glorious light; at night, there’s more of an agreeable laidback clubby vibe. The decor is cool, quirky and comfy – like a cosy living room and the wraparound terrace offers unrivalled, 360-degree views of London. Plus the drinks from Aiden Page and his team are more than a match for the groovy surroundings.
Left: Downstairs bar at Swift
Why we love it: Upstairs in the daylight bar it’s all Martinis, oysters and easy-drinking, downstairs is more of a sultry, sit down affair. There’s a piano, booth seating and a menu packed with delicious stirred down drinks. This is our go-to Soho bar – somewhere that suits all occasions.
Centre: Artesian Bar
Why we love it: Whatever time of day, whatever your mood, whatever the occasion, this beautiful, extremely elegant bar comes up trumps. The service is faultless, so too are the drinks – from your favourite classics through to delicious new concoctions mixed up by the talented team.
Right: Fumoir Bar at Claridge’s
Why we love it: We adore all three bars housed in this glorious building (the main Claridge’s bar, and the more recent addition, Davies & Brooks). Each has its unique character but they all have three things in common: great service, sumptuous surroundings and absolutely glorious drinks. The Fumoir oozes glamour in spades.