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SAY CHEESE!
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What I love about this job, is watching people's reaction when offered cocktails with ingredients, in their opinion, they normally don't belong with. And eventually, watch their facial expression changing. In better.
This was one of my favourite cocktails years ago, the real answer to "SURPRISE ME!". ๐ŸŽ
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Have you ever drunk cheese?๐Ÿง€
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-@sipsmith gin
-@chambordchannel_uk
-Blue cheese
-Fresh grapes
-Lemon juice
-Honey
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Pair it with grapes, cheese and honey. ๐Ÿง€๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿบ
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SALUTE! ๐Ÿธ
SAY CHEESE! . What I love about this job, is watching people's reaction when offered cocktails with ingredients, in their opinion, they normally don't belong with. And eventually, watch their facial expression changing. In better. This was one of my favourite cocktails years ago, the real answer to "SURPRISE ME!". ๐ŸŽ . Have you ever drunk cheese?๐Ÿง€ . -@sipsmith gin -@chambordchannel_uk -Blue cheese -Fresh grapes -Lemon juice -Honey . Pair it with grapes, cheese and honey. ๐Ÿง€๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿบ . SALUTE! ๐Ÿธ
DON'T PLAY WITH FOOD!
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In my case, that's wrong! โ˜๏ธ
I think I told you already how much I love mixing food with drinks? It has been a while since my last experiments, as I mostly focused on pairing it rather than make it an ingredient. And it's now time to give food a bit more of attentions!
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BEEF OR NOT TO BEEF?
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-Beef jerky-infused Bourbon #whiskey
-Simple syrup
-Lime juice
-Cherry tomato & lager beer foam
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Serve with beef jerky snack!
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SALUTE! ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ—
DON'T PLAY WITH FOOD! . In my case, that's wrong! โ˜๏ธ I think I told you already how much I love mixing food with drinks? It has been a while since my last experiments, as I mostly focused on pairing it rather than make it an ingredient. And it's now time to give food a bit more of attentions! . BEEF OR NOT TO BEEF? . -Beef jerky-infused Bourbon #whiskey  -Simple syrup -Lime juice -Cherry tomato & lager beer foam . Serve with beef jerky snack! . SALUTE! ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ—
FELIZ 5 DE MAYO!
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I celebrate it with my favourite Mexican drink and a great tequila, but with an Italian touch.
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PALOMA
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-@tequilaenemigo
-@rinomatouk_italian_aperitivo
-Lime Juice
-Salt
-Grapefruit Soda
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Which Mexican drink you celebrate with?
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SALUD! ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
FELIZ 5 DE MAYO! . I celebrate it with my favourite Mexican drink and a great tequila, but with an Italian touch. . PALOMA . -@tequilaenemigo -@rinomatouk_italian_aperitivo -Lime Juice -Salt -Grapefruit Soda . Which Mexican drink you celebrate with? . SALUD! ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
COME TO THE DARK SIDE, WE HAVE COCKTAILS!
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Everyone agrees with me if I say this day should be a national holiday? ๐Ÿ™Œ
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*DARK SIDE AND STORMY*
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-Fennel&laurel-infused @belvederevodka
-Calamansi Juice
-Angostura bitter
-Ginger beer
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SALUTE & MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!
COME TO THE DARK SIDE, WE HAVE COCKTAILS! . Everyone agrees with me if I say this day should be a national holiday? ๐Ÿ™Œ . *DARK SIDE AND STORMY* . -Fennel&laurel-infused @belvederevodka -Calamansi Juice -Angostura bitter -Ginger beer . SALUTE & MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!
BLADE RUNNER 2019
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Not everyday you have the chance to jump to the future, and @johnniewalkereu is taking me right there, to the distopyan world of Utopia.
Ready for an immersive experience at @secret_cinema (probabily the coolest thing to do in London). ๐ŸŽฌ
What I will bring with me? The right bottle of whisky, my mum's preserves and chocolate, all I need to make my smoky cocktail of the future!
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And you, what would you bring with you to the future?
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- @johnniewalkereu Black Label
- Lime Juice
- Orange Marmalade
- Chocolate Bitter
- Ginger Ale
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SALUTE! ๐Ÿธ
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#johnniewalkerxsecretcinema #drinkresponsibly #amazon #worldclassdrinks
#johnnieginger
BLADE RUNNER 2019 . Not everyday you have the chance to jump to the future, and @johnniewalkereu is taking me right there, to the distopyan world of Utopia. Ready for an immersive experience at @secret_cinema (probabily the coolest thing to do in London). ๐ŸŽฌ What I will bring with me? The right bottle of whisky, my mum's preserves and chocolate, all I need to make my smoky cocktail of the future! . And you, what would you bring with you to the future? . - @johnniewalkereu Black Label - Lime Juice - Orange Marmalade - Chocolate Bitter - Ginger Ale . SALUTE! ๐Ÿธ . #johnniewalkerxsecretcinema  #drinkresponsibly  #amazon  #worldclassdrinks  #johnnieginger 
I HATE SOUP!
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Although I am not a massive lover of all the shades of green, I can say I eat pretty much everything. With one exception: soups. ๐Ÿœ
It took me few years, since last time my mum "pacifically convinced" me to eat one, to spontaneously try soup (and appreciate it).
It was just a matter of time before I dediced to make it a bit more "exciting".
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*BLOODY GAZPACHO* ๐Ÿ…
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-@belvederevodka
-Lime juice
-Home-made Andalusian gazpacho
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Serve it chilled with tomato bruschetta! ๐Ÿ•
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For those who want to try it, here is the recipe I use:
1/2 kg fresh tomato
1/2 green pepper
1 piece of garlic
1/2 cucumber
10ml olive oil
10ml vingar
1 slice of bread
Salt
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Slice all ingredients and blend them together. If you plan to put ice in the drink, no need to add water, otherwise you can add it for dilution. Stir and store in the fridge for one hour, serve it chilled!
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SALUTE! ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ
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Glass courtesy of @cahootslondon
I HATE SOUP! . Although I am not a massive lover of all the shades of green, I can say I eat pretty much everything. With one exception: soups. ๐Ÿœ It took me few years, since last time my mum "pacifically convinced" me to eat one, to spontaneously try soup (and appreciate it). It was just a matter of time before I dediced to make it a bit more "exciting". . *BLOODY GAZPACHO* ๐Ÿ… . -@belvederevodka -Lime juice -Home-made Andalusian gazpacho . Serve it chilled with tomato bruschetta! ๐Ÿ• . For those who want to try it, here is the recipe I use: 1/2 kg fresh tomato 1/2 green pepper 1 piece of garlic 1/2 cucumber 10ml olive oil 10ml vingar 1 slice of bread Salt . Slice all ingredients and blend them together. If you plan to put ice in the drink, no need to add water, otherwise you can add it for dilution. Stir and store in the fridge for one hour, serve it chilled! . SALUTE! ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ . Glass courtesy of @cahootslondon
SPRING HAS SPRUNG! ๐ŸŒป
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That means two things:
-Hay fever aka my worst enemy
-Sunny aperitivos
Now, seems like I cannot step outside my home without any medicine, which implies I cannot enjoy my Spritz with #gin, @italicusrdb and mandarin juice. Very sad.๐Ÿ˜”
Considered that London gifts us with few sunny day per year, I'd like to be prepared next time this happen, so...Which remedy do you know that could work with my plans?
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SALUTE!๐Ÿป (For those enjoying the sun!)
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Glassware courtesy of @cahootslondon
SPRING HAS SPRUNG! ๐ŸŒป . That means two things: -Hay fever aka my worst enemy -Sunny aperitivos Now, seems like I cannot step outside my home without any medicine, which implies I cannot enjoy my Spritz with #gin , @italicusrdb and mandarin juice. Very sad.๐Ÿ˜” Considered that London gifts us with few sunny day per year, I'd like to be prepared next time this happen, so...Which remedy do you know that could work with my plans? . SALUTE!๐Ÿป (For those enjoying the sun!) . Glassware courtesy of @cahootslondon
CHAMPAGNE FOR EVERYONE! ๐Ÿพ
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The time you are excited about selling a ยฃ100 champagne on your trial shift to a regular customer who shout -CHAMPAGNE!- the second he stepped into the bar, but it's too late to realise that it was his (unusual) way to greet everyone so you stand next to him with an open bottle and few glasses in your hand.
-Is it your first day here, isn't it?-
-Yes, Sir!-
-Good luck with me-
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I love champagne. But ever since, everytime I drink it I can't stop thinking about what happened on that day. Neither can my friends! .
SALUTE! ๐Ÿฅ‚
CHAMPAGNE FOR EVERYONE! ๐Ÿพ . The time you are excited about selling a ยฃ100 champagne on your trial shift to a regular customer who shout -CHAMPAGNE!- the second he stepped into the bar, but it's too late to realise that it was his (unusual) way to greet everyone so you stand next to him with an open bottle and few glasses in your hand. -Is it your first day here, isn't it?- -Yes, Sir!- -Good luck with me- . I love champagne. But ever since, everytime I drink it I can't stop thinking about what happened on that day. Neither can my friends! . SALUTE! ๐Ÿฅ‚
*GIVAWAY* ๐ŸŽ
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It doesn't need to be Christmas to get presents and it's never too late so save the planet either!
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In collaboration with @globi.world, we will exctract 2 WINNERS that will take home a set of 4 stainless steel straws amd 1 cleaning brush for your home-made cocktails!
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TO PARTICIPATE:
-Like both @just_imbiber and @globi.world pages
-Comment and tag 2 friends
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GIVAWAY CLOSED! ๐ŸŽ‰ CONGRATS TO:
@jackie.bishop
@giwrgos_markoulis
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FOR EVERYONE ELSE, DON'T PANIC, YOU CAN FIND THE STRAWS HERE! ๐Ÿ‘‡
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B076NYYLL3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_iiKqAbV28YRNT
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Valid for Europe, US and Canada only. Winners will be announced on Saturday at 6.30pm!
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SALUTE & GOOD LUCK!๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ€
*GIVAWAY* ๐ŸŽ . It doesn't need to be Christmas to get presents and it's never too late so save the planet either! . In collaboration with @globi.world, we will exctract 2 WINNERS that will take home a set of 4 stainless steel straws amd 1 cleaning brush for your home-made cocktails! . TO PARTICIPATE: -Like both @just_imbiber and @globi.world pages -Comment and tag 2 friends . GIVAWAY CLOSED! ๐ŸŽ‰ CONGRATS TO: @jackie.bishop @giwrgos_markoulis . FOR EVERYONE ELSE, DON'T PANIC, YOU CAN FIND THE STRAWS HERE! ๐Ÿ‘‡ . https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B076NYYLL3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_iiKqAbV28YRNT . Valid for Europe, US and Canada only. Winners will be announced on Saturday at 6.30pm! . SALUTE & GOOD LUCK!๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ€
BEHIND THE SCENES - THE MONKEY BUSINESS ๐Ÿ’
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Have you ever wondered what makes a spirit oustand from the others? Passion, craftmanship, and attention to details are the ingredients that bond 47 botanicals in harmony. And patience, as it took 120 test to Alexander Stein - the mind behind all this - to find the right formula for @monkey47_dry_gin ! โณ
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I have been lucky enough to visit distilleries all over the world, from Mexico to Japan, passing through Scotland and Ireland. But never, I expected to find one of my favourite in Germany. This machine, a little gem hidden in the Black Forest, has four 100L stills which took over 2 years to be design and built, and watching it in action is pretty exciting stuff! ๐Ÿค“
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Here I collected some of the best moments in the distillery, where Alexander shared few of his secrets with us. And one of the most impressive ones, was finding out that in Germany, they have ALPACAS. ๐Ÿช
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PROST! ๐Ÿฅ‚
BEHIND THE SCENES - THE MONKEY BUSINESS ๐Ÿ’ . Have you ever wondered what makes a spirit oustand from the others? Passion, craftmanship, and attention to details are the ingredients that bond 47 botanicals in harmony. And patience, as it took 120 test to Alexander Stein - the mind behind all this - to find the right formula for @monkey47_dry_gin ! โณ . I have been lucky enough to visit distilleries all over the world, from Mexico to Japan, passing through Scotland and Ireland. But never, I expected to find one of my favourite in Germany. This machine, a little gem hidden in the Black Forest, has four 100L stills which took over 2 years to be design and built, and watching it in action is pretty exciting stuff! ๐Ÿค“ . Here I collected some of the best moments in the distillery, where Alexander shared few of his secrets with us. And one of the most impressive ones, was finding out that in Germany, they have ALPACAS. ๐Ÿช . PROST! ๐Ÿฅ‚
HOW BAZAAR!
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Walking through the spice market is one of the most relaxing and exciting experience I've ever had as a bartender: hunting for new flavours and combinations for my next drink.๐Ÿค“ I feel like a kid in a candy shop.๐Ÿญ
A "pinch of Morocco" is my secret everytime I want to give a spicy touch to my cocktails. There are so many spices, you really cannot run out of!
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- @opihrgin
- Moroccan spice blend syrup
- @lagavulinwhisky
- Peycheaud bitter
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SALUTE! ๐Ÿธ
HOW BAZAAR! . Walking through the spice market is one of the most relaxing and exciting experience I've ever had as a bartender: hunting for new flavours and combinations for my next drink.๐Ÿค“ I feel like a kid in a candy shop.๐Ÿญ A "pinch of Morocco" is my secret everytime I want to give a spicy touch to my cocktails. There are so many spices, you really cannot run out of! . - @opihrgin - Moroccan spice blend syrup - @lagavulinwhisky - Peycheaud bitter . SALUTE! ๐Ÿธ
GOTTA DRINK 'EM ALL!
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That's what you say when you see Barts' new menu! ๐Ÿ“–
Few more weeks before the release, stay tuned!
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PS: Yes, that's a glass. With a smoked barrel-aged Negroni inside.
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SALUTE! ๐Ÿธ
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๐Ÿ“ธ @lateef.photography
GOTTA DRINK 'EM ALL! . That's what you say when you see Barts' new menu! ๐Ÿ“– Few more weeks before the release, stay tuned! . PS: Yes, that's a glass. With a smoked barrel-aged Negroni inside. . SALUTE! ๐Ÿธ . ๐Ÿ“ธ @lateef.photography
As a bartender, passion and research of new products are at the core of my job, constantly looking for those flavours able to give that WOW-feeling everytime sip your drink.๐Ÿน
As Italian, I am proud of my origins and every good product that comes from my homeland. And when it comes to spirits, well, we always make it right! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
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@viihills is an excellent Italian Dry Gin, creation of @filippopreviero and @danilo_tersig, two London-based Italian bartenders with passion for perfection. VII Hills Gin, with its 7 botanical grown on Rome's 7 hills, wants to celebrate the traditional Italian methods and reveal the importance of old rituals, like the Aperitivo. ๐Ÿ›
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And I decided to celebrate with them with a 100% Italian Negroni:
-@viihills
-@campari
-Italian sweet Vermouth
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To serve with classic Italian food ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ—
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SALUTE ๐Ÿฅƒ
As a bartender, passion and research of new products are at the core of my job, constantly looking for those flavours able to give that WOW-feeling everytime sip your drink.๐Ÿน As Italian, I am proud of my origins and every good product that comes from my homeland. And when it comes to spirits, well, we always make it right! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น . @viihills is an excellent Italian Dry Gin, creation of @filippopreviero and @danilo_tersig, two London-based Italian bartenders with passion for perfection. VII Hills Gin, with its 7 botanical grown on Rome's 7 hills, wants to celebrate the traditional Italian methods and reveal the importance of old rituals, like the Aperitivo. ๐Ÿ› . And I decided to celebrate with them with a 100% Italian Negroni: -@viihills -@campari -Italian sweet Vermouth . To serve with classic Italian food ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ— . SALUTE ๐Ÿฅƒ
NEW PROJECT!
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Have you ever wondered how the cocktails you see on Instagram taste like? What if I tell you that you can try one lf mine without coming all the way to London? โœˆ
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I am excited to announce a new collaboration with @drnxmyth. With their innovative cocktail bottle technology they will produce one of the cocktails designed by me, and guess what? All fresh! ๐Ÿค“
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Which brand you think would suite the best in this cocktail? TAG YOUR FAVOURITE, and if youโ€™re a brand, DM me in private.
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-Gin
-Peach liqueur
-Lemon juice
-Simple syrup
-Aloe vera
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SALUTE! ๐Ÿฅ‚
NEW PROJECT! . Have you ever wondered how the cocktails you see on Instagram taste like? What if I tell you that you can try one lf mine without coming all the way to London? โœˆ . I am excited to announce a new collaboration with @drnxmyth. With their innovative cocktail bottle technology they will produce one of the cocktails designed by me, and guess what? All fresh! ๐Ÿค“ . Which brand you think would suite the best in this cocktail? TAG YOUR FAVOURITE, and if youโ€™re a brand, DM me in private. . -Gin -Peach liqueur -Lemon juice -Simple syrup -Aloe vera . SALUTE! ๐Ÿฅ‚
GRAN'S REMEDY
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Little Red Riding Hood went a little off track when she realised she had a bottle of #cognac in her the basket of treats for Grandma.๐Ÿ›’
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She picked up some ingredients from the forest and when she got to Grandma's house she mixed up a drink so tantalising that even the wolf got distracted from what he was there to do. He decided that the cocktail was much tastier than Little Red and so the fairytale ended happily ever after all round.
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- @remymartin
- Home-made cranberry & thyme syrup
- Cinnamon tincture
- Angostura bitter
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SALUTE! ๐Ÿฅƒ
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๐Ÿ“ธ @lateef.photography
GRAN'S REMEDY . Little Red Riding Hood went a little off track when she realised she had a bottle of #cognac  in her the basket of treats for Grandma.๐Ÿ›’ . She picked up some ingredients from the forest and when she got to Grandma's house she mixed up a drink so tantalising that even the wolf got distracted from what he was there to do. He decided that the cocktail was much tastier than Little Red and so the fairytale ended happily ever after all round. . - @remymartin - Home-made cranberry & thyme syrup - Cinnamon tincture - Angostura bitter . SALUTE! ๐Ÿฅƒ . ๐Ÿ“ธ @lateef.photography
WASH YOUR HANDS & BRUSH YOUR TEETH!
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One of the fun aspect of creating drinks in a speakeasy bar is finding adequate glassware (or better say presentation) for your cocktails. Make sure is always original and match your bar!
And remember, no one can suspect you are serving booze. Shhh.. ๐Ÿค
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-@tequilaenemigo
-Home-made orange sherbet
-Fresh lemon juice
-Home made gentian liqueur
-@campariofficial
- Peycheaud bitter
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SALUTE! ๐Ÿฅƒ
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๐Ÿ“ธ @lateef.photography
WASH YOUR HANDS & BRUSH YOUR TEETH! . One of the fun aspect of creating drinks in a speakeasy bar is finding adequate glassware (or better say presentation) for your cocktails. Make sure is always original and match your bar! And remember, no one can suspect you are serving booze. Shhh.. ๐Ÿค . -@tequilaenemigo -Home-made orange sherbet -Fresh lemon juice -Home made gentian liqueur -@campariofficial - Peycheaud bitter . SALUTE! ๐Ÿฅƒ . ๐Ÿ“ธ @lateef.photography
2017 is going to an end. It has been an intense year in the spirit industry and for me, quite rich of positive note! One of the most important one is the massive support I received from all of you, and for that, I just can say THANK YOU! ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿ™‡
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I am not the new years resolution kind of guy, but yes, I got some big challenges in 2018.. STAY TUNED! ๐Ÿ“บ
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Some pre-NYE shootings with @belvederevodka and @veuveclicquotuk about classic cocktails to wish all a happy new year and a wise NYE! See you next year, and remember..always SMILE! ๐Ÿ˜
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SALUTE! ๐Ÿฅ‚
2017 is going to an end. It has been an intense year in the spirit industry and for me, quite rich of positive note! One of the most important one is the massive support I received from all of you, and for that, I just can say THANK YOU! ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿ™‡ . I am not the new years resolution kind of guy, but yes, I got some big challenges in 2018.. STAY TUNED! ๐Ÿ“บ . Some pre-NYE shootings with @belvederevodka and @veuveclicquotuk about classic cocktails to wish all a happy new year and a wise NYE! See you next year, and remember..always SMILE! ๐Ÿ˜ . SALUTE! ๐Ÿฅ‚
In many cases, Christmas for bartenders means two things: working weeks made of 7 Saturdays and friends asking you "a-Christmas-cocktail-to-make-at-their-Chriatmas-dinner".๐Ÿน
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This time I did my homeworks in advance and I prepared my Christmas cocktails time ago!
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This is one of those:
-Vanilla-infused @belvederevodka
-Home made creme anglaise
-Panettone syrup
-Lemon peel
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Garnish with a generous slice of Panettone!
For more cocktails, check out the @tipplebox article ๐Ÿ‘‡ pg. 18-19
https://issuu.com/tipplebox/docs/december_muddle_magazine
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SALUTE & MERRY CHRISTMAS! ๐Ÿธ๐ŸŽ…
In many cases, Christmas for bartenders means two things: working weeks made of 7 Saturdays and friends asking you "a-Christmas-cocktail-to-make-at-their-Chriatmas-dinner".๐Ÿน . This time I did my homeworks in advance and I prepared my Christmas cocktails time ago! . This is one of those: -Vanilla-infused @belvederevodka -Home made creme anglaise -Panettone syrup -Lemon peel . Garnish with a generous slice of Panettone! For more cocktails, check out the @tipplebox article ๐Ÿ‘‡ pg. 18-19 https://issuu.com/tipplebox/docs/december_muddle_magazine . SALUTE & MERRY CHRISTMAS! ๐Ÿธ๐ŸŽ…