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The Nightcap: 18 May

It’s Friday, which means the weekend is here – and with it we’ve got another edition of The Nightcap! Read on for your handy digest of the week’s biggest booze news, all in one useful place!

It’s Friday, folks! Congratulations on making it through another week. It’s been a busy one in the world of all things sippable, so we suggest you get comfy, pour yourself a dram/G&T/anything else that takes your fancy, and join us as we recall another busy seven days in drinks.

Categories : Cocktails, Gin, Irish Whiskey, Japanese Whisky, News, Scotch Whisky, Whisky, Wine
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Dandelyan and Licorería Limantour delve into the darker side of botany

World-renowned bars Dandelyan and Licorería Limantour have joined forces for a collaborative cocktail menu that defies nature just in time for Halloween.

Pickling, curing, and mummifying are the order of the day at London bar Dandelyan this Halloween – but its Death Defying Drinks menu, created in collaboration with Mexico City’s Licorería Limantour, proves that preservation leads to more than just deep, dark flavours.

Botanical exploration has been the driving force behind the cocktail programme at Dandelyan for some time – its current menu, The Vices of Botany, delves into the fundamentals of plant-based science and the role it has played in human vice – and, naturally, playing with the parameters of nature’s intentions is a key part of this approach.

Armed with all manner of Mexican heritage staples – mamey fruit, worm salt, nopal (a type of cacti), azafron (Mexican saffron) and chipotle chillis, just to name a few – Licorería Limantour bar manager Jose Luis Leon Martinez and his team hightailed it over to London to curate a six-drink strong Halloween cocktail menu like no other.


Categories : Cocktails
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