The Lyan sleeps tonight!

As part of lovely girlfriend’s birthday, we (surprisingly!) went for cocktails. The chosen venue was Dandelyan. The bar from mixologist of note, Mr Lyan, in the Mondrian Hotel in the sea containers building on the south bank. Sea containers is amazing. It is one of the ugliest buildings in London – it’s got a lovely view…

People think I’m sloe… eh!

Around this time last year, a friend of mine got sent back to Canada (due to our stupid rules on how much non-citizens have to earn to stay here – this is going to get a whole lot worse 😦 ). She is currently back in the country on holiday and came over to visit…

A Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Bar Termini is one of my very favourite bars. It does great coffee, great drinks and the staff are awesome. I used to go a lot more often than I do, to the extent that when I did go yesterday, one of the staff members told me off for having not been visiting often enough…

Burn Baby, Burn

The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town is one of my favourite bars. They have a sister bar in Clapham – I’ve been meaning to visit for absolutely ages. This has finally happened. The King of Ladies Man is less hidden than it’s counterpart and while it lives in a breakfast club, it’s got a door…

First world problems

It’s my birthday next month and I’ve decided to have a Negroni party, because of course I’ve decided to have a negroni party. Being me, rather than just serving Negroni’s, I’m serving bottle aged Negroni’s. The Negroni is a fantastic drink with a lovely combination of bitter from the campari, sweet from the vermouth and…

Secret Double Life

I have a secret double life. At least as far as social media is concerned. When I’m not blogging about booze, I am taking photos of things I have baked on Instagram. Today, these two worlds have collided. Boozy baking. Oh yes. You read that correctly. Boozy baking. It’s Lovely Girlfriend’s birthday today. To celebrate…

Purls of Wisdom

Last night I went out for a drink! (I know, right!) I paid a visit to a bar I’ve wanted to go to for years, but for some reason never gotten round to. Inspired by going for a birthday drink with Lovely Girlfriend’s brother, we made a trip. Purl in Marylebone is one of those ‘basement…

Hair of the dog

This post was supposed to be about the open brewery evening at Hammerton Brewery in Islington, which I attended yesterday evening. It had much tasty beer. Far too much tasty beer. Instead, it has become an ode to the wonderfully restorative properties of the Bloody Mary. It’s a wonderful thing, the Bloody Mary. That combination…

London Cocktail Week [part 2]

Tuesday times! A former colleague/fellow booze nerd was picking up his wrist band, so we decided it’d be a good idea to meet in the other hub/wrist band exchange – a series of pop up bars in international house. His new girlfriend is a massive gin fiend, so by the time we got there they…

London Cocktail Week [part 1]

This past week has been London Cocktail Week. This is an event that I 100% endorse. It has cocktails, in London (for a week). The basic premise is that you get a wrist band which gives you access to a village of pop-ups (mostly run by spirits companies, plus a few bars), and a book…