Today’s trendiest booze makers and bars insist on going rather further than the simple imbibing of alcohol
2016 has been a tough year
Try an afternoon tea with a modern twist and hint of gin
Half Hitch craft gin is putting Camden back on the gin distillery map
'Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?'
The comic's aggressive style does not match his true self, finds Gerard Gilbert
In the run-up to Christmas I found myself watching a lot of telly. My friends accuse me of hypocrisy since I used to rail against the evils of TV and even advised people, in a book, to chuck out their telly. I defend myself by blaming my children: I felt bad denying them the pleasures of schoolyard conversation about The X Factor.
To his cost, ex-Glencore trader Andrew Kearns has found being hungover a sackable offence, but the liquid lunch shaped many a day in days gone by, says a wistful John Walsh
The most delicious chocolate treats help make waiting for Christmas so much more enjoyable for children and adults alike
The most delicious chocolate treats to help make waiting for Christmas so much more enjoyable for children and adults alike
Welsh shed beats off stiff competition from 1,900 entries around the UK
The blend of fruits, herbs, botanicals and booze is almost like cooking. Just with drinks instead of food, says Angela Clutton.
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Gin and tonics at €3.45 (£2.94), seven-year-old rum and coke at €6.85, and beer at 95 cents a glass might sound reminiscent of a happy hour price list. Spain’s MPs may be in search of some new watering holes, however, after the country’s main political parties put an abrupt end to most subsidised alcoholic drinks in the parliament’s nine different bars and cafeterias.