Getting Pissed In London Week

An Afternoon At Tony Conigliaro's Drink Factory

Art meets science at a bespoke flavors lab
Apr 6, 2012 2:01 pm

On our last day in London we were invited to stop by Tony Conigliaro’s secret-ish drinks lab located in a former Pink Floyd recording studio in Islington. The Drink Factory is exactly what it sounds like — a large, well-light room packed with peristotic pumps, thermomixers and a centrifuge that spins at 5,000 rpm.

An Italian Gentleman In London

Ago Perrone is pure class at The Connaught Bar
Apr 6, 2012 12:01 pm

Ago Perrone is pure Italian gentleman living in an English gentleman’s world as he serves his highly astute drinks at The Connaught Bar within the stately Connaught Hotel in the heart of Mayfair. Perrone is a legend in the game, having worked at hotspot Dusk and Montgomery Place in Notting Hill before taking charge at Connaught in 2008.

Distillery Visit: Plymouth Gin

From Royal Navy hooch to 500,000 bottles a year
Apr 6, 2012 11:01 am

If you find yourself in Plymouth while traveling through Devon and Cornwall, one of the best ways to occupy an afternoon is to drop by Black Friars and mix your own bottle of gin.

The Man Behind The Rematch!!! Beeyatch!!!

Paul Mant steers one nutty cocktail contest
Apr 5, 2012 2:01 pm

Meet Paul Mant, an international man of mixology. Also, a riot.

Nick Strangeway Has Bartender Fatigue

The master mix man has choice words for bartenders
Apr 5, 2012 12:01 pm

Nick Strangeway is not only one of the most celebrated bartenders in the world, but also one of the most thoughtful and pragmatic. Halfway through our conversation, as he discusses the pre-made punches and batch cocktails he’s been testing for his latest collaboration with restaurateur Mark Hix, Strangeway says, “There’s nothing more frustrating than going into a bar and having to wait for a drink.”

Top 10: Gastropubs In London

The best in a city that invented the gastropub
Apr 5, 2012 10:01 am
Lamb shank The Lady Ottoline

Any list of the ten best gastropubs in London is obviously going to be immediate grounds for debate. It’s like trying to pick the ten best songs of all time. Impossible. So let the arguing begin!

My London: Benjamin Dilloway

West End actor pays tribute to his hometown
Apr 4, 2012 4:01 pm

Actor Benjamin Dilloway is currently featured in playwright Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur at the Old Red Lion Theatre.
 

Guide: London’s Proper Boozers

They're like dive bars, without the annoying stuff
Apr 4, 2012 1:01 pm
French House London

There is no shortage of pubs to explore in and around London, but “proper boozers” are a dying breed. A proper pub is a delicate thing: comfy, a little old-fashioned if not downright old, not too loud or too crowded (just loud and crowded enough).

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