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Clutches for a Lady

February 13th, 2018|

South African flair for the urban market.  Martini Mandate brings you these stylish clutches in four beautful colours.  Designed b ...

The Aleppo Supper Club

December 24th, 2017|

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!  Many of us struggle to find reasons to be cheerful about the past year.  2017’s head ...

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  • The Czechs start them young! 😁😁 Visiting friends and family in the Czech Republic this weekend, where we were treated to a few rounds at one of Prague's fastest growing breweries. The Czechs drink more beer per capita than any other nation in the world, and I think you could argue that it's because their beer is simply better than everyone else's. The brewers at Hostivar Brewery have certainly figured it out. Have a great weekend everyone! 🍻🍻
  • Bacon, beer, and a whole lot of bourbon 🥓🍺🥃That's the theme of the "Bukowski," the cocktail from Hildegard Bar in Berlin. The Bukowski is one of the bar's "talking cocktails" inspired by various literary works and their authors. If you mention you're a fan, the bar owner will lend you his personal copy of Bukowski's poems to enjoy while you imbibe. Made with bacon-infused Bulleit Bourbon, Dubonnet, Orinoco bitters, and a side beer to wash it down. Cheers!
  • Hope everyone had a great weekend! This is the "Space Explorer" from Hildegard bar in Berlin. The cocktail's name is appropriate because once consumed, this drink will launch you to a galaxy far far away. It's made with Appleton 12, Bacardi 8, Overproof 73% Rum, Homemade Falernum syrup, lime, grapefruit, cinnamon, and absinthe. Rocket fuel not necessary. Cheers! 🍹👽🚀
  • Here's a way to spice up your Monday: the "Kinski" from Hildegard Bar in Berlin. It's a spicy, smoky cocktail made with mezcal, fig chutney, grapefruit, and Sal de Gusano, which literally translates to "worm salt." Sal de Gusano is a mixture of ground peppers, salt, and ground fried larvae, and it is an essential ingredient in traditional Oaxacan cooking. Garnished with orange and an extra green chili, the acidic flavors work together with the spice to really light your mouth on fire, while at the same time delivering that mezcal smokiness that I love so much. 🔥🔥More to come from Hildegard Bar, this place is amazing.
  • What did you get up to over the weekend? I had myself a dinner date by candlelight, a delicious bouillabaisse, and several outstanding cocktails at @pantry_berlin. My only regret is that the lighting was so low, I couldn't get a good picture of the interior, but I doubt any picture would have done this restaurant justice. This is the "Moscow to Mumbai" made with vodka, assam aroma mixed with fresh lemon, ginger beer, and simple syrup. From the cocktails to the cuisine to the company, everything about my experience at Pantry was exceptional. It's a shame Monday is just around the corner... Cheers everybody! 🥃😁
  • It's February, love is in the air, and the date night with unachievable expectations will soon be upon us. So where to go for Valentine's Day? If you're in Berlin, I would head to the cocktail bar in the Michelberger Hotel. The bar space bleeds into the lobby, so you can either take up a table close to the talented barmen, or cozy up in cushioned chairs in a corner made for two. This sexy couple is made up of two fantastic, original cocktails: on the left is the "Caribbean Penicillin" made with rum, lemon, honey, and root of galangal. On the right is the "Mountain Negroni" which I mentioned in a previous post, and remains my favorite drink in Berlin. Cheers! 🍸🍸