The Pig, the Prime Minister and his Honourable Member


  The British Prime Minister is alleged to have stuck his privates into the mouth of a (mercifully dead) pig. David Cameron cocked up, but… Read More

Ageing Queens Rarely Look Good


My earliest memory of the Queen’s Hotel in Kandy (Sri Lanka) was visiting the in-house barber with my father. I must have been five. The… Read More

Casa Mono-Whose Casa is it?


Hilary Clinton wants to inherit her husband’s old job, because well, you know, she deserves it. Donald Trump wants to become president because he believes… Read More

If You are Brown, You Must Work in IT

The Indian Sari is a traditional garment that makes sure a woman's ankles are suitably covered

The banqueting manager of the five star hotel came rushing out to greet the marketing director of our company.  The hotel was on a short… Read More

Martini Mandate’s Top 5 Indian Restaurants in London


Time was when the only decent food one could get in London was Indian.  Everything else was overcooked and drowned in gravy.  The quality of… Read More

Aprés Ski Cocktails with Heidi

The landscape in the Alps is jaw dropping

  Watching impossibly glamorous men and women hurtling down mountains in Sochi, I was moved to dig out my ski gear, pack a flask of… Read More

The London Transport Strike Forced Me to Visit a Whore House

Soho in London has always been home to whore houses

There is a transport strike on in London which is making it very difficult for me to get to the Savoy for my pre-prandial cocktail…. Read More

I Want You Inside Me

It hard to resist the pull of a beer inside you this summer in Oz

 I want you inside me – a guest blog featuring a prodigal daughter’s utterly biased guide to drinking in Melbourne. The thing about a snifter… Read More

When Alcohol and Sex Don’t Mix

Dirty Oyster Martini at Tsuname

I drank an Oyster Martini.  It’s not a drink I ever wanted to have.  It sounds slimy and suspect.  However, I was in a good… Read More

How I Spent My Summer – Bootleggers, Chinamen and Gangster Molls

Before they discovered they were good at running casinos, native americans used to smuggle whiskey from Canada

Some twenty years ago in the middle of my MBA studies in New York City, I scored a summer marketing internship at the whisky division… Read More

Martinis, Marathons and Getting Gingered Up

"The Most Beautiful Marathon in the World"

“To believe this story you must believe that the human race be one joyous family, working together, laughing together, achieving the impossible. Last Sunday, in… Read More

Margaret Thatcher and the Sewer Ditch

Cold War Warriors.  Perfect Hair.

While my preferred martini is made with vodka, I mixed a gin martini and raised a glass in memory of Margaret Thatcher last week.  She… Read More


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