At Last a Proper Bond Martini


The launch of the 24th Bond movie, Spectre, is just round the corner so time to revisit the classic Martini debate. Gin aficianados are naturally a little bit annoyed that in the latest film Mr. James’s drink of choice is … Continue reading

Quinine is Just the Tonic


The launch of Quinetum, the new quinine cordial developed by Hendrick’s Gin, has been a spur to have a look at other alcoholic drinks based on quinine. Like gin itself and indeed tonic water their uses were originally medicinal and … Continue reading

Shaken or Stirred?

Patience Gould revisits the Martini question In the recent remake of Casino Royale, Daniel Craig’s Bond no doubt sent shock waves through Martini aficionados around the world when he orders a Vodka Martini; nothing odd in that of course, but … Continue reading