Salvatore Calabrese Mixes the World’s Oldest Negroni

Oldest Negroni

In the US Negroni Week is currently celebrating our favourite cocktail the Negroni by raising money for good causes for every Negroni sold – see here for details – At Gintime we’ve long been fans of the Negroni so … Continue reading

The Lowdown on Hendrick’s Gin’s Brand Ambassador Extraordinaire

This week Gintime caught up with David Piper, Hendrick’s Global Ambassador Plenipotentiary whose special role as “Commander of Special Operations” means he is the chap in charge of the Hendrick’s fun. How exactly does one become Hendrick’s “Commander of Special … Continue reading

Burrough’s Reserve –The Quest for Sipping Gin


David Smith gets up close with Beefeater Master Distiller Desmond Payne to find out more about his quest to create the perfect sipping gin. And he ends up pretty impressed. There are many popular spirits whose characters are derived from … Continue reading

Pushing the Boundaries of Imagination at WMIB


Geraldine Coates shares her experience of judging at one of world’s most adventurous cocktail competitions. Now that the dust has settled on the third and surely most spectacular Global Final of Bombay Sapphire’s World’s Most Imaginative Bartender contest it’s time … Continue reading

World Gin Day Flash News


  World Gin Day just keeps getting bigger and better. On Saturday 14th June. Tanqueray will be raising a glass and bringing the history of gin alive through indulgent cocktail serves available for a limited time at London’s trendiest hot … Continue reading

Fourteen Finalists to Compete in Next Week’s Bombay Sapphire WMIB Final


From June 8-13 fourteen of the world’s most creative bartenders will congregate in London for the internationally recognised Global Final of its World’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition. Since the inaugural competition in 2011, the program has witnessed exponential growth in … Continue reading

Beefeater Home of Gin Opens Its Doors


Gintime’s Patience Gould was given a sneak preview of Beefeater Gin’s very wonderful new Home of Gin ahead of its official opening on Wed 21st May. And it’s wow, just WOW! I’ve often wondered what English sounds like to the … Continue reading

Jamie Oliver’s Drinks Tube Launches

Bacardi Limited announces Partnership with Jamie Oliver Group

Gintime was lucky enough to go to the official launch of the partnership between Bacardi brands and Jamie Oliver to celebrate the arrival of Drinks Tube, the companion YouTube channel to Food Tube. It’s a marriage made in heaven between … Continue reading