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London is famous for its grand hotels, and names like Claridge’s and The Ritz are synonymous with five-star luxury. Almost as famous are the bars these hotels house, honey pots to the rich and famous and many, like the Savoy, with a historic link to the cocktail. In the first of a new series, I explore the hotel bars of London and see if their reputations are deserved.
Looking back at my archives I’m slightly shocked to find I last took part in Mixology Monday over a year ago in June 2009. 2010 was something of a fallow year for Oh Gosh! but I’m hoping to change that in 2011 and what better way to start than with the first Mixology Monday of [...]
This year prior to arriving in Berlin for BCB I made a short detour to Cologne, a city I was eager to visit after hearing so many good things about its bars. On my first night I visited two bars – Al Salam and Shepheard.
A quick update about what’s going on at Oh Gosh!, including a nomination for an award, a visit Poland, and a forthcoming visit Germany.
Join Jackie Patterson at Heaven’s Dog in San Francisco and enjoy one of her original creations, the Fleet Street. Based on the classic Champs-Élysées cocktail, it replaces Cognac with gin and makes great use of The Bitter Truth Celery bitters.
Hello? Is this thing still on…? A busy schedule of work, rest, and play has left Oh Gosh! a little neglected over the past couple of months. I can only apologise for the lack of updates, but hope to remedy the situation this month. Starting with a traditional Italian bitters I came across recently…
Oh Gosh! TV pays another visit to The Varnish in Downtown LA. Located behind a door at the back of famous restaurant Cole’s, The Varnish is a speakeasy-style venture from New York bar supremo Sasha Petraske. Today bar manager Eric Alperin makes us their version of the delicious Queen’s Park Swizzle.
This week sees the culmination of the G’Vine Gin Connoisseur programme with the world finals in Cognac, France. Twelve bartenders will battle it out, in perhaps the most the most enduring and difficult competition I have ever seen, to take the Connoisseur Crown, competing in blind gin tastings, speed pouring, and a finale in Paris [...]
Things have been decidedly quiet here at Oh Gosh! over the past month or two – a fact for which I can only apologise. May and June have seen a flurry of trips for me – nothing compared to the amount of travel the likes of Xavier Padovani of Hendrick’s or John Gakuru of Sagatiba [...]
Join Martin Cate at Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco, a shrine to Tiki libations and rum goodness. In this first episode Martin mixes up a Calibogus, a contemporary take on the original mixture of spruce beer, molasses and rum that was popular in the colonial taverns of the US and Canada.
Oh Gosh! TV begins a tour of West Coast bars at The Varnish in Downtown LA. Located behind a door at the back of famous restaurant Cole’s, The Varnish is a speakeasy-style venture from New York bar supremo Sasha Petraske. Pull up a stool with bar manager Eric Alperin for a chat, and a classic Brooklyn cocktail.
Completing an exploration of the Brooklyn cocktail variations named after Brooklyn neighbourhoods, a trend started by Vincenzo Errico’s Red Hook. Our final three cocktails are the Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, and Bushwick.
In our last visit to 69 Colebrooke Row Tony Conigliaro shakes up a Somerset Sour. An ode to West Country cider, the cocktail uses brandy distilled from cider apples, and a float of traditional English cider. Rounding off the apple theme is a vacuum-cooked apple slice infused with the essence of hay, for the true Somerset experience.