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Win a Pair of Tickets to Brockmans Gin’s #PressForGin Pop-Up Bar

Love gin? Love a party? Love a unique venue? The next Brockmans Gin #PressForGin pop-up at the Victorian Bathroom near Liverpool Street on the 27th of July is for you. Continue reading

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Win a Bottle of Greenall’s London Dry Gin

While touring the Greenall’s distillery in Warrington I made sure to stash a bottle in my bag to share with one lucky reader. Fancy a taste of what Britain’s oldest distillers have been during since the 1761? Continue reading

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Good Stuff #64 | St Patrick’s Day Edition

Here’s my latest list of good stuff, in this case all in celebration of Irish drink with a sampling of quality beverages I had the pleasure of trying at a recent Spirit of Sharing tasting event hosted by Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall and Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, at the Irish Embassy in Belgravia. Continue reading

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Win a Bottle of Cruxland Truffle-Infused Gin

Want a taste of flavourful intrigue for your New Year’s Eve toast? Try Cruxland Gin. Infused with Kalahari truffles, this rich new quaff from South Africa is the perfect gin for conversation inspiring cocktails. Continue reading

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Win a Big Bag o’ Booze for Free

Oh no! I’m running out of room in my liquor cabinet. And that’s especially good news for one lucky tikichris reader. Continue reading

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Birthday Drinks at Punch Tavern | 10X10 with tikichris

Want to celebrate ten years of tikichris with me? I’m cooking up a string of 10 events to mark my decade of blogging. Fingers crossed and touch wood I’ll manage to pull this off! Making sure my priorities are in order, first up on the tikichris 10X10 agenda is a mandatory visit to the pub. Not just any pub though – one of my favourites in London: Punch Tavern. Please join me. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #54 | St Patrick’s Day Edition

Ready for St Patrick’s Day? Here’s my latest list of good stuff, in this case all in celebration of Irish drink with a sampling of quality beverages I had the pleasure of trying at a recentSpirit of Sharing tasting event hosted by Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall and Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, at the Irish Embassy in Belgravia. Continue reading

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Bombay Masterclass: Profiling the Botanicals

Maddie Salters attends a gin masterclass at The Jam Tree in Clapham. If your prohibition-era proclivities have ever led you to yearn for a night in a private bar cleverly disguised by a bookshelf, you need look no further than … Continue reading

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Win a Bottle of Whitley Neill Small Batch London Dry Gin

Whitley Neill is a small batch London dry gin. Inspired by Africa, it is comprised of nine different botanicals including the South African baobab and cape gooseberry. Fancy a taste … for free? I’ve got one bottle of this distinctive and award-winning premium spirit to give away. Continue reading

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Perfect Pies + Great Gins at Punch Tavern, Fleet Street

Not my first (or last) time to dine at Punch, I recently paid a visit to see if this 118 year old Fleet Street mainstay lived up to the 2014 Great Taste awards it had won for its pies. I can vouch for the cauliflower cheese pie (£11) and the steak and Doom Bar Ale pie (£13) – both served with ample and satisfying mash, veg and gravy. Puds are ace here too – love the sticky toffee pudding (£4.50).
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New Distillery Tours in Louisiana (OneTravel)

Thirsty for a taste of something local in Louisiana? Two new distilleries in south Louisiana have recently started to offer tours of their facilities along with onsite tastings of their products made with Louisiana ingredients, and a third distillery is … Continue reading

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Win a G&T Experience for Two at The Polo Bar at The Westbury Hotel

A month or so ago I had the pleasure of sampling the new gin and tonic menu at The Polo Bar at The Westbury Hotel. Created by Tanqueray mixologist Tim Homewood and Polo Bar manager Elias Yiallouris, the new G&Ts are part of a “Botanical Brew Experience” collaboration between Tangueray No. TEN gin and Fever-Tree tonic water. All feature the quadruple distilled gin and the premium tonic along with an intriguing array of fresh ingredients. And – just in time for the height of summer – here’s a chance for one lucky reader and a guest to do what I got to do and sample a couple of these fantastic drinks for free. Continue reading

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8 Great Gin Bars in London (OneTravel)

Gin. It’s a London thing. So it’s no surprise that this city has some of the best bars to drink it. Here’s a look at eight great places to enjoy an elbow bender with the infamous Mother’s Ruin. Read my … Continue reading

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New Gin and Tonic Menu at The Polo Bar at The Westbury

An invitation to sample a newly launched gin and tonic menu at The Polo Bar at The Westbury Hotel presented an excellent opportunity to discover a fine place to have a drink. Continue reading

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Good Stuff

Good Stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or take a bite out of – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Elephant … Continue reading

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Win a Big Bag o’ Booze!

Ya get a lot of freebies in my profession (if actually I can call what I do for a living a profession). There always seems to be plenty of booze to go around especially! So much so, I’m not quite sure what to do with it. No, I’m no teetotaller and can assure you I’m doing my damnedest to drink my way through all of it. I’ve just got way more than I can get to at the moment. And this is where you come in. Want to help a blogger out and take some of this alcohol off my hands? Keep reading to find out how you can win my Big Bag o’ Booze. Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas Afternoon Tea at the InterContinental London Park Lane

It’s no secret. I’m a big fan of the fine foodie offerings InterContinental London Park Lane. With Executive Chef Paul Bates calling the palate pleasing shots (not to mention chef Theo Randall doing his own tasty thing with onsite upscale Italian restaurant), I’ve never never even come close to having a less than ideal dining experience here. So an invitation to try the hotel’s limited edition Christmas afternoon tea was one I greedily accepting. This was my second time to enjoy an afternoon tea at the InterContinental and it did not disappoint. If anything, my expectations for a high level of quality and service were exceeded. Continue reading

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Excellent Steaks and More at Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar, County Hall

A recent visit to Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar at The London Marriott Hotel had me enjoying finely crafted cocktails and tucking into an amazingly satisfying mega-steak dinner. Here’s a quick report on what made my meal so special along with details on how you can dine with a discount if you tell ’em tikichris sent you. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: The Last Instinct at Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar

Man oh man! I got an education last night from Jaume Beato, lead bartender at Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar at the Marriott Hotel County Hall. From a crash course in the history and global reach of gin (Gillray’s keeps close to 70 different gins behind the bar) to how to mix a classic cocktail … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: World’s Largest Gin & Tonic Tasting

Last night Fever-Tree hosted Gin & Tonic Fever. Billed at the “world’s largest G&T tasting”, the event was held at Chelsea Physic Garden and featured well over 100 different gins from around the world to sample along with all of Fever-Trees tonic waters and mixers. Continue reading

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Drink in Knowing Style at London’s Hakkasan and Sake No Hana (OneTravel)

Beyond the fabulous settings and fantastic food, two of the Hakkasan Group’s best Asian fine dining restaurants in London will run a new series of cocktail and spirit masterclasses this summer. Read my complete post at the OneTravel blog.

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British Designers Secret Garden Installation at Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Terrace

Tonight was a perfect evening to be outside with a view of Hyde Park (well a sliver of it anyway) having cocktails and canapes. And that’s how I spent it, taking in a bit of al fresco glamour in Knightsbridge … Continue reading

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Gin & Jazz at London’s Intercontinental Hotel (CheapOair)

Gin & Jazz at London’s Intercontinental Hotel CheapOair, February 21, 2012 Located in the heart of Mayfair, the Intercontinental London Park Lane is an excellent launch pad for a night on the town. And there are certainly far worse places … Continue reading

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The Mad Men of Jazz and a Three Martini Lunch at A Fluid State (Londonist)

The Mad Men of Jazz and a Three Martini Lunch at A Fluid State Londonist, November 25, 2010 at 16:30 PM Photo/Tiberiu Arsene Improv jazz, whisky pairings, foodie finds from New York street vendors and a Plymouth gin cocktail bar: it’s going … Continue reading

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Competition Winners! Free Taste of London Tickets and Cocktails from Gin Mare (Londonist)

Competition Winners! Free Taste of London Tickets and Cocktails from Gin Mare Londonist, June 15, 2010 9:18 PM And the incredibly deserving and rather witty winners are … READ THE COMPLETE POST TO FIND OUT WHO WON: Competition Winners! Free … Continue reading

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Competition Reminder: Free Taste of London Tickets and Cocktails from Gin Mare (Londonist)

Competition Reminder: Free Taste of London Tickets and Cocktails from Gin Mare Londonist, June 14, 2010 10:00 AM Don’t forget! Gin Mare – a brand new super premium gin distilled with Mediterranean botanicals – is offering one lucky Londonist reader a free … Continue reading

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Londonist Competition: Free Taste of London Tickets and Cocktails from Gin Mare

Competition: Free Taste of London Tickets and Cocktails from Gin Mare Londonist, June 10, 2010 3:00 PM Gin Mare – a brand new super premium gin distilled with Mediterranean botanicals – will soon be available for purchase in the UK. … Continue reading

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Friday with Gordon’s Gin and Trixie Malicious

Gordon’s Gin and the Telegraph reckon that Friday is an exceptionally good day to kick back and have a drink.  Burlesque dancer and model, Trixie Malicious, agrees.

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Summer Cocktails and Canapés Overlooking Hyde Park (Londonist)

Summer Cocktails and Canapés Overlooking Hyde Park Londonist, August 5, 2009 3:25 PM Tanqueray Tables returns to London with “intimate cocktail evenings” from Monday 10 to Friday 14 August. Londonist checked this cocktails and canapés event last summer and had … Continue reading

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Londonist Gets Spanked and Flogged – and (ooh) Kinda Likes it!

Londonist Gets Spanked and Flogged – and (ooh) Kinda Likes it! Londonist, June 19, 2009 9:59 AM Bulldog Gin invited Londonist to tag along to their cocktail party last night at the Brompton Cross location of erotic boutique Coco de … Continue reading

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