Why you ought to be using Spice Drops to add a fresh twist to old drinks

Sam @ Copperpot Bar

  Occasionally a product comes along which changes the way you do things, or in this case, simplifies time consuming processes and opens up interesting flavours and combinations to everyone, on both sides of the bar. We’re talking about Spice Drops from Holy Lama. Spice drops are essentially natural spice extracts and an emulsifier, which allows for the oils to …

Squeeze the last few drops of sunshine out of 2017 with this classic Caipirinha recipe

Sam @ Copperpot Bar

  So summer is nearly over, but considering it was 27 degrees in London yesterday it seems we might just be spared the wind and rain of autumn for a few more weeks at least. The excitement of this weekend’s Notting Hill Carnival has got us clinging on to what’s left of the summer for dear-life and in attempt to …

Creation vs Curation of drinks or “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”

Sam @ Copperpot Bar

  How many different riffs on a Manhattan or a Negroni have you had in your lifetime? If you’re reading this, then you probably have at least a passing interest in mixed drinks so the chances of that number being fairly significant are quite high. It’s a testament to the infinite creativity and adventurous nature of our industry that of …

Our cocktail for Cinco de Mayo – The Toreador

Sam @ Copperpot Bar

Since it’s Cinco de Mayo, half the world will be hitting the Tequila tonight in celebration of Mexican culture and we couldn’t resist joining in. There’s a lot of things you can do with Tequila despite its sometimes undeserved reputation as something grotesque to be struggled through, shot after shot at a student party. Tequila as a spirit easily holds …

Five Tips for Young Bartenders

Sam @ Copperpot Bar

Here at Copperpot Bar, we are lucky enough to work with lots of young bartenders across various projects and at different stages of their development. The old saying “you’re only as good as your training” certainly holds a lot of truth, especially in the hospitality industry where standards and training vary wildly from one company to another. Obviously there are …

Bank Holiday Cocktail #2 – Orange and Pomegranate Margarita

Sam @ Copperpot Bar

Our second bank holiday cocktail, the orange and pomegranate Margarita is perfect for a BBQ or making in batches. Large-format drinks are great for sharing and require minimal effort should you be so inclined to share. To make this deliciou drink you will need the following: Blanco Tequila of your choice: We’ve used Ocho because we think it’s delicious An …