Category: Spirits

Penny Blue VSOP: four ways

To mark the arrival of Penny Blue VSOP on our shelves, Mixology Specialist (and rum enthusiast) Jess Cheeseman has created four signature serves for this softly spiced spirit When looking at Penny Blue VSOP, it was important, for me, to keep a tropical influence in the cocktails. While working on the concepts for the drinks, I […]

A Burns Night menu

As we toast Rabbie Burns with a dram or two of something strong, our Head Chef Stewart Turner cooks up the perfect menu to soak up the spirits – a haggis toastie and cock-a-leekie soup As Burns Night approaches my attention turns to the mighty haggis. Robert Burns, though known the world over as Scotland’s […]

Whisky to send you reeling

In the run up to St Andrew’s Day, Will Wrightson – charmingly un-Scottish and devout whisky drinker from our London shop – reels off a suite of spirits suited to a thoroughly Scotch celebration The fact that I’m not a Scot has never stood in the way of me claiming, with the full righteousness associated […]

Five tips for making cocktails at home

As London Cocktail Week hits town, we asked Alessandro Palazzi – master mixologist at Dukes – for his tips on making cocktails at home, from the truth about juice to simple bitter twists. Always use fresh organic fruit. Ignore the juice section of the supermarket and squeeze fresh fruit just before you need it. It’s […]