Let's cocktail! From invention to perfection – through degradation and resurrection, Hot Rum Cow explores 500 garish years of the muddled and mysterious, contradictory and chintzy, innovative and intoxicating history of the mixed drink.
Pull up a stool at Cocktails & Dreams and let us be the worldly-wise mentor Bryan Brown to your naïve young upstart Tom Cruise as we guide you through:
17th century mixology – party like a Puritan!
Building your own authentic Tiki bar – get rattan-ready
Hurricane to highball – an end to your vessel vexation
The hard times and high life of the boilermaker
Something savoury from Mr Lyan
Naming your new drink after experimental monkey surgery
Putting the shaker to one side for a moment, there's also time for a Beer World Cup, an evening in a cloud of booze, ant gin and critter bitters, beer goggles de-bunked, biodynamic wine debated, Sibelius sloshed, and the Cybertron bar all the Transformers are talking about.