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ISSUE 03 - Throwback Edition

October 2017 - £4.95

FEATU RED SPIRIT

REINVENT RETRO Shaking up modern twists on traditional tipples

EMERALD ISLE IMBIBES

Exploring classic & new age Irish spirits

SPOOKTACULAR SERVES

Get Halloween ready with creepy cocktails I N SIDE: R UBYB LUE | FR O BI S H E R S | D I S TI L L E R S TO N I C | P O P C H I P S


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Is s ue No . 03 - Th e Th ro w b a c k Ed i t i o n Editor: Claire White

TIPPLE TOWERS

As the clocks are set to go back, we’re stepping back in time with our Throwback Edition. Delving into well-loved classics from the 60s, 70s and 80s, The Cocktail Chap has reinvented retro drinks with a modern twist.

Contributors: Clare Walker Claire White Matt Looker Victoria Pease Lukasz Debowski Damian Mielniczek

As this month’s featured tipples are predominately an Irish affair, we take a trip to the Emerald Isle with RubyBlue and share the tales behind their tipples, as well as giving you an insight into the Irish spirit industry.

Photography: Victoria Pease Matt Looker For all editorial and advertising enquiries, please contact: info @ ti p p l e b ox .c o . uk

Back on UK shores, we’ve visited some of the top ‘flashback’ bars featuring a 1950’s vintage funfair in Edinburgh, a hidden washouse in Manchester and a prohibition era speakeasy in Dublin. From cocktails to cakes, food blogger Victoria Pease has taken inspiration from this month’s cordial and shared her recipe for delicious strawberry and lime cupcakes for you to whisk up at home. With Halloween hauntingly making its way around, we’re embracing the spooky season as the Craft Cocktails Brothers share their secrets on how to create their show-stopping drinks.

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Reflect, relax and enjoy a trip back in time with your tipple or two!

Cheers, Claire


INSIDE THIS MONTH’S BOX

CONTENTS

RubyBlue Vodka

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Welcome A Letter From Tipple Towers

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Inside This Month’s Box

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Tippler’s Trends October Events Spirit Festivals

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Tippler’s Tales Reinvent Retro Emerald Isle Imbibes

Add an extra kick to your tipple using this fiery liqueur that will enliven your senses with an infusion of whole chilli peppers.

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Tippler’s Time RubyBlue Frobishers Juices

Frobishers Juices

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Tippler’s Treats

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Tippler’s Tips & Tricks Strawberr y & Lime Cupcakes Spooktacular Ser ves

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Tippler’s Treasures Flashback Bars

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Tippler’s Toast Competition Time #TagMyTipple

Enjoy a taste of Ireland’s first potato distilled vodka with RubyBlue’s exceptionally smooth and well-rounded spirit that has subtle notes of vanilla and apple.

RubyBlue Blueberry Liqueur

This special blend of whole wild blueberries infused with Irish grain spirit creates a delicately sweet but fresh flavour.

RubyBlue Chilli Liqueur

Sourced from top quality growers, the cranberry juice is both refreshing and sharp while the grapefruit juice is delicately pressed producing a sweet but zingy flavour.

Norfolk Cordial Strawberry & Lime Cordial This fiery red orange cordial balances rich and ripe berry juices with a fragile fresh citrus finish that is satisfyingly sweet.

Distillers Tonic Popchips

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TIPPLER’S TRENDS

OCTOBER EVENTS

WE ARE TAKING A TRIP BACK IN TIME THIS MONTH WITH EVENTS CELEBRATING THE PAST. BACK TO THE DARK DAYS

UK-wide | October 29th

Long gone are the days of late night barbecues and any chances of ‘hot’ weather in the UK as Daylight Saving Time has come to an end. To quote Jon Snow “Winter is Coming” and it’s time to wind your clocks back an hour on the 29th of October at 2am GMT.

HISTORY AFTER HOURS

UK-wide | October 26th - October 28th | museumsatnight.org.uk Museums at Night is the UK’s after-hours festival of arts, culture and heritage, produced by arts charity Culture24. Now in its ninth year, the festival will take place across museums, galleries and spaces UK-wide as venues open their doors after dark to put on a fantastic array of special events such as Dickens After Dark.

THE FEAST TO END ALL FEASTS

London | October 6th - January 14th | thevaults.london Throughout autumn and winter, Darling & Edge are throwing a fine arts culinary feast in London’s underground to mark 100 years since the Beast was born. Beauty and the Feast want you to be their guest with a palatable pantomime and party. Tickets include canapes, a full show, dinner and a DJ into the early hours.

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TIPPLER’S TRENDS

S P I R I T F E S T I VA L S

OCTOBER IS A THIRST-QUENCHING MONTH AS OUR DIARY IS OVERFLOWING WITH DRINK INFUSED OPTIONS TO ADD SOME SPIRIT TO YOUR MONTH. LONDON COCKTAIL WEEK

2nd-8th October | London | drinkup.london/cocktailweek London Cocktail Week’s festival is a celebration like no other. Each year, 250 of the city’s best bars join together to serve discounted drinks, opening up the world of cocktails to drink lovers. At the heart of the festival, the cocktail village creates bespoke serves from every spirit and liqueur so you can sample the best of the past and discover the tipples of the future.

EDINBURGH COCKTAIL WEEKEND

6th - 8th October | Edinburgh | edinburghcocktailweekend.com Scotland’s biggest ever cocktail celebration will take over Edinburgh this October as Edinburgh Cocktail Weekend shakes its way into town. You can sip, sample and socialise across the city with more than 50 bars across the capital taking place in the inaugural event.

TEQUILA & MEZCAL FESTIVAL

7th - 8th October | London | tequilafest.co.uk The UK’s only festival dedicated exclusively to showcasing the best of Mexico, with an agave extravaganza, returns to London’s Boiler House at Truman Brewery in Brick Lane. From Mariachi bands to tequila tasting, get ready to raise a glass to Mexico’s much-loved (and often misunderstood) tipple.

BIG TIME GIN

20th October Derby | 28th October York | bigtimegin.co.uk Sample a variety of premium gins from top UK distilleries at Big Time Gin. Tokens are available in exchange for measures of gin poured in their perfect serve or you can pick your own mixers with stations dotted around the bars to create your own G&T. 4 - M U D D LE - THE THROWB AC K ED I TI O N


T I P P L E R ’ S TA L E S

REINVENTING RETRO COCKTAILS BY MATT LOOKER To some people, the mention of ‘cocktails’ doesn’t bring to mind Martinis, Old Fashioneds or Vodka Sours, but rather Sex On The Beaches, Tequila Sunrises and Strawberry Woo Woos. These often luminous libations are a product of a cocktail revolution that occurred throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s. At a time when society was changing with more free expression and even more free love, the drinks industry – like everything else at the time – rejected the stuffy traditions of old to pursue more exciting and imaginative ventures. This saw a boom in vibrant liqueurs and syrupy mixers in place of classic traditional spirits, appealing to drinkers enjoying an increasingly more playful pop culture. This burst of bright colours and sugary sweet Schnapps forms the basis of an embarrassingly naff era of mixology that the industry would now rather forget. By modern mixology standards, drinks like the Singapore Sling, the Grasshopper 5 - M UD D LE - T HE THR OWBACK E DITION

and the Harvey Wallbanger seem simplistic and gaudy, lacking the nuance and complexity of the craft cocktails produced today. But as jazz musicians and Terminators know all too well, sometimes the best way to be a revolutionary of the future is to make changes to the past. Reinventing original recipes, such as by adding spice and herbal flavours, or simply by toning down colour or substituting simple sweeteners, can produce some truly impressive drinks. Opposite are some examples, where you can compare the original formulae to my adapted versions. As always with cocktails, which version you prefer is just a matter of taste. You can see more of the Matt’s Cocktail Creations via Instagram @cocktailchap


S EABREEZE

ORIGINAL RECIPE

60ml Vodka 90ml Cranberry Juice 45ml Pink Grapefruit Juice

H O T & S A LT Y SEABREEZE 60ml Rock Sea Salt Flavoured Vodka 90ml Fresh Grapefruit Juice 30ml Wild Cranberry Liqueur 30ml Chilli Pepper Liqueur

METHOD Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a salt-rimmed lowball glass filled with ice. Garnish with grapefruit peel.

NEW YO R K S OUR

ORIGINAL RECIPE

60ml Bourbon 30ml Lemon Juice 15ml Sugar Syrup 1 dash Angostura Bitters 25ml Red Wine

DOUBLE GIN NEW YORK SOUR 60ml Barrel-Aged Gin 30ml Fresh Lemon Juice 15ml Sugar Syrup 1 dash Angostura Bitters 25ml Bloody Shiraz Flavoured Gin

METHOD Shake the first four ingredients with ice, strain into an ice-filled glass then float the last ingredient around the surface. Garnish with lemon peel.

S CR EW DR IVER

ORIGINAL RECIPE

60ml Vodka Orange Juice

S P I C E D N E C TA R I N E SCREWDRIVER 60ml Cardamom and Clove Infused Vodka 2 ripe Nectarines (peeled and chopped) 15ml Cinnamon Syrup

METHOD Muddle the nectarines, add ice and the other ingredients and shake. Strain into an ice-filled long glass. Garnish with more nectarine.

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T I P P L E R ’ S TA L E S

Emerald Isle Imbibes Classics

IRIS H CR E A M L I QU EU R This smooth drink can always be found somewhere in your drink’s cabinet and there is no doubt it will be shared out at some point during the festive period. This skillful combination of Irish Whiskey and cream often acts as an alcoholic substitute for milk in coffee, or it is mixed with other drinks to add a boozy kick. Of course it can also simply be enjoyed on its own! Baileys was the world’s first cream liqueur and to this day every single bottle of Baileys Original Irish Cream is made in Ireland where it all began, sourcing every drop of cream from small local Irish family farms combined with world-class aged whiskies from distilleries across Ireland.

P O IT I N Pronounced pot-cheen, poitín is the original Irish craft spirit which came before whiskey. Made by fermenting barley, it was one of the first spirits to be distilled, beginning in approximately 584AD by Irish monks. At this time, a man’s reputation could be made or broken by the quality of the spirit, as it relied on the distiller’s expertise and craft. In 1661, after thousands of years, the concoction was outlawed by King Charles which led to all brewing to be conducted in secret, creating a black market which eventually caused the spirit to die out. However, distilleries including Glendalough are working hard to bring this forgotten art back.

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Ireland is synonymous with drinking and dancing the night away so we take a look at some of the infamous Irish Spirits that shouldn’t be forgotten, paying perfect homage to the past.


DR UMSHANBO GUNPOWER IRISH GIN From the curious mind of PJ Rigney, Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin is slow-distilled by hand with oriental botanicals and gunpowder tea at The Shed Distillery in Drumshanbo in County Leitrim. Fusing both local Irish and oriental botanicals together, the distillery uses medieval copper pot stills for distillation. The gin is bottled and labelled at the distillery and combines vapour distillation of fresh Chinese lemons, kaffir limes and oriental grapefruits along with the intriguing gunpowder tea, and pot still distillation of eight other botanicals, ranging from Chinese star anise to local Drumshanbo meadowsweet.

SHOR TCRO SS GI N As Northern Ireland’s first award-winning craft distillery, Rademon Estate Distillery produce a classical gin with a twist. Utilising a 450L copper pot still and two enrichment columns, this allows them to perfectly tweak the levels of reflux when distilling to create a smooth finish with a custom still unique to Shortcross Gin. Using their surroundings on the estate for inspiration, they utilise as much from their grounds as possible by foraging for wild clover in the meadows, picking local green apples, elderflowers and elderberries to create the smooth and sweet flavours, while combining juniper, coriander, orange, cassia and water from their historic estate.

RUBYBLUE New Age Irish Spirits

Thanks to the surge in the need for something a little different in the alcohol industry, alongside the new wave of craft spirits, Ireland is beginning to see a rise in locally made craft spirits.

RubyBlue created Ireland’s first potato distilled vodka, alongside becoming the first small-batch spirit producer in Northern Ireland in 2010. They delved into distilling to create a well-rounded vodka with a hint of earthiness and an incredibly smooth and clean finish. Turn over for more info on RubyBlue - This month’s featured spirit!

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TIPPLER’S TIME

RubyBlue is a small family business priding themselves in delivering award-winning unique taste sensations that are handmade by the Hughes Craft Distillery in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Utilising the art of potato vodka to showcase the possibilities of local produce, RubyBlue created Ireland’s first potato distilled vodka, alongside becoming the first small-batch spirit producer in Northern Ireland in 2010. Founders Stuart and Barbara Hughes oversee all produce and products first-hand, carefully selecting wild berries, fruits and botanicals from the countryside. RubyBlue captures the changing seasons and locks the purity of nature into their unique infusions and exceptionally smooth vodka. RubyBlue’s potato vodka encompasses the creamy texture of a potato perfectly while being exceptionally smooth and pure with sweet notes of vanilla and crisp apple. Ensuring that all of their spirits embody a premium 9 - M U D D LE - T HE THR OWBACK E DITION

quality that is traditionally crafted, RubyBlue currently produce four different fruit liqueurs, all made with real fruit and fused with distilled Irish grain spirit to ensure each bottle packs a punch of flavour.


IN THIS MONTH’S BOX, YOU CAN TRY THEIR AWA R D -W I N N I N G V O D K A , A L O N G S I D E T H E I R WILD BLUEBERRY AND CHILLI PEPPER LIQUEURS.

P R E M I U M P O T A T O V O D K A

W I L D BLUEBERRY L I Q U E U R

C H I L L I P E P P E R L I Q U E U R

RubyBlue’s Premium Potato Vodka is made using late season potatoes which are three times distilled in a small batch column before the spirit is charcoal filtered to create its well-rounded creamy finish.

Made in small batches with quintuple distilled barley and wild blueberries, the spirit is then charcoal filtered to create a delicately sweet flavour.

Created using whole chilli peppers, the liqueur is distilled five times before it is charcoal filtered for a fiery infusion to enliven the senses.

Tippler’s Tip: This liqueur can also be served by pouring a drizzle over ice cream for a flavour infusion.

Tippler’s Tip: This liqueur makes a winter warmer by adding a drop to your hot chocolate.

Tippler’s Tip: The distillery’s signature serve is over ice with white lemonade and garnished with green apple and a sprig of fresh thyme.

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TIPPLER’S TIME

Frobishers has been creating and supplying the finest fruit juices and premium juice drinks for over 25 years.

This month you’re in for a double tasting treat, as we’ve included both Frobishers Cranberry and Grapefruit Juice in your Tipple Box.

Starting out in 1992, Frobishers make it their mission to create the highest quality juices from the finest quality fruits, sourced from the best producers in the world.

Sourced from the highest quality cranberry crops of North America and Canada, their Cranberry Juice is refreshingly crisp with a tangy bite, while their 100% Grapefruit Juice is made from prime pink grapefruits harvested from the sunshine plantations of eastern Spain.

They pick, press and squeeze all the fruit’s natural goodness into their drinks, so you can always be assured of the best pick of the bunch when you choose one of their fruit bursting flavours.

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Frobishers create the perfect mixers for a range of imaginative cocktails or can be equally enjoyed on their own or spritzed up with sparkling water and ice for a refreshing long drink.


T I P P L E R ’ S T R E AT S

D I S T I L L E R S

TONIC Brand Guidelines

With every distillery carefully blending their chosen mix of botanicals to create unique flavours, this is where Distillers Tonic comes in to revolutionise your favourite spirit. Distillers Tonic is believed to leave the spirit tasting just as the distiller intended. In order to deliver the full taste experience for these gins, the subtle and super-smooth flavour profile of Distillers Tonic contains just enough lemon and lime zing to ensure the individual flavours within the gin shine through. Each bottle of tonic is carefully crafted to balance both fresh and natural ingredients, to deliver an unmistakably smooth and gently carbonated tonic that is the perfect partner to a G&T. In this month’s box, you can enjoy a little extra with Distillers Tonic, adding a new dimension to your standard G&T.

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T I P P L E R ’ S T R E AT S

created in california and now popping in the uk, popchips are a naturally delicious range of popped potato chips. never fried. never baked. popchips are popped with heat and pressure for a snack so delicious you won’t even notice it’s (we hesitate to say) healthier. no wonder we’re winning awards and acclaim as the fastest growing snack brand in the UK. popchips have all the flavour of fried crisps but less than half the fat and under 100 calories per serving, so it’s time to spice up your snack life, with seven delicious flavours to try- including the sweetest, smokiest barbeque this side of texas. new for 2017, keep your eyes peeled for our popchips ridges, our crunchiest chip yet available in four bold big flavours. marketing manager ruth fittock says ‘‘at popchips hq we’re snack fanatics- we make sure every single bag of popchips is big on flavour but light on the bad stuff that you normally find in snacks, who needs all that oil anyway. we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.’’

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to be in with your chance to win a box of the whole popchips range, simply upload a photo of your free bag to instagram and tag @popchipsUK!


ADVERTORIAL LOOKING FOR A COMPANION FOR YOUR NEXT TIPPLE BOX? Carlton Books have shared their top three alcohol-infused books for you to brush up on your drink knowledge as you get shaking in your kitchen.

COCKTAIL INFOGRAPHICS | £14.99 Cocktail Infographics by Jordan Spence is a simple guide to creating 200 of the world’s best cocktails with at-a-glance infographics to make mixology easy and accessible. From Coladas to Slings and Sours to Screws, the guide covers the basic cocktail making techniques from measuring to glasses and garnishes. Whether you’re looking for a winter warmer or a party punch, the book aims to help you master the art of mixology.

TREASURES OF CHAMPAGNE | £40 For the champagne-lover and for the connoisseur, The Treasures of Champagne is a paean to this extraordinary wine, exploring how and why it became such an evocative drink. This richly illustrated and interactive book, in its beautiful slipcase, delves into the fascinating history of champagne and explains how it has entranced people around the world. The journey of discovery into the wine of celebration features items of facsimile memorabilia, together with more than 200 photographs and sparkling text, make this a book to delight in.

VODKA - A TOAST TO THE PUREST OF SPIRITS | £10.99 Vodka: A Toast to the Purest of Spirits celebrates the Slavic water of life in all its guises: taken neat in a shot glass, as a base for the Bloody Mary and many other classic cocktails. The book describes the history of the spirit, explains how the method of distillation has changed across the centuries, provides recipes for the coolest vodka-based cocktails, and gives expert tasting notes on all premium brands. Lavishly illustrated and written in an easy-to-read style, Vodka: A Toast to the Purest of Spirits will go down as well as the most lovingly created Martini. You can see the full range of books available to purchase online via

carltonbooks.co.uk

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TIPPLER’S TIPS & TRICKS

Strawberry & L BY VICTORIA PEASE Inspired by Norfolk Cordial’s Strawberry and Lime fruit syrup, these surprisingly light cupcakes are filled with fresh berries and topped with a tangy cream cheese frosting spiked with citrussy lime. Perfect for serving alongside a glass of prosecco with a dash of Strawberry and Lime cordial.

For the cupcakes • • • • • • • • •

140g unsalted butter, softened 140g caster sugar 85g ground almonds 3 eggs (beaten) 140g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder Zest of 1 lime 1 tbsp milk 150g strawberries (hulled and chopped into chunks)

For the f rosting • • • • •

75g unsalted butter (softened) 120g full fat cream cheese 420g icing sugar (sifted) Juice of ½ a lime 6 strawberries (sliced in two to decorate)

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Lime Cupcakes V ic to r i a ’ s Recipe

Preheat the oven to 180oc/160oc fan and line a muffin tin with 12 paper cases. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar using a handheld mixer until pale and creamy. Add the almonds and beat to combine then add the beaten eggs a little at a time. Add the flour and the baking powder and briefly beat into the cupcake mixture before adding the lime zest and milk. Beat again then fold through the strawberries. Divide the mixture between the 12 cupcake cases then bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven to cool slightly then place the cakes on a wire rack to cool completely. To make the frosting, beat the butter and cream cheese together in a large bowl for 1 minute until creamy. Add half the icing sugar and beat for 1 minute until pale and creamy, then add the remaining icing sugar and beat until well combined .Add the lime juice and beat until soft. Scoop the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a round nozzle and pipe a large blob onto each cupcake. Top with half a sliced strawberry and serve. Cupcakes will keep for up to three days in an airtight container.

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TIPPLER’S TIPS & TRICKS

Spooktacular SERVES BY CRAFT COCKTAILS BROTHERS

Are you ready to inject some magic and mystery into your cocktail making? For Halloween season, we teamed up with the Craft Cocktails Brothers from Warsaw who are renowned for their hauntingly good tipples. With a passion for flare and form, they see the bar as a stage. Fine-rehearsing each cocktail and presenting it in show-stopping ways, Łukasz Dębowski and Damian Mielniczek have presented their spooky serves introducing us to the magic behind their mixology.

Thinking about Spook-tacular Serves, we see this as a surprise; something that will attract attention.

DIY drinks

When we are creating spectacular cocktails, we imagine the expression of our guests when they receive the finished drink. We are looking for that surprise and interest - big eyes and a wide smile this is the moment that we feel good in our job. Spectacular cocktails give us amazing interaction with the guests as we show that simple things can be interpreted and presented in an amazing way. To make our cocktails, we use techniques born in the kitchen and feelings born in our heart.

You can see more of the Craft Cocktails Brother’s inventions via Instagram @ craftcocktailsbrothers!

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This cocktail is based on bourbon, vermouth and our homemade chocolate and orange. The cocktail is served with pliers which you have to use to destroy the ice to drink the cocktail.


Using the Elements

Edible Foam

A cocktail using gin, tarragon, plum syrup and lime which is served in a tin cup with almond flavour. Guests are given a magnifying glass and can sip the drink out of handmade metal straws.

This is a gin-based cocktail with sweet pear and lavender. Covered with an edible cloud of violet flavour, which is made from the soy lecithin and bubbles that form the aquarium. The cocktail is served in a closed cage and you need to catch the cloud to taste.

Spherification

Power of Magnets

One of the molecular techniques we use in cocktails is spherification. With this technique, we can create a transparent membrane in the middle of the ice to pour in liquid or something else. ‘The Cleaner’ is served in a witch sphere with a fried cricket inside to give the cocktail a thrill of excitement.

An unexpected technique that can be used to decorate cocktails is magnets which can be used to attach ornaments to a glass. The Sherry Man contains light rum, Sherry Pedro Ximenez and orange liqueur with an orange zest attached to a magnet. 1 8 - M U D D LE - THE THROWB AC K ED I TI O N


EMBRACE THE PAST AND BE TRANSPORTED TO SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE TIMES IN HISTORY WITH THESE ‘BLAST FROM THE PAST’ BARS, EACH WITH THEIR OWN UNIQUE STYLE, SERVES AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.

MR FOGG’S RESIDENCE

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VINTAGE COCKTAIL CLUB

15 Bruton Lane | London | mr-foggs.com/residence

15 Crown Alley | Dublin | vintagecocktailclub.com

Mr Fogg’s launched in Mayfair in 2013 and is modelled on the Mayfair house in which Jules Verne’s famous adventurer Phileas Fogg lived, from his celebrated novel ‘Around the World in 80 Days. Mr Fogg’s is refined, but at the same time truly off-the-wall. Breathing liveliness and fun into Mayfair, visitors can encounter all the wonders of the world without stepping foot outside London. An open fireplace welcomes any weary traveller to its hearth and guests can gather around the piano for regular singalongs.

This intimate experience is perfect for any occasion with its chic and comfortable vintage vibes and aesthetic transporting you to the golden age of speakeasies, aviators and silent movie starlets. The award-winning cocktail menu is not to be missed and is perfectly paired with delicious gourmet food. Ring the doorbell and join the club to immerse yourself in an exclusive cocktail and dining experience for strictly over 23s. With plenty more than just vodka, gin or whisky, the history of the cocktail awaits.

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TIPPLER’S TREASURES

ashback Bars HOOT THE REDEEMER

THE WASHHOUSE

7 Hanover St. | Edinburgh | hoottheredeemer.com

Manchester| the-washhouse.co.uk

You’ll be transported back the the 1950s and find yourself at a vintage american funfair at Hoot The Redeemer. A fortune teller machine awaits your entrance into the speakeasy venue where you can step up to the claw machine to grab a fun flavour surprise to make a bespoke tipple at the bar. From boozy ice cream and slushies to time warp cocktails and a Punch and Judy DJ booth, this fun-filled throwback bar can’t be missed. It’s your turn to dive in and make your wish at Hoot the Redeemer.

Secrets never last. As those in-the-know about Manchester’s hidden WashHouse will know. The small bar, with a capacity of only 40, is so discreet that reservations in advance are required to enjoy a drink or two. With imaginative mixologists curating bespoke cocktails in a bar like no other, get ready to search for the location in true speakeasy style. We can’t even reveal the address to you because we are sworn to secrecy...

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COMPETITON TIME As we shine the spotlight on RubyBlue this month, we thought we’d give you the chance to try another one of their delicious spirits. We’ve teamed up with the distillery for a special edition competition for our October issue. The lucky winner will recieve a 70cl bottle of their limited edition whiskey cask aged vodka! Made in Ireland using RubyBlue’s small batch award-winning potato vodka, the spirit was aged for four months in Irish whiskey casks that originated from Tennessee. With spicy vanilla aromas and delicate whiskey notes, the spirit is incredibly smooth and mellow with a naturally golden colour as a result of the barrels’ bourbon history. For your chance to win the rare bottling, simply visit Tipple Box on Facebook and enter via our Giveaway section! T&Cs apply

NEXT MONTH

T H E H O L I D AY E D I T I O N

In November’s edition, we’re gearing up for holiday season from Thanksgiving to Bonfire Night. To celebrate Movember, All Star Lanes have shared their boozy milkshake recipes to get your tippler’s tash while the Mixology Brothers get Fawkes-y with their treason tipples.

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With just one month until Christmas, we’re starting to get into the Christmas spirit as our November issue will include our alcohol-infused Christmas gift guide. November’s Tipple Box will feature two gin cocktails with JJ Whitley with our American inspired Bronx and Boston. For a little something extra, you will enjoy a Double Dutch mixer and a festive flavour from Mackie’s with their turkey and stuffing crisps!


TIPPLER’S TOAST

# TAGMY TIPP L E Shaking your way through the month? Grab your phone and send us a snap! For your chance to win a Tipple Box Barware Set, simply share any photos of your October cocktails with us using #TagMyTipple on social media to enter the competition. Featuring a bespoke mini shaker, jigger and bar spoon, the kit contains all you need to take your cocktail making at home to the next level. Whether it’s the Fiery Martini or Blue Cosmo, make sure you send in your snaps as the distillery will pick a winner at the end of the month! Last month’s winner was subscriber Heather Ishbel who shared this snap from August’s Tipple Box. Congratulations Heather! For more inspiration, visit our Instagram to see our latest photos from cocktail lovers across the UK who have enjoyed a tipple or two!

@TippleBox #TagMyTipple

J O I N T H E U K ’ S # 1 C O C K TA I L C L U B At Tipple Box, we curate monthly cocktail kits delivered to our subscribers across the UK. Our boxes contain everything you need to make cocktails at home, featuring two delicious recipes using premium spirits sourced from distilleries across the UK. There’s still time to sign up to enjoy our October box with RubyBlue Visit TIPPLEBOX.COM today! 2 2 - M U D D LE - THE THROWB AC K ED I TI O N


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Muddle Magazine October 2017  

As the clocks are set to go back, we’re stepping back in time with our Throwback Edition. Delving into well-loved classics from the 60s, 70...