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Tom Hendriks

Reflections on the finger-lickin’, life-shortening Louisiana diet, by a man who found himself needing a lot of sandwich, in not a lot of time.

The Whiskey Sour is the jewel in the sour crown – and the obvious place to start as IGT’s cocktail czar venerates the essential cocktail genre.

IGT found the secret entrance to Silvio’s raunchy party on the opening night of Bunga Bunga’s new burlesque show, at their fresh Covent Garden venue. Leave your hang-ups at the door, and prepare for sin.

IGT’s drinks man has always sworn by the Old Fashioned as the ultimate tipple – but what makes it so, and what gives any cocktail its magic?

It’s well-established that IGT’s Executive Editor and cocktail man doesn’t mess around when it comes to mashing corn, distilling, and leaving the result in a barrel so he can drink it. The guys at Shine are bringing Brits moonshine – whiskey without that final wait. A taste test was inevitable.

I recently got my hands on the Aviation cocktail box set from TASTE Cocktails, keen to see if the kit could take …