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Cocktails, Page 2

From conservative sipping with friends to an attempted six-hour booze-a-thon, IGT’s Wine Editor ponders the paucity of the on-train offerings in the drinking department, and dreams of constructing a cocktail bar of his very own.

Recent years have seen a rejuvenation of Shanghai, and IGT’s got a rundown of the bars and mixology which hark back to the opulence of the 1920s heyday of “le Paris de l’Orient”.

Spuntino is a New York speakeasy-cum-restaurant which IGT’s Food Editor suspects might be the personal pet favourite of Polpo Group boss Russell Norman. He investigates, and hopes that the love that’s gone into the “odd Polpo out” might point to the speedy return of Mishkin’s

As Andy Murray picks up a second Wimbledon win and Rio gold, IGT’s new contributor marks the occasion and seeks to fight Scottish alcoholic stereotypes – with a cocktail.

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