Talking bars and Bond films with Erik Lorincz

We've been saving opening our new stash of bottles for this season, so expect plenty of exciting tastings coming your way in the next few months. Starting with our two featured products in this week's episode: Hayman's Exotic Citrus Gin from London and the very recently released Vapoura Spiced Rum, made in the heart of England.

Over to Paris for the day and to The Cambridge Public House, a trés chic bar inspired by a British pub. The two-and-a-bit Eurostar journey gave us plenty of time to pore over our book choice this week, a must for anyone who wants to make better cocktails, the aptly made How To Make Better Cocktails by Sebastian Hamilton-Mudge, Natalia Garcia Bourke and Andy Shannon.

Then our big, and we mean 'big' interview this week is with the man, the myth, the modern bartending legend that is Erik Lorincz. Spoiler alert: he's got a LOT to say, including insights to his incredible work ethic, details of his fabulous new bar, Kwant Mark II and how he got to be on the set of Skyfall.

(Apologies for the sound quality towards the end of the interview)

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What we're mixing:

Rum Punch

45ml Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum

30ml sugar syrup (2:1)

15ml freshly-squeezed lime juice

60ml chilled water

2 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters

Method: Shake all ingredients over ice. Strain into a Collins glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with an orange 'sail' (Luxardo or Maraschino cherry pierced through a slice of orange in the shape of a sail).

Hayman's Exotic Citrus Gin

How To Make Better Cocktails

Kwant Mayfair

The Cambridge Public House, Paris

Vapoura Spiced Rum

The Cocktail Lovers theme music is by Travis 'T-Bone' WatsonEdited by Christian Fox

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