January: Monkey Shoulder at the Jub Jub

LCS were lucky enough to be given some places at the first of a series of events being run by Anonymous Artists in conjunction with Monkey Shoulder. Global brand ambassador Dean Callan was on hand to make us some spectacular cocktails including a Malt Jockey which was put into a barrel to age before being revealed at a future event. The recipes for some of the cocktails are listed below along with some photos from the evening:       Monkey Diablo Ingredients Half a bottle of Monkey Shoulder infused with vanilla and cinnamon (approx 80ml per person) 1 orange peeled in a horseneck garnish and studded with cloves 1 pot of freshly brewed coffee (always have enough coffee on hand for 2/3 amount of whisky used) Sugar to taste Method Warm the serving dish with a glass of boiling water then discard, add monkey shoulder, vanilla and cinnamon. Set the coffee up next to the dish, then set the orange peel into the centre of the dish fixed at the top to a set of tongs or a bar spoon. Light the whisky on fire, now using a ladle pour the whisky down the peel again and again until the clove and orange flavour has infused with the whisky (carefully!). Once the desired effect is achieved extinguish flame and pour in coffee. Taste the mixture and sugar to taste.     Malt Jockey Ingredients 40ml Monkey Shoulder 30ml sweet vermouth 10ml maraschino liqueur 2 dashes chocolate bitters Method Stir and strain, garnish with an Orange Twist.     Artist’s Special Ingredients 40ml Monkey Shoulder 30ml amontillado sherry 30ml fresh lemon juice 25ml Redcurrant syrup (50:50 redcurrants and sugar, boiled down with enough water to cover) Method Shake and strain, twist of orange over the top (and then...
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January: Remy Martin at LCC

Our first Cognac event took place at the LCC on Goodge Street with Remy Martin. A few thoughts from a some of our members below… “As beautifully presented an evening as it was to taste. Passionately and eloquently spoken by our marvellous hostess, this was a seductive introduction into the world of fine Cognac.” Lewis Byrne “It was a really enjoyable event – informative (I now know at least something about cognac…!), generous and fun – perfect!” @SngleMaltWhimsy I really enjoyed the evening, the pre event cocktails a lovely unexpected surprise. I loved the French mojito! I thought the presentation was pitched at just the right level, really informative and interesting and not too long. I found the Remy representative had a great style and delivery delightful, really engaging and her passion for the brand was very clear. The event was very popular so the area was pretty packed but she still managed to make sure the whole room felt involved. Remy Martin put on a really great evening, a big thanks for their generosity. The canapés were pretty special too. Just a pity it was a ‘school night’ !! Jan McGinley “The LCS was treated to a fantastic event put on by Cognac Kings, Remy Martin at the London Cocktail Club. The presentation was informative without being too drawn out (a sadly all-too-common problem.) Leaving us more time to get to talk one on one, and also appreciate the very well chosen cocktail menu. I was most pleasantly surprised by the Remy-based Mojito. The exceptional gift bags and seemingly bottomless bar tab were greatly appreciated and really made the evening stand out in my mind, and perhaps a bit in my hangover 🙂 Thank you very much for having us, it was a great evening!” Ryan...
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