Category: Gooch Blog

Barrel Aged Cocktails – Really?

I was in a bar the other day, as is my want, and I felt the urge for a

Scientists State the Bloody Obvious

The other morning (I say morning…) I rose from my slumber and looked out the window to see that

Modern Speakeasies miss the point

Picture the scene – a dark bar, low lights, jazz twiddling its way across the packed room, a smell

Hey old timer – Shut up

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Christmassy Cocktails

Well, it is that time of year. Our bars are full of office Christmas party revellers, whose only time

The Gooch: Drinks, Chutes and Leaves

The Gooch answers the age old question – how much shit should I put up with from my customers? [caption

Don’t Mock the ‘Jito

Whilst deciding which late night bastion of joyous TV to watch (the choice being Top Gear re-runs, Big Brother

World Cup Cocktails: Second Half

You can almost taste the World Cup in the air. You can feel excitement building in the nation's bones.

5 a day, the liquid way

Whilst standing in a Kebab shop at 3 in the morning the other day I found myself asking for

Soft Core Olympics

One of the curses of being a bartender in this fine country of ours is the never ending amount

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