Philip Salter

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Director of The Entrepreneurs Network, tenentrepreneurs.org. He's also City A.M.'s resident cocktail columnist.

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The cocktail industry has come an awful long way in the last decade or so. Back in the day, I was tending bar part time in some [...]

22 July
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Cocktails are a balance of five flavours: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami. A good cocktail is made or lost on the balance [...]

15 July
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The Langham's celebrated Artesian bar has launched its new cocktail list. This time round, supremo bartenders Alex Kratena and [...]

8 July
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London’s best hotel bars can be intimidating places. A wasted youth of chatting about real ale (before it was fashionable) [...]

24 June
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Familiarity can breed contempt. Prior to the recent resurgence, such was the state of Britain’s relationship with the gin and [...]

10 June
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Nightjar has a new cocktail menu. For anyone who likes mixed drinks this is kind of a big deal. Nightjar is one of London’s [...]

13 May
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Tomorrow you’ll be able to decide who leads our great country. Of course, you won’t actually decide anything at all, with [...]

6 May
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The best Bloody Mary you’ll ever taste should be the one you make yourself. After all, every bar, pub and airplane makes it [...]

29 April
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Learning to drink is like learning to read, in as much as you should start with the easy stuff, although it is generally advised [...]

22 April
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After the Second World War, London’s population fell off a cliff, plummeting from 8m to 6.6m. But like a phoenix from the flames, [...]

8 April
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For years I’ve been hearing the general buzz about Heron Tower’s bars and restaurants, but until recently I hadn’t taken [...]

1 April
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As any good doctor will be all too ready to tell you, alcohol is bad for you. They’re right, of course – up to a point. Too [...]

25 March
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Ritual is one of life’s pleasures. Whether it’s the morning coffee or the whisky before bed, familiarity breeds contentedness. [...]

4 March
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Each generation rebels against the values and fashions of the last, often unaware that they’re drawing on the fashions of their [...]

25 February
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Alcohol aficionados have been talking up mezcal for years. For as long as I’ve been writing about drinks, it’s teetered on [...]

18 February
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