Alice Lascelles

Alice Lascelles


Alice Lascelles is a founding editor of Imbibe and also the spirits and cocktails columnist for The Sunday Times and The Times. She has been writing about drinks for more than a decade during which time she's also been a regular contributor to the Financial Times, Prospect and Square Meal, with further writing credits including The Telegraph, Time Out and The Spectator. When she’s not drinking for a living, Alice has a second life as a musician which has seen her tour with the White Stripes and record sessions for BBC 6 Music, Xfm and Radio 2. She lives in London.

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Acid nouse: Top bartenders ditch citrus in cocktails for alternative sources of sour

Sick to death of squeezing lemons? Worried about the air miles of your limes? Then it might be time to investigate the world of alternative acidifiers

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Nightmare on bar street: Dealing with difficult customers

Bar-goers are, on the whole, as docile and lovely as fluffy bunnies, but every now and again you get one who’s a bit of a hellraiser.

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The French Revolution: French cocktails

Everything from tequila to aperitivi to Japanese whisky has been ‘hot’ over the last five years.

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Be our guest: the Imbibe guide to bar takeovers (part two)

From Edinburgh to Exeter, hordes of bartenders have been roaming the land in search of guest spots where they can show off their skills.

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Be our guest: the Imbibe guide to bar takeovers

From Edinburgh to Exeter, hordes of bartenders have been roaming the land in search of guest spots where they can show off their skills.

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The Hot 100: Scotland's hospitality group The 100

Back in March, four of the biggest names in Scottish hospitality launched The 100, a group designed to bang the drum for Scottish hospitality.

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Flame academy: Smoked cocktails

There’s smoke on the bar top and fire in the sky, as venues across the country burn, smoke, roast and cook their ingredients.

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New body set to bang the drum for Scotland

Some of the biggest names in Scottish hospitality are teaming up this March to launch The 100, a new collective designed to increase the clout of Scot

Podcasts

SipAdvisor: Listen to our first Imbibe podcast

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our new monthly podcast and our first episode features all-star line-up: the Artesian’s Anna Sebastian; sommelier Jan Konetzki; beer writer Pete Brown; Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, and ciderologist Gabe Cook.

SipAdvisor special: Natural wine podcast

Following the announcement earlier this year that ‘natural wine’ has been legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature, our first  podcast special edition is entirely dedicated to the subject.

SipAdvisor: Episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast, we look at what re-opening might look like for the UK’s pubs bars and restaurants – including an interview with on-trade marketing legend Mark McCullough about the 100 Day Playbook, a muse on PPE for hospitality staff, all accompanied by a glass of English fizz for English Wine Week.

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Be our guest: the Imbibe guide to bar takeovers

From Edinburgh to Exeter, hordes of bartenders have been roaming the land in search of guest spots where they can show off their skills.

News

The Hot 100: Scotland's hospitality group The 100

Back in March, four of the biggest names in Scottish hospitality launched The 100, a group designed to bang the drum for Scottish hospitality.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Flame academy: Smoked cocktails

There’s smoke on the bar top and fire in the sky, as venues across the country burn, smoke, roast and cook their ingredients.

News

New body set to bang the drum for Scotland

Some of the biggest names in Scottish hospitality are teaming up this March to launch The 100, a new collective designed to increase the clout of Scot

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The World According To... Dave Arnold

Fresh from winning Best New Cocktail Book at Tales of the Cocktail, Liquid Intelligence author, culinary innovator and owner of New York’s Booker and

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Mixin' on the Mississippi: Trends from Tales of the Cocktail

From smoked sheep dung to bananas, and astrology-inspired bars to vermouth, this year’s Tales of the Cocktail was the usual riot of the insane and the

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Flying high: Oriole's Edmund Weil and Luca Cinalli

Nightjar has been one of the top bars in the world ever since it opened five years ago, and now Edmund Weil and team are ready for their much-anticipa

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The World According To... Dave Arnold

Fresh from winning Best New Cocktail Book at Tales of the Cocktail, Liquid Intelligence author, culinary innovator and owner of New York’s Booker and

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Mixin' on the Mississippi: Trends from Tales of the Cocktail

From smoked sheep dung to bananas, and astrology-inspired bars to vermouth, this year’s Tales of the Cocktail was the usual riot of the insane and the

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Flying high: Oriole's Edmund Weil and Luca Cinalli

Nightjar has been one of the top bars in the world ever since it opened five years ago, and now Edmund Weil and team are ready for their much-anticipa