Julian de Feral

Julian de Feral


Award-winning bartender-turned international drinks consultant Julian de Féral has spent eighteen years in the industry honing his skills in some of London’s most prestigious watering holes: stirring Martinis in renowned members clubs, spritzing spritzers in fine restaurants, blending banging tropicals in tiki nightclubs, slinging long drinks at arty pop ups and laying down shots in backstreet dive bars. Now heading up the drinks department at the Gorgeous Group he trains bartenders and creates drinks offerings and concepts for projects all over the world, dabbling with words in between.

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10 disco tracks to pair with disco drinks

As disco drinks are enjoying their time under the mirrorball, Strangers in Paradise’s Damian Williams has chosen 10 disco tracks, paired with Julian de Féral’s pick of 10 cocktails to bring some dancefloor energy to your bar.

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Disco never dies: How do we define disco drinks – if at all?

As cocktail categories go, disco drinks are hard to define. Julian de Féral wonders whether even trying to do so it’s a contradiction in terms.

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Give us a break: The worst hospitality staff food through the years

When the question, 'What are your worst staff food experiences?' was posed to members of Facebook group The London Bartenders' Association (The LBA), the answers were too good not to publish. Julian de Feral gives us his hot take on some of the best (or worst).

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Long read: The cocktails emerging after lockdown

Julian de Féral surveys the recently reopened-bar landscape to see how his pandemic predictions – formulated three months ago – are holding up in reality behind the bar.

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Opinion: What will cocktails look like post-coronavirus?

From modernising tiki and disco drinks, to streamlining costs and simplifying methods, Julian de Féral presents what he thinks bars and their drinks will look like post-lockdown.

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Long live the Pornstar Martini

How did the kitschiest of cocktails become a classic? Julian de Feral investigates.

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Cooking with Glass: How the kitchen can influence the bar

There’s been a steady cross-pollination of ideas between bar and kitchen down the years.

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Closed kitchen, open bar: Opinion

Back in February celebrated chef David Chang wrote a piece in Lucky Peach, which in turn was a response to a short essay by even more celebrated chef

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Opinion: What will cocktails look like post-coronavirus?

From modernising tiki and disco drinks, to streamlining costs and simplifying methods, Julian de Féral presents what he thinks bars and their drinks will look like post-lockdown.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Long live the Pornstar Martini

How did the kitschiest of cocktails become a classic? Julian de Feral investigates.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Cooking with Glass: How the kitchen can influence the bar

There’s been a steady cross-pollination of ideas between bar and kitchen down the years.

News

Closed kitchen, open bar: Opinion

Back in February celebrated chef David Chang wrote a piece in Lucky Peach, which in turn was a response to a short essay by even more celebrated chef

News

Opinion: Tough Love

It has been a tough week. It has been a tough month. This year has been tough. Life is tough.

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Opinion: Crap classics

'You're a bartender?''Yeah...''What you having?''Not sure... What do you recommend?'... Wait for it...There it is. The bartender's handshake.

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Opinion: Tough Love

It has been a tough week. It has been a tough month. This year has been tough. Life is tough.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Opinion: Crap classics

'You're a bartender?''Yeah...''What you having?''Not sure... What do you recommend?'... Wait for it...There it is. The bartender's handshake.