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.

Spirits & Cocktails

Long live the Pornstar Martini

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

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.

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.

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.