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Summer Cocktails

And the Bars to Drink them at This glorious summer is bound to burst into epic thunderstorms at some point. But while the weather holds, and even when it doesn’t, the long nights demand cocktails. These potent elixirs are celebratory and decadent. Perfect for when beer is too voluminous, or you just want to get straight to the point. On terraces, patios, and decks around the country we’ve been chucking back martinis and G&Ts with reckless abandon. Now, to honour these spirited beverages, we’ve assembled a list of one classic and three unusual cocktails, served at top-notch London bars . Let the good times roll. Classic Cocktail  Three ingredients in three equal parts. The Negroni is beautifully simple. And dangerously...

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Delicious Summer Barbecue Recipes

Set Your Tastebuds Alight By the beard of Zeus! We’re actually having a summer. And what better way to accompany the good weather, Wimbledon, and the World Cup than some delicious barbecue recipes? There’s something deeply satisfying about cooking over flames. With a beer in hand and chatter filling the air, troubles are simply swallowed up in the aromatic smoke. On this page we’ve assembled our top five meaty and vegetarian bbq recipes for your pleasure. The classic British barbecue, starring burnt bangers and white baps, can be a thing of great joy. Hanging out with your nearest and dearest is the most important thing after all. But by spending some time on preparation and cooking, you can elevate your...

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Songs for Summer

Sweet Tracks from the Huckle Playlist The longest day of the year has passed. The days will keep shortening until the Winter Solstice on 21 December. Sounds gloomy, right? That might be factually accurate, but what’s also true is that it’s now officially summer. Summer is all about barbecues, beer gardens, and, this year, the World Cup. Despite captain Kane twice falling victim to Tunisia’s goalmouth wrestlers, England got their campaign off to a good start. Now all eyes turn to the Panama game on Sunday. Summer is also about sleeping with the windows open and listening to the sounds of wild London in full swing. Whether you feel like joining the madness or buying earplugs, this selection of bangers...

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The Perfect Day Out in Central London

Pack in the Fun This Summer Oh London. Where to start? Where does it end? London is undoubtedly one of the finest cities in the world. There is so much to do in our fair capital that it’s impossible to get bored. But it can be hard to navigate the smorgasbord of distractions on offer. That’s where Huckle the Barber comes in. We’ve put together a little guide to help you get the most from the city this summer. It’s a suggested itinerary for a cracking, jam-packed day out in central London. There are two options for each part of the day, to cater for all tastes. This is the first of a few Huckle guides we’ll be publishing over...

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Sustainable Cocktail Bars in London

Drink Like You Give A Damn Sustainability is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about boozing. But drinking responsibly doesn’t only mean not throwing up on the way home. The world of food and drink has embraced eco-friendly principles in a big way. If you don’t know about sustainable cocktail bars, it’s about time you did. The list of five venues we’ve assembled here includes four bars plus one alcohol-free curveball. All take their work seriously: minimising waste and finding innovative ways to create delicious drinks while reducing their impact on the planet. This is not simply about enjoying yourself with a clean conscious. The challenge of reducing waste forces booze engineers to think differently,...

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