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The history

Not created by a guy called Tommy but rather the owner of Tommy’s Bar in San Francisco, Julio Bermejo (Julio’s Margarita just doesn’t have the same ring). This guy is a hero: not keen on triple sec’s overpowering sweetness and its ability to drown out the freshness and complexity of tequila, he went organic and introduced a squeeze of naturally sweet agave syrup instead. The zingy freshness from the lime is balanced with the sweetness from the agave, leaving the tequila to be the total star of the show. This simple cocktail has since become a behind-the-bar classic, and Tommy’s Bar where it all began a mecca for bartenders and tequila heads (BarChick).

Make it

When cocktails are this simple and balanced you really need to get the booze right. If you can afford one thing this month, make it a good bottle of 100% agave tequila. It will make all the difference, preventing that sugar and chemicals fuelled hangover from hell, and you’ll surprise yourself with how damn good your homemade cocktails taste (NB. it’s not you - it’s the tequila, sorry). tommys.marg.4

BarChick’s all over

Altos - this is the real deal. We'll even show you how it's made...  Aqua Riva - Cleo Rocos, what a babe. She makes a damn good organic tequila and flies the flag for tequila as a ‘healthier drinking’ option. Ocho Tequila - The Ocho distillery is up in the highlands of Mexico, where they’ve got various fields of different agave (10 if you’re asking). Similar to the labelling of fine wines they are the first ever ‘tequila vintage’, which states the exact year of harvest and location the agave plants were grown. Herradura - Aurelio, the creator of this awesome tequila, found a gold horseshoe on his agave fields. The symbol of the horseshoe means luck, and is "Herradura" in Spanish. It was created back in 1870, so it's definitely been working its magic ever since!! El Jimador - Named after the Jimadors who worked in the agave fields chopping the piñas, this tequila is 100% agave - just how we like it! Patron - No not XO Cafe  (although no judgement, that stuff rocks) but Silver. When it comes to a slightly peppery but smooth silver tequila to use in a cocktail or two, you can't really beat it.

Shake It Up

2 shots tequila 1 shot freshly squeezed lime juice ½ shot agave nectar syrup Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, pour in the ingredients and shake it baby! Strain and serve on the rocks in a tumbler, or straight up in a Martini glass is you’re feeling loco. Don’t faff about with salt on the rim, it’s not what a Tommy’s is about. tommys.marg.2

Pre-batch

Got peeps coming over and want to look like a cocktailing pro? Go all 'on trend' and get involved with some pre-batching. Sticking with the above ratios (seriously, it’s all about balance) make a jug of 4 Tommy’s - ready to stir and serve over ice: (For those who can’t do maths) 8 shots tequila 4 shots freshly squeezed lime juice 2 shots agave nectar syrup" ["post_title"]=> string(33) "How To Make A Tommy’s Margarita" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(30) "how-to-make-a-tommys-margarita" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2018-02-22 11:45:56" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2018-02-22 11:45:56" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=55618" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [1]=> object(WP_Post)#1054 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(59791) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2018-02-15 16:28:48" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2018-02-15 16:28:48" ["post_content"]=> string(2477) "Love Espresso Martinis? Course you do. This weekend you’d better get your butt to Bateman Street in Soho ‘cos there’s a beautiful little pop up bar dedicated to this champion of cocktails. Cafe Belvedere has been created by … erm, Belvedere, one of the smoothest vodkas around, and these guys want to do things a little differently.  They've got Martin Hudak on board - he's the Senior Bartender of the American Bar at The Savoy (aka. World's Best Bar) AND world coffee in good spirit champion. Safe to say, he knows his sh*t when it comes to cocktails and coffee. Expect twists on your beloved pick-me-up like:

Coffee Collins (think fresh with lemon, long with tonic and caffeinated)

Cold Brew Gimlet (chocolatey cold brew laced with clean and crisp vodka)

Beetroot Flat White (earthy, smooth, super Polish and much more delicious than the beetroot smoothie you pretend to like)

Imagine your favourite NYC inspired glass-fronted coffee shop had been given a slick cocktail bar makeover. You’ll find BarChick at the window seat; it’s the perfect spot for people watching, especially during Fashion Week. Plus you can keep an eye out for a free spot in a Cafe Belvedere tuktuk. They’ll take you anywhere around Soho so you can carry on the party - and boy are you in the place to do it! 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Love it, or hate it, this is one popular day and what with it falling on a weekend, reservations won’t come easy. Tables get booked up and tickets sell out fast. We bring you the best of the best – pick up the phone now and save those lame excuses for next year: GONG AT THE SHARD Nothing says romance like taking your date up The Shard… so get your head in the clouds as you sip sublime cocktails and eat some seriously special food. Blag a booking here and you’ll earn some serious boyfriend/girlfriend points that’ll last you ‘til next year. First date? That view will fill the most awkward of silences. Level 52, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY Gong MILK AND HONEY One of the worst kept secrets in the city, this prohibition speakeasy has got sexy boozing down to a fine art. They’ve got old school NYC jazz vibes - without being all Bugsy Malone about it - and they take their drinking seriously, so get your cocktail-appreciating date here. Everyone knows the way to a good guy or gal’s heart is through booze. Just remember that it’s technically a member’s bar so get ready to blag it. 61 Poland Street, London W1F 7NU HAPPINESS FORGETS Constantly voted as one of the best bars in the world, it’s no surprise that this joint gets booked up and booked up fast. All laid back, low lit and sexy, it’s BarChick’s favourite date-night cocktail den. Book in and kick back while cocktailing legend Alistair Burgess mixes you up some of the best cocktails you’ll ever sip on - but bring a classy date who can handle their absinthe as you won’t go finding any Cosmos down here. 9 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU WRIGHT BROTHERS Valentine's is all about shucking (some oysters). And if you’re going to do it, Wright Brothers is the place. The best spot in Spitalfields is up at the marble bar; order in your oysters and then watch them get their shuck on right in front of you. As well as amazing Champagne (obvs), the cocktail list is killer too so the aphrodisiac oysters won’t be the only thing getting you in the mood. Let the shucking commence. 8a Lamb Street, London E1 6EA CITY SOCIAL Great Gatsby, eat your heart out. Up on the 24th floor of Tower 42 this Art Deco inspired paradise is chic beyond belief. Leave your vertigo at the door and bag a table by the floor to ceiling windows looking out at The Gherkin, Cheese-grater and The Shard. City Social was one of 2014’s best openings and these are the hottest tables in town, get on it. Tower 42, Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HQ City.Social OXO TOWER RESTAURANT, BAR AND BRASSERIE The South Bank is hot right now so book in for a window seat and soak it up from way up high. Lovers of fine dining and live music serenading should get themselves up here where Champagne will be flowing, candles will be burning and the loved up vibes will be all around. And in the most elaborate PDA this side of the river, couples will be invited to write their own romantic/sexy/x-rated message on to a balloon and let it off from the viewing gallery and over London’s skyline. Oxo Tower Wharf Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 9PH HAKKASAN This dark and sexy restaurant is a must for some Valentine’s Day seducing. Offering the very best in Asian cuisine, stare across the table into the eyes of your date as you tuck into mini lobster or truffle roasted duck. Soak up the sultry vibes but be prepared for a big bill and, at the very least, a bit of goodnight lovin’. 17 Bruton Street, London W1J 6QB Hakkasan" ["post_title"]=> string(51) "Bars You Need to Book for Valentine's Day in London" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(50) "bars-you-need-to-book-for-valentines-day-in-london" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2018-02-15 14:28:47" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2018-02-15 14:28:47" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=55579" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [3]=> object(WP_Post)#1056 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(55654) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2018-02-08 08:08:55" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2018-02-08 08:08:55" ["post_content"]=> string(4908) "We got battered all over town to bring you the ten best stacks on the market. Read on for a flipping good time; we’ve got red velvet, full English, jambalaya and some badass boozy ones…   The Breakfast Club The clue’s in the title with this one; of course their pancakes are going to be outta this world. With five on the menu, choose from the veggie option, bacon or berries. They sound good but we’re going big on the All American with eggs, sausage, fried potatoes, bacon and maple syrup. Start the day like a champ. Various locations The Delaunay If you wanna do breakfast like a baller then swing by The Delaunay. These guys take pancakes to a whole new level with maple syrup and bacon, or blueberries, crème fraiche and pear compote. Plus in surroundings this suave it’s totally acceptable to drink champagne pre-10am. 55 Aldwych, London, WC2 The Diner With 8 locations across London, you can nail your pancake craving in super quick time. These guys are taking pancakes up a notch with inspiration from all those treats that always find their way on to your desk: choose from the Jaffa pancake, the Oreo Cookie Cake or the Red Velvet Wonder. Wanna keep it plain Jane? They’ve got maple syrup, banana or blueberry - stack ‘em up five high and wash them down with a hard shake. Various locations Blixen They've always got their awesome blueberry and whipped mascarpone on the menu.  These spongey bad boys are spot on for breakfast, nothing like tucking into some pancakes surrounded by palms. 65A Brushfield St, London E1 6AA The Riding House Café When these bad boys cruised past us the other day we felt a stab of jealousy. Three fluffy, melt in the mouth pancakes, served with vanilla clotted cream, blueberries and a jug of maple syrup. Wash them down with one of their killer Bloody Marys. Good morning! 43-51 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1 Shutterbug Shutterbug are no strangers to pancakes, whether you’re looking for thin crepes or fat American bad boys, these guys will flip ‘em good n proper. Savoury with a glug of chilli jam and truffle oil, sweet with a coating of salted caramel, or gluten & wheat free for those who wanna get involved minus the bloat. We say do the double and wash them down with cocktails. 1 Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA Jackson + Rye Jackson + Rye will be slipping some much-needed booze into your day with their spiked pancakes. Made with a good glug of good rye whiskey and rye infused whipped cream, served with a side of sweet and salty maple slab bacon. Eat yourself tipsy. Various locations: Soho, Chiswick & Richmond The Shop NW10 Laidback, cool and creative… these guys are living their life-long dream by running this place and we’re feeling the love. 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A bit of background

Martin Morales, the brains behind London’s first pisco bar Ceviche, was been born in Peru and lived there for 11 years of his life. Fair to say this guy knows good ceviche. After leaving his job as Director for Disney (we questioned this too) Martin wanted to dedicate his life to his love and passion for Peruvian food, and boom - Ceviche was born. Martin opened Ceviche’s doors in 2012 and just as London got loco about Peruvian he followed its success with his second restaurant, Andina, in 2013. In 2015 Martin opened the doors of his hotly tipped third spot at the historic Alexandra Trust Dining Rooms in Old Street. A 70-cover dining room, a ceviche bar, Peruvian chicken rotisserie and separate pisco (party) bar. Safe to say BarChick are regulars. Who better to chat to about all things pisco, parting and Peruvian? Martin, tell us why you love pisco: When I lived in Peru, I grew up travelling to pisco distilleries as a child. An uncle of mine had his own pisco distillery so a few times a year we would visit and enjoy the full experience of watching the grapes grow and see the pisco being distilled. The smell of the vines, the taste of the different grapes, and the coastal dry countryside of the Ica region south of Lima were all seductive to me. Pisco is a complex spirit; as complex and exciting as wine and as sophisticated as any other spirit. It’s strong but light at the same time, so that’s why intellectually it’s fascinating and a whole world in itself. Above all, it makes you feel great. Those are the reasons why I love it. What’s your favourite pisco cocktail? My favourite cocktail changes regularly because our pisco bar team, headed by the brilliant Miguel Arbe, create some of the most ground-breaking and delicious pisco cocktails. We don’t just mix pisco, we pre-infuse it with a whole variety of fruits, or spices. My favourite at the moment is called Peru Bravo, and is a homage to a Peruvian funk music compilation on our own record label. It’s made with pineapple and limo chilli infused pisco, pomegranate juice, lime juice and Fever-Tree ginger ale. How do Peruvians party? There are 4 key elements to partying like a Peruvian, you’ll need: - a Pisco Sour in one hand - ceviche in the other - Peru Boom Bass electronic or Criollo music on the speakers - your best friends Tell us a Peruvian dish anyone can make at home? Ceviche of course. It’s the most exciting dish on earth for either a restaurant to serve or to make at home. It’s easy, you can freestyle and make your own interpretation. Just ensure you have super fresh fish, freshly squeezed limes (not too much – don’t make it bitter) and the right balance of chilli, salt and love. What are your favourite bars in London for pisco cocktails? Ceviche Soho, Andina and Little House (by Soho House). How do you make the perfect Pisco Sour? Ceviche’s Perfect Pisco Sour Serves 1 Ingredients: 50ml Pisco quebranta (quebranta is the variety of grape) 50ml sour mix (30ml freshly squeezed lime juice, 20ml sugar syrup - made from sugar and a few drops of water) 1 egg white Ice to cool Angustura bitters (or preferably Peruvian Chuncho bitters) Method: For home making and parties of more than 4, you can put all the ingredients into a blender with 3 ice cubes and blend until smooth. Or, for the perfect serve, fill a shaker with 5 ice cubes, add the other ingredients and shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds. Strain and serve. Add 2 drops of bitters in the centre of the drink before serving. Que rico!" ["post_title"]=> string(62) "Peruvian Legend Martin Morales On How To Party Like A Peruvian" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(58) "martin-morales-on-partying-peru-and-the-perfect-pisco-sour" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2018-02-05 11:03:32" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2018-02-05 11:03:32" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(32) "http://www.barchick.com/?p=55647" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } } ["post_count"]=> int(5) ["current_post"]=> int(-1) ["in_the_loop"]=> bool(false) ["post"]=> object(WP_Post)#1053 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(55618) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "4" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2018-02-20 11:19:02" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2018-02-20 11:19:02" ["post_content"]=> string(4030) "Want to know a secret? We’re not that into regular Margaritas. There, we said it. Something about that salty rim and flashbacks of neon green sour syrup.  Of course you can get some badass ones, but it's a bit hit and miss for us. A Tommy’s however? Now we’re talking. Tequila, agave and lime will do us just fine.

The history

Not created by a guy called Tommy but rather the owner of Tommy’s Bar in San Francisco, Julio Bermejo (Julio’s Margarita just doesn’t have the same ring). This guy is a hero: not keen on triple sec’s overpowering sweetness and its ability to drown out the freshness and complexity of tequila, he went organic and introduced a squeeze of naturally sweet agave syrup instead. The zingy freshness from the lime is balanced with the sweetness from the agave, leaving the tequila to be the total star of the show. This simple cocktail has since become a behind-the-bar classic, and Tommy’s Bar where it all began a mecca for bartenders and tequila heads (BarChick).

Make it

When cocktails are this simple and balanced you really need to get the booze right. If you can afford one thing this month, make it a good bottle of 100% agave tequila. It will make all the difference, preventing that sugar and chemicals fuelled hangover from hell, and you’ll surprise yourself with how damn good your homemade cocktails taste (NB. it’s not you - it’s the tequila, sorry). tommys.marg.4

BarChick’s all over

Altos - this is the real deal. We'll even show you how it's made...  Aqua Riva - Cleo Rocos, what a babe. She makes a damn good organic tequila and flies the flag for tequila as a ‘healthier drinking’ option. Ocho Tequila - The Ocho distillery is up in the highlands of Mexico, where they’ve got various fields of different agave (10 if you’re asking). Similar to the labelling of fine wines they are the first ever ‘tequila vintage’, which states the exact year of harvest and location the agave plants were grown. Herradura - Aurelio, the creator of this awesome tequila, found a gold horseshoe on his agave fields. The symbol of the horseshoe means luck, and is "Herradura" in Spanish. It was created back in 1870, so it's definitely been working its magic ever since!! El Jimador - Named after the Jimadors who worked in the agave fields chopping the piñas, this tequila is 100% agave - just how we like it! Patron - No not XO Cafe  (although no judgement, that stuff rocks) but Silver. When it comes to a slightly peppery but smooth silver tequila to use in a cocktail or two, you can't really beat it.

Shake It Up

2 shots tequila 1 shot freshly squeezed lime juice ½ shot agave nectar syrup Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, pour in the ingredients and shake it baby! Strain and serve on the rocks in a tumbler, or straight up in a Martini glass is you’re feeling loco. Don’t faff about with salt on the rim, it’s not what a Tommy’s is about. tommys.marg.2

Pre-batch

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Asmalimescit Mah. Sofyali Sok. No:22/A D:1 Beyoglu, Istiklal, Istanbul

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Barchick Says

Date Updated: 09/01/2014

This is a firm favourite on the Asmalimescit bar crawl. With the motto, ‘good food, good music, cool crowd’ be sure to expect great things. An eclectic menu of fresh international and local cuisine is offset by a banging drinks selection and chilled beats, shabba.

The modern interior is all bare stone walls, quirky artwork and comfortable leather seats, needless to say it attracts a kinda chic crowd. As one of the best-stocked bars in town, it’s just as good for drinks as it is for dinner. When the weather is good, the seating area spills out onto the street below… BarChick lives for al fresco action like this.
Be warned; if you’re struggling to find it and one of the other bar owners tells you it’s closed, don’t believe them – it’s a classic fib.


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Take a client, Take a date, Take your mates, Take your mistress, Beers, Big groups, Food, Killer cocktails, Music, Parties, People watching, Wine, Daytime, Evening, Late