The Seville 75 cocktail by @ChaseVodka


The fine folks at UK based Chase Distillery have a fine selection of cocktail suggestion, for their products. It’s a great way to experience their gins and vodkas. The favourite cocktail suggestion at King & Man is the Seville 75.

  • 50ml Williams Seville Orange Gin
  • 12.5ml Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 12.5ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 10ml Sugar Syrup
  • Champagne to top

Add all ingredients to shaker (except champagne) and shake with cubed ice. Double strain into a chilled champagne flute and top with champagne. Garnish with orange peel.

The Lakefront cocktail

The Lakefront

  • 1.5 oz Bulleit Bourbon
  • 5 oz apple cider
  • 1 stick of Mexican cinnamon (plus 1 for garnish)
  • 1 strip of orange zest (plus 1 for garnish)
  • 3 dashes spiced bitters

Combine apple cider, 1 stick of cinnamon and 1 strip of orange zest in a pot over high heat.
Bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add Bulleit Bourbon.
Strain into a mug and garnish with remaining cinnamon and orange zest.

by W&P Design


Everlasting style items 1: The peacoat

When the weather turns cold a gentleman needs to wrap up warm, without losing his sense of style. Enter the Peacoat.

The origins of the peacoat are unclear. There are several versions of how it came to life and how it was named. The only undisputed fact is that it was originally worn by sailors.

Photos from the 19th century show they were close fitting with a flair on the hips, presumably so that reefers could climb ropes. Traditionally they are a little longer than a regular jacket, but shorter than an overcoat. The large “Ulster” collar can be worn opened, turned up or buttoned up to protect you from the rain and wind.

Selecting the right peacoat for you needn’t be a tricky matter. Because of its classic status most retailers offer men’s peacoats in a range of sizes. Although peacoat with gold buttons are not recommended. Stylist Ashley Weston has a great article on how you should select the best fit for your peacoat.

Functional, smart and masculine, this item that looks just as good with a suit as it does with jeans – the definition of versatility. From Robert Redford to Ryan Gosling, this perennial style item forms an essential part of a modern gentleman’s wardrobe.


Conker Spirit, Dorset Dry Gin


Conker spirit was founded by Rupert Holloway in the wonderful county of dorset, home to many local beers but very little in the way of spirits. In walks dorset dry gin from dorset’s first gin distillery. Conker spirit’s dorset dry gin is distilled using British wheat spirit, new forest spring water and 10 botanicals, including some rather distinctively-dorset-inspired botanicals gorse flowers, samphire and elderberries.


The style of Stanley Tucci

Mr Stanley Tucci is often cited as Hollywood’s most underrated talents.


For decades Tucci has charmed audiences with performances in popular films. He has also cultivated a style that is as understated as his acting. You don’t have to look far to find photos of Stanley Tucci dressed impeccably.



Even when he’s informal, he keeps his style simple and well cut.


Indeed he is a style icon for the older gentleman.

London Cocktail Week is almost here again

London Cocktail Week is the biggest, most vibrant celebration of London’s fantastic cocktail scene. It’s taking over the city for the seventh year from  3 – 9 October 2016.


This year Old Spitalfields Market, usually home to antique dealers, will become a huge week-long cocktail village across the entire market space. Visitors can explore a maze of bespoke pop-up bars, trucks, vans and even bicycles – all serving up their specially created cocktails at just £5.

From refreshing vodka tipples to fruit liqueurs and bracing pick-me-ups, the market will be a heady explosion of the best drinks in London, with delicious street food stalls interspersing the medley of boozy flavours.

Sign up for your festival pass here