CREATIVE WORK  PORTFOLIO
ALCOHOL
ESQUIRE PROMOTION                                                                                                         ...
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
Esquire UK Creative Work Portfolio
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  1. 1. CREATIVE WORK PORTFOLIO
  2. 2. ALCOHOL
  3. 3. ESQUIRE PROMOTION A league ESQUIRE PROMOTION ESQUIRE PROMOTION ESQUIRE PROMOTION Jeans, £95, Blazer, WHERE TO TRY IT by Gant £275, WHERE TO TRY IT Trading up Jacket, £395, by Tommy by J Crew at Hilfiger Your East Coast style will look You don’t have to be Stateside Mr Porter perfectly at home in these of its own to drink cocktails worthy of Wall upmarket watering holes Street. Try these British bankers’ favourites instead. THE MANHATTAN Raise the bar with the New York As with so many of the classics, power brokers’ cocktail of choice: the origins of the Manhattan is This spring/summer, toast the resurgence of Ivy League style obscure. Though popular myth a Woodford Reserve Manhattan has it that it was created under with a classic American drink: the Woodfordian the instructions of Winston THE BOTANIST Churchill’s mother, in reality it COQ D’ARGENT, LONDON THE WOODFORDIAN RECIPE Preppy has never been out of is more likely to have first been Whether al fresco on the terrace, INGREDIENTS style in this part of London, so mixed at a bar on Broadway near or in the busy brasserie-cum-bar, As with all the best cocktails, 50ml Woodford Reserve you can rub cashmere-clad Houston Street in the mid-19th Ginger ale lap up the views across London’s the Woodfordian is a twist on shoulders with the locals while century. By 1884, the recipe as Lime wedge Square Mile. The Coq boasts a a classic — rye and ginger — sipping well-made drinks. While we know it had been recorded in impressive cocktail list, but stick which was originally METHOD relaxed and airy for lunch, come Byron’s Modern Bartenders’ Guide. Shirt, £165, Pour the Woodford Reserve cocktail hour this place is packed, Complex and aromatic, the Leather bag, with the classics and order a conceived in the (surprisingly) by Turnbull bourbon into a tall glass filled Woodford Reserve Manhattan. fertile ground of Prohibition. so book ahead. 7 Sloane Square, Manhattan cocktail combines & Asser at £515, by with ice, add a small squeeze of the sweet, smooth, spiciness of Dunhill at 1 Poultry, London EC2 (+44 20 7395 Prior to the Twenties, straight lime and top up with ginger ale. London SW1 (+44 20 7730 0077 Mr Porter Garnish with a lime wedge. Shirt, £185, thebotanistonsloanesquare.com) Woodford Reserve bourbon with Mr Porter 5000 coqdargent.co.uk) rye whiskey was the drink of by Gucci at herbal vermouth and, for balance, working-class USA, but once mrporter.com a dash of bitters. Bittersweet Money clip, alcohol was banned the £95, by quality of whiskey became notes from the cherry garnish Tommy Hilfiger Aspinal Viktor & Rolf bring the bourbon’s fruitiness questionable. To make it Socks, £15, by palatable, ginger ales, such Smart Turnout to the fore. It’s the best possible showcase for a small-batch as Canada Dry, were added to crafted whiskey. the spirit. Although created more by accident than design, the combination became NOTTING HILL BRASSERIE RECIPE TIGERLILY, EDINBURGH popular, earning its place in Shoes, £170, by Grenson INGREDIENTS GET THE LOOK Tie, £75, by Behind the Georgian facade lies this thoroughly modern bar and the States’ drinking lexicon. Ninety-two, the Brasserie’s discreet bar, gets the balance of Canali at The Woodfordian is a neat 40ml Woodford Reserve restaurant. Glistening bottles and understated luxury and enjoyable 20ml Martini Rosso Mr Porter way to bring rye and ginger up 2 dashes Angostura bitters To say style matters on Wall Street is sparkling service make Tigerlily a to date, switching straight rye ambiance just right. Pull up a chair Maraschino cherry to garnish an understatement: the firm you work must-visit on the Edinburgh bar for hand-crafted bourbon. The at the chrome-clad bar for a for, your seniority, your salary, whether scene. The expert bartenders blend of ginger and zesty lime pre- or post-dinner cocktail, or METHOD Stir all the ingredients with ice, you’re sell- or buy-side and a myriad deliver an impeccably made with the smooth and spicy perhaps a glass of champagne. strain into a pre-chilled cocktail of other subtleties can influence your Manhattan with ease, either at Woodford Reserve makes for It’s a true neighbourhood gem. glass and garnish with a cherry. dress code. But the beating heart the bar or from a trolley at your a complex drink that’s as 92 Kensington Park Road, Notting of any banker’s wardrobe is the suit. table. 125 George Street (+44 131 American as apple pie — and Hill Gate, London W11 Opt for a neat cut in a conservative 225 5005 tigerlilyedinburgh.co.uk) every bit as tasty. (nottinghillbrasserie.com) colour — brands such as Brooks Brothers are famously popular with Braces, £55, FINISHING TOUCHES GET THE LOOK Woodford Reserve is available to purchase in Waitrose, Tesco, Ocado, FROM ACROSS THE POND the Wall Street contingent. If you’re Woodford Reserve is available to purchase in Waitrose, Tesco, Ocado, Ensure that your Asda and other good retailers. Please enjoy responsibly (drinkaware.co.uk) by Drakes at Asda and other good retailers. Please enjoy responsibly (drinkaware.co.uk) channelling Gordon Gekko in Wall Mr Porter cocktail preparation You don’t need a degree from As cocktail is as slick as your Street: Money Never Sleeps, then a shirt Princeton to carry off preppy historian David ensemble with the right with a contrast collar and cuffs should SETTING THE SCENE Right: New York Wondrich writes for do the job. Pair it with a medium-width SETTING THE SCENE kit. This sleek citrus- style, just look to the old-guard of Ivy League outfitters. This City’s famous US Esquire: “When squeezer, by Philippe Wall Street. properly built, the silk tie in a classic colour such as navy season’s collections from Ralph Starck, is a design If you work on New York’s Wall Street, Below: Keep up Manhattan is the or burgundy. The key rule to remember Unapologetically well-educated and spring/summer sees its return to Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and to date with the classic that’s as lunch might be for wimps but cocktail only cocktail that is this: don’t out-dress your boss, your ROYAL EXCHANGE GRAND CAFE unashamedly well-connected, Ivy the mainstream — and not just on functional as it is Brooks Brothers feature all the PARK HOUSE Wall Street hour is de rigueur. For centuries, its Journal online can slug it out bonus might depend on it. This legendary building is a League students came to define a the catwalk. Publishers have been attractive — perfect staples: embossed blazers, With the look and feel of a country toe-to-toe with the monument to banking. Swot up for juicing limes for bankers, power brokers and traders have distinct era in American style. vying to get preppy-inspired books neat polos, sharply pleated club, this chic bolt-hole (strictly martini. It’s bold Albermarle on your history of the business congregated in the Midtown financial Conceived in the hallowed halls of to market, from True Prep, Lisa your Woodfordian. And chinos and boat shoes (the best members only) has all the and fortifying, yet shoes, £640, centre, working hard and playing harder by admiring the 24 panels of art Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Brown et Birnbach’s update on the satirical make sure your ginger option if you want to wear your wood-panelled grandeur you as relaxing as a by Edward (as the slick bars and world-class dating from 1882, which depict ale is as high quality deep massage. JP Green al, this smart-casual aesthetic — Official Preppy Handbook (published trousers short and show your could require. Well-trained staff the life of the City, while savouring as your bourbon: we like restaurants they frequent testify). Take, Morgan used to have synonymous with badge-adorned in 1980), to Take Ivy, the much- ankles). For a more British twist, serve faultless cocktails, while a cocktail from the same era. Fever-Tree (available for example, the old-school Men’s Bar — one at the close of blazers, Oxford shirts and chinos — awaited reissue of Teruyoshi try preppy brands such as Aubin you relax and enjoy the views over The Royal Exchange, London EC3V nationwide). AKA the Bull & Bear — at the Waldorf- each trading day. was the unofficial uniform of the Hayashida’s 1965 photo essay. & Wills. Done well, Ivy League the gardens below. Astoria: it opens at 4pm, just as the stock It’s that kind (+44 20 7618 2480 royalexchange- Wasps (and those who emulated So sling your sweater round your Above: Harvard University in Citrus-squeezer, £47, by Alessi. style will look as at home in 20 Park Place, Cardiff (+44 29 2022 market closes, serving perfectly made of drink.” grandcafe.co.uk) them). Though Ivy League style has shoulders, mix up a cocktail and Cambridge Massachusetts Left: True Prep by Lisa Birnbach Ginger ale, £1.79, by Fever-tree town as it does in the Hamptons. 4343 parkhouseclub.com) Manhattans to its exacting clientele. never disappeared completely, this prepare for the next preppidemic. with Chip Kidddocument4562392735926418441.indd 1 woodford reserve January 2012 11/11/11 10:34 AM document4562392735926418441.indd 2 11/11/11 10:34 AM document6352963308081691669.indd 1 woodford reserve March 2012 1/23/12 2:13 PM document6352963308081691669.indd 2 1/23/12 2:13 PM ESQUIRE PROMOTION ESQUIRE PROMOTION SETTING THE SCENE THE WHISKEY SOUR WHERE TO TRY IT The whiskey sour was the drink of the Forties, when film-noir detectives Originally defined in the early 19th century These sophisticated drinking dens stalked the silver screen and always as a simple thing (a mixture of spirit, sugar, are the perfect place to savour a Woodford Reserve got their guy (if not the girl). And bitters and water), the “cocktail” has been is available to whiskey sour. Trilby not required now, following the recent smash-hit through many periods of reinvention. The purchase in game LA Noire, brooding lawmen in Eighties saw bartenders distracted by Waitrose, Tesco, Ocado, Asda and the mould of The Big Sleep’s Philip elaborate, umbrella-garnished confections, other good Marlowe are very much back in style. and men retreated to the safety of drinking retailers. Please In fact, much of the Forties feel enjoy responsibly spirits “on the rocks”. Thankfully, in recent (drinkaware.co.uk) — from the suits to the speakeasies, times cocktail trends have come full circle the tough times to the hard liquor and unadorned classics are back on the menu. — is relevant right now. As autumn These old-school recipes rely on precise approaches, take your cues from the quantities of premium ingredients to succeed. MONTGOMERY PLACE noir genre and enjoy sophisticated Take the whiskey sour, which was reputedly Inspired by cocktail drinking’s heyday Rex drinking in jazz-soaked stylish bars. created by Englishman Elliot Stubb in the and Fifties New York, this intimate Rex 1870s when he ran a bar in Peru. The venue mixes modern luxuries with a Clockwise from top left: Bird & Diz by jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker and combination of lemon, sugar and bourbon over vintage style to good effect. The Clockwise from top left: Bird & Diz by jazz and Barbara Stanwyck Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie; Fred MacMurray saxophonist Charlie in 1944’s ice is a sublime drink, which reached its back bar glints invitingly with a trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie; Chandlers classic crime novel, The Big 1944’s Double Indemnity; Raymond Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in Sleep apogee of popularity in the Forties. fulsome selection of spirits, and the Double Indemnity; Raymond Chandlers classic crime novel, The Big Sleep To taste this underrated, purist’s favourite American-style snack list is worth Dark spirit properly, you’ll need just-squeezed citrus tucking into. 31 Kensington Park Road, juice, freshly made ice and a top-notch London W11 (montgomeryplace.co.uk) bourbon. Small-batch triple distilled Woodford Reserve has natural sweetness and rich, honeyed flavours, which contrast with the lemon, Inspired by film noir’s cool, edgy Forties aesthetic, a making it the perfect pour Woodford Reserve whiskey sour is our drink of the moment for a whiskey sour. 69 COLEBROOKE ROW Cocktail maestro Tony Conigliaro’s London bar, 69 Colebrooke, serves some of the best drinks in town in one of the coolest locations. Its dimly lit, noir-inspired interior is simply and stylishly done. Pull up a wooden bar stool and watch the Clockwise from top: mixologists at work — a whiskey sour trenchcoat, £995, by Burberry; white shirt, is a great place to start. £85, by Brooks 69 Colebrooke Row London N1 (+44 Brothers; tie, £270, 7540 528 593 69colebrookerow.com) by Lanvin; Oxford shoes, £655, by John Lobb, all at mrporter. com. Trilby, £195, by Lock & Co Hatters GET THE LOOK Lanvin Channel Humphrey Bogart and RECIPE Robert Mitchum at their sleuthing THE RACONTEUR INGREDIENTS best to get the Forties look bang The bar stalwarts behind cocktail 50ml Woodford Reserve on. A trench coat — see this 25ml lemon juice tavern The Raconteur have got it 1tsp caster sugar bang on. Its carefully thought-out month’s back page — is an essential for autumn/winter ½ egg white (optional) MIX IT UP drinks, both classic and newly A now classic variation on the (Burberry and Aquascutum make METHOD whiskey sour is to shake it with an invented, are excellent, and the timeless examples), and is key to Shake all the ingredients (add the egg white. The protein acts as an Woodford Reserve sours are served egg white for that creamy texture) emulsifier to create a smooth and as we like them: correctly garnished the moody silhouette. Team this with ice and strain into an silky textured drink that enhances with dark suiting — but make sure ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish the soft flavours in the Woodford and with some nibbles on the side. the look is contemporary by with a maraschino cherry. Reserve — such as the vanilla, which 50 Dean Street, Stockbridge, keeping the cut slim. comes from the charred oak barrels. Edinburgh (+44 131 343 3221 theraconteuredinburgh.com) woodford reserve September 2011 document20459.indd 1 7/8/11 3:40:56 PM document20459.indd 2 7/8/11 3:41:03 PM

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