Best Sips Worldwide | Cocktails & Conversations w/ The World's Best Bartenders
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Meet your new favorite drinking companion, Susan Schwartz, an American travel writer living in London. Thanks to her mother’s love of martini’s, the first words she spoke were, “Shaken Not Stirred” and she's been obsessed by the history of cocktails every since. Through the years, she's been lucky enough to sip some of the best, made by the best. Join her each week as she introduces you to the movers and shakers of the world’s most famous watering holes.
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George Economides - Mastiha World, Oxford
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Spending years in the hallowed libraries of Oxford pouring over the ins and outs of Quantum Mechanics might lead you to drink! It certainly happened to George Economides. One stag do in Sifnos and his whole world changed from investigating particles in a box to those in a glass. Harking back to his native land of Greece, our guest today is reviving the local spirit, Mastiha, and introducing it to the rest of the world - one cocktail at a time. George has the hardest time describing the flavor of Mastiha to those who have never tried it - bubble gum, pine, woods, a combo of all. It’s truly tough to pin down to just one word. Tasting is the only way to describe it. “Grown” on the island of Chios in the Northern Aegean, Mastiha has a rather quirky production process. The resin from the tree drops on the ground, hardens and then is collected, cleaned and reconstituted into the nectar that has made its benefits famous throughout history. The list of drinkers range from Hippocrates, the Romans, Columbus, Italian popes, Arabic Sultans and me!. After my first sip with the Cypriot, I was converted. Now thanks to Mastiha World, it’s coming to a cocktail bar near you, so look out for Enosis or Kentos and give it a try. Photo source: Mastiha World Watch Christian Sirica of Opso, London make a Greek Spritz with Enosis Mastiha: [embed]https://youtu.be/fXwruvEjrfU[/embed] Filmed at Opso, London Only one thing to drink when in Porto, that’s right - Port! One company has been making sure the Brits have their fill since the 17th century - Taylor’s. Next week, Ana Margarida Morgado sits down