Best Sips Worldwide | Cocktails & Conversations w/ The World's Best Bartenders
About This Show
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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Alfonso Califano, The Walrus Room, London
4 days ago
The mix of Alfonso Califano’s over-the-top enthusiasm and his inherent Italian hospitality is drawing them south of the river, before you can even say Alice in Wonderland. With his partner-in-cocktails, Simone de Luca, Bombay Sapphire World’s Most Imaginative Bartender UK semi-finalist, The Walrus Room, the Lewis Carroll inspired spot on Battersea Rise, is quickly becoming a player in London bar scene. Alfonso grew up in tiny Pagani, Italy where community is everything, today he reveals how he made a city as big as London feel as small as his hometown. In the six months that he has been at The Walrus Room, the bar has gone from success to success. Of course, he loves when he pulls in the punters from trendier parts of town, but he is just as thrilled when the residents of Clapham keep coming back. Where you can hear me drinking next: Next week, May brings us whiskey month starting with the Kentucky Derby and all her Bourbon Mint Juleps, all the way to World Whiskey Day on May 20. We bring you Chris Hoban, the Brand Ambassador for R&B Distillery, one of the youngest in Scotland, but already making a mark. Are you a regular listener of the Best Sips Worldwide podcast? You can get this and all future audio files automatically downloaded to your mobile device easy. If you're on iOS, you can listen with iTunes. Android users can get it on Google Play. Or click the player or link below to listen to just this episode.