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This week in the world of drinks: Ryan Reynolds celebrates Father’s Day with new ‘The Vasectomy’ cocktail, Camden Town Brewery’s new beer hall is open on the site of the original brewery and stars celebrate the BAFTA awards with Champagne Tattinger. 

Ryan Reynolds and his brand Aviation Gin are celebrating Father’s Day in typically irreverant fashion – by creating ‘The Vasectomy’ cocktail.

The serve?

  • Tall Glass of Ice “Fill it just the way children fill our lives with so much joy”
  • 1 oz. of Cranberry Juice “Sweet: just like their little smiles”
  • 3 oz. of Tonic Water “So bubbly, just like I feel every day waking up after a long, full night of sleep”
  • Dash of Lemon Juice “Fresh if you have a few mins to squeeze one”
  • 1.5 oz. of Aviation American Gin “the world’s highest rated gin for the world’s highest rated job”

Ryan Reynolds Aviation Gin

Boasting 24 taps on the bar including limited-edition beer creations you won’t find anywhere else Camden Town Brewery’s beer hall is open for summer. Customers can enjoy beer and food with a spotlight on fresh produce and take a tour of the venue, as well.

Camden Town Beer Hall

The BAFTA award for Leading Actor was won by first-time nominee Paul Mescal for his performance as Connor in Normal People. He is pictured here signing a Methuselah of Champagne Taittinger – BAFTA’s official Champagne partner which this year celebrated its 19th year in partnership with BAFTA. Villa Maria, whose wines were paired with the try-at-home menu created by Head Chef, Anton Manganaro.

Cocktails in the City is set to land in London on June 18th and 19th at Bedford Square Gardens. A veritable who’s who of the London bar scene will be serving up delicious cocktails at the event, which will also feature live entertainment and delectable street food. The confirmed final bar lineup features mixologists from: Bar Swift – Bourne & Hollingsworth – Callooh Callay – City of London Distillery – Coupette – Dalloway Terrace – Disrepute – East London Liquor Company – Fam – Fitz’s Bar – Heads + Tails – Murder Inc – Nightjar – Oriole – Oxo Tower – The Piano Works – Publiq. – Roots Bar – Silver Lining – Skylon – Swingers – TT Liquor.

Last night, we visited Italian favourite Zia Lucia’s new Wandsworth outpost to sample their brand new beer – and of course some otherworldly pizza. Birra Cabriolè is an unfiltered lager inspired by warm summer days on Southern Italy’s coastline.

And Kopparberg is celebrating “firsts that last” as it marks 15 years since it became the first fruit cider to find mainstream appeal on supermarket shelves. These days, Kopparberg has expanded its range into hard selzters, gins, vodkas and rums in addition to the fruity ciders that made its name.

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