Interview: Paul Feig on Artingstall’s London Dry Gin

When a search for the perfect martini turns into making your own gin

The way Paul Feig—of Artingstall’s London Dry Gin brand—talks about cocktails sounds like a pitch for a classic movie, which makes sense considering he’s also a prolific director. Feig is known in the industry for valuing downtime, making sure all casts and crews on his projects spend no more than 10 hours shooting, leaving time for drinks, dinner and a full night of sleep. It …

The Perfect Spring and Summer Martini

A 50/50 Plymouth Gin and Lillet Blanc cocktail makes for the next Aperol Spritz, only with more oomph

A mention of the word martini calls to mind so many personal experiences and associations that the cocktail really means something different to just about every consumer. Whether you’re a vodka or gin drinker, or if you like it citrus-dominant or dirty, or even bone dry, when you order a cocktail, it should be to your flavor expectations. While the CH team each has a …

The World’s Smallest Martini Bar

An old, refurbished French camionnette tours the world

This past week we took time to learn about the three martini lunch in the world’s smallest martini bar. In fact, it’s a former French bread delivery van that features two small stools and a functional bar tucked into the back. Owned by Grey Goose, this camionnette alludes to the Picardie, France wheat used in the making of the vodka. But inside the van, guests …