Monday 17th June

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Brian Charette

Brian Charette: Square One

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I was thrilled to get my hands on Brian Charette’s 2014 CD Square One. Having heard him play in ensemble at Jazz Club Soho earlier this year, he told me that he plays London too infrequently. His new recording is a treat for all Jazzers and a special offering for fans of Jazz organ. It may suffice until he returns to The Smoke.

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Flamin' ... the Navy Blue Blazer cocktail
Flamin' ... the Navy Blue Blazer cocktail

Hot Rum Shack

With tabloids screaming of an arctic ‘big freeze’ imminently hitting London, Soho-based bar and restaurant Floridita’s hot rum menu is perfectly timed to warm the cold and weary, and get them into the Christmas spirit.

The Drinks

Boasting the best rum selection in the UK, head mixologist Massimo has crafted a new menu with six rum-based cocktails ranging from £10.50 to £12. Explaining his inspiration, he said: ‘Almost everything has already been invented, so you go back to the classics and give them a twist.’

His favourite is the Hot Spiced Tai, a delicious take on the classic My Tai served with a palatable combination of three rums – Chairman Spiced, Chairman Reserve and Wray & Nephew Overproof with hot water, citrus peel, Cointreau, almond syrup and cloves syrup.

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