Millie Milliken is a spirits writer and community manager for The Drinks Trust charity’s new member platform, the Drinks Community. Formerly deputy editor at Imbibe UK, she now specialises in bars and spirits, writing for both trade and consumer magazines. Millie has been named the IWSC’s 2022 Spirit Communicator of the Year, sponsored by Chivas Brothers.
Why savoury cocktails deserve the spotlight
How teeny tiny cocktails became a really big deal
Behind the bottle: Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique
The olive oil that’s taking the drink world by storm
These bars are using vintage spirits in time-warp cocktails
From London to Chicago, bartenders are finding spirits from the 50s, 60s and 70s to play with in drinks. So, what do these vintage cocktails taste like, how do they differ from modern-day versions and what’s the allure for drinkers?
The bottled cocktail trend shows no signs of slowing
Thought bottled cocktails were confined to lockdown? Millie Milliken says there’s more to come – and selects five new saviours for at-home sipping – as bartenders continue to push the ready-to-drink trend forward
Kitsch, please: why my Christmas drinking will be drenched in nostalgia
Snowballs, Eggnog, cream sherry... ‘tis nearly the season, and for it, Millie Milliken is going all-out kitsch. Here, she makes the case for why 2021 is the year of nostalgic Christmas drinking
Five savoury gins to savour
Sea salt, olives, rosemary, cheese…gin botanicals are taking an increasingly savoury turn. Millie Milliken explores what makes this new genre of gin and highlights the latest and greatest to sample
The radical new wave of low and no drinks
Up until now, the ‘no and low’ movement has been drenched in drinks looking to replace their alcoholic counterparts. But things are changing, says Millie Milliken, who takes a look at a new breed of beverages redefining what low alcohol can mean