Top Tipples

Adam McVoy of Holy Water tells us his tipple tips for getting your party started ….

1.) What was your inspiration to start the wonderful Holy Water?

Seeing Caterer’s seriously f**k up the drinks while still producing pieces of art for the food and wondering why they were doing the drinks in the 1st place so I took it upon myself to change the rules and 10 years later I’m proud to have done and still doing it. 

2.) What is your top tipple for getting the party started?

Everybody is different, thank goodness. I personally love a NAPA Chardonnay. As a start to an event something long and not too punchy. See below recipe which also works with vodka.

3.) Do you have a fail safe recipe for a cocktail which is easy to batch up for someone hosting a cocktail party?

50ml Gin, 50ml Pressed Pink Lady Apple Juice, 15ml Elderflower liqueur, 15ml Pressed Cucumber, 5ml Gooseberry Vinegar. Do the math to batch up & serve over cubed with a cucumber headband and lemon thyme. 


30ml Tequila Reposado, 20ml Mezcal, 60ml Pink Grapefruit Juice, 20ml Cardamon syrup, 5ml lime juice. Pinch smoked sea salt. Shake & Dbl statin long over cubed. Garnish with half smoked salt rim, grapefruit zest

4.) What’s your secret ingredient for creating a memorable evening?

A really good Mezcal, a great DJ and some new moves.

5.) Whats your favourite cocktail bar in London?

I would recommend one of the 5 star hotel bars (The Connaught, Artesian, American bar at the Savoy etc?. Consistent cocktails, great bar snacks and never too busy. Other than that go and see where Matt Whiley (Talented Mr Fox) or Ruch Wood are tending.