Welcome to Highball Hoodoo!
Here on my blog, my goal is communicate to my readers my experiences around London’s constantly evolving cocktail industry. I get myself to cocktail bars, tastings, pop-ups, food and drink events and let you know what worked, what didn’t, and review it as authentically as possible.
Aside from my bar and event reviews, I also write up best-of lists and countdowns, themed idea posts and guides, as well as food and drink tours of towns and cities from Greenwich to Stockholm. And don’t forget our London Cocktail Week coverage! For a full list of my articles check out the List of Reviews!
Why? Because this city is incredible. And the food and drink industry has never been more exciting! My goal is to help my readers make the most of what London has to offer, by know what to do, where to go, what to avoid, and find the best value for money in this town. Because what’s life without a good drink?
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Why ‘Highball Hoodoo’?
So I get asked this, well, it’s simple enough:
‘Highball‘: a glass tumbler, used to serve highball cocktails and other mixed drinks.
‘Hoodoo‘: A folk magic and medicine tradition. First documented in American English in 1875 as a noun or a verb: “I hoodoo you”… with a potion that causes healing, or a parapsychological power.
Couldn’t think of a more apt way to describe the cocktail industry then, could I?
The Hoodooist is a Martini-swigging, chocolate-devouring, espresso-downing, jewellery-crazy, make-up-obsessive, Jungian Post-Structural antihumanist and overall Bacchanologist who spends too much time being a complete irreverent sassbasket all over London.
He is based in Greenwich, London; where he spends most of his time caffeinating on Royal Hill.
In his free time away from cocktails, The Hoodooist works on his PhD. thesis in psychoanalytic theory and religion; and occasionally writes for Londonist.
Favourite Drink: Gin Martini, bone-dry; Mezcal Old Fashioned.
Fallback Drink: Bourbon Old Fashioned; Gimlet.
Pub Tipple: Black Russian
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