The problem with Pimms: my search for the perfect summer cocktail

When it comes to boozing in the sun, avoid anything too strong, too colourful or deceptively fruity and look to the past for inspiration In James Bond to the world, the hero ruminates at length about the perfect outdoor cocktail, by which he means summer cocktail. Ill paraphrase wildly, adding injunctions of my own, since so much of Bonds alcohol preference is related to his masculinity. Worrying about the size of your dick while youre deciding on cocktails is the surest way to end up drunk. So, its summer: nothing too strong because youll be dehydrated; nothing too wussy or fruity because they go down too easily; nothing too boring because this will likely be your main taste experience of …

Rugby World Cup committee warns Japan not to run out of beer

Issue was raised as part of briefing sessions in cities tipped to deal with the largest influx of international visitors Its the stuff of nightmares for rugby fans: organisers of the upcoming World Cup in Japan have raised fears that bars and restaurants in host cities could run out of beer during the tournament. As part of the planning for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the organising committee has urged business operators to order in sufficient quantities of beer to avoid upsetting travelling fans, Japans Jiji Press agency reported. The concerns were among issues raised as part of briefing sessions held in Sapporo, Hokkaido and Oita, the Japanese cities tipped to deal with the largest influx of international visitors. The …