About Andrew Radford

Andrew Radford

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Title: Creative Director & Writer

Social Media: Linked-In

Email: [email protected]


I have had many roles during the last 30 years as a part-time barman, drinks writer, and cocktail enthusiast, allowing me to travel all over the world. Since 1987 I’ve worked in unusual bar locations such as underground bunkers, hidden chambers and even a spooky cavern!

Not only a proud member of both the US Bartenders’ Guild and the UK Bartenders’ Guild, but I am also a seasoned blogger and published author who writes articles for the Drinks Geek and Viora London.

Andrew tasting drinks in Barcelona, Miami and Berlin

When travelling with my life partner Ingrid Visockiene, I love nothing more than to sample the new and unusual. I always gravitate towards local drinks festivals wherever I go (such as enjoying a Gin in Barcelona, Mojito in Miami, and trying Beer with Coke in Berlin).

Most days, I can be found either writing articles, reviewing a wide variety of drinks, or helping readers with their drinks-related questions.

Personal Journey

Visiting The Bombay Sapphire Distillery
Visiting The Bombay Sapphire Distillery

I am happiest when growing and moving towards a seemingly unachievable goal that I have set for myself.

The Drinks Geek came about while I was sitting in the bath, thinking to myself about how crazy busy I was. When feeling that way, I tend to shoe-horn in another thing!

From personal experience, I have learned that both our sense of smell and taste are far more powerful than we give them credit for. Smell & taste can alter our mood in an instant (think chocolate or your favourite fragrance).

These senses can resurrect old memories, give the feeling of happiness and even boost our confidence. Perhaps this is why I gravitated towards becoming both a drinks and fragrance blogger.

Andrew Bottling Beer in Belgium
Bottling Beer in Belgium

Simply love to host drinks parties, especially cocktail-making evenings. Making your own drinks is so much fun and allows you to experience unusual drink combinations that you may not have even considered trying.

Am lucky enough to be a Father of 2 fabulous children and have a fantastically supportive partner, family and close circle of friends.

My Favourite Drinks

Andrew drinking limoncello
Limoncello is perfect as an aperitif
LimoncelloLimoncello Spritz
Rye WhiskeyOld Fashioned
London Dry GinGin & Tonic
White RumMojito
ChampagneFrench 75

Meet The Team

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How To Get In Touch

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