Douglas Ankrah is one of the world’s most respected drinks and bar consultants. He started out in the drinks industry bartending in London where he developed his passion for cocktails. This passion was turned into a business in 1996 when he set up the London Academy of Bartending at the Atlantic Bar which trained a generation of bartenders in the art of mixology. The Academy led to Douglas opening two award winning bars - Lab in Soho and Townhouse in Knightsbridge.
Douglas has also written an internationally acclaimed cocktail book- ‘Shaken & Stirred’ which sold over 100,000 copies and was Amazon’s best selling cocktail book in the UK He’s cur- rently working on his third book ‘Douglas and Friends’.
With his wealth of experience, Douglas has consulted for count- less brands, working on drink strategies and programmes for both on and the off trade. In 2017, in response to the incredible demand for his renowned cocktail, the Pornstar Martini, Douglas successfully launched a ready-to-serve version called Pornstar Cocktail in the UK and is working on building the brand in its home market and beyond.