Tulkinghorn jetted over to attend Bird & Bird's launch party for its Frankfurt office last Tuesday (23 May). A number of details caught his eye, in particular the bright-blue cocktails served in tall test tubes. Tulkinghorn tried one but remained none the wiser as to its contents.
Among the more memorable individuals with whom Tulkinghorn had the pleasure of sharing an odd-coloured drink, particular mention has to go to Brett Israel, a London partner who had flown in to the bash from a conference in Sweden.
Due to some intensive client negotiations the night before in a Stockholm bar, Israel had not slept a wink. Tulkinghorn spotted him towards the end of the evening with an espresso in one hand and a glass of red wine in the other - a Continental version of Vodka Red Bull, perhaps?