The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Dublin

It is known as being the birthplace of Guinness, but Dublin is also a fantastic city to visit if you enjoy a cocktail! At the time of writing, Ireland was included in the UK’s travel corridor list, so now is as good a time as any to make a trip to the Emerald Island. Bow… read the full article…

What Is A Wine Club And How Do I Join The Best One?

In 2020, you’d be forgiven for having forgotten the meaning of the word “club.” With social distancing regulations, a group of people getting together for any extended period of time is not really possible. However, there are some clubs that are still functioning in spite of COVID-19. These clubs take place from a distance, or… read the full article…

History of the Planters Punch

Is there any other drink in the history of classic cocktails that is more likely to be a party-pleaser than the rum punch? Fruity and alcoholic, it can be thrown in a pitcher for everyone to help themselves! The Planters Punch is traditionally made for a single serving but the recipe can be easily adapted… read the full article…

Cocktails That Will Make You Scream!

Its that time of year again! In a few weeks from now, young children will be dressing up and trick or treating, while older kids and adults huddle behind cushions and watch scary films! Halloween might not be quite the same this year, but there is no reason why you can’t enjoy a delicious cocktail… read the full article…

Yummy Cocktails for a Student Party

Do you want to gather all your friends on the beach or in the apartments? Here are yummy cocktails recipes for a student party. Try them now. Student life is full of fun and parties. Mutual communication can be carried out on the beach or in the countryside. If you want to have a good… read the full article…

The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: Copenhagen

Throughout the pandemic, Denmark has been considered to be a shining example of how to deal with a global virus. With one of the lowest death rates per capita, this makes it a reliable place to get away if you fancy a break. If you do head to the happiest city in the world, check… read the full article…

History of the Fitzgerald

First recorded in 2002, it seems quite strange to call this a classic cocktail. Indeed, its history is not nearly as innocuous as some other drinks and it is fairly young in the cocktail world. However, it has earned its place on the classic list thanks to its delightful blend of ingredients that many have… read the full article…

Cocktails for Mums Who Have Been Homeschooling

Now the kids are back to school, it is time for the Mums to relax! Celebrate your return to some kind of normality with one of these delicious cocktails! Mumtini This sweet, fruity concoction has been made just for mums, with gin, Campari, sugar syrup, grapefruit juice and orange bitters. This is not a drink… read the full article…

The 5 Upsides Of 2020’s Lockdown

2020. We are not sure quite what has happened to you, but the Kir Royale infused New Year’s Eve celebrations with the well-intended ‘new year, new me’ and New Year resolutions have probably all but disappeared from our lives! Whether you called it lockdown or quarantine, nearly all of us reading this had to stay… read the full article…

The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Auckland

The list of restrictions due to the global pandemic keeps getting shorter and we can now visit certain countries on holiday. New Zealand has always been at the forefront of fighting Covid-19, with the prime minister being praised for her level-headed and effective approach. So, now that we can finally head to the lush green… read the full article…

History of the Old Cuban

Cuban drinks have quite a cult following in the cocktail world. Stunning cocktails including the daiquiri, mojito and el presidente were made on the small Caribbean island and are all made with locally made ingredients. While many of their best beverages were created some time ago, the admiration for these drinks has not diminished and… read the full article…

Cocktails to Use Up Your Blackberries!

August is the best month for amateur foragers! Almost everyone can distinguish those ripe, bubbly blackberries and they are so easy to find with a walk along almost any hedgerow in the UK. While you might be tempted to eat them straight from the bush, they also make for some very tasty cocktails. Take a… read the full article…

The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Kent

A slightly less exotic location for our drinking travels this month, but with the whole global pandemic making it difficult to explore further climes, staying close to home seems more important. In the spirit of encouraging cocktail connoisseurs to shop local and support smaller businesses, we will show you the very best places to get… read the full article…

🤓 Tech Updates

  • 2nd July 2020
    • We’ve just tweaked some performance bits, moving ad loading to the bottom instead of the head (oops sorry about that)
    • We’ve also added some webp to some common elements
    • Added some width / height to help with CLS (content layout shift) for users
  • 29th May 2020
    • Added a separate reader to our DB cluster, so we can scale horizontally on the database better. Changed a heap of our SQL calls over to the reader as needed. Will help with speed, reliability, and ability to scale as needed. Win win win!
  • 28th May 2020
    • Dark mode / light mode toggle is now instant and not a page reload (mostly allowed due to the icon work previously)
    • Some cross-browser display bugs squished (mostly safari and width display: inline-block issues)
    • Added a few more verbs to highlight in method
    • Added google guided recipe schema for multiple step methods. This is the start of a larger project for us
    • Fixed some php internal warnings that were being logged (log files were getting silly)
    • Added some preloads and preconnects to speed up delivery of google fonts as well as the ad network
    • Set heigh restrictions for ads, allowing us to set the height in css to remove page jank
    • Started work on a recipe cleanup
  • 19th May 2020
    • We’ve spent the last few days completely changing over our icon set, not just the actual look / feel, but the way the underlying tech loads them in.
    • All icons are in svg now for crystal clear over all dpi’s / resolutions etc
    • Changed over some core colour choices, especially relevant over results checkboxes and filters
    • A whole host of small UX / alignment / placement tweaks
    • Some bugs squashed, such as filtering in lists
    • Ordering of lists on cocktail page is more relevant / less skewed to name of the list
    • Quite a bit of code cleanup and removal – less bytes down to you, and more efficient js execution
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