The Best Pub Gardens in the World

At the time of writing this blog post, lockdown restrictions are easing in the UK. From April 12th, any bars or pubs that have an outdoor space can start to serve alcohol again. Hurray! This seemed like the perfect time to celebrate beer gardens around the world, as we do like to sip our cocktails… read the full article…

Unusual Cocktails from all over the World for you and your lover

Nothing is better than relaxing with a nice cocktail in hand. These mixed drinks are made in all parts of the world, and they come in many forms and utilize a variety of ingredients. That being said, some of them are better than others, and the ones from around the world will introduce all-new flavors… read the full article…

Cocktails for St Georges Day

The legend of St George is one of a heroic horseman who slayed evil princess-eating dragons. Named the patron saint of England by King George III, this is a story that has been retold through many generations and forms the basis of a great many fairytales! Wondering what you can drink to toast this brave… read the full article…

3 Cocktails and Drinks for Special Occasions

Whether it is Sunday brunch, a Friday night out, celebrating an anniversary, holding a birthday party, going on your first date or enjoying happy hour, there are many special occasions where a drink is part of the story. For most people, the choice is usually between beer or wine, but there is so much more… read the full article…

Bringing Sustainability to the Cocktail Industry

Sustainability is a bit of a buzz word right now. It has infiltrated its way into almost every industry as businesses try to continue to make money while placing less pressure on the planet. Doing our bit for the environment can only be a good thing, but how does it work in the cocktail world?… read the full article…

Things You Should Consider Before Buying A Blender

Every modern kitchen needs a blender sitting at the countertop. They are innovative and beneficial tools that can make your life easier. Blenders can help you make purees, nutritious drinks, milkshakes, soups, sauces, and pretty much anything liquid that you might want to whip up in your kitchen. Its powerful motor moves the sharp blades… read the full article…

Top Five Female Bartenders of all Time

March is a month dedicated to the ladies of the world. With International Women’s Day falling on the 8th of March, we felt it was only right to celebrate some of the very best female bartenders that have graced our cocktails bars over the years. We know, boys are great too, but this blog is… read the full article…

The History of Champagne

It is the drink that is saved for celebrations and extravagant events, used to impress others and create an air of wealth. So, what exactly is champagne and where did this luxurious drink come from? The Birthplace of Champagne Of course, most people know that the Champagne drink comes from the Champagne region in France…. read the full article…

The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Lucerne

It’s February, the month of love, so it is only right that The Travelling Cocktail Drinker visits one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Paris and Venice were too obvious, so, this month, the focus is on somewhere a little different, but just as dreamy! Known throughout Switzerland as the place to go… read the full article…

Cocktail Alternatives to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Whatever your stance on the coronavirus vaccine, whether you can’t wait to get the jab or you are in the anti-vax camp, there is no denying that it has been dominating the news and possibly your thoughts for the past few months. Could it be the light at the end of the dark COVID tunnel?… read the full article…

The Best Cocktail Books to Read in 2021

Its been a strange old year, but while the world came to a standstill, furloughed bartenders were spending their time creating new cocktail recipes and perfecting the classics. Here are some of the very best cocktail books on the market, so that you can do the same. The Joy of Mixology, Gary Regan A great… read the full article…

The History of Vodka

For a long time, this clear spirit was considered to be the most popular in the UK. It has recently been usurped by gin, but it still holds a special place in our hearts. Here is a story about how vodka came to be! Where was Vodka Invented? If you were to visit Russia, you… read the full article…

Classic Cocktails for the January Blues

Kick those January blues to the curb with a delicious range of classic cocktails! If you are looking to improve your bartending skills and master the art of mixology, this is the very best place to start. Once you have perfected these drinks, every other drink will be a breeze! Negroni This is the cocktail… read the full article…

🤓 Tech Updates

  • 22nd March 2021
    • We’ve removed all public profiles while we work on tying down how this could work while keeping everyones privacy
    • Reworked some sitemap bits and a few missing images
  • 2nd February 2021
    • We’ve rolled out 7 app updates since our launch, including ingredient measurement switching, ignoring home ingredients, lots of tweaks and bug squishes and more. The app is slowly becoming more and more streamlined. We had a few teething bugs but are hopefully at a much smoother point now.
    • Fixed an error on activity showing multiple activities by the same user
    • Small header UI fix for JWT token login switching
    • Switched over any Christmas orientated messages to more relevant ones
    • Started work offline on a new admin interface for members – will be a few months but we’re excited about this
  • 9th December 2020
    • We’ve been super busy here and 90% of our time has been spent writing all the API code for the new shiny iOS app. It’s launched and working nicely (we hope).
    • New header and footer links and icons for the app / app store
    • Fixed some list image issues for premium lists
    • New app page (here)
    • Put the ground work in for users favouriting their lists
    • For all ~3500 recipes, we’ve grammar checked every method and background. Added garnish information and tasting notes. These will slowly be rolled out across the site
    • Fixed an unsubscribe issue from admin area
    • Fixed some admin area bugs surrounding deleting members and removing information
    • Database reader / writer issues fixed in various places
    • Updated the support page with new costs and wording to reflect current nature of the business
    • Some email template tweaks for new app and book
    • Various smal display tweaks
  • 27th October 2020
    • Launched our new book so updated all links and images on the site and transactional emails to reflect this
    • Support page unsubscribe from supporting us text
    • Host of error checks on object creations in php
    • Changed our security plugin for some blog bits to update to newer versions. We were running into intermittent issues
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