The top ten things you need in your cocktail cabinet

One of the best things about alcohol is that it has a very long use-by date. Spirits, in particular, can last months in your cocktail cabinet, so it makes sense to keep everything in stock so that you can make very basic cocktails without having to dash to the shops. Some of the more complicated… read the full article…

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  • When Fantasy and Cocktails Collide

    I don’t mind admitting that I have read every single Harry Potter book. I have watched the films and even visited the Harry Potter Tour at the Warner Bros Studios in London. While we were there, we were able to sample the infamous Butterbeer, an incredibly sweet and sickly concoction that I was unable to… read the full article…

  • Cocktail Prices to Trump Them All

    Donald Trump. Who in the world hasn’t heard that name lately? Whether you love him or loathe him, the man who is about to take charge of the United States is no doubt a savvy businessman. So, it comes as no surprise to hear that the cocktail prices at Trump Hotel have risen in response… read the full article…

  • The World’s Best Secret Bars

    It is highly unlikely that you would have heard of the Whisper Bar – a quiet, unassuming bar hidden on the eighth floor of a mansion in China, that opened with as little fuss as possible in November. With room for no more than 21 people, this may sound like a sleepy, uneventful place to… read the full article…

  • The Story of the Seelbach

    All the best cocktails have a long and fascinating history behind them, and the Seelbach cocktail is no exception. A delicious combination of bourbon, Cointreau, Champagne, Angostura bitters and Peychaud’s bitters, this beverage has been traced back to the age of Prohibition, when it was the signature drink of the Seelbach Hotel. Or so we… read the full article…

  • Cooking With Spirits

    Most of us are familiar with cooking with wine, whether we are making a delicious red wine sauce to complement our beef, or a white wine sauce to go with chicken, the acidic taste is distinctive and moreish. Beer, specifically ale, is another alcoholic drink that is often used in stews and pies to great… read the full article…

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    September may be here to mark the beginning of Autumn, but the Summer sun hasn’t given up on us just yet. We think that you should make the most of every last balmy afternoon and enjoy a few cocktails in your garden. Fire up the barbecue, set up the deckchairs, and invite a few friends… read the full article…

Tech Updates

  • 25th April 2017
    • For logged in users added a ‘lists:’ header icon to easily go to their lists
    • Switched around some css for the header for various screen sizes
    • ‘You might also like’ widget on cocktail page doesn’t show voting icons – clears it up and allows us to use stronger caching methods
    • On My Bar page show notice about ability to auto add ingredients if logged in (show even if not logged in)
    • Removed old flexbox calls and other vendor prefixes in our css
    • List numbers and list results now show private lists for logged in users, if viewing their own lists
    • Added the microbadge icon to the search result if searching microbadge cocktails
  • 16th March 2017
    • Added full microbadge description to the top results text
    • Added another 6 cocktails to ‘100 cocktails to try before you die (list 1)’ microbadge. Still missing 35 but can’t find the list anywhere.
  • 28th February 2017
    • Added html title to glasses on a single cocktail.
    • Changed cache time to be slightly less on cocktails to ensure more recent freshness for any core alterations.
    • Moved over some whiskeys to the correct categories, as they were listed incorrectly.
  • 24th February 2017
    • Fixed bug when searching for an ingredient it could show an ingredient brand parent (which don’t be definition have any cocktails associated with them)
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