Spirit of the Cotswold Review

We recently got our hands on a new batch of Spirit of the Cotswold’s entrants into the spirit world with the Spirit of the Cotswold Gin, and Spirit of the Cotswold Vodka. Spirit of The Cotswold Gin The Cotswolds Gin has been made to reflect the character of the beautiful Cotswold countryside. Subtle, clean and… read the full article…

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  • The History of the El Presidente Cocktail

    National Rum Day is quite possibly one of the very best reasons to drink rum. Our classic cocktail of the month is the El Presidente cocktail, because it is my favourite way to incorporate rum into my drinks. El Presidente: A Cocktail Fit For a President It is believed that the cocktail was created in… read the full article…

  • National Rum Day
    Let’s All Do the Rum-Ba

    With National Rum Day (August 18th) right around the corner in America, we think it is only right to raise a glass to the sweet Caribbean nectar, no matter where you are in the world! Made from sugar by-products and available in a range of colours and flavours, there is a rum out there for… read the full article…

  • The Best Cocktail Bloggers of 2018

    It’s time to share a little blogger love and give a shout out to some of those cocktail bloggers I admire the most, since there are some really great writers out there full of cocktail knowledge and ideas. So, when you’ve finished reading my post, perhaps you might want to pop on over and check… read the full article…

  • The History of the Screwdriver Cocktail

    All eyes are on Russia this month, with the 2018 World Cup well underway and just a few more matches before one team is awarded the honour of winning. With that in mind, we wanted to find a cocktail that would celebrate the Russian flair. Instead, we chose the Screwdriver…well, it does have vodka as… read the full article…

  • Come On England Cocktails!

    What is it about international football that makes us all suddenly become so patriotic? We fly flags we wouldn’t dream of decorating our cars/houses/workplaces with usually and even those who would ordinarily avoid watching sports are suddenly purchasing football shirts that they will never wear again once the tournament is over. As an English person,… read the full article…

  • Cocktails of Instagram
    The Most Influential Cocktail Instagrammers of 2018

    If you’ve browsed the Make Me a Cocktail site from top to bottom and still have not had your fill of cocktail inspiration, head to Instagram, where the very best bartenders in the industry delight in showing off their latest ideas. Chad Coombs (@coqtale) A quick glance a Chad’s page and you will be overwhelmed… read the full article…

Tech Updates

  • 23rd April 2018
    • Print button re-added to cocktail page on mobile devices
  • 6th April 2018
    • Added alt text to blog images that weren’t being included (or titles for divs)
    • Fixed a bug on blog posts showing titles they shouldn’t have (if they didn’t have any cocktails mentioned)
    • Fixed a few blog post issues from older posts
    • Few textual / meta description / meta title tweaks
  • 4th April 2018
    • My bar was not allowing users to add / remove ingredients due to multiple checking if ingredient was in bar calls. This is now all fixed
  • 3rd April 2018
    • If no cocktails are mentioned in a blog post, don’t show the title mentioning cocktails
    • Search meta description textual tweaks and spacing
    • If no results on results page by default, dont show the filters
    • Some spacing and alignment issues on results page are now fixed
    • A host of textual tweaks
    • Started adding some Aria roles for better accessibility
    • What to buy next now chooses a random 5 from your top 10
    • Cocktail methods now highlight verbs to better illustrate the cocktail making process (note that cocktail cache clearance needs to kick in here)
    • Blog pages now have previous and next buttons
  • » See all