Who Invented the Amaretto Sour?

With most classic cocktails, it is possible to track down the origins of the recipe. Bartenders love to claim to have invented the most popular blends, since it gives them five minutes of fame and elevates their status within the bartending community. The older cocktails tend to have two or three stories attached to them,… read the full article…

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    Bailey’s is a deliciously creamy and decadent liqueur that can be enjoyed all year round, but there is something about it that makes it a hit at Christmas! There always seems to be a bottle doing the rounds at family gatherings and it is a surprisingly delicious addition to a cheesecake too! Here are some… read the full article…

  • English Spirit Cucumber

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  • The History of the Bloody Mary Cocktail

    The Bloody Mary cocktail has undergone something of a revival of late. The ultimate hangover cure, this is a dangerous cocktail to drink, since the tomato juice can often mask the taste of the alcohol. Before you know it, you are drunker than you intended to be and with a hangover that another Bloody Mary… read the full article…

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  • Where the A-List Like to Drink

    Celebrity A-Listers might live a charmed life full of expensive things, adoring fans and access to everything their heart desires, but sometimes they like to pretend they are just like us. We’ve tracked down the favourite drinking haunts of some of the biggest names,  in showbiz and we are sure some of the places will… 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
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