The History of the Old Fashioned

If you think of yourself as a cocktail aficionado, you have probably heard about an Old Fashioned. If not, this popular whiskey-based cocktail is a firm favourite of those who appreciate a rich yet silky touch of elegance, no matter where they are in the world. This classic drink features at most cocktail bars and… read the full article…

History of the Prairie Oyster

A classic cocktail that promises to cure even the most terrible of hangovers, the Prairie Oyster is not as popular as it once was. An alternative to the more widely known Bloody Mary, this recipe even shares some of the same ingredients. It is made up of cognac, tomato juice, tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, raw… read the full article…

Top 4 Mind-Blowing Tips to Improve Your Cocktail Making Skills

Whether you’re throwing a little party or going all out for something special, practicing your cocktail-making abilities is a sure way to make a night to remember. But how can you make beverages that are comparable to those served at your favorite bar? Don’t worry; a Ph.D. in mixology isn’t required to be a fantastic… read the full article…

Cocktails Taken from Classic Literature

In the UK, September is the start of a brand-new school year. While the children are perusing great works of fiction by famous authors, looking for meanings between the lines and appreciating the great stories, we can take some cocktail inspiration from these books. Many a classic cocktail has been mentioned in literature, with some… read the full article…

The World’s Best Rooftop Bars

One of the best things about the summer is the long, lazy days where the sun shines late until the evening and cocktails taste that little bit better in the warmer weather. A rooftop bar can make that experience all the more enjoyable, but there are some establishments around the world that really stand out…. read the full article…

Cocktails to Make Use of Your Harvest

August is the month when farmers get to work harvesting the crops that they have so lovingly tended to over the year. There is an abundance of seasonal fruit and vegetables at farm shops, farmers markets and in personal vegetable patches right now. What better way to use them up than in a variety of… read the full article…

Most Popular Cocktails at Vegas Blackjack Tables

If you’re planning a trip to Vegas, you’re probably already imagining yourself sitting comfortably around the blackjack table, drink in hand and having the time of your life. But let’s zoom into that image for a moment and pause on your glass. What’s in it? What are you drinking? Whether you like it on the… read the full article…

Get to Know Your Rum

The basis of so many incredible cocktails, rum has a long history with links to pirates and brave naval warriors, making it one of the coolest spirits around! It was actually created in the middle ages by slaves working on plantations in the West Indies, who discovered that sugar by-products could be fermented and then… read the full article…

Ruby Red Cocktails to Celebrate July

Now that we are well into those long summer days, balmy evenings in the garden and parties in the park always seem like a good idea! Of course, you’ll need a few signature cocktails to cement that free-spirited mood, and since the ruby is the birthstone of July, it makes sense to theme your beverages… read the full article…

Best Cocktail Bars in Las Vegas for 2021

A visit to Sin City comes the entire package deal: top quality casino action, luxurious hotels, pampering resorts and world-class dining. In recent years, another element has been added to the list: some of the best cocktail bars in the world. Long gone are the days when Vegas bars would serve up a glass of… read the full article…

The History of the Dark ‘N’ Stormy Cocktail

The Dark ‘N’ Stormy cocktail is a delicious blend of dark rum and ginger beer that is simple to create and delicious to enjoy on a hot summers day. While the modern variant is made using any variety of brands, usually started with a muddled lime for a sharp twist, the original was made with… read the full article…

About our site, the lowdown

Cocktails are most favourite drinks among the people. Originally, a cocktail is a mixture of spirits with other ingredients such as flavoured syrup, cream, or fruit juice. Cocktails are used widely across the world and many websites publish the original recipes, or their own version of cocktails of some famous, and ancient cocktails. Makemeacocktail.com is… read the full article…

Cocktails for United Nations World Ocean Day

Did you know that World Ocean Day is celebrated on June 8th? The annual event has been created to bring awareness to the plight of our seas, encouraging us to better educate ourselves about the result of our actions. The ocean covers over 70% of the world’s surface, so the health of it is important… read the full article…

🤓 Tech Updates

  • 18th May 2021
    • We’ve cleaned up the home page slider to free up some screen
    • Sorted out the slider core item (was using a Christmas list all the time)
    • Fixed a icon dispay size when using JWT token re-signon
  • 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
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    • 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
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