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…

The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Lima

Peru is not traditionally considered to be a typical holiday destination for many, but the beautiful country on the west coast of South America has an awful lot to offer. As well as the incredible diverse landscapes, unique history and amazing opportunities to indulge your inner thrill-seeker, there are also some pretty great cocktail bars!… read the full article…

The History of Whiskey

At Christmas time, the Irish coffees flow freely in my household. My husband is very generous with his serve of alcohol, to the point where the steaming hot beverage is almost lukewarm! The last time we enjoyed an Irish coffee, we had quite an in-depth conversation about the origins of the bottle of Jim Beam… read the full article…

📱 Make Me A Cocktail, Wherever, Whenever With Whatever You’ve Got With The New App!

Cocktail inspiration wherever you are, whenever you want, with whatever you’ve got in front of you! Make Me A Cocktail have finally launched a hotly anticipated Cocktail App for your iPhone! Make Me A Cocktail recognised that you need the website when you need some cocktail inspiration in the moment, but wanted to make the… read the full article…

Cocktails for Christmas Elves

Christmas might be a little bit different for most of us this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in a few festive cocktails. We have put together a list of some of the very best drinks that even Buddy the Elf himself will adore. So pour a few of these for while you… read the full article…

4 Steps To Creating A Night Out At Home!

We are almost out the other end of 2020, and what a year it has been for us all! If you’re like me, you’ve likely reignited a love for your home, making it a hub for family and a space for socialising and relaxing, spending more time just being in the moment rather than chasing… read the full article…

Gift Ideas For Older Teens This Christmas

It’s the run up to Christmas in 2020. The monumental, brain sweating task of thinking of thoughtful, non-cheesy, trendy gifts for older teenagers has just reached the highest difficulty rating as presents this year also need to be pandemic friendly! (Say a temporary goodbye to Spa package for one gifts for a New Year detox!)… read the full article…

The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Mexico City

Home to some of the most amazing dormant volcanoes, incredible Aztec ruins and pyramids and over 700 different types of reptile, Mexico is a truly fascinating place to visit. When it comes to tourism, the people are very welcoming, with a fantastic hospitality industry. Of course, Mexico is the birth place of both tequila and… read the full article…

Canadians’ Favorite Cocktails You Should Try

The Christmas holiday is approaching fast, and families will gather together to catch up on the events of a tough year. Now that going to a land-based casino is not a viable option at the moment, you can opt for Jackpot online casino to play your favorite casino game with family and friends as you… read the full article…

History of the Kir Royale Cocktail

If there is a classier, more elegant classic cocktail on offer, then we are yet to discover it. The Kir Royale is the ultimate champagne cocktail – simple, sleek and sophisticated. The best thing about it is that it is incredibly easy to replicate at home or in the bar, making it even more popular… read the full article…

7 Pumpkin Cocktails You Should Try This Fall

Fall can boast of various peculiarities that help this season stand out from the rest, and pumpkin cocktails are among the must-try things this fall. Every season is special in its own way, and fall stands out from the rest with its bright warm colors of falling leaves, rains, and increased need for coziness. How… read the full article…

🤓 Tech Updates

  • 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
  • 2nd July 2020
    • We’ve just tweaked some performance bits, moving ad loading to the bottom instead of the head (oops sorry about that)
    • We’ve also added some webp to some common elements
    • Added some width / height to help with CLS (content layout shift) for users
  • 29th May 2020
    • Added a separate reader to our DB cluster, so we can scale horizontally on the database better. Changed a heap of our SQL calls over to the reader as needed. Will help with speed, reliability, and ability to scale as needed. Win win win!
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