The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Bangkok

The most popular city for tourists in the whole world in 2019, Bangkok has a lot to offer, including a thriving nightlife. Wherever there are tourists looking for a good time, there will be cocktails aplenty. If you are planning on taking a trip to Thailand this year, take a quick look at our suggestions… read the full article…

The History of the Rusty Nail

This potent blend of scotch whisky and Drambuie was a favourite of the Rat Pack back in the 1960s, giving them the dutch courage they needed for their outrageous exploits whilst ensuring they kept their air of suaveness and sophistication. The strength of the cocktail only added to their cool façade, proving that they had… read the full article…

Five New Years Tips for Amateur Mixologists

If your new years’ resolution is to learn how to mix cocktails like the professionals, then we are here to help! Here are some useful tips and tricks of the trade that you can use at home to create beverages worthy of the Savoy Hotel. Create a List of Ten Cocktails Trying to learn hundreds… read the full article…

All That Glitters… Is This The Best Christmas Party Cocktail?

A few years ago, my sister in law and I sat in our compulsory festive knit, glass of warming mulled wine in one hand, trusty pen in the other, and began to write a list of all the food and drink we needed to make our upcoming Christmas party for all, our the best one… read the full article…

The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Lapland

A week and a half before Christmas and The Travelling Cocktail Drinker could really only visit one destination. The most festive place in the entire world, Lapland is where dreams can come true for children with Christmas spirit. For adults who would prefer an alcoholic spirit, we’ve found the very best bars in the area…. read the full article…

Are you organising a Christmas party? Need some inspiration to make it a special occasion full of festive magic?

The team here at Make Me A Cocktail were in the same pickle (or should we say chutney?!) So, we went to our hub of 3,500 cocktails available on, made and tested far too many festive alcoholic drinks (sorry mum!) and finally produced our first book bringing together a shortlisted selection of Christmas cocktails… read the full article…

‘Tis The Season to Get Wassailed!

“Wassail, wassail, all over the town, Our toast is white and our ale it is brown, Our bowl it is made of the white maple tree, With the wassailing bowl we’ll drink to thee”. The Wassailing song may be one that is unfamiliar to many, but it is actually a traditional Christmas carol that was… read the full article…

Tech Updates

  • 3rd December 2019

    Too much to say in one tech update, but basically a complete site design overhaul – and along with that hundreds of bug fixes and so many new bits of functionality, and a much faster slicker site. This was a culmination of around 1/2 years work and one we’re really proud of.

  • 12th August 2019
    • Currently working on a completely new site and thus tech updates to current site are slower than usual
  • 10th April 2019
    • Completely updated scripts to all new versions on site including:
      • jQuery
      • Isotope
      • Lazyload
      • Lodash
      • GMaps
    • Added and quicklink to site
    • Reworked js loading mechanism to not load files on certain pages
    • Created new sponsorship page and configured all payment systems
    • Rewrote code to be PHP 7.2, PHP 7.3 compliant, and allow faster local development time
    • Updated server to PHP 7.3
    • Fixed some old js bugs such as list layout on slower devices and other small snags
    • Removed some old code that was no longer needed / used
  • 9th April 2019
    • Work started in earnest on new version of the site. Loads of updates done on the new version whilst we keep track of bugs on this version.
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