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History of the Fitzgerald

First recorded in 2002, it seems quite strange to call this a classic cocktail. Indeed, its history is not nearly as innocuous as some other drinks and it is fairly young in the cocktail world. However, it has earned its place on the classic list thanks to its delightful blend of ingredients that many have… read the full article…

Cocktails for Mums Who Have Been Homeschooling

Now the kids are back to school, it is time for the Mums to relax! Celebrate your return to some kind of normality with one of these delicious cocktails! Mumtini This sweet, fruity concoction has been made just for mums, with gin, Campari, sugar syrup, grapefruit juice and orange bitters. This is not a drink… read the full article…

The 5 Upsides Of 2020’s Lockdown

2020. We are not sure quite what has happened to you, but the Kir Royale infused New Year’s Eve celebrations with the well-intended ‘new year, new me’ and New Year resolutions have probably all but disappeared from our lives! Whether you called it lockdown or quarantine, nearly all of us reading this had to stay… read the full article…

The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Auckland

The list of restrictions due to the global pandemic keeps getting shorter and we can now visit certain countries on holiday. New Zealand has always been at the forefront of fighting Covid-19, with the prime minister being praised for her level-headed and effective approach. So, now that we can finally head to the lush green… read the full article…

History of the Old Cuban

Cuban drinks have quite a cult following in the cocktail world. Stunning cocktails including the daiquiri, mojito and el presidente were made on the small Caribbean island and are all made with locally made ingredients. While many of their best beverages were created some time ago, the admiration for these drinks has not diminished and… read the full article…

Cocktails to Use Up Your Blackberries!

August is the best month for amateur foragers! Almost everyone can distinguish those ripe, bubbly blackberries and they are so easy to find with a walk along almost any hedgerow in the UK. While you might be tempted to eat them straight from the bush, they also make for some very tasty cocktails. Take a… read the full article…

The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Kent

A slightly less exotic location for our drinking travels this month, but with the whole global pandemic making it difficult to explore further climes, staying close to home seems more important. In the spirit of encouraging cocktail connoisseurs to shop local and support smaller businesses, we will show you the very best places to get… read the full article…

3 Ways To Revamp Your Bar For A Grand Reopening

Bar owners are some of the hardest hit financially by COVID-19. Social distancing measures have made it impossible to operate a bar. Successful bars are crowded and chaotic and, unfortunately, those are also the perfect conditions for COVID to spread. If you run a bar, chances are that you have had to operate minimally if… read the full article…

History of the Negroni

One of the most underrated classic cocktails, the simple Negroni is a potent combination of gin, Campari and sweet vermouth. With only the slow melt of the ice to water it down, this is a tipple best savoured slowly, in order to ensure you can enjoy more than one! So, how did this blend of… read the full article…

Cocktails for the Pub Garden

The Covid-19 pandemic has truly dragged on, but now that pubs with gardens are being allowed to reopen with social distancing measures in place, we can finally enjoy a companionable cocktail. Its been so long since anyone has stepped foot inside a public house that you might have forgotten what liquid delicacies are on offer!… read the full article…

The Best Tik Tok Accounts for Cocktail Enthusiasts

Ever since that Tik Tok video in which user arf400 shows the world how to use the Make Me a Cocktail website, crashing our site in the process, we have been a little bit more interested in what the app has to offer. Turns out, it is about more than silly dance routines and funny… read the full article…

History of the B52

A well-made B52 shot is certainly a work of art. Made up of a beautifully layered mix of Baileys’, triple sec and coffee liqueur, this is a shot that takes patience and precision in order to achieve perfection. It might seem like quite a modern style of shot, particularly when considering the ingredients used, but… read the full article…