Blog posts by Make me a cocktail

The Bitter Truth

12 years ago

When people think of bitters they probably mean Angostura bitters, a concoction made of a rum base with the addition of herbs, gentian and what the bottle calls “harmless vegetable favoring extractive...

Shaking: The Hows and Whats

12 years ago

A cocktail shaker's basic function is to quickly cool the drink by mixing it with ice. But professionals know that shaking a drink is about much more than cooling it down. A mixologist's shake is a bi...

Serving Absinthe: La Louche

12 years ago

Artemisia absinthium, commonly known as wormwood, is the defining ingredient in the production of absinthe. Although wormwood leaves soaked in wine were used as medicinal remedies by ancient Egyptians...

Mixologist of the Past

12 years ago

Here’s the thing about great mixologists: The drinks they’ve devised remain popular long after they, themselves, are gone. Lest they be forgotten to history, though, homage must be paid to four of the...

Cocktail Competitions

12 years ago

Cocktail competitions have their root in the late 19th century, when Jerry “the professor” Thomas mixed an original cocktail called the Blue Blazer. The professor drew patrons who wanted to view them...

Create Your Own Signature Cocktail

11 years ago

Everybody knows the name of their favourite cocktail. Many never give thought to how those special cocktails were created. Those drinks were created by someone at some time and now they are enjoyed by...

Books Have the Lowdown on Bottoms-Up

11 years ago

The classic cocktail is back, and it has tales to tell. Often, those tales include the storytellers themselves. Alcoholic concoctions are legendary in the literary life: "You're a rummy, but no more...

Drinking During Prohibition

11 years ago

Prohibition was the period spanning from 1919 to 1933 during which alcohol was legally banned in the United States. A Constitutional amendment was passed banning alcohol with the aim of improving Amer...

The fruity secrets in cocktails

11 years ago

Although enjoyed throughout the year, the approach of warmer days ahead makes those fruit-enhanced cocktail beverages even more refreshing. From muddled lime and mint mojitos to frosty strawberry daiq...

Website Redesign Launched

11 years ago

Today was a monumental day for everyone here at Make me a Cocktail. After 6 months work we're pleased to announce our brand new website - redesigned, re-configured and re-built from the ground up to m...

Some of the Worlds Best

11 years ago

Cocktail bars are available in a variety of ambience and atmosphere, whether dark and decadent while listing to the piano or sleek and modern as you enjoying conversation and drinks with friends. Howe...

Tiki Tipples

11 years ago

Polynesian culture, epitomized by intricately carved wooden tiki statues, may have been around for hundreds if not thousands of years, but the tiki cocktail phenomenon originated in golden sun-drenche...

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