Blog Archive: Author: Make me a cocktail

  • Top 5 Must Know Make Me A Cocktail Secrets

    Over 5 years ago we started building Make me a Cocktail with one simple premise in mind – allow a user to enter what ingredients they have at home, and we’ll tell them what they can make! Simple. Succinct. No problem ….. right? Well, that original goal was relatively quick to solve, but as with all websites the… read the full article…

  • Flaviar First Look

    Disclaimer: We’ve recently been speaking with Flaviar and received this box to review for this website. Below is an honest and open review on the company and the service they offer. Today as I ran down the stairs like I was a child at Christmas, hearing the doorbell from the postman, I had that anticipation that something exciting and intriguing… read the full article…

  • The Compendium of Alcohol Ingredients and Processes

    Winebgas.com have done an awesome new infogrpahic highlighting all the processes and ingredients that go into various spirits and alcoholic ingredients. Its a fairly comprehensive list ranging from absinthe to kilju, to whiskey and wine. We’re loving the mini graphics and dedication to the amount of ingredients in this list. See the full infographic here: http://www.winebags.com/The-Compendium-of-Alcohol-Ingredients-and-Processes-s/2054.htm

  • New site in the works – we need YOU!

    During the cold winter months of 2010 Make me a Cocktail was first envisioned and work began on some small scripts to take your cupboard contents to cocktail glass. By March 2011 Nick Wilkins (the creator of MMAC) built a website which essentially took that script and turned it into a website that the public… read the full article…

  • Site Widgets Ahoy

    Ahoy their pirate cocktail lovers and website readers. We’ve hope you’ve been having a lovely week and got to taste or imbibe some lovely concotions. If the weekend is just arriving for you, then be sure to taste you’re way through some of our newer additions. However, for now I wanted to take this opportunity… read the full article…

  • Sixt Rental Car and Cocktails

    The rental car company, Sixt, have recently released a new drink driving campaign that highlights the dangers of drink driving to the public by cleverly utilising a host of cocktail names in a story about a ultimately catastrophic evening. They’re are running their campaign through Thunderclap here, although the clever YouTube video can be seen… read the full article…

  • Worlds 50 Best Bars Released

    Drinks International yearly release what they coin as ‘The Worlds 50 Best Bars’, a list that is announced near the beginning of October every year. Started in 2009, this is the 5th year that its run and the popularity and media attention on the list seems to be growing. How is the list decided you… read the full article…

  • Breakfast in Burma

    Bartenders are creative creatures at heart and nothing fuels the flames of creativity like a good ol’ fashioned cocktail competition (trips abroad and prize money help too!). Bartenders entering the Hayman’s Gin and Bitter Truth Vintage to Visionary competition were tasked with making two drinks. The first is the focus today and had to be… read the full article…

  • Eddie Stobart is ruining cocktail bars

    The sun is shining, the birds a cheeping and the baking tarmac is flowing under your wheels like a river as you power your way along the motorway, thundering along the middle lane as if Halfordsus, god of all things motoring himself, has granted you such pleasant means of travel. Life is good, speed it… read the full article…

  • Chat up lines are old news… THIS will get you a number or two.

    Men and women around the globe have puzzled and pondered over the billions of ways to successfully attract a partner. Even those with the confidence and charm of a small bag of potatoes have come up with ever more inventive ways of seduction… largely Facebook and Photoshop, but even those oozing with charisma can still… read the full article…

  • Potato? In a cocktail? Yup

    Potato? In a cocktail? Yup So El Dorado rum flows from Guyana where food and rum are a big part of family life, full of traditions. With swizzle recipes and also cookery recipes closely guarded secrets passed down the family line. I want to welcome everybody in with my cocktail the way a Guyanese grandmother… read the full article…

  • The road to El Dorado Part 2 – A bitter sweet symphony

    So after some careful consideration I have decided to create my very own aromatic bitters to incorporate into my cocktail for the upcoming El Dorado Swizzle competition. The base of a bitter is usually a high strength alcohol that has been steeped with various weird and wonderful spices, botanicals, seeds, peels, flowers and just about… read the full article…