Blog Archive: Author: Suzanna H

  • The History of the Tequila Sunrise

    It is very rare to find the Tequila Sunrise on the cocktail menu of any self-respecting classy establishment these days, since it has gained a rather tacky reputation, with most proud mixologists avoiding putting it on their menu. But we think this is an unfair assumption of a drink that can actually be quite tasty… read the full article…

  • Cocktail by the pool
    Cocktails in the Pool

    Now that the days are getting longer and the temperatures are finally starting to rise, you may have turned your thoughts towards booking your summer holiday! No doubt you’ll be looking for sun, sea and super-dooper cocktails, so we’ve found some of the very best poolside cocktail bars around the world that will let you… read the full article…

  • Tatler Top Cocktail
    What’s Hot and What’s Not: The Tatler Guide to Drinking in 2018

    As with most things in life, beverages come in and out of fashion all the time, some faster than we can drink them in fact! To help keep the clueless cocktail consumers à la mode, Tatler has recently published a list of alcoholic drinks that will ensure you can sip with the cool crowd, as… read the full article…

  • Wine
    Making Wine More Wonderful

    For many, Easter is a time of indulgence after a long period of fasting. If you took part in the religious practice of Lent, then you may well have enjoyed the past weekend by scoffing chocolates and drinking delicious cocktails. The perfect antidote to the sugary sweet flavour of countless Easter eggs is the bitter,… read the full article…

  • Cocktail robot
    Bartenders of the Future?

    There are some truly superb mixologists in the world and they have bought has some irresistible cocktail combinations that us mere mortals might never have been able to create ourselves. But how replaceable are they really? Could robots soon be serving us our Martinis and Mojitos? Of course, the idea of a robot bartender is… read the full article…

  • Gimlet cocktail
    The History of the Gimlet

    The Gimlet has one of the more interesting stories concerning its creation, although it is now enjoyed for pleasure rather than ‘necessity’! Concocted by a doctor, rather than a mixologist, the drink was made as a way to administer medicine to British Navy Officers back in the 19th century. All Aboard for the Gimlet At… read the full article…

  • Gravy boat for cocktails
    Fancy Some Gin on Your Roast Dinner?

    Making a gravy that is good enough to drink is no mean feat, but if you manage it, then you are sure to be hailed king or queen of the kitchen! In America, KFC think they have mastered the perfect stock, so much so that they are now creating alcoholic cocktails made of the stuff!… read the full article…

  • Cocktial on the beach
    Take A Trip To Cocktail Paradise

    The winter months seem to drag forever, and even now, with the end of February in sight, the cold doesn’t seem to have eased up all that much. As much as we enjoy our warm cocktails, it is time to find somewhere more appropriate for ice-cold beverages. This is the time of year when we… read the full article…

  • Slippery nipple cocktail
    Valentines Cocktails to Make You Blush

    With Valentines Day drawing near, we got to thinking about some of the most romantic cocktails you could be enjoying with your loved one. But while undertaking our research, we came across some drinks that are so rude, you might not feel comfortable ordering them in a bar! We decided they would be much more… read the full article…

  • Moscow mule cocktail
    The History of the Moscow Mule

    This week, the Moscow Mule was rated the top cocktail in Michigan, according to research undertaken by Versus Reviews. Its easy to see why; who can resist that mouth-watering combination of spicy ginger beer combined with tart lime juice, over the crisp freshness of a good vodka? But who knew that this delicious concoction came… read the full article…

  • Yoghurt cocktail
    Cocktail Trends for the Coming Year

    With just over a week left in the first month of 2018, it is fair to say we have mostly settled into the year by now. New Year seems like so long ago, and Christmas is nothing but a distant memory. So, we must look forward, and take this year by the horns! With that… read the full article…

  • Shirley Temple
    The History of the Shirley Temple

    In a bid to encourage those that have so far managed to complete two weeks of Dry January, we are taking a look back at the classic mocktail inspired by a child movie star. The Shirley Temple was made for the actress of the same name on her tenth birthday. The Story Famed for her… read the full article…