Blog Archive: Author: Suzanna H

  • New ways to Enjoy Mulled Wine

    Nothing signals the onset of Christmas more than that crisp, sweet smell of mulled wine. It catches you as you wander through Christmas markets and is perfect for warming your insides on a cold winter day. But there is more than one way to make a delicious, hearty drink that everyone will enjoy. Take a… read the full article…

  • Christmas-Themed Bars to Bring You Yuletide Joy

    On December 5th, a special Home Alone-themed bar will open its doors to the public in Liverpool, UK. This exciting new establishment has been selling tickets to the evening events, in which guests will be treated to live music, crazy golf and a graffiti-decorated bar. The whole pop-up will be dripping with Christmas decorations, including… read the full article…

  • The History of the Martini

    All the best cocktails have back stories that are romantic, unusual and a little bit unlikely – sometimes the story is even more entertaining than the drink! But the cocktails that make it to ‘classic’ status usually have more than one story, so that you are never really sure where the drink was first made…. read the full article…

  • The World’s Best Bars

    What makes a cocktail bar so great? The very best bars need to stand out amongst a very saturated crowd, so it is about more than serving well mixed drinks; there needs to be an atmosphere and a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ that allows it to claim to be one of the best. British… read the full article…

  • Chocolate Envy

    With Halloween now over, all thoughts naturally turn to the next big festive season: Christmas. The shops are now full of gift ideas and traditional foods, including boxes of chocolates that are reduced to encourage shoppers to purchase more than they usually would. The problem with chocolate is that it is so moreish, which is… read the full article…

  • Frighteningly Good Pumpkin Cocktails

    Every Halloween in my house, we spend hours scooping out the insides of numerous pumpkins and carving spooky faces into the outsides (with varying degrees of success). And every year, I always lament at the amount of pumpkin pulp that is thrown away. So, you can imagine my delight when I discovered that the pumpkin… read the full article…

  • The History of the Mimosa Cocktail

    No brunch is complete without a Mimosa or two alongside your eggs benedict and smoked salmon, and it is a great tipple to have before a wedding, but the history behind our favourite pre-midday cocktail is much disputed. Of course, there is little doubt that the Mimosa is simply a variation of the much-loved Buck’s… read the full article…

  • Give a Cheer for Beer Cocktails

    When you think of your favourite cocktail recipes, how many of them include beer as an ingredient? Not many, we bet! Of course, there are drink combinations that include beers: Black Velvet, Snakebite and the traditional Shandy are all popular beer drinks that can be ordered in many typical bars. But when we think of… read the full article…

  • Cocktail Bars With a Twist

    James Bond’s cocktail of choice was a martini – shaken, not stirred, of course! But it seems spies these days are more adventurous with their beverage choices, or at least they are at The Bletchley cocktail bar in London. The Bletchley is a themed bar that requires the drinker to get really involved in the… read the full article…

  • The World’s Best Bartenders

    The art of mixology can be a difficult science, but the very best bartenders in the world make it look easy. They mix up flavours and create new cocktail concoctions that other people would never have dreamed of putting together. Often emulated but never bettered, if you are looking for the perfect blends of spirits… read the full article…

  • Gin for the Win

    Maybe it’s just me, but it seems as though gin is experiencing somewhat of a revival these days. The stereotypical notion of your nan sipping on a gin and tonic is but a distant memory as more and more gin cocktails are created and specialist bars dedicated to the bitter spirit are opening. It is… read the full article…

  • Cocktails Created from the History Books

    To get your name in the history books, you must have done something wondrous or terrible. To be remembered, you need to be considered a hero or a villain. But you only know that you have really made it when your name is given to a cocktail. A mixologist in Colchester, UK, has created a… read the full article…