Blog Archive: Author: Suzanna H

  • Cocktails in the sky!
    Cocktails in the Air

    If you’re planning a getaway sometime soon, you might want to reconsider the airline you’re flying with. Forget searching the internet for the cheapest flights and don’t worry too much about choosing an airline that allows you an extra 5kg luggage allowance. We all know the best airlines are the ones with the longest cocktail… read the full article…

  • History of the classic cocktail
    The History of the Caipirinha

    Made with cachaça, the sweeter, more refined cousin of dark rum, the Caipirinha (Kai-Pur-reen-Ya) has earned its place as the national cocktail of Brazil. Light, cold and incredibly refreshing, it is no wonder it is so popular in the sweltering hot country, but where did the surprisingly simple, yet effective, cocktail come from? The Medicinal… read the full article…

  • Feeling the February Love
    Feeling the February Love

    What could warm you up in the coldest month of the year better than the cozy feeling of being in love? With Valentines Day right around the corner, we thought it was only right that we celebrate the most romantic cocktails – and if you are single and ready to mingle, these pretty beverages are… read the full article…

  • The real reason for Blue Monday!
    Blue Monday Cocktails

    They say the third Monday of January is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year. Monday’s are not the best day of the week anyway, but this one falls on a day when the joy of Christmas and New Year is well and truly over. The boxing day sales are a distant… read the full article…

  • The History of the Long Island Ice Tea
    The History of the Long Island Ice Tea

    Not every bartender is comfortable with serving up this classic cocktail. A potent blend of spirits topped with cola, it is not afforded the same respect as many of the other classics. Perhaps this is because of its extremely high alcohol content making it a favourite amongst the student community attempting to get as drunk… read the full article…

  • Crickets with your cocktails?
    What Will You Be Drinking in 2019?

    The new year is the perfect time to take a new perspective on your drinking habits. Traditionally, January is a time of detox after the excess of December – where you take a moment to allow your bank account, liver and digestive system. So why don’t we spend this time of rest and restoration to… read the full article…

  • Cocktail bars of 2018
    The New Cocktail Bars That Made 2018 Great!

    As much as we love a cocktail bar that has been tried and tested – proving itself as the place to be for cocktail lovers far and wide, there is something exciting about the opening of a brand-new establishment. Shiny new glasses, aspirational new bartenders and dreams of irresistible new drinks are certainly a draw… read the full article…

  • History of the Amaretto Sour
    Who Invented the Amaretto Sour?

    With most classic cocktails, it is possible to track down the origins of the recipe. Bartenders love to claim to have invented the most popular blends, since it gives them five minutes of fame and elevates their status within the bartending community. The older cocktails tend to have two or three stories attached to them,… read the full article…

  • Creamy cocktails
    Creamy Cocktails with a Christmas Vibe

    Bailey’s is a deliciously creamy and decadent liqueur that can be enjoyed all year round, but there is something about it that makes it a hit at Christmas! There always seems to be a bottle doing the rounds at family gatherings and it is a surprisingly delicious addition to a cheesecake too! Here are some… read the full article…

  • Sunset_Marina (1)
    Where to go for sunshine and cocktails in November

    Are you remembering those long summer days and thinking that you really didn’t appreciate them enough when they were here? Now that Autumn has well and truly arrived, it is that time of year when everyone is thinking they’d like to get away and find some sun and perhaps a cocktail or two as well…. read the full article…

  • bloodymary
    The History of the Bloody Mary Cocktail

    The Bloody Mary cocktail has undergone something of a revival of late. The ultimate hangover cure, this is a dangerous cocktail to drink, since the tomato juice can often mask the taste of the alcohol. Before you know it, you are drunker than you intended to be and with a hangover that another Bloody Mary… read the full article…

  • fireworks
    Let There Be Fireworks When You Drink!

    The temperature has dramatically dropped here in the South-East of England this past fortnight, but we’re not sad! Cold weather means it is time for the season of fun! With Halloween out of the way, it is time to think of Bonfire Night! With this in mind, we have made a list of our favourite… read the full article…