Blog Archive: Author: Suzanna H

The World’s Deadliest Cocktail: The Aunt Roberta

Despite the age and notoriety of this cocktail, it is quite possible that you have never had the pleasure of drinking the Aunt Roberta. The reason for that is quite clear: this drink doesn’t meet the legal requirements for serving alcohol in many countries. In the places where it would be perfectly acceptable to create… read the full article…

Cocktails to Warm those January Chills

It’s the beginning of a brand-new year, which always brings a sense of hope and fresh beginnings. Unfortunately, January can also be one of those most miserable months, bringing us all back to reality with a bump after the fun and festivities of December. It is also quite cold in some parts of the world,… read the full article…

The History of the Snowball Cocktail

Every year we have dreams of a white Christmas, but unfortunately, it doesn’t always work that way. Depending on where you are in the world, you might get rain, wind, maybe scorching hot sunshine, but the fantasy of building snowmen and making snow angels while you wait for Christmas dinner does not always come true…. read the full article…

Cocktails You Can Give as Gifts

Christmas is looming, and for the party-loving cocktail drinker, there is no better time of year! But if you are not one of the most organized Christmas shoppers, then December can also be a time of chaos and panic! Why not save yourself the effort of browsing the shops for a mediocre gift and instead… read the full article…

The History of the Pornstar Martini

In 2018, the Pornstar Martini was named as the UK’s favourite cocktail, cementing its place on cocktail lists around the country. It may not be the most refined drink, and its name is certainly more tongue-in-cheek than sophisticated, but this sweet, fruity beverage is easy to drink and looks incredible. There is a certain amount… read the full article…

Cocktails for Remembrance Sunday

Every November, we remember those brave men and women who gave their lives for our country in the First World War. November 11th is considered to be the anniversary of the day the war ended. We celebrate this day with parades, poppies and two-minute silences, but there is no reason why you can’t also mix… read the full article…

The History of Cocktails

Our blogs posts regularly focus on the history of some of our most-loved classic cocktails, but the time has come to investigate when this beverage phenomenon originated. If you have ever wondered how cocktails evolved, read on! How the Cocktail Began In 18th century Britain, the place to socialise was the local punch house. These… read the full article…

Cocktails for an Indian Summer

**Disclaimer** Before you start to read this blog post, it is worth noting that it has been written in advance, during one of the most disappointing English summers that we have had in a while. So, it has been created in the hope of manifesting some sunshine in October! If we do not get an… read the full article…

History of the Prairie Oyster

A classic cocktail that promises to cure even the most terrible of hangovers, the Prairie Oyster is not as popular as it once was. An alternative to the more widely known Bloody Mary, this recipe even shares some of the same ingredients. It is made up of cognac, tomato juice, tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, raw… read the full article…

Cocktails Taken from Classic Literature

In the UK, September is the start of a brand-new school year. While the children are perusing great works of fiction by famous authors, looking for meanings between the lines and appreciating the great stories, we can take some cocktail inspiration from these books. Many a classic cocktail has been mentioned in literature, with some… read the full article…

The World’s Best Rooftop Bars

One of the best things about the summer is the long, lazy days where the sun shines late until the evening and cocktails taste that little bit better in the warmer weather. A rooftop bar can make that experience all the more enjoyable, but there are some establishments around the world that really stand out…. read the full article…

Cocktails to Make Use of Your Harvest

August is the month when farmers get to work harvesting the crops that they have so lovingly tended to over the year. There is an abundance of seasonal fruit and vegetables at farm shops, farmers markets and in personal vegetable patches right now. What better way to use them up than in a variety of… read the full article…