Blog Archive: Author: Suzanna H

  • The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Jamaica

    Recognised by many as the most laid-back country in the world, dreams of Jamaica often involve sun, sea, sand, and maybe Bob Marley? Of course, what would that tropical paradise be without a cocktail or two? Expect rum in all its various forms and enjoy while lounging beneath a palm tree outside one of these… read the full article…

  • The History of The Godfather Cocktail

    A cocktail without a mixer is like fish without chips; salt without vinegar; Bert without Ernie – it just doesn’t work. Unless you are the Godfather, in which case, the rules no longer apply. A wicked mix of scotch whiskey and amaretto, this classic cocktail was once extremely popular but seemed to fall out of… read the full article…

  • Wedding Day Cocktails

    Almost every wedding you go to serves some sort of sparkling wine before the vows, or a variation of Mimosa. If you want your big day to be one that others speak about for years to come, why not buck the trend by offering a signature cocktail instead. Choose one to match your theme; one… read the full article…

  • The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Venice

    After a day exploring the magical, historical city of Venice, you’ll be in need of some alcoholic refreshment. Luckily, Venice is well prepared for the well-travelled cocktail-drinker, so you’ll have plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. We’ve made a list of our favourites, so that you can spend less time searching and more… read the full article…

  • The History of Happy Hour

    Everybody loves a happy hour, right? Cut-price drinks and cheap bar snacks are the perfect complement to the end of the working day, helping busy nine-to-five employees unwind and relax after a stressful day. So how did this popular publican tradition start? Like most historical tales in the drinking world, the details are a little… read the full article…

  • Cocktails to Put a Spring in Your Step

    Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where the cocktails is! May is one of my favourite months, with longer days and milder temperatures, you know its only a matter of time before summer arrives and socializing in the garden becomes a weekly event. With that in mind, I’ve put together a selection… read the full article…

  • The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in London

    As Summer looms ever closer, it is the perfect time to explore the UK’s capital city, enjoying the quirky public houses and beer gardens in the sun. If you are heading to London any time soon, these are the best cocktail bars that you absolutely must visit. Swift, 12 Old Compton Street The perfect spot… read the full article…

  • The Old-Fashioned History of the Old Fashioned

    A sophisticated blend of bourbon, bitters, soda and sugar, the Old Fashioned cocktail has roots that go all the way back to the 1800s! The name comes from the way it is made, with people heading to cocktail bars and requesting for their drink to be created in the ‘old fashioned way’. The Origins of… read the full article…

  • Cocktail Bars with Super-Fun Names!

    Cocktail bars tend to trade on a certain air of sophistication, which can sometimes come across as a little serious. Sometimes, however, it can be fun to get a little creative with a bar name – nobody forgets the bar that makes them laugh when they walk through the door! We’ve hunted down our favourite… read the full article…

  • Cocktails to Sip While Brexit Drags On!

    You cannot avoid it, no matter how hard you try! Whether you are a leaver or a remainer, a Tory or a Labour sympathizer, there is no doubt that the whole Brexit debacle has been a lot more long-winded than any of us could ever have imagined. While the politicians argue until they are blue… read the full article…

  • The History of the Mary Pickford Cocktail

    A very fancy cocktail with an extremely glamourous namesake, the Mary Pickford cocktail was created during prohibition and is saved for only the classiest of establishments. Who was Mary Pickford? Born in Canada in 1893 with the name Gladys Mary Smith, Mary Pickford was one of the very first Hollywood superstars. The highest paid woman… read the full article…

  • Going Nuts for Cocktails

    Peanut butter on hot steaming toast is one of the most comforting foods ever, working for a quick and easy breakfast, lunch or dinner, or any meal in between. The thick, sticky texture is extremely moreish – so much, in fact, that some clever sparks have found a way to include it in their happy… read the full article…