Blog Archive: Author: Suzanna H

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…

Get to Know Your Rum

The basis of so many incredible cocktails, rum has a long history with links to pirates and brave naval warriors, making it one of the coolest spirits around! It was actually created in the middle ages by slaves working on plantations in the West Indies, who discovered that sugar by-products could be fermented and then… read the full article…

Ruby Red Cocktails to Celebrate July

Now that we are well into those long summer days, balmy evenings in the garden and parties in the park always seem like a good idea! Of course, you’ll need a few signature cocktails to cement that free-spirited mood, and since the ruby is the birthstone of July, it makes sense to theme your beverages… read the full article…

The History of the Dark ‘N’ Stormy Cocktail

The Dark ‘N’ Stormy cocktail is a delicious blend of dark rum and ginger beer that is simple to create and delicious to enjoy on a hot summers day. While the modern variant is made using any variety of brands, usually started with a muddled lime for a sharp twist, the original was made with… read the full article…

Cocktails for United Nations World Ocean Day

Did you know that World Ocean Day is celebrated on June 8th? The annual event has been created to bring awareness to the plight of our seas, encouraging us to better educate ourselves about the result of our actions. The ocean covers over 70% of the world’s surface, so the health of it is important… read the full article…

The History of the Grasshopper Cocktail

Have you ever come across a cocktail as bright and glowing as the green, green Grasshopper? Made up of creme de cacao, creme de menthe, and good, old fashioned cream, this is a frothy, delightful blend that is sweet, minty and oh-so delicious! This is a low-proof cocktail, allowing you to indulge in the luxury… read the full article…

Cocktails to Celebrate Star Wars Day

It’s a pivotal moment in every person’s life when they realise that “May the Forth” sounds a little bit like “May the Force”, the beginning of one of the best-loved quotes from the Star Wars saga. As a result of this word trick, the 4th of May is now recognised internationally as Star Wars day…. read the full article…