Blog Archive: Author: Suzanna H

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…

The Best Pub Gardens in the World

At the time of writing this blog post, lockdown restrictions are easing in the UK. From April 12th, any bars or pubs that have an outdoor space can start to serve alcohol again. Hurray! This seemed like the perfect time to celebrate beer gardens around the world, as we do like to sip our cocktails… read the full article…

Cocktails for St Georges Day

The legend of St George is one of a heroic horseman who slayed evil princess-eating dragons. Named the patron saint of England by King George III, this is a story that has been retold through many generations and forms the basis of a great many fairytales! Wondering what you can drink to toast this brave… read the full article…

Bringing Sustainability to the Cocktail Industry

Sustainability is a bit of a buzz word right now. It has infiltrated its way into almost every industry as businesses try to continue to make money while placing less pressure on the planet. Doing our bit for the environment can only be a good thing, but how does it work in the cocktail world?… read the full article…

Top Five Female Bartenders of all Time

March is a month dedicated to the ladies of the world. With International Women’s Day falling on the 8th of March, we felt it was only right to celebrate some of the very best female bartenders that have graced our cocktails bars over the years. We know, boys are great too, but this blog is… read the full article…

The History of Champagne

It is the drink that is saved for celebrations and extravagant events, used to impress others and create an air of wealth. So, what exactly is champagne and where did this luxurious drink come from? The Birthplace of Champagne Of course, most people know that the Champagne drink comes from the Champagne region in France…. read the full article…

The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Lucerne

It’s February, the month of love, so it is only right that The Travelling Cocktail Drinker visits one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Paris and Venice were too obvious, so, this month, the focus is on somewhere a little different, but just as dreamy! Known throughout Switzerland as the place to go… read the full article…