Blog Archive: Author: Suzanna H

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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

    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…

  • 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

    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…

  • 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…