Blog Archive: Author: Suzanna H

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…

Cocktail Alternatives to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Whatever your stance on the coronavirus vaccine, whether you can’t wait to get the jab or you are in the anti-vax camp, there is no denying that it has been dominating the news and possibly your thoughts for the past few months. Could it be the light at the end of the dark COVID tunnel?… read the full article…

The Best Cocktail Books to Read in 2021

Its been a strange old year, but while the world came to a standstill, furloughed bartenders were spending their time creating new cocktail recipes and perfecting the classics. Here are some of the very best cocktail books on the market, so that you can do the same. The Joy of Mixology, Gary Regan A great… read the full article…

The History of Vodka

For a long time, this clear spirit was considered to be the most popular in the UK. It has recently been usurped by gin, but it still holds a special place in our hearts. Here is a story about how vodka came to be! Where was Vodka Invented? If you were to visit Russia, you… read the full article…

Classic Cocktails for the January Blues

Kick those January blues to the curb with a delicious range of classic cocktails! If you are looking to improve your bartending skills and master the art of mixology, this is the very best place to start. Once you have perfected these drinks, every other drink will be a breeze! Negroni This is the cocktail… read the full article…

The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Lima

Peru is not traditionally considered to be a typical holiday destination for many, but the beautiful country on the west coast of South America has an awful lot to offer. As well as the incredible diverse landscapes, unique history and amazing opportunities to indulge your inner thrill-seeker, there are also some pretty great cocktail bars!… read the full article…

The History of Whiskey

At Christmas time, the Irish coffees flow freely in my household. My husband is very generous with his serve of alcohol, to the point where the steaming hot beverage is almost lukewarm! The last time we enjoyed an Irish coffee, we had quite an in-depth conversation about the origins of the bottle of Jim Beam… read the full article…

Cocktails for Christmas Elves

Christmas might be a little bit different for most of us this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in a few festive cocktails. We have put together a list of some of the very best drinks that even Buddy the Elf himself will adore. So pour a few of these for while you… read the full article…

The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Mexico City

Home to some of the most amazing dormant volcanoes, incredible Aztec ruins and pyramids and over 700 different types of reptile, Mexico is a truly fascinating place to visit. When it comes to tourism, the people are very welcoming, with a fantastic hospitality industry. Of course, Mexico is the birth place of both tequila and… read the full article…

History of the Kir Royale Cocktail

If there is a classier, more elegant classic cocktail on offer, then we are yet to discover it. The Kir Royale is the ultimate champagne cocktail – simple, sleek and sophisticated. The best thing about it is that it is incredibly easy to replicate at home or in the bar, making it even more popular… read the full article…

Cocktails Straight from Hogwarts

When the nights start to close in and with Halloween just behind us, there is nothing I like to do more than cuddle up with a box of chocolates, a delicious cocktail and a good film. Harry Potter has been the franchise of choice lately, so here are some drinks straight from the wizarding world…. read the full article…