Blog Archive: Tag: cocktail

  • 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…

  • Harry & Meghan’s wedding cocktail list (as we imagine it)

    The Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is almost upon us, which means the final preparations are no doubt being tweaked and finalised at this very time. No doubt the day will involve a beverage or two, but what beverages remains to be seen, with scant information being given out ahead of the… read the full article…

  • Gimlet cocktail
    The History of the Gimlet

    The Gimlet has one of the more interesting stories concerning its creation, although it is now enjoyed for pleasure rather than ‘necessity’! Concocted by a doctor, rather than a mixologist, the drink was made as a way to administer medicine to British Navy Officers back in the 19th century. All Aboard for the Gimlet At… read the full article…

  • Yoghurt cocktail
    Cocktail Trends for the Coming Year

    With just over a week left in the first month of 2018, it is fair to say we have mostly settled into the year by now. New Year seems like so long ago, and Christmas is nothing but a distant memory. So, we must look forward, and take this year by the horns! With that… read the full article…

  • Shirley Temple
    The History of the Shirley Temple

    In a bid to encourage those that have so far managed to complete two weeks of Dry January, we are taking a look back at the classic mocktail inspired by a child movie star. The Shirley Temple was made for the actress of the same name on her tenth birthday. The Story Famed for her… read the full article…

  • Game of Thrones Cocktails

    Ever wondered where mixologists – formally known as ‘bartenders’ – take their inspiration from? To where, or when, they look in wonder to get their muse’s juices flowing? In other words, how are cocktails born? In the old days they must have gotten their inspiration from nature, or from the scent of the woman they… read the full article…

  • World Cities that have Inspired Cocktails

    Cocktails often take inspiration from a number of glamourous places, often to make them seem more glam themselves. In this article, we’ll be telling you all about the places that inspired cocktails to whet your appetite for a quick drink or two. Singapore Sling The first one on our list is the Singapore Sling, created… read the full article…

  • Cocktails Created from the History Books

    To get your name in the history books, you must have done something wondrous or terrible. To be remembered, you need to be considered a hero or a villain. But you only know that you have really made it when your name is given to a cocktail. A mixologist in Colchester, UK, has created a… read the full article…

  • The top ten things you need in your cocktail cabinet

    One of the best things about alcohol is that it has a very long use-by date. Spirits, in particular, can last months in your cocktail cabinet, so it makes sense to keep everything in stock so that you can make very basic cocktails without having to dash to the shops. Some of the more complicated… read the full article…

  • When Fantasy and Cocktails Collide

    I don’t mind admitting that I have read every single Harry Potter book. I have watched the films and even visited the Harry Potter Tour at the Warner Bros Studios in London. While we were there, we were able to sample the infamous Butterbeer, an incredibly sweet and sickly concoction that I was unable to… read the full article…

  • Cocktail Prices to Trump Them All

    Donald Trump. Who in the world hasn’t heard that name lately? Whether you love him or loathe him, the man who is about to take charge of the United States is no doubt a savvy businessman. So, it comes as no surprise to hear that the cocktail prices at Trump Hotel have risen in response… read the full article…