Blog Archive: Tag: makemeacocktail

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…

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…