Blog Archive: Tag: makemeacocktail

  • The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Venice

    After a day exploring the magical, historical city of Venice, you’ll be in need of some alcoholic refreshment. Luckily, Venice is well prepared for the well-travelled cocktail-drinker, so you’ll have plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. We’ve made a list of our favourites, so that you can spend less time searching and more… read the full article…

  • The History of Happy Hour

    Everybody loves a happy hour, right? Cut-price drinks and cheap bar snacks are the perfect complement to the end of the working day, helping busy nine-to-five employees unwind and relax after a stressful day. So how did this popular publican tradition start? Like most historical tales in the drinking world, the details are a little… 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…

  • The New Cocktail Bars That Made 2018 Great!

    As much as we love a cocktail bar that has been tried and tested – proving itself as the place to be for cocktail lovers far and wide, there is something exciting about the opening of a brand-new establishment. Shiny new glasses, aspirational new bartenders and dreams of irresistible new drinks are certainly a draw… read the full article…

  • Creamy Cocktails with a Christmas Vibe

    Bailey’s is a deliciously creamy and decadent liqueur that can be enjoyed all year round, but there is something about it that makes it a hit at Christmas! There always seems to be a bottle doing the rounds at family gatherings and it is a surprisingly delicious addition to a cheesecake too! Here are some… read the full article…

  • Where to go for sunshine and cocktails in November

    Are you remembering those long summer days and thinking that you really didn’t appreciate them enough when they were here? Now that Autumn has well and truly arrived, it is that time of year when everyone is thinking they’d like to get away and find some sun and perhaps a cocktail or two as well…. read the full article…

  • Let There Be Fireworks When You Drink!

    The temperature has dramatically dropped here in the South-East of England this past fortnight, but we’re not sad! Cold weather means it is time for the season of fun! With Halloween out of the way, it is time to think of Bonfire Night! With this in mind, we have made a list of our favourite… read the full article…