Blog Archive: Tag: makemeacocktail

History of the Old Cuban

Cuban drinks have quite a cult following in the cocktail world. Stunning cocktails including the daiquiri, mojito and el presidente were made on the small Caribbean island and are all made with locally made ingredients. While many of their best beverages were created some time ago, the admiration for these drinks has not diminished and… read the full article…

Cocktails to Use Up Your Blackberries!

August is the best month for amateur foragers! Almost everyone can distinguish those ripe, bubbly blackberries and they are so easy to find with a walk along almost any hedgerow in the UK. While you might be tempted to eat them straight from the bush, they also make for some very tasty cocktails. Take a… read the full article…

The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Kent

A slightly less exotic location for our drinking travels this month, but with the whole global pandemic making it difficult to explore further climes, staying close to home seems more important. In the spirit of encouraging cocktail connoisseurs to shop local and support smaller businesses, we will show you the very best places to get… read the full article…

Cocktails for the Pub Garden

The Covid-19 pandemic has truly dragged on, but now that pubs with gardens are being allowed to reopen with social distancing measures in place, we can finally enjoy a companionable cocktail. Its been so long since anyone has stepped foot inside a public house that you might have forgotten what liquid delicacies are on offer!… read the full article…

Cycling for Cocktails

The Tour de France may have been postponed, with even the rescheduled date looking to be under threat as the saga of the global pandemic carries on, but that has not stopped the English public from taking to the roads in their droves. With cycling listed as an acceptable outdoor activity for those looking for… read the full article…

How to Pick a Cocktail Glass

Since the bars have been closed for some time now, we have all had to become amateur mixologists, creating wonderful cocktail concoctions in the safety of our own kitchen. You might have all the ingredients, tools and freezers full of ice, but have you got the right glasses. Some may argue that their cocktail will… read the full article…

The History of the Pina Colada

“If you like Pina Colada, and getting caught in the rain.” This classic cocktail has a reputation that proceeds itself, synonymous with beach holidays, tacky tourist resorts and that cheesy song! It might not be considered the most elegant of cocktails, but when the sun is shining and the music is on, it is certainly… read the full article…

Cocktails for Bank Holiday Celebrations

Whether you live in a country that is currently practising self-isolation or social distancing thanks to the current global pandemic, or you have big bank holiday plans with your friends, you are sure to want to partake in a few cocktails. Celebrate the long weekends at home if necessary, but make sure to grab a… read the full article…

The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Paris

Ah, the city of love, Paris has a special place in our hearts. We may not be able to visit it right now, thanks to the current travel restrictions, but when you do get a chance, it is the city to be in! The ideal destination for a romantic getaway, once you have finished scaling… read the full article…

The History of the Rob Roy

An irresistible combination of vermouth, Scotch whiskey and bitters, this smooth, tasty cocktail is very similar to a Manhattan. The main difference is that the whiskey of choice in a Rob Roy is always Scotch. Unlike many other classic cocktail recipes, the history of the Rob Roy is pretty well-known, with few others contesting the… read the full article…

Anti-Easter Cocktails

It is safe to say that the true meaning of Easter is often lost in a commercial battlefield of Easter eggs and relentless chocolate guzzling. For those that feel as though Easter is becoming more about indulgence and less about religion, you might appreciate a few cocktails with a little satirical edge. Missionary’s Downfall This… read the full article…

History of the Cuba Libre Cocktail

A drink that celebrated the end of war and oppression in Cuba, the Cuba Libre is light, delicious and timeless. In an era where gin is king and vodka rules, the traditional rum, cola and lime has never lost its appeal. So how did this drink come to be one of the most popular cocktails… read the full article…