Blog Archive: Tag: makemeacocktail

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…

Five Irish Cocktails You’ll Need for St Patrick’s Day

One of the most celebrated days of the patron saints, St Patrick’s day is one that we all love to claim. Whether you are Irish, you have Irish connections, or your sister’s boyfriend’s aunt’s old teacher’s dog is Irish, you’ll want to find a reason to enjoy these blarney beverages. Shamrocked Shooter As green as… read the full article…

The History of the Sex on the Beach Cocktail

Ask any professional bartender for a Sex on the Beach cocktail and you will likely be met with a slightly disdainful look – it is hardly a drink for the more discerning of cocktail enthusiasts. However, you are unlikely to come across a more refreshing and relaxed beverage. In this cold February weather, this is… read the full article…

Cocktails for the Unlucky in Love

For those without a special someone, the 14th January can be a gloomy day and one they’d rather forget. We have rustled up a few cocktail ideas to help appease your inner anti-valentine, with names that are sure to raise a smile and have you feeling better about being single. You can drink as many… read the full article…

The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Bangkok

The most popular city for tourists in the whole world in 2019, Bangkok has a lot to offer, including a thriving nightlife. Wherever there are tourists looking for a good time, there will be cocktails aplenty. If you are planning on taking a trip to Thailand this year, take a quick look at our suggestions… read the full article…

The History of the Rusty Nail

This potent blend of scotch whisky and Drambuie was a favourite of the Rat Pack back in the 1960s, giving them the dutch courage they needed for their outrageous exploits whilst ensuring they kept their air of suaveness and sophistication. The strength of the cocktail only added to their cool façade, proving that they had… read the full article…