Blog Archive: Tag: makemeacocktail

  • The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Athens

    Greece is famous for its ancient history, philosophical inhabitants and artistic architecture, but did you know that the Greek capital is also a fantastic place to get a tasty cocktail? While the country may still have one foot firmly placed in the past, the other is most certainly up-to-date with modern culture and making a… read the full article…

  • History of the Mai Tai Cocktail

    If the hot summer weather has got you feeling in the mood for something tiki-tiki, the tropical Mai Tai cocktail might be just what you need. Similar to a daiquiri, thanks to its base of white rum and lime juice, this beautiful cocktail also incorporates dark rum, orange curacao and orgeat syrup for a deliciously… read the full article…

  • Sippin’ Daiquiris in the Sun

    At the height of summer, the lure of drinking cocktails in the sun can be overwhelming! When temperatures reach their peak, we think the daiquiri is the perfect choice, especially when frozen, helping to keep you cool and hydrated. The following recipes are all simple to make and delicious to drink, with a core ingredients… read the full article…

  • The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in New York

    The Big Apple is famous for its cocktails, regularly battling it out with London to be known as the premier destination for cocktail enthusiasts. You can’t visit New York without making a trip to one of these popular bars – the great American experience isn’t complete without them! The Dead Rabbit, 30 Water Street A… read the full article…

  • History of the Espresso Martini

    Before we had even heard of Vodka Redbull, there was another alcoholic cocktail credited with keeping partygoers awake until the early hours. The Espresso Martini combines kahlua, vodka and hot espresso coffee with a generous amount of sugar syrup to create a thick, decadent cocktail that is as moreish as it is revitalizing. Just be… read the full article…

  • 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…