Blog Archive: Tag: makemeacocktail

History of the Prairie Oyster

A classic cocktail that promises to cure even the most terrible of hangovers, the Prairie Oyster is not as popular as it once was. An alternative to the more widely known Bloody Mary, this recipe even shares some of the same ingredients. It is made up of cognac, tomato juice, tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, raw… read the full article…

Cocktails Taken from Classic Literature

In the UK, September is the start of a brand-new school year. While the children are perusing great works of fiction by famous authors, looking for meanings between the lines and appreciating the great stories, we can take some cocktail inspiration from these books. Many a classic cocktail has been mentioned in literature, with some… read the full article…

The World’s Best Rooftop Bars

One of the best things about the summer is the long, lazy days where the sun shines late until the evening and cocktails taste that little bit better in the warmer weather. A rooftop bar can make that experience all the more enjoyable, but there are some establishments around the world that really stand out…. read the full article…

Cocktails to Make Use of Your Harvest

August is the month when farmers get to work harvesting the crops that they have so lovingly tended to over the year. There is an abundance of seasonal fruit and vegetables at farm shops, farmers markets and in personal vegetable patches right now. What better way to use them up than in a variety of… read the full article…

Get to Know Your Rum

The basis of so many incredible cocktails, rum has a long history with links to pirates and brave naval warriors, making it one of the coolest spirits around! It was actually created in the middle ages by slaves working on plantations in the West Indies, who discovered that sugar by-products could be fermented and then… read the full article…

Ruby Red Cocktails to Celebrate July

Now that we are well into those long summer days, balmy evenings in the garden and parties in the park always seem like a good idea! Of course, you’ll need a few signature cocktails to cement that free-spirited mood, and since the ruby is the birthstone of July, it makes sense to theme your beverages… read the full article…

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…