Level up - History

Level up your cocktail historical knowledge

Explore the captivating history of cocktails with our 'Level Up Your Knowledge of the History of Cocktails' series.

Delve into the origins and evolution of iconic drinks, from the classic Old Fashioned to the sleek Martini. Each article brings to life the stories and milestones that shaped mixology, offering a glimpse into the cultural impacts and legends behind your favorite cocktails. Perfect for enthusiasts and history buffs, this series enriches your understanding of cocktail craft, one fascinating tale at a time.

A Brief Explanation of Prohibition (And Why It Was So Good for the Cocktail World!)

When you think of the 1920s, you probably have visions of men in suits, and girls in flapper dresses with long gloves, long necklaces, long cigarettes, and lots of feathers! The decade is iconic for l...  read more

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The History of the Singapore Sling

This classic cocktail is certainly one worth finding out more about. A delicious combination of gin, Cointreau, DOM Benedictine, cherry liqueur, lime juice, pineapple juice, grenadine, and Angostura b...  read more

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The History of the Kamikaze

This incredibly tasty drink epitomizes everything that you would want in a cocktail. It includes two sources of alcohol, requires a shaker and is presented in an elegant cocktail glass. It can be mixe...  read more

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The History of the Bellini

There is something quite fancy and decadent about the Bellini. It feels a little bit more special than your standard classic cocktail and takes the edgeoff a dry glass of Prosecco. Fruity, yet fizzy,...  read more

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The History of Tequila

We couldn’t let National Margarita Day (20th February) pass us by without paying homage to the cocktail’s most important ingredient: Tequila. A guilty pleasure of binge drinkers everywhere, this fiery...  read more

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The History of the Snowball Cocktail

Every year we have dreams of a white Christmas, but unfortunately, it doesn’t always work that way. Depending on where you are in the world, you might get rain, wind, maybe scorching hot sunshine, but...  read more

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The History of the Pornstar Martini

In 2018, the Pornstar Martini was named as the UK’s favourite cocktail, cementing itsplace on cocktail lists around the country. It may not be the most refineddrink, and its name is certainly more ton...  read more

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The History of Cocktails

Our blogs posts regularly focus on the history of some of our most-loved classic cocktails, but the time has come to investigate when this beverage phenomenon originated. If you have ever wondered how...  read more

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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...  read more

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The History of the Dark 'N' Stormy Cocktail

The Dark ‘N' Stormy cocktail is a delicious blend of dark rum and ginger beer that is simple to create and delicious to enjoy on a hot summers day. While the modern variant is made using any variety o...  read more

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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 blen...  read more

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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?Th...  read more

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Bartender's top tip

Balance is key in mixology. Always measure ingredients. A dash less or more can transform a drink. Experiment with fresh garnishes; they can elevate even the simplest cocktails to new heights.

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