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Welcome to the 'Level Up' page – your ultimate destination for mastering the art of cocktail making.

Whether you're a beginner bartender or a seasoned mixologist, this page is designed to elevate your skills to new heights. Dive into our carefully curated selection of articles, each packed with insights, tips, and techniques to enhance your craft.

From exploring the nuances of flavor balancing to mastering the art of presentation, our resources cover a broad spectrum of topics to refine your mixology expertise. Learn about the latest trends, experiment with exotic ingredients, and discover the secrets behind timeless classic cocktails. Let each article be a stepping stone towards turning your cocktail creations into mesmerizing experiences for all your guests.

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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

History

The World’s Best Temperance Bars

Alcohol-free bars are popping up all over the world, and some are becoming quite successful!The premise of a temperance bar is that any beverages served are free fromalcohol. You can still get beer, w...  read more

Bars

How to Make the Perfect Gin and Tonic

It is one of the simplest and most popular cocktails in the world, but there is more to creating the perfect G&T than you might think. If you take the time to get all the elements just right, you...  read more

Masterclass

How to Choose the Right Garnish for your Drink

The finishing touch to any self-respecting cocktail, the garnish plays an important but understated role in mixology. Ir allows the drinker to customize the cocktail to their preferred tastes. If a le...  read more

Ingredient

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

History

The Best Cocktails to Enjoy with Pasta

There is something about pasta that demands we enjoy it with wine. You walk into anItalian restaurant and are immediately greeted with the wine list.But, did you know, that there are cocktails out the...  read more

Food

The World’s Best Swim-Up Bars

The sun is shining, the pool is sparkling, and you are feeling paradise vibes. The only thing missing is a tasty cocktail. Luckily for you, the bar is just a short doggy paddle away! We’ve found the...  read more

Bars

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

History

To Shake or To Stir? What's the Difference?

The art of cocktail making is far more complicated than experienced bartenders would have you believe. It's not just about memorizing the ingredients. You need to know exactly how to combine those liq...  read more

Shaking
Stirring

The most versatile ingredients for cocktails

When it comes to cocktail making, some ingredients work harder than others. It's rareto find a cocktail that requires tamari sauce or mustard seeds, for example,but believe us when we say, those drink...  read more

Ingredient

Go nuts for these cocktail and snack pairings!

It’s not uncommon to see a bowl of salted peanuts on the bar of any fine cocktail establishment. These complimentary snacks are salted for a reason – they make you thirsty, so you’re more likely to dr...  read more

Food

The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Lucerne

It’s February, the month of love, so it is only right that The Travelling CocktailDrinker visits one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Paris andVenice were too obvious, so, this month, t...  read more

Bars

Bartender's top tip

Experiment with cocktails for the season. Try ice-cold, citrussy or sparkling cocktails in warmer seasons and spicy, warm or creamy cocktails for the colder months.

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