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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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History of the Fitzgerald

First recorded in 2002, it seems quite strange to call this a classic cocktail. Indeed, its history is not nearly as innocuous as some other drinks and it is fairly young in the cocktail world. Howeve...  read more

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The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: Copenhagen

Throughout the pandemic, Denmark has been considered to be a shining example of how to deal with a global virus. With one of the lowest death rates per capita, this makes it a reliable place to get aw...  read more

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History of the Planters Punch

Is there any other drink in the history of classic cocktails that is more likely to be a party-pleaser than the rum punch? Fruity and alcoholic, it can be thrown in a pitcher for everyone to help them...  read more

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The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Dublin

It is known as being the birthplace of Guinness, but Dublin is also a fantastic city to visit if you enjoy a cocktail! At the time of writing, Ireland was included in the UK's travel corridor list, so...  read more

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History of the Kir Royale Cocktail

If there is a classier, more elegant classic cocktail on offer, then we are yet to discover it. The Kir Royale is the ultimate champagne cocktail – simple, sleek and sophisticated. The best thing abou...  read more

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The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Mexico City

Home to some of the most amazing dormant volcanoes, incredible Aztec ruins and pyramids and over 700 different types of reptile, Mexico is a truly fascinating place to visit. When it comes to tourism,...  read more

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The History of Whiskey

At Christmas time, the Irish coffees flow freely in my household. My husband is very generous with his serve of alcohol, to the point where the steaming hot beverage is almost lukewarm! The last time...  read more

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The Travelling Cocktail Drinker: The Best Bars in Lima

Peru is not traditionally considered to be a typical holiday destination for many, but the beautiful country on the west coast of South America has an awful lot to offer. As well as the incredible div...  read more

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The History of Vodka

For a long time, this clear spirit was considered to be the most popular in the UK. It has recently been usurped by gin, but it still holds a special place in our hearts. Here is a story about how vod...  read more

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The World’s Deadliest Cocktail: The Aunt Roberta

Despite the age and notoriety of this cocktail, it is quite possible that you have never had the pleasure of drinking the Aunt Roberta. The reason for that is quite clear: this drink doesn’t meet the...  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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Bringing Sustainability to the Cocktail Industry

Sustainability is a bit of a buzz word right now. It has infiltrated its way into almost every industry as businesses try to continue to make money while placing less pressure on the planet. Doing our...  read more

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Bartender's top tip

In mixology, details matter. A slight chill on a glass, a perfectly measured ingredient, or a fresh garnish can elevate your cocktail from good to exceptional. Always seek perfection.

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