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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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Perfect Pairings with Popular Cocktails

As every responsible drinker knows, it is important not to drink on an empty stomach. Unless your aim is to fall out of a bar after a couple of cocktails and seeing your drinks in reverse, it is sensi...  read more

History

The History of the Alexander

The Alexander is a dessert cocktail steeped in history that is made using a basic mixology template that every experimental cocktail should start with. The original drink is made using gin, chocolat...  read more

History

Best Beach Cocktail Bars

What comes to mind when you picture the ultimate, relaxing getaway? Chances are you dream of white, sandy beaches, sparkling blue waters and lots of leafy palm trees. The image of paradise is not quit...  read more

Bars

The History of the Sidecar Cocktail

The Sidecar was created towards the end of the First World War. There are many conspiracy theories as to the origins of this drink, but there are two stories that seem to be quoted most often. The F...  read more

History

The Best Prohibition Cocktail Bars

Prohibition occurred in the 1920s, when it became illegal to manufacturer, transport, sell or consume alcohol. The law was created to try and solve some of the antisocial problems that many countries...  read more

Bars

The History of the Mojito

The Mojito has got to be one of the most easily recognisable cocktails. Most people of cocktail-drinking age can identify that it contains rum and lime. But the drink has a very interesting past that...  read more

History

The History of the Mint Julep

The 2015 Kentucky Derby begins on May 2nd and it is expected that somewhere between 80,000 and 120,000 Mint Juleps will be purchased over the weekend. The official drink of the event has an interestin...  read more

History

How fattening is your favourite cocktail?

Isn’t it frustrating how cocktail season and ‘I-must-get-my-summer-beach-body-ready’ season fall at the same time of year? As the infographic below reveals, if you’re looking to shed the pounds you...  read more

Food

The History of Christmas Cocktails

With Christmas on its merry way, we are taking this opportunity to celebrate three of the most popular tipples at the time of year. Whichever one you prefer, it is always interesting to know the histo...  read more

History

Cooking With Spirits

Most of us are familiar with cooking with wine, whether we are making a delicious red wine sauce to complement our beef, or a white wine sauce to go with chicken, the acidic taste is distinctive and m...  read more

Food

The top ten things you need in your cocktail cabinet

One of the best things about alcohol is that it has a very long use-by date. Spirits, in particular, can last months in your cocktail cabinet, so it makes sense to keep everything in stock so that you...  read more

Ingredient

The Story of the Seelbach

All the best cocktails have a long and fascinating history behind them, and the Seelbach cocktail is no exception. A delicious combination of bourbon, Cointreau, Champagne, Angostura bitters and Peych...  read more

History

Bartender's top tip

Photograph your creation. Cocktails are visual works of art, take a staged picture to remember your curated creation before its taste is enjoyed.

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