How These Classic Cocktails Got Their Names

The names of cocktails are often just as colourful and fruity as the drinks themselves! Here’s a look at how some of the most popular cocktails got their names.    The Tom Collins The Tom Collins is a refreshing gin, lemon juice, and soda cocktail. The story goes that in the summer of 1874 in […]

Cocktails and Highballs: What’s the Difference?

When you look at a cocktail menu, you might notice a separate section titled highballs. This poses the question, what’s the difference? Here’s the story behind the two drinks, and some classic examples of each.    What is a highball? A highball is basically a simpler version of a cocktail, which contains a base spirit […]

Fun Autumnal Cocktail Ideas

There’s something very magical about the changing of the seasons and we’re now seeing the first few signs of autumn appearing here and there… and what better way to celebrate than with a few seasonal cocktails, celebrating some of the most delicious produce that you can find at this time of year. You could have […]

6 Essential Mixology Tools To Know

If you fancy turning your hand to the fun and glamorous art of cocktail mixing, you will need to get together some essential tools of the trade. Once you know your way around your juicers, mixers, and strainers, there will be no limits on your creativity. Simply learn to mix your own favourite beverage, or […]

5 Of The Best Cocktails To Enjoy In Summer

Nothing beats sitting in the sun and enjoying a delicious, refreshing drink while you put your feet up and relax. But with so much choice, how do you decide which will be the drink of your summer? Cocktails are for all year round, not just the sunshine! But there are a few that just hit […]

Most Popular Cocktail Trends Of The Year

Much like fashion, cocktail trends come and go, and sometimes even come back again. This year has not only seen new flavours hit bars all over the country, but also different mixing styles and preferences among drinkers.   Adventurous flavours 2022 is the year consumers have been heading to the bar looking for extreme flavours. […]

The Spritz: The Ins and Outs of 2022’s Hottest Cocktail

As the hot summer nights roll in and with them flocks of keen partygoers ready to socialise in the wake of a post-covid draught, keeping up to date with cocktail trends of this season is the most valuable mixer behind the bar. Let’s face it, we’ve all been there, tasked with the impossible, making a […]

Why Cocktail Training Helps You Innovate

If ever there was a good reason to undertake a bartender course, it is to make sure the drinks you mix and pour are exactly what your customer wants. Nobody wants to gain a negative reputation for getting the drinks wrong, while at the same time there is nothing more satisfying for anyone at work […]

The Art Of Becoming A Mix Master

There is something quite beautiful about mixing up a high class beverage. Anyone who has seen the movie Cocktail knows that the shakers, those behind the bar with skill and finesse who serve your drinks, are an exceptional addition to the night out experience. Want to be just like Tom Cruise? Follow these steps and […]

3 Bar Techniques To Try Your Hand At

It’s always impressive watching mixologists at work behind the bar, but an awful lot of practice goes into the various tricks and techniques they showcase while making your favourite drinks. The good news is that these bar techniques aren’t outside the realms of possibility for you to achieve and all you need to do is […]