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  • Key ingredients for the Moscow Mule

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    The Geekiest Cocktail List

    Cocktail Recipe List now in Markdown at github Something a little different (and perhaps showing my geeky side) – I know how popular the downloadable PDF Master Cocktail List is so I’ve decided to offer it in Markdown format on github. What does this mean? You get the same cocktails as the pdf (for now […]

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    App Review: Cocktails Made Easy (iOS)

    Cocktails Made Easy Trying to find a decent cocktail app can be an exercise in futility. The app stores are full of products with horrible designs, weird layouts, bugs, and worst of all – terrible drinks. I’ve lost count of the number of apps I’ve downloaded only to delete minutes later as I check a […]

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    Home for the Holidays? Time for some great cocktail making tips!

    Make Great Cocktails these Holidays Are you looking to mix some cocktails over the Christmas holiday season? Make sure you’re doing it right by checking out some of the resources from the blog:   First things first, you need to make sure you have all the right tools and ingredients for the job – Essential […]

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    Revision time – Easy Guide to Alcohol part two – Liqueurs

    Have you ever wondered what that bottle of Cointreau on your shelf is actually made of? Understanding liqueurs as ingredients (such as Cointreau) will help you make better drinks – if you haven’t already then check out Easy Guide to Alcohol Part Two – Liqueurs

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    Revision time – The Easy Guide to Alcohol part one

    It’s hard to make decent cocktails if you don’t understand the Ingredients you’re using. If you haven’t already, make sure you check out part one of my Easy Guide to Alcohol series – it looks at the important fundamentals behind how alcohol is actually made, including fermentation, distillation and spirits.

  • Bombay Sapphire

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    Cocktail Recipe List PDF – big update, now 96 cocktails!

    I’ve made a big update to the downloadble cocktail recipe PDF – it now contains 96 cocktails including all your favourites like the Mojito, Old Fashioned, Margarita and Cosmo, along with a selection of classics and ‘modern classics’. Check it out today! Downloadable Cocktail Recipe PDF    

  • How to stir cocktails at Make Cocktails at Home

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    Mixing Cocktails 101 – How to stir a cocktail

    The proper way to stir a cocktail   For more info about bar equipment check out the ‘Essential Equipment for your home bar’ blog post Time for the next post in my series on mixing methods, and today we’re going to take a look at stirring, or stirred,  cocktails. I’ve previously covered shaking, an aggressive action we use […]

  • Make Cocktails at Home

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    Update

    Just a quick post to let you all know that I’m currently away on vacation but fear not! Updates will start again properly as soon as I’m back. Afterall, there are so many great cocktails for us to make! // Dave

  • Woodford Reserve Bourbon

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    August Update: 25 Recipes for Master Cocktail Recipe list Download

      More Classic Cocktails added to the list! I’ve  decided to make the Master Cocktail Recipe List (available as a printable/downloadable PDF) a little more useful by adding a whole bunch of modern and classic cocktails, bringing the list total to 25. Hopefully this will help give you some late-Summer cocktail inspiration! The newly added cocktails […]

  • Deconstructing the Cocktail

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    Cocktails Deconstructed

    Deconstructing the Cocktail   Making great cocktails is a balancing act; using the right levels of sweetness, sourness or bitterness, or adding flavour while still allowing the character of the base spirit to show through is not always easy and requires an intimate understanding of the ingredients involved. Deconstructing a cocktail, where we take a drink […]