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    Mixing Cocktails 101 – The Methods – Build

    Triple Stacked Collins

    The Built Cocktail When it comes to making quick and easy cocktails there is nothing faster than a built drink. As the name suggests, building a cocktail is a process of adding one ingredient after the other and stacking them straight into the glass, no shaking or straining necessary.   When do we build cocktails? […]

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    Mixing Cocktails 101 – The Methods – Overview

    Bombay Sapphire Shaker

    Shaken or Stirred?   When we mix cocktails we are usually trying to do two things – take different ingredients and combine them to make new tastes and flavours; and use ice to cool the ingredients and the final drink.   Some ingredients will mix together easily while others are more of an ‘oil and […]

  • Fundamentals

    Fundamentals . A series of posts that show you the fundamentals you need to make great cocktails at home. . Essentials for your Home Bar   Essential Equipment for your Home Bar – incl. shakers, strainers, muddlers   Essential Glassware for your Home Bar – incl. cocktail, old fashioned, Collins   Essential Ingredients for your Home […]

  • Recipes

    Master Cocktail List and Downloadable PDF       . Cocktail Master List – The Cocktails from this blog in a simplified list format and available to download as a PDF. Cocktail Recipes by Base Spirit   Rum Cuba Libre   Vodka Moscow Mule   Whiskey/Whisky Sweet Manhattan . Other Recipes Syrups  Simple Syrup/Sugar Syrup […]

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    Make Sugar Syrup at Home

    Sugar Syrup/Simple Syrup

    Make Sugar Syrup at Home Sugar Syrup (or Simple Syrup as it is also commonly known) is one of the most common sweetening ingredients used in cocktails and also one of the easiest to make at home.   Sugar is an essential ingredient in cocktails as it allows us to add a sweetener to bitter […]