Cócktails

Merchant House, London

Dom Ramsey | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dom Ramsey

I love a good cocktail. Unfortunately, I'm not very good at ordering them and nine times out of ten, what looks great on the menu turns out to be florescent pink and arrives topped with the entire contents of a can of spray cream. And glitter. Not exactly the sophisticated look I would like to project, but one I can't seem to escape.

A Clubber's Guide to Goa: The Best Nightlife Hotspots in India's Party Capital

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Dhaliwal

No stay in Goa would be complete without a trip to Club Cubana, situated between Baga and Anjuna in the Arpora Hill. Dubbed the 'night club in the sky', the climb to the top is well worth it as its picturesque views are equalled by its hedonistic atmosphere.

The Language of Cocktails

Ryan Cheti | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

I've always been a huge advocate of the humble Martini. Such a simple cocktail, yet few others possess its prowess in pulling off the sort of focus that it provides. To me, the Martini is a perfect restorative; it picks you up after a hard day, offers a gentle rejuvenation, and narrows your thoughts in the most perfect way.

7 Bars In London For Mojitos

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A favourite of writer Ernest Hemingway, who spent lots of time in La Bodeguita del Medio sipping mojitos during his time in Cuba, the mojito is one of...

London's Best Hotel Cocktail Bars

Jane Egginton | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

'This is the perfect breakfast drink', our otherwise tactiturn barman announces as he puts a Prestige Fizz - Bombay Sapphire gin with vermouth, celery, cucumber and mint topped with champagne - on the 30-foot-long bar.

How To Make The Perfect Mojito

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The marvellous mojito is the perfect summer drink (and one of the world’s classic cocktails too). Traditionally a delicate drink, it' s nothing m...

A Monthly Bar In A Box That Won't Break The Bank

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As well as being one of the more enjoyable ways of turning tipsy, a grown-up cocktail can lend you an air of class. And if you've made it yourself, it...

What Makes a Summer Party Quintessentially British?

Desmond Payne | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Desmond Payne

When the weather is fine - not always a given - nothing beats a summer's day in England and I have gathered a few tips over the years that make for the ingredients of a garden party that will go with a swing.

Celebrate The Commonwealth Games With This Record-Breaking Cocktail

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Commonwealth Games 2014 are well and truly upon us. And as the athletes prepare to compete, we thought there's no better way for us mere mortal...

The AROMAetum at the Wilderness Festival

Dave Crompton | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dave Crompton

They call it "cross-modal perception". It comes from the magical and wonderful place in our brain where our different senses cross over a bit - where the signals get blurred. For a while it was called synesthesia. Now, as with a lot of things, what was once considered fringe behavior for the more special amongst us is now seen as something all of us are wired into - to a greater or lesser extent.

Food Tube LIVE | A Drinks Tube takeover - 1st July, 7.30pm BST!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Where will you be at 7.30pm BST, on Tuesday 1st July? Tuning into Food Tube for a LIVE Drinks Tube takeover, of course! The gorgeous Jamie Oliver wi...

Grow Your Own Cocktails

Ryan Cheti | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

With even a small garden this can be short-sighted (especially given the interconnectedness of ecosystems; an issue noted by many gardeners and farmers when their crops fail) but for the time being, given space constraints, I've focused on plants that can provide new flavours for my food and cocktails.

Five Cool Things to do With Rum

Nina Koo-Seen-Lin | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Koo-Seen-Lin

It's summertime now and therefore, every day is rum day, hooray! Rum is one of best spirit to drink during the hot months. The pirates of the Caribbean regarded it as their most precious treasure.

How To Make The Perfect Caipirinha

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The 2014 World Cup is well under way, and what better way to enjoy the football than to kick back with a traditional Brazilian cocktail (also perfect ...

London's Best Gin Cocktails

BarChick | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

The Secret Garden is one of the most refreshing and delicious drinks we've tasted recently; served in a coupe glass, the combination of Beefeater 24 Gin, Midori and cucumber makes for a pretty pale green coloured drink with a frothy egg white top and a sprig of thyme garnish. It's practically summer in a glass.

Burger Blind Date at TGI's...

Paige Hiley | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Paige Hiley

The night rounded off with what could only be the most embarrassing and funny thing in the whole of TGI's... receiving our burger face pictures. Earlier on a guy came around snapping pictures of us making our 'burger faces' before we tucked into the delicious food. You can see my stunning burger face below...

How to Drink Like You're in Game of Thrones

BarChick | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

Love it? Haven't seen it? Bored of talking about it? Everyone's on a Game of Thrones thing so why not drink like it. Whether you're digging it or not check out BarChick's cocktail guide, Game of Thrones-style; drink your way around the Seven Kingdoms, live like a Lannister or kick back Khaleesi-style, the choice is yours, but we say try the lot.

Perfect Wedding Cocktails

Michael Stringer | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Stringer

Over the years I have been asked hundreds of times by friends, family, event organisers and wedding planners 'what is the best way to decide on the perfect cocktails at a wedding?'.

Next Steps in the Scandinavian (Food) Fetish

Ryan Cheti | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

As the weather starts to warm and the freshness of spring brings more opportunity to be outside, I've found myself reaching for the spirit more. Enjoying the advantage of the lightness of a white spirit with the benefit of a bigger flavour of a darker spirit, it provides a great middle ground.

Food Tube Raises a Glass to Drinks Tube

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Drinks Tube will have it all - from showing you how to make amazing cocktails at home to discovering fantastic beers from around the world, or explaining everything you've always wanted to know about the world of wine. But it's not all about alcohol - there'll be soft drinks like coffee and juice too!

10 Classy Student Cocktails For Two

The Huffington Post UK | Cristina Criddle | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Impressing a date or having a sophisticated evening can be a difficult mission on a student budget. If you want good cocktails - and none of those ...

Pickle Juice - The New Way to Wash Down Your Whisky

Victoria Ferran | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

When it comes to whisky, we like to keep things simple. Neat, on the rocks, or mixed with coke - that's how we know and love it. New York Magazine's food blog Grub Street echoed this recently when it described flavoured whisky as 'The Beginning of The End' and filed it under Desecrations. I mean, why try to fix something which isn't broken?

Bang for Your Buck

Ryan Cheti | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

A sense of value is a funny thing. Good value definitely doesn't always mean cheap. This'll be plainly obvious to all of us having bought a cheaper alternative to only find it break on first use. It however, also certainly doesn't mean the most expensive - there are plenty of products on the market that are simply there to exploit those with more money than sense.

Cabana, London - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

The Sweet Potato fries were some of the best I've ever had and were the perfect combination of crispy coating and fluffy potato sprinkled in Paprika. We thought we should try the Cassava Chips since they are 'the Brasilian French Frie' but they were a little bland for both our tastes and we didn't really enjoy them.

Twenty-Five Cocktails To Drink Before You Die

BarChick | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

There are many things you should do in life, but drinking these 25 cocktails should definitely be high up that bucket list.