UK Drinking

Why Festive Drinking and Motherhood Don't Mix

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

I actually think I'm a good parent when I've had a couple of drinks. I laugh more. Loosen up a tad. Let my daughter eat lots of cocktail sausages. I construct creative meals out of buffet foods- piling up her plate with crisps and cake (so she has a good balance of savoury and sweet). And I have fond memories of my own Mum being pissed...

London's Worst Kept Secret? - Barts Chelsea Review

Finbarr Toesland | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Finbarr Toesland

Be warned, these pack a serious punch with only a couple needed to get you in the mood to rummage through Barts extensive dress-up treasure trove. Best to stick to the Signature Park Avenue cocktail for a more civilised evening, unless you want to put on a show for your fellow revelers.

What Is Sober Clubbing Really Like?

The Huffington Post UK | Kate Samuelson | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Could you face the sticky floors, perpetual pushing and tinnitus-inducing music of student clubs without a "vodka blanket"? These three freshers have ...

Giving Up Drinking for Christmas (Part 1)

Kirsten Brown | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsten Brown

I just want to see if I can; I want to hang around with people in pubs, and go to parties, and see if I can manage it all and have a good time doing these things, all the while being sober as a judge.

I Humiliated Myself at an Awards Ceremony

Chris Rooney | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

I was recently shortlisted in the 'best blogger' category at the UK Dating Awards. Let me start by saying I did not win. I did not even get a 'special mention'. My writing received no recognition whatsoever. In terms of debauchery and self-ridicule, however, I swept the board.

When a Relationship With Alcohol Turns Sour

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

Many people jokingly say they "need a drink" after a stressful day. But for some, a few seemingly harmless glasses of wine after work can turn into a stress-relieving habit that can be hard to break.

Student Develops Pill To Cure Hangover

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Thrive isn't just the name of Arianna Huffington's latest book, it's also a pill developed by a US student which claims to cure hangovers - before the...

How Drinking Drastically Changes From Your Twenties To Thirties

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

And the award for most appropriate insight into age and alcohol goes to... this on-point video from Buzzfeed, showing the differences between drinking...

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

How many glasses of water do you drink on a daily basis? Our guess is one or two. Maybe three, tops... A new study has found that the majority of p...

The Secret to Younger Looking Skin? Glitter

Naomi Hefter | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

When you have your face painted as a Sugar Skull, with an electric blue wig and fairly lights piled on top of your head its always great knowing you stand out. But when you get told 'You look so amazing, the best I've ever seen you ', it's hard to take that as a complement.

Banter, Flannel-Frolics and Yards of Bleach - The Invention of the 'Lad'

James Dann | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

As everyone knows, the term 'Lad' stands for Loud And (therefore) Depressed. For centuries, little has been known unto the origin of this mythical creature. Until now. Welsh scientist Llyn Granger, who accidentally came across it whilst developing a cure for Mormonism, first noticed the 'Lad' particle in 1994

Are You Desperate Enough To Try These Hangover Cures?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Picture this: you've woken up after a heavy night out, and your mate walks in with what they hail as a 'miracle' hangover cure. You take the plate...

Why Your Face Is Flushed After One Drink

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For some of us, there's an awkward moment when your face turns red after one alcoholic bevvy. If this situation is often a reality for you then cha...

Bottoms Up! London's Best Cocktail Venues

Jerrine M Lowe | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jerrine M Lowe

During my time in the capital I have become increasingly aware that we really do have it all, world-class museums and galleries, diverse restaurants, outstanding architecture and whimsical bars.

Nine Ways to Drink Like a Cuban

BarChick | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

When it comes to cocktails the Cubans have been doing it right for years; The Mojito, The Daiquiri and The Cuba Libre each originated here, the hailed home of rum. Cuban bartenders were once hands-down the most celebrated in the world and their influence stretched far and wide. Feeling nostalgic? No need, Cuba's drinking culture lives on and it's just a cool as when it began.

The Sound of Whisky

Victoria Ferran | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Last week London's Merchant Taylor Hall was alive with the sound of whisky. A harmonious melody of fruit, spice, peat, malt, ice and wood filled the air at Johnnie Walker's decadent multi-sensory experience - Symphony in Blue - an event designed to celebrate the cardinal flavours of their most treasured blend.

A Few Useless Words of Advice for Students

Alex McBride | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex McBride

I left it a 'bit late' till I realised that University was the only viable option left for me to spend my afternoons in bed and my early hours watching films I'd seen before and eating Rocky Road bites, but nevertheless, I'm here now and going into my second year at 23...

11 Things It Shouldn't Take You Until Adulthood to Learn

The Mac Twins | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Setting multiple alarms is futile as the snooze button is best mates with your laziness. This friendship does not count as an excuse to your boss about your tardiness and will ruin your school reports and job references.

Things We Really Say When Our Friends Stop Drinking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All John wants is to drink a lemonade - neat, no vodka. But his friends have other ideas. Will John ever get the early night he craves, or is h...

'Want To End Up Like Her?'

Huffington Post UK | Sian Elvin | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK

A nightclub in Windsor has sparked controversy this week after tweeting a photo of a semi-naked and apparently unconscious woman to promote a club nig...

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

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 09.11.2014 | 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.

Guess How Long The Average Brit Spends Hungover

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

That awkward moment when you spend 315 days of your life hungover... Oh wait, that's actually a thing. According to new research from Macmillan Can...

This Explains Why We Get Hangovers But Sadly Won't Prevent Them

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hangovers: there's the pounding head, the spinning room, the pukey feeling in your stomach, the overwhelming sense of tiredness. Even writing these wo...

Hooray! British Pubs Are Finally Going From Manky To Magnificent

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Pub-goers rejoice: the days of "decrepit boozers with dull beer and freezer-pack food" are over, according to editors of popular guide book The Good P...

How to Entice Customers Through Your Pub Doors

Andy Maddocks | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Maddocks

Our industry is unrecognisable to what it looked like 20 years ago when I first started out in the licensed trade. Having good food, reasonably priced drinks and excellent customer service are no longer virtues to brag about, they are now the norm and the expectation of every customer who comes into our bars.