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Cocktails Lukewarm Libations and Tepid Tipples – Room Temperature Cocktails 101

Lukewarm Libations and Tepid Tipples – Room Temperature Cocktails 101

In contrast to my last article on how to cool your drinks down with liquid nitrogen, this week we’re going to be exploring room temperature cocktails - what ...

MxMo 109 – Dry Cocktails

This month is our first time hosting Mixology Monday and there's only one way to describe it: Here's how it started - The shift was over and the four of us had packed up the bar and moved on to whatever watering hole would take us in for a knock-off drink. It was a cool bar that looked a bit ...

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Mixology Monday 108 – Swizzle!

Now Mixology Monday is an awesome bit of internet mixology. People from around the world follow a monthly theme and make up a drink on a designated Monday and it's all shared through the blog-o-sphere.   It's a great excuse to try out new recipes, mix drinks on a day you'd normally ...

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Growing Up Gin

As a self confessed food and drink geek with a love of history, I find anything tasty with an interesting story behind it all the more intriguing. Everything about the history of gin, as we know it today, from its origins in seventeenth century Holland, all the way to Snoop Dogg dropping references ...

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Mixology Monday 107 – Burden of Proof

That's right is Mixology Monday again... or as I know it "oh shit, oh shit, oh shit it's Sunday afternoon and I promised I'd do Mixology Monday this month." If you haven't done a MxMo before, or have no idea what I'm talking about then head straight over to http://mixologymonday.com/ and feed ...

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A Healthy Margarita Recipe

A healthy Margarita is simply a low sugar recipe with loads of flavour. By swapping the sugar out for agave and replacing the cointreau with some clever little adjustments you can get all the flavour of a traditional margarita. This isn't just some Tommy's Margarita Low GI thing. Don't get me ...

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What Does Don Draper Drink?

Mad Men, it's a television gold mine for AMC and has made the character Donald Draper synonymous with style, class and the fading era of stoicism amongst over-worked executives. Alcoholism is rife in almost every minute of the show and the lack of consequences for these suits is perhaps a little ...

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Belgrove Rye and Bacon Cocktails

A bit over a year ago I was on TV... Briefly It’s not every day a bartender gets a phone call from someone in his or her previous profession (unless you were once a telemarketer of course). For me that day came on the 20th of March when I received a call from a public relations company handling ...

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Gin and the Perfect Martini

Gin! The gin craze! Mother's ruin! Genevre! So many exclamations! But seriously, just what is gin anyway? Why does it even go with tonic? How should we actually be drinking it? I'm going to open with a fact that most guys under the age of 30 are probably loathe to admit; gin is awesome, I really ...

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