What’s this all about?

Understanding Cocktails is for those of you who want to know a little bit more about what's going into that $15 drink you ordered last night. Perhaps you'd like to know what all the fussing behind the bar is about or maybe you'd like to be able to say something other than; "it's nice" when someone makes you a drink. Still not sure? Check the about section out for more details.

Mixology Monday – Pisco Sour and the Niche Spirits

What Cocktail? - Pisco Sour

Filip at Adventures in Cocktails was good enough to host this month’s Mixology Monday and so we thought we’d play along. In the category of niche spirits, we bring you the Pisco Sour.

One could accuse us of not being adventurous enough with our Mixology Mondays, but we’ve long-held the view that appreciating craft cocktails […]

Mixology Monday – the Aviation as a Floral Cocktail


An Aviation waiting to happen

When The Barman Cometh‘s Mixology Monday topic was declared ‘Flores de Mayo‘, for a brief second we thought of the Ramos Gin Fizz and orange blossom water, but then we came to our senses and realised that we should write about something we know and that our dear […]

Mixology Monday – Our Best – The Flightless Cocktail

The Flightless Cocktail

This month’s Mixology Monday finds Chris at Spirited Remix asking us to put our humility aside and put forward our best drink. Sort of the opposite of cocktail guilty pleasures. It should be an honest and original attempt to make a good drink – no hiding behind irony or kitsch.

What’s surprised us was that […]

Mixology Monday: You like that? You’ll love a Whiskey Sour

Once again we find ourselves intrigued by the topic of Mixology Monday. This time it is “Like that. You’ll love this” hosted at the eGullet spirits forum. As the keen reader will know, drink recomendation is near and dear to our heart. We even cooked up an iPhone app to help with that, but this […]

Satan’s Whiskers, Forgotten Cocktails, and Mixology Monday

The theme for this month’s Mixology Monday is Forgotten Cocktails and we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to introduce the cheekily named Satan’s Whiskers as part of our new found commitment to monthly drink sharing. It is a complex drink to enjoy and remarkably tricky to make properly. Read on to find out more. […]

The Caipirinha and Mixology Monday

The Caipirinha as we imagine it.

When we heard the subject of this month’s cocktail geek-fest (appropriately known as Mixology Monday) was limes – we were intrigued! How could we say no, really? Keen readers will have noticed that before we’d really even got started we’d hit you up with lime goodness, not once, […]