I love a good takedown as much as anyone, but please (borrowing the words of Dolly) please, I beg of you: leave espresso martinis alone.

 

It’s the season to be furry, fluffy and hairy so lift your glasses, pet your pugs and kitties and toast to the kingdom of animals as you sip on classic cocktails named after cats and dogs.

 

We have all been there before- the lead weight on the top of your frontal lobe, the feeling in the pit of your stomach that you have been at sea for a week and, the distinct feeling that you might feel you need to part ways with whatever is attempting to navigate that said sea in your gut.

 

The spike in Aperol consumption caused a price hike over recent years, making it almost unaffordable to consume on the regular. With budgets being tight, it’s time to cut costs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy everyone’s favourite Italian cocktail. With just a few essentials, you can enjoy an easy to make spritz that looks like an Aperol but won’t break the bank.

 

Celebrating Global Cocktail Day, online retailer IWOOT has undertaken some research to uncover the UK’s favourite cocktail. The UK is not the first to claim the famous cocktail as its favourite tipple. In 2021, the Porn Star Martini was named the favourite cocktail of South African citizens who like to party.

 

If you are a fan of rum then you will definitely fancy the Mojito, known as a favourite among drink gamblers like Ernest Hemingway, it makes the perfect partner for summer.

 

Are you looking for some fun drink themes for your next night in? Whether you’re playing host or simply want to have something to drink while relaxing at home, these recipes are perfect for you! With drinks ranging from fruity and refreshing to strong and sultry, there’s something for everyone. So, give one of these tasty recipes a try and enjoy your next night in!

 

Enjoyed neat or on the rocks in a tumbler glass or in a classic cocktail like the Manhattan. The latest addition to the Woodford Reserve portfolio is a home bar essential.

 

Just when you think you’re the consummate coffee connoisseur, along comes the espresso martini, an enticing brew of espresso coffee, Kahlua, and vodka. While coffee is hardly a newcomer to the bar – Irish coffee has been around for ages, and the Black Russian wouldn’t be a Black Russian without Kahlua, the espresso martini gives it a sexy new persona together in a whole new sexy way. But then what would you expect of a cocktail created in a London bar when a top fashion model issued an X-rated challenge to the barman? The barman, as bartenders are called in Great Britain, rejoiced in being able to tap his creative side. Rather than serving up brew after brew (as in ale or lager) he served up a brew of a different breed – a shot of espresso, a shaker of spirits, and voilà – the espresso martini came into being. And in case you’re wondering, yes, it fulfilled the model’s wishes.

 

Today, not drinking becomes more and more popular, which makes bars and restaurants around the country work on delicious alcohol-free options.