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R’s, S’s Drinks Glossary

By on July 10, 2016 in Drinking with 0 Comments
R’s, S’s Drinks Glossary

R  Raspberry liqueur made from macerating raspberies in spirit. If the spirit is a grape brandy and the mixture is distilled twice, the result is a raspberry brandy. Ratafia a mixture of fresh prape juice and brabdy from the Champange area.  Ricard (BN) aniseed-flavoured spirit; see Pastris Rock and Rye (BN) an American liqueur based […]






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Why Use Cocktail Umbrellas

By on July 9, 2016 in Drinking with 0 Comments
Why Use Cocktail Umbrellas

The humble cocktail umbrellas ancestry can be traced back to a Japanese, Chinese and Indian heritage.  Generally it will be used as a garnish or just decoration in cocktails, desserts and other foods, it’s a small umbrella or parasol. Usually the umbrella is made out of paper, paperboard and a toothpick, where the paper is […]






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D’s, F’s Drinks Glossary

By on February 25, 2016 in Drinking with 0 Comments
D’s, F’s Drinks Glossary

D’s Danziger Goldwasser  originally made in Danzig (Gdansk, Poland)and nowadays in Berlin (30d). It is relates to Kummel, is flavored with caraway and and contains flecks of gold leaf, hence its name. Drambuie (BN) a liqueur based on scotch whiskey, heather honey and herbs. (40d) Dubonnet (BN) a wine based aperitif of three kinds –red […]






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Scotch Based Cocktails

By on February 17, 2016 in Drinking, Whiskey with 0 Comments
Scotch Based Cocktails

Scotch is the oldest of whiskies. Since the fifteenth century farms in the Scottish Highlands have been fermenting barley to distil whisky. It is made in the traditional method from malted barley which has been dried in peat smoke to give it the characteristic aroma of Scotch. Pure malt whiskey is double distilled in pot […]






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B’s Drinks Glossary

By on February 11, 2016 in Drinking with 0 Comments
B’s Drinks Glossary

B B & B  a ready prepared liqueur combining Benedictine and brandy (43o) Barcardi a famous Caribbean firm of rum producers best known for its light white rums. Baileys Irish Cream a Cream liqueur based on Irish Whiskey flavored with chocolate Banane, creme de a liqueur made from spirit and bananas Banyuls  a sweet red […]






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Make your own Tia Maria

By on February 11, 2016 in Drinking with 0 Comments
Make your own Tia Maria

Some times it’s about buying it, then some times its about making your own, here’s a great recipe for Tia Maria, that you can make at home. Ingredients 2 cups sugar 2 cups boiling water 2 tsp gelatine 6 drops vanilla 2 cups Bundy rum 2 dessertspoons instant coffee Method 1. Place water on boil, […]






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Mix Your Drinks With The Magic Bullet.

By on February 9, 2016 in Drinking with 0 Comments
Mix Your Drinks With The Magic Bullet.

Every bar needs one. Depending on your own home situation you might actually need two. We are talking about a Blender. You need to be able to blend or mix drinks, do things like crush ice, prepare things. Now there are a lot of different makes and models on the market, but we are all […]






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L, M’s Drink Glossary

By on February 4, 2016 in Drinking with 0 Comments
L, M’s Drink Glossary

L Lillet (BN) a French dry white vermouth; there is also a sweeter variety. Lowland malt. A pure malt whiskey distilled in the south of Scotland. M Maderia a fortified wine produced in the island of that name. There are four types: Bual and Malmsey, fruity and sweet dessert wines, Verdelho and Sercial, lighter and […]






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T, V, W, Y Drinks Glossary

By on January 29, 2016 in Drinking with 0 Comments
T, V, W, Y Drinks Glossary

T Tequila a spirit made from the fermented sap of the agave plant; the special variety used grows in an area around and neighboring the town of Tequila. Tia Maria (BN) a strongly-flavored coffee liqueur based on rum and made in Jamaica. Kahlua and other coffee liqueurs can be used as substitutes. Triple –sec orange […]






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Should You Supply Drinks for a Party?

By on January 28, 2016 in Drinking with 0 Comments
Should You Supply Drinks for a Party?

It is always a concern, when it comes to should you or shouldn’t you supply drinks for a party.  Apart from the fact it may be quite expensive, the thing that needs to be considered is how much and what do I supply. Our Mix Your Drink website is an online portal which gives advice […]






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