What's up in Homemade Cocktails

Strawberry Daiquiri: Easy and Delicious for Summer

One of the Six Basic Drinks: Daiquiri Daiquiri is a classic Rum based cocktail, made with 3 basic ingredients. You only need Rum, a citrus fruit juice, usually lime juice and a kind of sweetener, usually a syrup or just sugar, to make it. The best part is that you can add any fruit to this recipe and that you’ll […]

How to Make a City Rickey Cocktail Inspired by Gin Rickey

What is Gin Rickey Cocktail? Gin Rickey is one of the classic cocktails with 3 basic ingredients and easy to make. A colonel named Joe Rickey invented this cocktail in 1883 with the suggestion of his friends. Initially, when Joe Rickey started to drink it, bourbon was the main ingredient but in time it evolved to rye whiskey and gin. […]

Negroni: a Popular Italian Cocktail

Simple and Appetising Negroni is one of the most popular and classic cocktails, created at the beginning of the 1900s by twisting a classic Americano to be stronger. An Americano is made of Campari, Sweet Vermouth (or red as you can see in some recipes, they’re the same) and Club Soda. To make a Negroni, all you need to do […]

The Story of Theodora and an Ancient Rome Cocktail

A Competition? Why not… There is an account on Instagram I have been following since I have started my blog. They have lots of inspirational ideas and creative recipes. The account’s name is Cocktail Alchemists and they ran a competition last week, asking the participants to create an Ancient Rome cocktail. The creations they asked needed to include the lifestyle […]

Basic Homemade Cocktail Ingredients and Easy Recipes

Make your own ingredients at home There is no limit to what you can include in your cocktails. You can use your imagination and creativity all the way you want because not everyone has the same taste for drinks. I have created this page to give you simple and basic homemade cocktail ingredients recipes that you can make at home […]

A Version of Not So Popular Davis Cocktail

Grenadine for Raspberry Syrup Davis Cocktail is one of the old but surprisingly (for me) not such a popular drink. I have searched and tried so many cocktails when I first started making them at home that it was impossible for me not to try something with such a nice colour. You may come across two main recipes where one […]

How Would You Like Your Lemon Drop?

Sweet or Sour, It’s All Up To You Another citrus-based drink I love and this one can be sweet or sour by easily adjusting the recipe. Getting closer to warmer weather, refreshing and citrusy drinks take more place in my mind. Lemon Drop was created in the ’70s, described as a type of martini made with vodka. Sweet and Sour […]

Gin and Tonic Garnish from Sainsbury’s just for £2.50

Delicious Gin & Tonic with a Market Garnish No matter how complicated the recipe is and how carefully prepared a cocktail is, there is not much that can beat a well prepared Gin & Tonic for me. When I saw the Gin & Tonic Garnish at Sainsbury’s, the first thing I thought was “Well, how bad can it be? And […]

Orange Martini and My Love for Cointreau

My Favourite Kind of Martini Anyone who knows me well knows that my favourite colour is orange. So why not have a martini in orange? Considering that Cointreau is one of my favourite liqueurs, Orange Martini seemed to be a strong candidate for my list of favourite cocktails. I can assure you that you will see Cointreau used in lots […]

Blue Margarita as a Fresh Spring Drink

Combination of Lime and Blue Curacao Wherever you search, you’ll see that margarita is one of the most popular cocktails of all times in the world. A classic margarita is one of my favourite cocktails by far, too. I’m a Mediterranean person who grew up with lots of citrus fruits. No surprise that I love sour cocktails more than sweet […]