What's up in Homemade Cocktails

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 […]

Purple Cocktail to Celebrate International Women’s Day

Power of Women and the Meaning of Colour Purple Every year, the 8th of March is honoured as International Women’s Day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It has great importance to raise awareness about women’s equality and accelerate gender parity. This year, we don’t have a chance to gather with people physically to celebrate […]

Berries, Chambord Martini and More Berries

A flood of savour With its tiny, stylish and charming bottle, berry liqueur Chambord quickly became one of my favourite ingredients, especially for martinis. I love the brand, the taste, the looks and the recipes on their website, Chambord Martini being my favourite! Chambord has a very intense flavour. I’m guessing that not everyone adores it as I do. Some […]

Espresso Martini – Classic, Irish and Mexican Alternatives

Easy recipe with quick tips As a huge coffee lover, it’s no surprise that I decided to try an Espresso Martini before everything else as my first cocktail trial. Before getting my hands-on homemade cocktails, I didn’t know how popular it was. Such a shame that I was also not aware of the different types! I started using the recipes […]

To Shake or Not to Shake… And Perfect Cocktail Shaking

Why it is important to shake accurately? A cocktail is a drink, usually an alcoholic one, made by mixing two or more drinks together, says Cambridge Dictionary. So, can’t we just mix the ingredients and enjoy our cocktails? Do we really need to have a shaker to make our cocktails at home? What is the importance of cocktail shaking? There […]