Discover the science behind stirred drinks and learn how to stir cocktails
Learn which cocktails you stir and which cocktails you shake and you’ll never struggle at a drinks party again.
Learn the techniques to make crystal clear ice for your next Old Fashioned or Negroni.
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Cocktail shrubs are the hottest new cocktail trend, but did you know drinking vinegars have been around for centuries?
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What is a muddler? Well, according to the Oxford English dictionary it is: “the action or process of mixing a drink or stirring an ingredient into a drink. The muddling helps ensure that all the flavours are well blended” Muddlers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and a variety of different materials. In […]
What Is A Cocktail Strainer? The cocktail strainer is an essential tool in professional bartending. Like a sieve, it only allows liquid to pass leaving any unwanted fruit pulp and ice behind. They come in a huge variety of designs, but don’t worry. We’ve taken the strain out of the process (terrible pun very much […]
So, you’re a budding cocktail bartender. You’ve provably read our guide covering what are bitters. Now you want a piece of the action. So, how to make cocktail bitters? The Cocktail Society is here to help. Below is our recipe for how to make cocktail bitters, and how you can make your own bitters easily […]
Knowing how to blend cocktails correctly is a must for the home bartender. Blended cocktails have gone from being something of a gimmick within the drinks industry to a genuine and viable technique for creating premium cocktails. Blending allows bartenders (professional or at-home cocktail enthusiasts) to create different textures and flavour combinations but it’s not […]
Our guide to creating a home bar from scratch including advice on what spirits to buy, equipment needed and where to keep it all.
Imagine a builder, building a house. The builder adds one ingredient on top of another until the house is finished, and then adds a straw and garnish. While we don’t know how to build houses, that’s how to build a cocktail. For the most part, drinks are built in this order: prepare glassware/vessel. Add ice, […]
You thinking ‘Margaritas’? Yeah, us too, always! When ordering a Margarita Cocktail at a top bar, you’ll often see that the edge of the glass is rimmed in salt. Many bartenders will tell you this is the only way to properly garnish a margarita. In any case, knowing how to salt rim a cocktail glass […]
Shaking a cocktail is the iconic moment that’s at the centre of the cocktail experience… but do you know why and how is it done? If not all cocktails require shaking, is it worth shaking any? Is it all about the theatre – that Instagram rich magic? No. Learning how to shake a cocktail is […]
You don’t need fancy barware or expensive ingredients to create delicious cocktails.