Drinks

It’s rich, indulgent, creamy, and the shot of espresso will make sure you keep up with your work mates if you find yourself flagging at the office Christmas do. It could only be one classic, and most definitely one of our favourites; the Espresso Martini.  In 1984 a top model came into the famous late bartender Dick Bradsells bar with a rather special cocktail request. She asked for something sophisticated, edgy and strong - and so the famous Espresso Martini was...

Now don't get us wrong, we're all for trying something new when it comes to cocktails and new drinks on the block, but when we stumbled across this new creation, we weren't too sure whether to ask someone to pass us a bucket, or take the plunge and give it a try!   [caption id="attachment_13845" align="alignnone" width="2500"] Source: Critter Bitters[/caption]   Critter Bitters are handcrafted cocktail bitters made with toasted crickets. Cocktail bitters are usually considered the salt and pepper of cocktails, and are a bartender's...

Are you feeling autumnal (but not the cold that comes with it)? We are all guilty of complaining about the heat in summer and then complaining when it ends. Whether you embrace or dread the woolly jumpers and frosted mornings, these hot cocktails will welcome you into the colder months with warmth. They are the perfect mix between a well-earned beverage and a mug that warms not just your hands, but your soul too. These cocktails will impress your mates...

We can all get stuck in our ways with our choices of drinks, why go for something different when you know you'll enjoy a classic G&T no matter where you are. However, we have decided to mix things up a little and have devised a shortlist of 5 new drinks that we believe you should try this September, all of which are in Cardiff- right on our doorstep!   [caption id="attachment_13810" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Source: Cairn Group[/caption] Rhubarb and Custard Where: The Flora, Cathays What: Absolut...

The Kir Royale, a champagne cocktail which just has that little bit more. It is sophisticated, elegant and o-so-delicious. It is the perfect addition to any cocktail party, dinner soiree or Friday night. Just like many champagne cocktails, the trick is to keep them as simple as possible, so as cocktails go, it is probably one of the easiest yet most effective. Just in case you are not familiar with Crème de Cassis, it is a liqueur made from blackcurrants, and...

Cardiff nightlife is really a taking a turn for the better, the number of new bars opening this August is amazing. There really is something for everyone, and now that Cardiff has some fresh faces on the scene, those of you who were getting tired of the same old bars on a Friday and Saturday night have something to look forward to. 1. The Alchemist Cardiff has been calling out for The Alchemist for a while now, and we are thrilled to...

Street Food Warehouse returns for a bank holiday (5th-7th May) weekend of foodie fun alongside an ice-cold pint of local craft beer, a fresh zesty Mojito or a sweet honey tequila - one of many of our specialities prepared for this event. Mañana With the fresh, earthy and dry blanco at its heart, Cazcabel honey adds a dose of sweet nectar to the blend. The honey used in Cazcabel Honey is made with a combination of manuka and yukatan honey sourced from the...

In light of the fact that it is Valentine's Day on Wednesday, we teamed up with Street Food Warehouse to bring you the perfect three-course street food meal compiled by some of the country's best street food vendors with accompanying recipes for some delicious cocktails. Panic over - Valentine's Day is sorted! Starter: Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce What better way to kick off your Valentine’s Day meal than with some tantalising Thai Chicken Satay skewers from the lovely Tiny Thai?! Nutty, moreish...

Pop Up Bar Hire have done their research and predict 5 key drink trends set to be poured in most cities in 2018. Read on to find out what they are.   Protein-based beverages  One popular, affordable protein source is whey protein, which is usually in powder form and can be mixed with any liquid drink (water/milk) to make a protein shake. So if you enjoy having a protein shake for breakfast with a banana, or frozen berries blended in, then may we suggest a...