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In the spirit of Veganuary, we’re on the hunt for vegan wines… Now, you may be surprised. Wine comes from grapes, how can it not be vegan? We had exactly the same thought here at Pop Up Bar Hire, but after some extensive research we were surprised to see that wine contains numerous animal derived products, albeit we were pleasantly surprised to see that vegan wines are on the rise! Keep reading to discover how to find the latest vegan wines & the best dishes to pair them with.

It may only be 10 days into January and many of us, including some of us here at Pop Up Bar Hire are doing Dry January, but we just can’t stop thinking about the floral and refreshing taste of the spring season’s cocktails.

Check out 10 of the tastiest, spring themed cocktails that had our mouths watering…

With the big day literally around the corner, we’re already thinking about all the festive flavours that Christmas will be bringing us. From mince pies, to pigs in blankets, there really is something about those warming ingredients during winter time that makes us all feel a little bit fuzzy - right? Mulled wine, or - Christmas in a glass - as we like to call it, can be a bit of a marmite situation. Some people love the winter spice overload,...

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...

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...

We have teamed up with Street Food Warehouse and British Street Food to collectively bring The Welsh Street Food Awards to Milford Haven this weekend (18th-19th August). Look out for the marquees along the Milford Waterfront.  So what's all the fuss about? The best traders from up and down Wales will be fighting it out to win the vote of the judges - and the general public - at the first ever Welsh leg of the awards. At stake?  A place in...

The passionfruit mojito: a tropical and fun cocktail perfect for BBQs and summer parties (and even winter ones). The passionfruit mojito is for those who love the light and refreshing tang of a traditional mojito but also want to experiment with fruity flavours. [caption id="attachment_13760" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Source: cookienameddesire[/caption] Traditionally, mojitos are made with a white rum, and for a classic mojito this should definitely remain so. However, we have found that using a spiced rum really adds that extra something to...

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...

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...