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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...