The whole world has been mesmerised by the art & style of Japanese bartending. The land of the rising Sun has long been the holy grail of bartender 'pilgrimage' sites. It was always rumoured that bartending came to Japan after the US occupation after WW2 since the soldiers wanted to drink what they could get back home. There is as always more than meets the eye when it comes to any subject & especially when it comes to a culture that is definitely out of our immediate touch.
With Christmas around the corner & bars all over the world getting the usual orders of Irish coffee, mulled wine & hot toddies into the mix as people get into the Christmas spirit we at Cocktails For You would like to help bartenders create & inspire them with some of our own recipes to get into the Christmas mood for! Name: Christmas Cosmo
20ml Mandarin Napoleon 25ml Lime Juice 40ml Cranberry Juice 2 Dashes of Cranberry Bitters Method: Shake & Strain
Ah the year drew to a close in the 2019 hospitality calendar there was 1 event left that we were lucky enough to attend & be a part of as Cocktails For You. This was the DRiNK Magazine Bar Awards 2019 being held in Shanghai, China. Asia itself as a region has been showing knocking cocktail competitions out the park as well as raising the bar when it came to hospitality for a long time now so it was a privilege that Cocktails For You was invited to be a part of the press invit
The Negroni cocktail will celebrate its 100 years anniversary in 2020 & to commemorate that fact Martini held in Turin, the home of Vermouth, a completely new cocktail competition to pay tribute to this great classic cocktail. The heart of the challenge of the competition as very simple - innovation! That being said the cocktail couldn't have just be a complete rework & had to still be recognisingly a Negroni as the soul of the cocktail. We were lucky enough at Cocktails For
Ubiquitous all over the world of bartending it is usually the first drinks that comes into the minds of drinkers when the cold weather finally sets in during the winter months. As with any mainstream & old cocktail there is a million stories of where it came from, who originally invented the classic or the right way to make one. Lets dive in:
The Hot Toddy’s name is the biggest mystery. No one knows for certain where it came from, but there are two popular t
Trends come & go in the bartending world with some sticking around for years whilst others fade into obscurity over time never to be heard from ever again. There is a ‘trend’ in TRENDS though that I’ve noticed over my long career in bartending. The more difficult the new ‘technique’ or ‘idea’ the quicker in disappears from magazine article pages or instagram blogs. One of the trends that saw this treatment is ‘Barrel-Aged Cocktails’ that was pioneered simultaneously by the UK
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