Cuba as an island has one of the most mysterious, chaotic but never-the-less utmost important histories surrounding cocktail culture. This is the island that gave us the Mojito, the Daiquiri, El Presidente, El Nacional & the Canchanchara! In the last 150 years it has been the centre of political turmoil, mafia run gambling hotspot, a rum war & most importantly the birth of some of the most important aspects of bartending innovation past the Prohibition period. Here at Cocktai
Ice is undoubtably one of the most important aspects of a cocktail regardless of what cocktail you're trying to create. Ice can make or break a well made any stirred drink & drastically alter the perception & flavour of the final cocktail depending on what kind of water you're using. Although nowadays most large cities have ice providers that make & sell ice blocks as well as the entire market has expanded into ice stamps, speciality machines & moulds. Regardless of whether y
Gin has been rising to mainstream popularity for the last 20 years at an alarming rate & the G&T has become almost more popular than the vodka soda(JOKE). It has become SO mainstream that a 'flavoured' Gin is considered the new 'flavoured vodka'. Whilst bartenders have moved on to other trendy spirit genres such as Mezcal, Amaro & Fermentation like hipsters in a vintage store the mighty juniper spirit that is Gin has finally reached new levels of mainstream success. In the UK
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