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Anna-Bet Stemmet

Senior Writer

Anna-Bet is a seasoned food, wine and lifestyle writer with over a decade’s experience writing about delicious things and the people who make them. She joined The Mixer to share her love of cocktail culture and home entertaining, and as an avid food gardener she weaves sustainability into everything she does—whether it’s experimenting with eco-friendly cocktails, farm-to-fork menu plans, or fermented foods.

Favorite Cocktail: I am a zesty girl, so anything with a bit of citrus in the mix is right up my alley. A classic Paloma is always a treat, and variations on the theme (e.g., the Mezcal Paloma and Pineapple Paloma) also hit the spot.

Best Mixer Tip: The best way to be a good host is to lean into your strengths. Don’t put pressure on yourself by trying out a brand-new dish or cocktail when you are having a lot of people over. Stick to your tried-and-tested recipes, and leave the experiments for occasions when the pressure is off. Also, preparation is key—do as much as you can to get everything ready before your guests arrive, so you are free to enjoy the get-together as well.

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What to Mix with Bourbon: Creative Cocktails and Easy Recipes

What to Mix with Bourbon: Creative Cocktails and Easy Recipes

Bourbon is widely known for having rich, complex flavours that has made it a beloved cocktail base for centuries. Whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or a newly inventive home bartender, learning what to mix with bourbon can completely elevate your cocktail experience. From timeless classics to innovative new ideas, here’s a guide to some of the […]

Top Vermouths for Negroni: Find Your Perfect Match

Top Vermouths for Negroni: Find Your Perfect Match

The Negroni cocktail has been winning hearts globally for over a century, becoming a cherished classic the world over. Choosing the best vermouth for Negroni recipes is key to crafting this aperitivo clinker to perfection. In this guide, we’ll explore the captivating world of vermouth, helping you to stir up a Negroni that’s always on […]

Cosmopolitan Variations: Modern Twists on a Classic Cocktail

Cosmopolitan Variations: Modern Twists on a Classic Cocktail

Welcome to the delightful world of Cosmo variations! The Cosmopolitan, a beloved cocktail since the 1970s, became a cultural icon in the 1990s thanks to the TV show Sex and the City. This classic drink, with a base of vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and fresh lime juice, is a delicious combination of sweet and […]

Master the Art of Culinary Cocktails: Unique Recipes and Easy Techniques

Master the Art of Culinary Cocktails: Unique Recipes and Easy Techniques

The cocktail world has collided with foodie culture, and we’re here for it! Culinary cocktails are all about bringing the kitchen to the bar, using exciting techniques and unexpected ingredients to create complex and delicious beverages.   Ever wondered what smoked, umami, or even fat-washed cocktails taste like? We’ve got you covered. Join us as we […]

10 Reposado Tequila Cocktails You Need to Try

10 Reposado Tequila Cocktails You Need to Try

Reposado tequila cocktails are making a big splash, and we’re here to give you all the juicy details so you can make this trend your own. We’re sharing our favourite cocktails with reposado tequila and some tasty insider insights into this captivating spirit and how to incorporate it into your DIY mixology line-up at home.   […]

8 Añejo Tequila Cocktails for Every Occasion

8 Añejo Tequila Cocktails for Every Occasion

It’s about time we take a deep dive into the tempting world of añejo tequila cocktails, don’t you think? Rich, complex, and daringly dapper, añejo is a mature tequila that strides into the party with plenty of life experience and a smouldering twinkle in its eye— 100% delicious and always extraordinary. So, let’s take a […]