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17 Best Whiskey Mixers (What to Mix Whiskey with)

17 Best Whiskey Mixers (What to Mix Whiskey with)

Looking for whiskey mixers that will effortlessly elevate your cocktails this season? Right this way, bestie. The Mixer team has been hard at work sussing out the very best partner ingredients for whiskey, and this is our definitive list of all the mixers that really make this spirit shine. 1. Vermouth Vermouth‘s herbaceous notes and […]

9 Paper Plane Variations to Add to Your Repertoire

9 Paper Plane Variations to Add to Your Repertoire

The Paper Plane cocktail has taken the world by storm and is one of the most popular recipes here on The Mixer. If you’re keen to try out a few fun Paper Plane cocktail variations, this easy guide will help you hit the cocktail runway in style.   Even though the Paper Plane drink recipe was […]

How to Host a Rugby World Cup Party at Home (2023)

How to Host a Rugby World Cup Party at Home (2023)

Getting ready to host a Rugby World Cup party or two? So are we! The RWC is more than just a sporting event; it is also a celebration of rugby culture. The tournament is a wonderful showcase of the sport’s traditions and values and is a great opportunity to learn more about the game.  Of […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Cynar & the Best Cynar Cocktails

A Beginner’s Guide to Cynar & the Best Cynar Cocktails

Cynar cocktails are leading the vanguard in new and exciting drinks, and there is literally nothing else you should be drinking on National Artichoke Day, celebrated on March 16th. Not because Cynar tastes like artichokes, but because it’s made with artichoke leaves. It’s a boldly bitter Italian liqueur that deserves a place of honour in […]

10 Averna Cocktails for a Taste of Italy at Home

10 Averna Cocktails for a Taste of Italy at Home

Sicily has always been a popular destination, but right now, it’s having a glorious moment in the sun with the culmination of The White Lotus season 2. Viewers across the globe have fallen in love with its blue seas and rocky coastlines. While the Aperol Spritz stole the show, Sicily is also home to another […]

Blushing Pink: 12 Tantalising Grapefruit Cocktails to Try

Blushing Pink: 12 Tantalising Grapefruit Cocktails to Try

Grapefruit cocktails, how do we love thee? Let us count down the list of everything zesty and tart. We’ve got all the classics from Mojitos and Margaritas to Martinis and a sugarless daiquiri—Ernest Hemingway style. They’re sassy and delicious and all feature the signature blushing pink of grapefruit. Let’s get to it!     1. Paloma […]

What is Aperitivo Hour? Revel in the Discovery of Italy’s Happy Hour

What is Aperitivo Hour? Revel in the Discovery of Italy’s Happy Hour

Italians are known the world over for living la dolce vita, and now the new season of The White Lotus has cast a fresh new spotlight on the most splendid tradition of the aperitivo hour. Let us introduce you to the convivial Italian happy hour and show you how you can weave this delightful custom […]

20 Aperol Cocktails Perfect For Any Occasion

20 Aperol Cocktails Perfect For Any Occasion

For over a hundred years, Aperol cocktail recipes have been tantalising cocktail drinkers the world over. Its vibrant orange colour and flavour with its blend of flowers, herbs and roots give it an unmistakable presence in any glass. The Aperol Spritz is often credited for cementing its iconic status, but the number of cocktail recipes […]

Everything You Need to Know About Vermouth

Everything You Need to Know About Vermouth

What is vermouth, you ask? It seems you are just starting on a wonderful journey into the intricacies of cocktail-making, friend! Let’s get you sorted. In this short and sweet introduction to vermouth, we will look at its history, how it’s made, the difference between sweet and dry vermouth, and what it is used for.  […]

Bitter is Better: Why Bitters for Cocktails Are on Everyone’s Lips

Bitter is Better: Why Bitters for Cocktails Are on Everyone’s Lips

Long relegated to the background, bitters for drinks are finally returning to the forefront. In fact, consumers are rediscovering and learning to appreciate this flavor again, thanks to the increasing popularity of a flagship cocktail that appeared in the early 2010s in France: Apérol Spritz.  What is bitterness?    When we talk about bitterness, we […]

What are Bitters Anyway?

What are Bitters Anyway?

Many years ago, bitters were something you’d expect to find in a doctor’s bag rather than a bartender’s kit, leaving us to question what are cocktail bitters, really? These little bottles of herby concentrate form the building blocks of many modern cocktails so, perhaps unknowingly, you’ve most likely had bitters in a cocktail before! A […]

What is an Aperitif and When is it Served?

What is an Aperitif and When is it Served?

By definition, an aperitif is an alcoholic drink that is served before a meal to stimulate your appetite. But, throughout Italy, the real aperitif meaning is so much more significant than that. Coined as the “aperitivo moment” and often accompanied by a golden sunset, this pre-dinner drink ritual has captured the hearts and minds (and […]