Birthday Party

Happy birthday! **Cue sparkles, streamers, and balloons**

If you are getting ready to host a birthday party to celebrate another trip around the sun, it’s time to consider signature cocktails, friend! Luckily for you, the team at The Mixer are suckers for a good old birthday shindig, and we’ve rounded up a selection of cocktails that are perfect for celebratory clinking.

From the easy and sophisticated Frech Martini with its gorgeous raspberry garnish, to the dreamy Bushwacker Cocktail all milkshake enthusiasts will adore, there is a cocktail out there that will tick all your must-have boxes. So whether you will only be pouring one or two, or need to make big batch drinks to serve a crowd, we’ve got you sorted. Take a look to find your fave!

What to Mix with Bourbon: Classic & Unique Mixers to Try at Home

What to Mix with Bourbon: Classic & Unique Mixers to Try at Home

Bourbon is widely known for having rich, complex flavors 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 […]

Navigating the Rich Tapestry of Korean Drinking Culture

Navigating the Rich Tapestry of Korean Drinking Culture

Long gone are the days when Korea and its culture felt like a distant world. Thanks to the rising popularity of K-dramas and K-pop bands in the mainstream, our curiosity has peaked towards this technicolor land. And while Korean foods and ingredients are already popular and widely available in the West, there’s still a world […]

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 perfect combination of sweet and […]

Master the Art of Culinary Cocktails: Recipes and Techniques

Master the Art of Culinary Cocktails: Recipes and 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 […]

8 Must-Try Añejo Tequila Cocktails

8 Must-Try Añejo Tequila Cocktails

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 smoldering twinkle in its eye—100% delicious and always extraordinary. So, let’s take a look […]

5 Best Cocktails with Rum and Tequila

5 Best Cocktails with Rum and Tequila

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7 Tiny Cocktails to Stay Ahead of the Trend

7 Tiny Cocktails to Stay Ahead of the Trend

Hold on to your hats, DIY cocktail connoisseurs. Today we’re tumbling down the proverbial rabbit hole to shrink down in size and discover the many marvels of tiny cocktails! These small sips are redefining how we think about entertaining, offering a new way to enjoy the complexity and artistry of cocktail culture without the commitment […]

6 Smoked Bourbon Cocktails for Beginners and Pros

6 Smoked Bourbon Cocktails for Beginners and Pros

Smoked bourbon cocktails have taken the world of DIY cocktails by storm, captivating seasoned and novice mixologists alike with their deliciously daring and sophisticated air. We love the way it elevates classic drinks and inspires innovative creations, ushering a superb series of reimagined clinkers into a class of their own.   To a large extent, the […]

Summer Batch Cocktails for Hosting at Home

Summer Batch Cocktails for Hosting at Home

Sun-soaked days and balmy evenings are made for lingering gatherings, and this season there’s a star player that simplifies hosting and keeps the good times flowing — summer batch cocktails! These delicious big-batch drinks will help you set the scene for a memorable summer bash without breaking a sweat.   Let’s dive into the world of […]

10 White Russian Variations to Try at Home

10 White Russian Variations to Try at Home

Move over, dude. The creamy cocktail from The Big Lebowski is a worldwide favorite, but beyond the beloved original, a whole bunch of White Russian variations are waiting to be explored! We’re talking super exciting twists on the classic vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream recipe that add daring flavors and unique dimensions to this delightful […]

Exploring Umami Cocktails

Exploring Umami Cocktails

Umami cocktails are the talk of the town, and we’re here to tell you all about them. In this article, we delve into the concept of umami in mixed drinks, share some mouthwatering recipes, show you how umami bitters can become your secret weapon behind the bar, and more. Ready to unlock a whole new […]

The Dirty Martini Reimagined

The Dirty Martini Reimagined

Calling all Martini enthusiasts! Forget dusty old stereotypes – the Dirty Martini is having a major revival, and we’re here for this modern Martini glow-up. This guide is your passport to a world of Martini mastery.   We’ll delve into the drink’s fascinating history, then fast forward to the modern mixology scene, where bartenders are gleefully […]