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Bonus Amazon gift card giveaway!

All we seem to hear about these days is how prices are rising, interest rates are going up, energy prices are exploding. You know the story! That’s exactly why we thought we’d get together with a select group of other bloggers to bring you a bonus Amazon gift card...

Win a Tea in Mayfair hamper this month

Everyone loves a glass of Prosecco, don’t they? Whether you prefer it as it comes, in a Bellini (with peach juice), an Aperol Spritz or in a Mimosa (with orange juice) it’s always a treat. This month, we are delighted to be bringing you another giveaway which includes a...

How to make a superb Margarita

Let’s talk Margaritas – a delicious yet simple cocktail that tickles the tastebuds and awakens the senses!  The Margarita is a classic cocktail which comprises tequila, orange liqueur (triple sec) and lime juice. It is commonly served in a glass with a salted rim. The origins of the Margarita are...

How to make a delicious Dirty Martini

Have you ever tried a Dirty Martini? Do you know what makes a Dirty Martini “dirty”? The Dirty Martini is a classic cocktail which comprises vodka, dry vermouth and olive brine. The Dirty Martini is believed to date back to 1901, when it was invented in New York, but...

Alternatives to Russian vodka

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began in February 2022 and has shocked the world. Here at Shake A Cocktail we find it equally concerning. We have seen the news about major global brands quitting the Russian economy, and as we often do, we got to thinking about vodka. In particular,...

How to make an amazing Strawberry Daiquiri

The Daiquiri is a classic cocktail which most commonly comprises rum, citrus juice and sugar. In a Strawberry Daiquiri, the sugar (or sweetener) is optional as the strawberries already provide a good degree of sweetness. Commercially-made Strawberry Daiquiris are often made with a pre-prepared strawberry syrup mixture, but this...

How to make the perfect Mojito

The Mojito originates from Havana, Cuba and makes a deliciously refreshing drink on a summer’s day, or practically any other time of the year! The Mojito is rumoured to have origins in a medicinal drink dating back to the 16th Century. In this article, we take a closer look...

How to make the perfect Espresso Martini

The Espresso Martini was created in 1983 by Dick Bradsell, a British bartender who was famous for his innovative cocktail creations. There are a couple of variations, but we are going to show you a method with one of the best balances of flavour combinations. Read on to learn...

How to make your own coffee liqueur

Coffee liqueur is used in several cocktails, from the popular Espresso Martini to a White Russian, Black Russian, Bahama Mama, Mudslide and many others. The most well-known branded coffee liqueurs are Tia Maria and Kahlua, and these work well in cocktails. But did you realise that you can make...

Eight of the best frozen cocktails

Frozen cocktails are – as the name suggests – frozen drinks made with alcohol. While you may think that they are most suited to sitting by the pool in an exotic location, they are great at any time of year. In this article, we will look at eight of...