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Neat, Up, Straight Up, or Straight? How to Serve Your Drinks
By Nick Andrews on

Neat, Up, Straight Up, or Straight? How to Serve Your Drinks

There’s no denying that the world of mixology is full of jargon. If there’s one thing we mixologists know (aside from how to mix a perfect drink, of course), it’s...

What Are Cocktail Bitters and How Should You Use Them?
By Nick Andrews on

What Are Cocktail Bitters and How Should You Use Them?

Liqueurs, spirits, wines: you’ve probably heard of all of them. There’s not much in the world of alcohol that you don’t know right? Enter: bitters. Bitters are one the lesser...

Are 'Ready to Drink Cocktails' The Next Big Thing?
By Nick Andrews on

Are 'Ready to Drink Cocktails' The Next Big Thing?

When you’re mixing yourself a drink at home, you don’t always want a simple G&T or Whiskey on the rocks; But, mustering up the motivation to create a full-on cocktail...

The Best Low-Sugar Cocktails
By Nick Andrews on

The Best Low-Sugar Cocktails

To prove that cocktails can be just as good without sugar, we’ve put together some delicious recipes you need to try. With some clever tricks up our sleeves, these low-sugar...

5 Best Drinks to Make Using Tequila
By Nick Andrews on

5 Best Drinks to Make Using Tequila

If your only experience with tequila is as a shot (accompanied by salt and lime, of course) it’s time to change that. Though this strong spirit has earned a reputation as a...

Have You Been Using Cocktail Ice Wrong?
By Nick Andrews on

Have You Been Using Cocktail Ice Wrong?

To get you up to speed and ensure your boozy beverages are properly chilled, we’ve got everything you need to know about how to use ice in cocktails.

How to Style Your Vintage Drinks Trolley
By Nick Andrews on

How to Style Your Vintage Drinks Trolley

From elegantly old-school to wonderfully contemporary, how you style your trolley is entirely up to you. But, to give you some inspiration to get started, we’ve put together some of...

What Does it Mean to Throw a Cocktail?
By Nick Andrews on

What Does it Mean to Throw a Cocktail?

If you’ve ever heard the term “throwing a cocktail”, you might have envisioned a tequila sunrise being chucked at the wall or a margarita all over the floor. To quickly...

How to Shake a Cocktail Like a Professional
By Nick Andrews on

How to Shake a Cocktail Like a Professional

Did you know that there’s a right and wrong way to shake a cocktail? Just throwing the shaker over your shoulder and hoping for the best definitely isn’t the right...

How to Stir Your Cocktails to Perfection
By Nick Andrews on

How to Stir Your Cocktails to Perfection

Shaking, throwing, fixing: the terms to describe mixing a drink can often sound more like an odd sporting event than the method of creating a beautiful cocktail. Why would you...

When and Why Would You "Build" a Cocktail?
By Nick Andrews on

When and Why Would You "Build" a Cocktail?

Our team at Urban Bar thought we’d put together some guides unravelling the lingo and shedding light on mixology terms, starting with when and why you would “build” a cocktail.

Ageing Spirits Like Fine Wines
By Nick Andrews on

Ageing Spirits Like Fine Wines

Much like red wine, spirits are perfect for ageing, especially in the right conditions here at Urban Bar. We can supply you with our own oak ageing barrels, perfect for...


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