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Home inspiration

Guides to elevate the home bar experience.

  • Classico Barware

    09 Oct

    Classico Barware

    If you’ve been following Urban Bar for some time, you’ll know we’re barware enthusiasts. From crystal glasses to silver jiggers, we love the finer things in the bartending world. So,...
  • Our Guide To Summer Cocktails: Part Two

    12 Oct

    Our Guide To Summer Cocktails: Part Two

    That’s right, we’re back for part two! Join us once again as we guide you through the best way to enjoy your summer: Urban Bar style. Complete with ingredients, and...
  • Japanese Barware

    13 Oct

    Japanese Barware

    During the Meiji Era in Japan, the Empire opened its doors to the rest of the world and invited in all the wonders it had to offer - including cocktails! Whilst...
  • The Best Cocktails to Serve at Christmas

    17 Oct

    The Best Cocktails to Serve at Christmas

    The season of pigs in blankets and stockings is well and truly upon us! But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a few last-minute items to check off your to-do...
  • 5 Top Gifts For Cocktail Lovers This Christmas

    20 Oct

    5 Top Gifts For Cocktail Lovers This Christmas

    Working out what to get for your friends and family at Christmas isn’t always easy. Fortunately, if you know a cocktail lover, then things just got simpler! We’ve put together...
  • What's the Best Gin to Give as a Gift?

    23 Oct

    What's the Best Gin to Give as a Gift?

    It’s well-known that Gin is now the most popular spirit in Britain. Outranking vodka, whisky, and rum to take the top spot on bar shelves around the country, we’ve become a nation...
  • 5 Ideas For Your Garden Bar

    18 Nov

    5 Ideas For Your Garden Bar

    Summer is well underway, with hot weather and rain-free days giving us plenty of opportunities to relax in the garden. If you’re entertaining this year, spice things up with a...
  • Calabrese Barware

    14 May

    Calabrese Barware

    One of our most coveted ranges here at Urban Bar is our Calabrese Barware. Premium quality, contemporary design, and functional products, it’s not too hard to see why! We collaborated...

Recipes

Mix drinks like a professional.

  • How to Make a Negroni Sbagliato

    17 Jan

    How to Make a Negroni Sbagliato

    To save you from ordering the most trendy drink at the bar, our mixology experts have put together everything you need to know to perfect the Negroni Sbagliato… with prosecco,...
  • The One and Only Singapore Sling Recipe

    22 Feb

    The One and Only Singapore Sling Recipe

    When it comes to exotic cocktails, there are few as compelling as the Singapore Sling. Widely regarded as the national drink of the South-Asian country it owes its name to,...
  • Our Perfect Passionfruit Martini Recipe

    14 Mar

    Our Perfect Passionfruit Martini Recipe

    The Passionfruit Martini (or Pornstar Martini) is one of the more contemporary cocktails, but deserves its spot in the mixology hall of fame nonetheless! Fruity and easy to drink, it’s...
  • How to Fix a Delicious Daiquiri

    25 Apr

    How to Fix a Delicious Daiquiri

    The Daiquiri is a classic cocktail that’s been enjoyed for over a hundred years. It's a simple and refreshing drink that can be made with just three ingredients - rum,...
  • How to Make a Keoke Coffee

    16 May

    How to Make a Keoke Coffee

    Have you ever heard of Keoke Coffee? A deliciously boozy brew, it’s not as mainstream as the other options but undoubtedly worth the attention! Learn how to brew your own...
  • Deliciously Decadent Alcohol Free Cocktail Recipes

    23 May

    Deliciously Decadent Alcohol Free Cocktail Recipes

    Giving up the taste of a Mojito is undeniably tough! Fortunately, mocktails are here to save the day, and we’re bringing you the very best in alcohol-free cocktail recipes to...
  • 4 Boozy Sorbet Recipes to Celebrate Summer

    06 Jun

    4 Boozy Sorbet Recipes to Celebrate Summer

    Sorbet pairs perfectly with spirits, making it a popular choice for mixologists looking to do something a little different in the summer, and we’ve put together our favourite recipes for...
  • Travel-Inspired Cocktails to Make at Home

    13 Jun

    Travel-Inspired Cocktails to Make at Home

    This year, the travel industry is finally set to return to normal, but until then we’ve got plenty of holiday-inspired cocktails to keep you happy.

Hospitality insights

Articles for hospitality and catering.

  • What Does it Mean to Throw a Cocktail?

    28 Aug

    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 Style Your Vintage Drinks Trolley

    31 Aug

    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...
  • Have You Been Using Cocktail Ice Wrong?

    02 Sep

    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.
  • 5 Best Drinks to Make Using Tequila

    04 Sep

    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...
  • The Best Low-Sugar Cocktails

    07 Sep

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

    11 Sep

    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...
  • What Are Cocktail Bitters and How Should You Use Them?

    14 Sep

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

    15 Sep

    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...
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