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8 Delicious Mocktails for Any Social Gathering

8 Delicious Mocktails for Any Social Gathering

March 30, 2016

I recently was discussing with a good friend the perks of blogging about cocktail recipes. She gave birth to a beautiful little girl back in December and, as one who is pregnant should, went over nine months without consuming any alcohol. We discussed how it’s not about the alcohol, but the social aspect that incites

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8 Easter-Themed Cocktails for This Long Weekend

8 Easter-Themed Cocktails for This Long Weekend

March 25, 2016

With Easter weekend here, you’re probably wondering what cocktails are best to serve (and drink yourself) during these few days. Many of us indulge in our favourite drinks and foods over this long weekend, and there are also plenty of luscious easter desserts to treat yourself to. And if you’re eager for the warm weather, then give

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8 Must-Try Fruity Vodka Based Cocktails

8 Must-Try Fruity Vodka Based Cocktails

March 20, 2016

Vodka is traditionally distilled from fermented potatoes or grains and is distributed across the globe. More importantly, it’s one of those spirits that practically anyone can enjoy in a cocktail, as long as it’s mixed correctly. It’s also the perfect ingredient for shots for the weekend. With a range of ‘cleaner’ and ‘smoother’ tasting brands available (my

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What It’s Really Like To Work As A Sommelier

What It’s Really Like To Work As A Sommelier

March 14, 2016

Are you a lover of wine? If you enjoy sitting back and sipping glasses of wine regularly, you may have considered a career as a wine taster – or your friend may have joked that you should! The career of a sommelier is exciting and evolutionary and no two days are ever the same. We spoke with

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10 Must-Try Shots for This Weekend

10 Must-Try Shots for This Weekend

March 9, 2016

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just don’t feel like putting in a great deal of effort into mixing a proper cocktail time and time again when I have a larger group of friends getting together. Making cocktails with a twist can be time consuming, especially when everyone wants something different. Enter: shots.

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Five Cocktails To Put A Spring In Your Step

Five Cocktails To Put A Spring In Your Step

March 2, 2016

There’s nothing quite like a springtime stroll. As the smell of fresh flowers fills the air, the sun shines brightly in the sky and gardens are transformed into a canvas of bright colours. Flowers are the vital factor for a spring garden, but they can also become ingredients for your summer drink repertoire. So why not

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Cocktails At Brunch For Mother’s Day

Cocktails At Brunch For Mother’s Day

February 27, 2016

Is it just me or does it feel like it’s always Mother’s Day? Each year, it feels like it comes around quicker and each year, it gets more difficult to think of personal present ideas. We all love our mother’s and are eternally grateful for everything they do for us. If we could, we’d buy

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Five Belly-Warming Drinks For The End Of Winter

Five Belly-Warming Drinks For The End Of Winter

February 24, 2016

Despite a longing for the spring and summer seasons to arrive, I love to curl up by the fireplace with a warm drink in hand and a blanket wrapped around me during the colder times of the year. Sometimes that drink can be a classic hot cocoa, but other times, it can be a little

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Cocktails To Help Usher In Spring

Cocktails To Help Usher In Spring

February 19, 2016

If you are anything like me, you’re already over the freezing temperatures and the snow that comes with it. Before we know it, we’ll be in the summer months complaining about the incessant heat – but better the heat than the cold, right? Between the two weather extremes however, we’ll find ourselves in the blissful

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Have Fun At The Weekends Whilst Saving Money

Have Fun At The Weekends Whilst Saving Money

February 13, 2016

Money. We all need more of it. But even if we had more, we’d still want… more! Having graduated over a year ago, and moved out from my parents pretty much straight after, I’m well aware of the veracity of adult life and how a number printed on a bit of paper can determine your future. That’s

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Drunk On Love: Valentine Candy Cockails

Drunk On Love: Valentine Candy Cockails

February 9, 2016

It’s that time of the year again; love is in the air and everyone is vying for a way to show their lovers just how much they care about them. For some of us, that ‘lover’ is a real person… for others, it’s the bottle of champagne and the boxes of discounted chocolate you’re anticipating

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10 Drinks For World Travelers

10 Drinks For World Travelers

February 6, 2016

I’ll admit it – I have a serious itch to go travelling at nearly all times of the day. If you ask me what I’m thinking about, chances are it’s getting lost in a foreign city; the thought of whisking away to far away places fills me with a sense of both contentment and excitement.

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Fun Things To Do In Manchester In February

Fun Things To Do In Manchester In February

February 5, 2016

It’s dark. It’s gloomy, and most of us are still financially recovering from Christmas. But that doesn’t mean we have to stay indoors and watch reruns of Jeremy Kyle because we have nothing else to do. Whether it’s catching a show at a prestigious theatre, enjoying a gig or trying new cocktails, there are plenty of things

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5 Drinks to Make you Feel Like You’re in Canada

5 Drinks to Make you Feel Like You’re in Canada

February 1, 2016

In light of being a Canadian, writing for this brilliant cocktail-centered blog, I felt that I would give a Canadian twist to today’s post. There are plenty of Cocktails inspired by Canada that you can try, each one bringing a taste of the country to you. Not only are there drinks that automatically make me think of

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A Warm Welcome To Our First Blogger

A Warm Welcome To Our First Blogger

January 29, 2016

Hello everyone, My name is Emily and I’m the newest contributing blogger for My Cocktail Masterclass! Before I jump into the delectable and beguiling world of the cocktail industry, I thought I would share a bit about myself with you. Nice to meet you. I’m a 21-year-old B.A. Psychology major in my fourth year at

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Valentine’s Day Cocktails At Home

Valentine’s Day Cocktails At Home

January 27, 2016

Valentine’s Day is the time to forget about your problems and spend time with the love of your life. If you’re celebrating on a budget, or want to do something other than go out for a meal for the 14th February, we have some romantic cocktail recipes you can try at home. Strong alcoholic drinks can turn your

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