Journal

The best accompaniment to a good cocktail? A good read.

We love exploring drinking culture: the traditions and history, the characters and businesses, and the best ways to enjoy a well-made drink. As well as that, we’ll bring you all the latest news from Edmunds HQ.

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Vodka: the ultimate cocktail spirit?

Vodka: the ultimate cocktail spirit?

You have to dig back a long way to find vodka’s roots – perhaps as far as the ninth century, when emerging Slavic states were first forming in the north-eastern regions of Europe.

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Best frozen and frappe cocktails

Best frozen and frappe cocktails

Obviously, frozen cocktails always taste better when you’re on holiday, with the hot sand between your toes and a slice of chilled watermelon on your plate. But whenever and wherever you’re in the mood for an ice-cold cocktail, these are our go...

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Daiquiri, with a twist

Daiquiri, with a twist

There'll always be a place on every high-end bar menu for this sublime blend of rum, lime and sugar that kickstarted a classic, but it’s certainly worth checking out contemporary variations on the theme, too.

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The Daiquiri: re-inventing a modern classic

The Daiquiri: re-inventing a modern classic

Although most would consider it to be a thoroughly contemporary cocktail, today’s Daiquiri can actually trace its roots back to turn-of-the-twentieth-century Cuban revolutionaries and the decline of the Spanish American empire.

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The cream (crème/crema) of the cocktail crop

The cream (crème/crema) of the cocktail crop

We all know that cocktails have a language of their own but navigating your way around terms that appear synonymous but have very different meanings can be the definition of confusing.

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Spice up January with Twelfth Night cocktails

Spice up January with Twelfth Night cocktails

In centuries past, Twelfth Night would have been an occasion for further celebrations – often with a topsy-turvy approach to feasting and revelry, where normal rules were suspended for the night.

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Top five cream cocktails

Top five cream cocktails

Cream-based cocktails are designed to be indulgent. Here are our top five cream cocktails to enjoy any time of the year.

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Best Cocktails for Christmas

Best Cocktails for Christmas

The tree’s up, Alexa is playing festive tunes, and the pigs-in-blankets are ready to go – all that’s left to figure out is what’s on the drinks menu?

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After eight? Coffee and chocolate cocktails

After eight? Coffee and chocolate cocktails

People who take their drinks seriously may well consider any cocktail that incorporates chocolate or coffee to be, at best, old fashioned or, at worst, uncomfortably gimmicky.

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Delicious and beautifully packaged cocktails! You can tell that each cocktail is made with quality ingredients, and the garnishes are such a lovely added extra.

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