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Neat, Up, Straight Up, or Straight? How to Serve Your Drinks
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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 that we never just say what we mean! This is particularly true when it comes to how we serve drinks, with neat, straight, straight up, and up not giving someone who doesn’t know the lingo much chance of understanding. So we thought we’d clear things up for anyone learning about fixing drinks with a guide to their differences.
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Are 'Ready to Drink Cocktails' The Next Big Thing?
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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 after a busy day at work isn’t always easy! That’s exactly why we’re backing Ready-to-Drink Cocktails in 2023 and beyond so that you can have deliciously complex drinks whenever you want.
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5 Best Drinks to Make Using Tequila
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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 party-goers quick fix, it has so much more to offer! Highlighting the versatility and unique flavour of this Mexican drink, we’ve put together some of our favourite tequila-based cocktails. 
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How to Style Your Vintage Drinks Trolley
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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 our expert ideas for a truly beautiful display piece.
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What Does it Mean to Throw a Cocktail?
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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 clarify, this definitely isn’t what it means! Throwing a cocktail is actually a term used to describe a method of mixing a drink, used by mixologists when they want to chill and aerate the cocktail.
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How to Shake a Cocktail Like a Professional
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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 way to go about it. There’s an etiquette to cocktail shaking that you need to know before you give it a go.
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When and Why Would You "Build" a Cocktail?
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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.
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What is Muddling and Why Does it Transform a Cocktail?
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At Urban Bar, we love a bit of jargon-busting, especially when it comes to cocktail-making! There are tons of terms involved in mixology that, without a bit of prior knowledge, might make the whole thing pretty confusing. One such term is muddling, a frequently used word that you need to know.
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Bourbon, Rye, and Scotch: Which Whisky Should You Choose?
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Not everyone is blessed with a natural palette for whisky. In fact, for most of us, it’s an acquired taste; something that we grow to love. But once you’ve become accustomed to its rich depth and alcoholic heat, you’ll never find a better accompaniment for a night in front of the fire or an evening BBQ.
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Mixology Essentials, Tools You Need to Become a Mixologist
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Cocktail tools have been developed over decades to work perfectly, helping you get the most out of your ingredients. To get started, we’ve put together the essentials you need to become a mixologist.
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Tom Hanks' Cokagne Cocktail - Is It Worth the Hype?
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Tom Hanks' Diet Cokagne Cocktail has been the talk of social media since he first mentioned it early this year. A bizarre blend of champagne and coca cola, it’s certainly worthy of the attention it's received!
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