Drink Like a Bulgarian

Recently I met with Geri, 30, to chat about drinking habits in Bulgaria. She claimed she wasn’t much of a drinker herself, but I’m not so sure… What’s your view on your national drink Rakiya? It is similar to Pisco or Grappa as it is often made from grapes. We use the whole grape rather […]

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Wedding Drinks – Match Cocktails with Your Wedding Theme!

Have a wedding with spirit! I’ve previously written about the importance of planning the drinks for your wedding, and that includes giving more thought to the drinks themselves. There’s so much you can tell about people through their drink choices, and a wedding is a great time to show more of the bride’s and groom’s […]

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5 Steps Towards Planning Your Wedding Drinks (+ 8 ways to save money)

Planning your wedding spend Did you know that alcohol often takes up to 20% of your total wedding budget? Many spend days choosing and stressing about flowers when they should be choosing the right drinks with the same attention to detail! There’s no point in spending large amounts of money for something you haven’t given […]

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Summer Must-Do Drinking List!

1 Drink in at least two countries We often plan several trips and holidays for the summer months – there’s no better way to learn about the local life than enjoying a drink in a local bar or terrace. Don’t forget to sample the local specialities! 2 Learn a new cocktail recipe Take a cocktail […]

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Drink Slimmer This Summer

Are you ready for the summer yet? All the outdoor drinking, picnics, BBQs and garden parties! Yet at the same time, we are trying to work on our beach bodies. Not to worry, there’s ways to avoid extra calories when drinking without compromising the taste. Firstly, let’s recap the calorie count in most spirits and […]

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How to Drink It – The Perfect Serve

Women are getting more into drinking spirits, and we spend a lot of time finding the spirits we like, yet we’re often still unsure how to serve them properly. Clearly, there are several ways you can use most spirits and people have different preferences. I have listed some basic rules you should consider when making […]

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Skip the Tourist Traps – Smarter Drinking in Havana

El Floridita Tourist hell. I had previously visited El Floridita cocktail bar to see what all the fuss was about. They serve you frozen cocktails for a staggering CUC 6 (in Cuban prices that is a lot for a drink). Like La Bodeguita del Medio (Mojito bar), El Floridita is also known as Hemingway’s favourite […]

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Cuban Rums and Classic Rum Cocktails

The name rum is considered to be linked to the Latin word for sugar, saccharum, and it is produced in almost all countries that grow sugar cane. Ron is Spanish for rum. Cuba is the greatest sugar-producing country in the Caribbean so it should come as no surprise that despite its relative isolation, it is […]

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Not So Lame Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Most people still seem to love all the fuss about Valentine’s Day: heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, flowers and teddy bears delivered to your work (happened to me once, I was petrified), followed by a romantic dinner in an Italian restaurant seated very cosily next to other couples in flickering candlelight… But there are still a […]

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