National Piña Colada Day is approaching, and to celebrate, we’ve prepared a blog post dedicated to our favourite summer classic drink, plus some interesting variations.
For those of you who don’t already know, Piña Colada is the national drink of Puerto Rico and it translates to ‘strained pineapple', one of the main ingredients of the exotic drink.
Are you one of those people who tend to get tipsy after
having one drink? I am fully aware of how annoying that can be, especially
when you are out for a long night celebrating with friends with much higher
tolerance than you.
The truth is that each person has different responses to alcohol depending on a number of factors, usually beyond one’s control. Smaller people are generally more likely to feel the effects of alcohol more quickly than larger people. That makes women more prone to getting drunk fast as women are smaller and have a higher percentage of body fat than men, which is another factor that makes people get drunk quickly. Age is another element that determines people’s tolerance to alcohol as older people are generally less able to handle liquor.
However, don’t get discouraged if you belong to one of those categories of people as there is still hope! We've compiled some of the greatest tips to prevent you from getting drunk in an instant.
I hope these tips were helpful. I’d love to hear your advice based on your personal experience, so feel free to comment on our Facebook page !
I’m sure you’ve all heard your local bartender using quirky words and phrases to describe your drink. Most people are probably familiar with the most common bar expressions. Despite their popularity, however, some of those terms are often confused.
Today, I share with you some of our favourite and most commonly used bar terms and the real meaning behind them.
An authentic, friendly and welcoming bar is definitely a
great place to enjoy your night. However, I am sure most of you have
experienced that a great atmosphere cannot always guarantee a successful night
out, as there are clearly numerous factors affecting your time there.
We have compiled a list of a few tips that can help you get the most out of your night whilst avoiding some of the most common mistakes people make at cocktail bars.
1. Choose a drink off the menu. I know sometimes you feel like you cannot be bothered reading the menu and are tempted to order the usual classic cocktail you always have, but remember that there is a reason why certain drinks have been added to each bar’s menu! It usually means that the bartenders have taken the time to experiment with some of their favourite ingredients and through trial and error they created a list with drinks they know will satisfy. So next time give the menu a go – I can guarantee you will not regret it.
2. Let your bartender know what kind of drinks you like – and be honest! The more information you give to your bartender with regards to the tastes you like, the more likely you are to enjoy the outcome. Therefore, be honest with what you like and what not – it will definitely not make you appear less cool to say that you prefer a lighter cocktail.
3. Do not hesitate to ask for clarification. It is perfectly fine to ask the bartender about the taste of a drink on the menu – in fact, it will save both you and them a lot of trouble. We realise that quite often the ingredients of a cocktail can be unfamiliar to a lot of people and there is nothing wrong in asking what everything is or how it tastes.
4. Do not be afraid to try cocktails for the first time. I think we’ve all been there – cocktails with fancy names at sophisticated bars seem too daunting to even pronounce, let alone order. A lot of people feel so intimidated by some of the most elaborate cocktail menus, that simply switch to ordering a beer instead to avoid the headache. And we don’t blame them – quite often the description on the menu is just too enigmatic for anyone to realise what that drink actually is. However, by sticking to the safer options you often miss out on some very pleasant surprises! What most people ignore is that your bartender will happily change your drink if it is not what you expected. So don’t be afraid to step out of your routine - experimenting can be fun!