If you know your stuff about the hospitality industry, then you definitely have one date noted in your diary - World Cocktail Day - which is taking place Saturday 13th May! We definitely consider this as one of the best days of the year...mainly because we don’t have to make an excuse up to have a drink...but also because it’s the perfect opportunity to kick back and enjoy some of the fanciest drinks around!
And if you’re like us, then you probably get that warm, fuzzy feeling when you’re heading to a bar about the cocktail list, and wondering if you’ll be playing safe with a classic like a Strawberry Daiquiri or being wild and trying something new - something that may have even be created just for you in-house!
For those of you that didn’t already know, Cocktails have been around for years (and we are talking way back, before Bond...and before The Great Gatsby era)! According to the history books, cocktails have been around since the 1600s - with the trend starting here in the UK. Although American’s try and claim the idea came from them, there are clear roots that cocktails began in London, with our very own British Gin being the main ingredient!
Bars up and down the country today have unlimited access to spirits - including vodkas and gins - and can style cocktails up to make them unique and quirky! We thought we’d pull together out favourite cocktails facts that we thought you might like to get you in the mood for cocktail day…all you need to do now is download Tom Cruise’s Cocktail and relax on the couch with a chilled cocktail. Perfect!