Upscale Drinks: Wines, Whiskeys and Tasty Cocktails

For students of fine living, topping off an excellent meal with a high-quality drink is essential. Whether one prefers wine, whiskey or tasty cocktails, the ritual remains indispensable to one’s daily routine.

This blog is intended for anyone who appreciates a high-end beverage alongside their favourite meal. Here, readers will find expert recommendations on the very best drinks with which to accompany particular dishes (even vegetarian ones).

From gin and champagne to vermouth and dry sherry, this site will provide up-and-coming gourmets with all they need to know about the world of high-end drinking and dining.


Deep South Delight; the Mint Julep

26 May 2022

Probably the oldest cocktail in existence, the Mint Julep is composed mainly of water, sugar, crushed ice, fresh mint, and, most importantly, bourbon. The Mint Julep is traditionally associated with America's Deep South, and until today remains the cocktail of choice at Louisville's famous Kentucky Derby.

The Cosmopolitan; the Renaissance Cocktail

14 Apr 2022

The Cosmopolitan burst onto the scene in the 1990s, kick-starting that decade’s ‘cocktail renaissance.’ Often referred to simply as a ‘Cosmo,’ the fruity concoction typically contains cranberry juice, vodka, triple sec (an orange-flavoured liqueur) and freshly-squeezed lime juice. In terms of composition, it bears a resemblance to the traditional cranberry cooler.

Mai Tai; The Quintessential Tropical Cocktail

8 Mar 2022

Inspired by the Tiki culture of the East Pacific, the Mai Tai is typically composed of rum, Curaçao liqueur, lime juice, and orgeat (almond and rosewater) syrup. Although some consider the Mai Tai a ‘girly’ drink due to its bright yellow color, it actually packs one hell of a punch.

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