July 10, 2014
We love working with new and exciting producers and we have met a fair few this year already. Our first ingredient of the summer is the lovely Isle of Wight Sunshine Tomato juice from the guys at http://www.thetomatostall.co.uk/ this really is an amazing twist on the Bloody Mary. Much lighter in flavour, great for a warm Saturday morning livener. These guys do everything from grow the fruit to juicing and bottling. A real labour of love!
Yello Mello Ingredients
- 50ml good quality vodka (we recommend Blackdown vodka from Sussex or Black Cow vodka from Dorset)
- Dash of Worcestershire sauce
- Dash of jalapeno hot sauce (we
May 13, 2014
We were lucky enough to be sent a rather fetching box in the post. On opening said parcel I was greeted to some rather heavy weight equipment. Quite simply Bonzer have been making some of the most used bar equipment for a very long time. Their spoon is an iconic tool which I have used in pretty much every venue I have worked/ trained in for the last 15 years.
The Bonzer bar kit is a one stop shop for bartenders looking to add some decent reliable kit to their collection. It comes well presented in a great looking box, inside ...
March 25, 2014
This season we are looking at ways to reduce our overall fruit consumption for garnishes in our cocktails. The first way to do that is to stop using imported fruit. We are not saying that we suddenly need to turn vast tracts of Essex into orange groves. All we need to do is ask ourselves if we really do need to have a lime or lemon wedge in a G&T? Are there any other alternatives? We think there are.
In 2011 the UK consumed 100 thousand tonnes of lemons and limes. That makes it the 6th largest consumer in the ...
February 26, 2014
We Love Vermouth
Just under a year ago Mixology Group first met the lovely Sarah Thompson from Blackdown Spirits and Lurgashall Wineries. Sarah came down to our Mixology School in Brighton with three little bottles labelled “Gin, Vodka and Vermouth”.
Intrigued by her back story and her productions methods we couldn’t wait to try her wares. Her Vodka and Gin were both sublime, but it was her Vermouth that really caught our attention. Up until the release of the excellent Sacred Vermouth a while back there were no other serious contenders for the title of “English Vermouth”, so ...
February 20, 2014
This week we have been busy getting our new Spring / Summer Bar stations photographed by the lovely Julia Claxton.
I underestimated exactly how much work goes into a photo shoot! Firstly, you really need to have discussed and planned the shoot and the look you are going for to the smallest detail. Then comes the shopping, usually something I can't get enough of but whilst running around Brighton Pier in the rain on a Tuesday morning I was beginning to change my mind on this.
Then comes the set up and the lighting, a process which takes 4 times longer ...
December 11, 2013
We must have been very wicked this year as there is no sign of a rest for us anytime soon or we have we been so good that Santa is rewarding us early??! We’ll let you decide!!
Once again that magical month is upon us and we have some pretty amazing events already. So far, we have had bartenders in both the Sealife Centre and the Hilton Metropole, helping the guests get into the Christmas spirit. We even had a cocktail masterclass in a hair salon!! That was a definitely a first for us, but I think the staff ...
November 4, 2013
So what have the Mixology Group been up to?
It's not everyday you can say you've been sipping cocktails at your desk whilst working, however thats exactly what i have had the pleasure of doing!!
The Mixology school has been non-stop this month, demonstrating the growth in interest from the public for spectacular cocktails. The Mixology Group word has spread across the water, with course attendees coming to the school from as far as America and the Philippines to be taught by one of the biggest names in molecular mixology in the UK Myles Cunliffe.
So the ...
September 23, 2013
Hi everybody!! My name is Rebekah, I am the Mixology Groups new intern, and I will be providing all you cocktail lovers a behind the scenes insight into the life and events of the Mixology Group and school.
So what have we been up to? Brighton and hove food & drink festival …
Brighton and hove food & drink festival is a not-for-profit event that celebrates and supports local producers and businesses, aswell as providing the public with the opportunity to have access to an amazing range of food and drink! We pitched two stalls for two weekends of the festival ...
June 27, 2013
Our bespoke bartending school, here in the heart of Brighton, has gone from strength to strength this year.
We have been invited to demonstrate what can be learnt on our courses by various colleges in East Sussex and our Global Bartending Certificate course has proved very popular so far this year.
We have had students, from all walks of life, with varying degrees of experience from the UK and Europe through our doors. In the last six months we have proved that our course is challenging, with a pass rate of 85%, which we are very happy with, as this ...
March 21, 2013
Menu design is one of the many jobs we are often tasked with, here at Mixology Group as part of our Consultancy service.
Every client is different; they have varying budgets and some are even tied into certain brand deals. All of which can make it quite challenging sometimes.
Recently we were asked to come up with some cocktails for Brighton Fashion Week. As there are four shows they wanted us to produce one cocktail for each show.
The Zeitgeist Show – which promotes the newest talents in high-end fashion design. This year their headline designer, Jess Eaton, is famed for ...