Is Your Menu Making You Money?

January 4, 2016

It’s a new year and its time for you to take your drinks selection in a new direction. Many bars across the country are missing out on simple tricks that could increase their profits and level of service, and it all begins with their drinks menus. Are you one of them? Is it time to re-evaluate your drinks menu and bring it up to date and on trend with the market? Ask yourself one simple question: Do you use mint in January? A strange question to begin with but incredibly relevant to all those within the bar trade. It can be argued that ... read more

Top 5 unusual luxury Christmas presents!

December 15, 2015

Seriously?? Like where did December even go? Christmas is nigh upon us people, are you ready for it? Are you sure you haven't forgotten Aunty sheila? or Cousin Brendan? Don't go buying them last minute socks or fruit this Christmas, you know they deserve better! Instead why not pick them something unique that they'll remember for many Christmas' to come (and maybe they'll forgive you for buying them pants and deodorant the last year 4 years in a row, I mean are you implying something there?)! And we've even saved you the effort of searching (aren't we so nice)! Below is a top 5 unusual and luxury ... read more

End of Year Press Release, 2015

December 8, 2015

This year the leaders in mixology events and consultancy are celebrating their 5th anniversary. 5 years ago, the husband and wife team, Myles and Zoe Cunliffe left their jobs to found the brainchild that was the Mixology Group. The Mixology Group (MG) started in Brighton & Hove with one aim in mind, to bring incredible drinks to events and bars around the UK and the world. Using their training school and talented team of dedicated Mixologists they have done just that for 5 solid years. The Group has created menus and training programs all over Brighton and the UK. on an international ... read more

What we’ve been up to!

November 30, 2015

December is right on our doorstep people and boy has November been fun! Here’s a little recap of the shenanigans we’ve been getting up to! We kicked off the month with an awesome UV bar at the Guardian Lates party in the Vaults, Waterloo! Our expert molecular Mixologists took the stage with smokey dry ice shooters and gorgeous glow-in-the-dark UV Cocktails and Gin & Tonicas galore at this awesome underground venue! Following the madness in the Vaults, the first ever Mixology Group Pop Up with Ron Mulata was met with great success! The weekend saw the MG ... read more

Top 5 Cocktail worthy Instagram Accounts…

October 19, 2015

We like a good drink, and if you're reading this then most likely you do too. Cocktail Bartending can be an immersive occupation and it's best to keep well informed of the newest drinks, inspired creations and creative recipes and what better way to do this than on instagram, one of the worlds largest and fastest growing social media platforms to date! Not only is it a way for you to share your own drinks designs and creative inventions but also to take visual inspiration from likeminded bartenders across the globe! And we're making it a little easier for you, so here's five ... read more

And the winners are…

September 22, 2015

Last Sunday saw the inaugural Ceremony of the Brighton Bartenders Association Awards (BNBA). The ceremony brought together bars, brands, reps, and core members of the Brighton bar community, new and old alike and was hosted by the notorious Merkaba, at Myhotel. Started 6 years ago by our very own Mixology Group Director, Myles Cunliffe, the BNBA is an online platform for the bar community in Brighton. It allows members to organise tastings and training sessions, communicate with other bars and brands, organise, promote and attend competitions and also to look for work positions and candidates. Over the past few years the BNBA ... read more

Stick ’em up!

September 14, 2015

You've heard of a storm in a teacup, how about a storm in a shot glass? And no it's not just a lot of bad tequila and a killer hangover. Get your hydrometers at the ready because it's going to get cloudy thanks to some cheeky little designed shot glasses, now available from the Mixology Group Shop. Dry ice shooters are now being served across the country, these dish out atmospheric cloud-billowing shots of all of your favourite drinks! The shot glasses safely hold dry ice pellets which react with any liquid and produce incredible cloud-falls and displays! Turn your Slippery Nipple into ... read more

The British are coming!

July 23, 2015

So our very own Myles Cunliffe has been returned to us safe and sound after three weeks consulting for US develop Marty Kotis’ Restaurant Investors in North Carolina. The Mixology Group founder is now the Beverage Program Director and lead Mixology Consultant for the RI venues across the state which includes the Pig Pounder Brewery and Tap house, Burger Warfare, the Marshall Free house, Darryl’s wood fired grill and RED cinemas. Working alongside the food offerings in the cutting edge Molecular Gastronomy lab in the Marshall Free house, Myles has created a menu to rival Heston Blumenthal in this UK themed pub ... read more

Brighton’s 5 Most Popular Cocktails

June 12, 2015

The 5 most popular cocktails in Brighton… Based on the drunken ramblings of both consumers and industry, "oooh I'd love a…" Mojito: With the spike of Mojitos sales across the UK last year, sending rum production through the roof, of course Brighton has seen exponential growth in the cocktail’s popularity. You've seen them, you've made them, you've drank them. Quick and easy, a simple muddle of fresh mint, fresh lime juice, Rum and crushed ice, the resulting drink a classic, refreshing cocktail, superbly enjoyed on a beach in the sun. Which surprisingly we have a lot of, being in Brighton and all.   Old Fashioned: The latest cocktail ... read more

Rum Shack Baby Oooooooh!!!

May 8, 2015

The Shack-Attack is back baby! On the last weekend in May, Mixology Group is returning for the Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Festival 2015 with the Reggae-Rum Shack! Teaming up with the amazing dudes and chicks from Red Leg Spiced Rum and The Mango Girls we'll be bringing the Caribbean to you! Open from 10am on Sat 30th and Sun 31st May (if you're brave enough), you're invited to Hove Lawns to join us for some delicious Caribbean cocktails. With a live DJ we'll be mixing up Spiced Mango Mojitos and Daiquiris, Caribbean Mules and Spicy Pina Coladas with mad ... read more

Good Heavens, it’s time for Tea!

May 7, 2015

A troupe of troublesome bartenders set off with the help of Martin Miller’s Gin and Bluebird Tea. Co for a spot of afternoon tea… I first learnt of the MMG/BB collaboration a few weeks back and knew good things were to come of it. And yesterday the showcase event of their work culminated in the antique filled, snooper’s paradise that is the Black Dove over in Kemp Town. With multiple health benefits, tea fits snug into the current health trend that is on the rise. The different types and unique blends are appearing around the world, especially in the ... read more

Why the Tempest is actually a Star Wars themed Pub

April 1, 2015

George and William go for a pint on the beach...   So the Tempest Inn is a pub, it’s a pub on the seafront, not a club, but a pub. And it’s in a big cave. It’s pretty cool, stone tables, iron gates, secret seating areas in hidden alcoves and a rumour that Green Door Stores’ resident night, Donuts, is going to be there on Easter Sunday. Taking over the venue from LIFE club, it’s almost unrecognisable from it’s previous incarnation, yet it fits in to the Brighton scene seamlessly and you find yourself asking ‘why hasn’t this been done before?’ With two huge ... read more