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New Year, New Skills.

January 4, 2018

January is upon us and I can hear a collective sigh from all the hard working staff in the service industry as silly season is over for another year, and you manage to bank a little extra sleep. You get a little more time to think about yourself, usually about your health, but how about your wealth? How about your progression in life? Where do you see yourself this time next year? Could you progress yourself with a bit of extra training? After all when has having an extra certificate or that bit of knowledge ever held anyone back?   Here at ... read more

Gifts for the Bar Professional

December 11, 2017

Over the last year I have started putting a bit more responsibility into buying the perfect present for my family members. Its all to easy to logon and add to your basket but statistics show that on average Christmas presents only get used for around 6 months after the big event. So I have started looking to the 'Experience Gift' from gig tickets to a day as a Zoo Keeper! These presents add memories and more importantly education. With this in mind we have created a gift voucher for almost all of our Mixology School courses, so if you're looking ... read more

Top 10 Christmas Drinks Gifts 2016

November 14, 2016

            With Christmas coming up sooner than we think now is the time to start thinking about gifts for your loved ones. At Mixology Group, we have the pleasure of road testing different equipment (and alcohol) from around the world. So, we decided to find and road test the best presents for the home bar enthusiast or bar professional alike. In no particular order, we feel these gadgets and provide the best value and usability and will make the perfect addition to any home or professional bar.   Best Bar Spoon Bonzer Bar Spoon The guys at Bonzer (a Sussex based company) have been producing this ... read more

The BNBA Awards 2016!

September 1, 2016

The Brighton Bartender Awards Returns!   Get down to Brighton Sunday 11th September for the 2nd annual celebration of the BNBA Awards sponsored by Bacardi! September 11th 2016 is set to be the biggest night of the year for the Brighton hospitality industry, with the Brighton Bartenders Association awards commending the best and boldest working in the Brighton! Hosted this year by the incredible bar team at Proud Cabaret Brighton the awards will be a night of cocktails, prizes and one unforgettable party with Brigthon Dj’s Sandór and Joe Cherry of Pitch Black laying down the soundtrack for the evening! This year the ... read more

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Kyoto’s Dream

August 11, 2016

Next week sees the launch of a menu which is subtly setting a new direction for drinks design and the cocktail bar experience in Brighton. Ladies and Gentlemen we present to you.   Kyoto’s Dream.   Working at Oki Nami, the renowned Brighton Sushi Restaurant, several years back, Sean DeRosa was brought back in early 2016 to take on the challenge of re-desigining the cocktail menu in the upstairs bar. Sean took this as an opportunity to create a menu that would creatively challenge and himself, and the bartenders making the drinks and enlighten the guests who would be drinking them. The end result is a 12 ... read more

Learn to Mix this Summer!

July 13, 2016

The Mixology Group is running the summer edition of their flagship course next week and there are still places available! The Global Bartenders Certificate has been running since the conception of the Mixology Group 6 years ago and has since seen hundreds of incredible students pass through the doors of the Mixology School and emerge successful and teaming with knowledge! The internationally recognised course has not only seen its students go on to work in esteemed bars in the Brighton, the UK and abroad but has taken on students from all around the world, travelling to Brighton especially to get ... read more

The Mixology Group at CCDD 2016!

June 8, 2016

With the inaugural launch of MSKs Cocktail Craft and Drinks Design show this June, the Mixology Group director, Myles Cunliffe will be giving a speech on new and developing trends in drinks development and design, demonstrating cocktail canapés and dessert cocktails along with advice on the newest, most innovative ingredients available and how to incorporate them successfully into bar menus. A range of other guests speakers and showcases will also be there on the day including Angel Salvador and Martin Lippo of 100% Barman! This is an MSK first and is aimed primarily towards the drinks sector! See below ... read more

Become a Whisky Ambassador with the Mixology Group

April 1, 2016

The Mixology Group becomes official trainer for the Whisky Ambassador BII Accredited Course. From April 2016 the Whisky Ambassador, founders of the only accredited Whisky training programme in the UK, have certified Myles Cunliffe, director of the Mixology Group alongside their expertly qualified trainer team to lead and teach the programme nationwide. The Mixology Group’s Brighton based Mixology School is now the only training school in the country to be providing the unique, innovative Whisky Ambassador programme. The Mixology Group team will also be offering in-venue training, and London courses. The programme, ... read more

The Archives 2.0: The Cuban Nut Gun

March 22, 2016

As promised the here's the 2nd part of The Mixology Group's trip down memory lane, into the Mixology Group Archives, the Cuban Nut Gun, filmed by the fantastic Mr Sam Sidgwick of ABV Media! This tropical number combines the delicious cuban caramel flavours of Ron Cubay Anejo rum, with Noselar Hazelnut liqueur and freshly squeezed lemon juice, all topped off with a rich Ennis & Gunn Wheat Beer! A rum and beer cocktail, what more could you ask for! What you need:

  • 50ml Ron Cubay Anejo
  • 20ml Noselar Hazelnut Liqueur
  • Half a ripe lemon
  • 1 bottle of Ennis
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The Mixology Group Archives

March 15, 2016

It came from within! We know you love making cocktails, and we love showing you how so we have delved deep into the Mixology Group video archives and hand selected the best (and also our favourite) of our video tutorials to bring to you each week so you can get stuck into some delicious drinks and take on a little cocktail knowledge! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcywtUM9QBU And first up is this little gem from back in the day (last year...) Mixology Group Presents the "Lick or Split" You will need:

  • Licor 43
  • Vodka
  • Banana Liqueur
  • Lemon Juice
Recipe: Add equal parts of your ingredients (25ml of each and half a freshly squeezed ... read more

Make a drink fo yo Mama!

March 5, 2016

Shake what your mama gave you... We are born, we need mum, we get older, we get more annoying, we still need mum we get older and we get a little less annoying but we need mum. We become adults, we’re still annoying and we still call mum up when we need a little TLC. Your mum’s done a lot, and she’s probably tired and she could probably do with a drink, she may appear superhuman but she’s still human underneath. Show her a little love back this Mothers Day and make her an amazing cocktail so she can put her feet ... read more

The Key to Delicious Whisky…

February 16, 2016

Deep within the heart of the Island of Bornholm, located off the coast of Denmark, a key has been developed to open a door to a new dimension. Well sort of. It was 2006 when Henrik Hansen began experimenting with new ways to enhance the whisky drinking. Exactly 10 years of experimenting and development, trials and tribulations and vigorous testing, the Whisky Key has finally opened up the UK to a whole new way to enjoy the nations most loved spirit. A flawless combination of exquisite design and the powers of science, the Whisky Key enhances the whisky drinkers journey, breaking ... read more