Category : Learning and Competition Prep

Aroma’s Special Relationship With Our Memories and Emotions

2 months ago / 0 comments

Why are memories evoked by smell so powerful?

Taking Cocktail-Name Inspiration from Emotive Words

2 months ago / 0 comments

Words like petrichor, which encapsulate a sensation or feeling, can serve as emotive cocktail names, as well as inspiring new recipes.

Interview with World Class UK Champion 2017, Jamie Jones

5 months ago / 0 comments

BarLifeUK talk to Jamie Jones about preparing a World Class entry, and how the competition has changed his career

The Cocktail Competition Handbook, by Andy Ives

1 year ago / 0 comments

BarLifeUK Editor distills years of judging experiences into a guidebook for cocktail competition entrants.

Where Does The Word Booze Come From?

2 years ago / 0 comments

On two recent trips we saw things that we thought could point to the origin of the word booze, on closer inspection it wasn’t quite that simple.

Champagne 101 with Moet & Chandon

2 years ago / 0 comments

Recently BarLifeUK went on a trip to Champagne with a bunch of bartenders to learn more about the world’s favourite celebratory tipple.

Posca –  The New Shrub?

2 years ago / 0 comments

A new cocktail ingredient might be about to sweep the competition and cocktail menu scene, for once BarLifeUK is ahead of the game so we have a look at Posca.

The Science of The Shakes

2 years ago / 3 comments

BarLifeUK enlists the help of a neurologist to find out what causes ‘cocktail competition hand tremors’, and how to lessen them.

Inspiring Eggs

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Gin Mare Mediterranean Inspirations Competition is, this year, inviting bartenders to create a cocktail inspired by the egg, we thought this would be a good excuse to look back at the history of eggs in cocktails.

Oliver Pluck – Interview with Bacardi Legacy 3MP

2 years ago / 0 comments

In our final interview before tonight’s big Bacardi Legacy winners announcement we bring you, all the way from Leeds, Oliver Pluck from The East Village.