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Autumn Cocktails with the Bar10der

Bar10der autumn cocktails, recipes to keep you warm!

Sadly, the leaves are beginning to fall, the streets are covered in puddles and we begin to consistently exhale condensation, but lets not be down about it, and look at the positives.  You get to cosy up indoors whilst the autumnal scenery transforms outside, with family and friends, or finally get that good old quality alone time by the fire (in an ideal world). And, most importantly, you become your own bartender, so you decide the beverages you drink, hot or cold.

Lets not try and deny that it is the end of summer, no need to be transfixed on the swimming costume and sunglasses anymore, pick up the cocktail glasses instead.I have complied a list of my favourite warming autumnal cocktail recipes, with two martini recipes! With the help of the Bar10der these make staying in very entertaining, just remember to drink in moderation.

Blood Orange-Jalapeno Margaritas (makes two drinks)

Bar10der Margaritas


  • 120m jalapeño-infused silver tequila
  • 100ml fresh-squeezed blood orange juice
  • 30ml fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 100ml Cointreau


  • Slice up a fresh jalapeño pepper and allow it to steep in 1 cup of tequila for 2 hours. Taste to check the heat level, and continue to steep if a stronger infusion is desired
  • Once infusing process is complete, remove the slices by pouring the mixture through strainer.
  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass. Optional garnish: salt the rim of the glass.

Ginger Spiced Caramel Apple Martini (makes two drinks)

Bar10der Autumn Cocktail


  • 50ml vodka
  • 90ml ginger infused vodka
  • 35ml butterscotch schnapps
  • 30ml sour apple schnapps
  • Agave syrup
  • Gingersnap cookies


  • Rim martini glass with agave syrup and crumbled gingersnap cookies at set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice.
  • Shake vigorously and pour into martini glasses.
  • Garnish with a quarter slice of apple and/or 1 star anise.

Pomegranate Martinis (makes four drinks)


Bar10der Martini


  • 200ml chilled good quality gin
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate syrup
  • Pomegranate seeds


  • In a medium pitcher or bowl, stir the gin, fruit juices, and syrup together.
  • Divide among 4 martini glasses. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

Give these cocktail recipes a try and let Bar10der know how it goes. We promise if you’re feeling cold, this will give you the temporary warmth. If you have any other favorites please do not hesitate and share them on our Facebook and Twitter.

The Bar10der – The Best Cocktail Making Tool For Festivals This Summer

Bar10der know how important booze is to a music festival, let’s not beat around the campfire here. In fact, we fully encourage festival drinking, in moderation, as it helps to fuel the sociable side in people, helping build  those-ever-so-important-but-sometimes-regrettable random acquaintances. There is nothing more impressive than a festival goer with a party trick up his sleeves, that is why with the help of a nifty tool called the Bar10der and some simplified recipes, we have come up with a plan to help rock the stage. Perhaps not the pyramid stage at Glastonbury but definitely some form of tent pegged podium.

This summer is heaving with festivals, as per usual, so we have come up with a few cocktail recipes that will help loosen any belt buckle and create wondrous bartenders. The art of mixology will help build and maintain old and new friendships, come rain or shine, as everybody loves a cocktail.. So raise your plastic martini glass and test your bar tending skills with our cocktail recipes.

The cocktail for arrivals; The Bellini (serves one)


Bar10der Bellini recipe Peach Schnapps

Sparkling white wine


Pour the peach Schnapps into a glass followed by the sparkling white wine of your choice. It’s that simple. Just ensure that you keep that sparkling chilled on the journey there.

Jazz it up by adding Grenadine for a stronger splash of colour.




The cheap and cheerful;  Screwdriver Cocktail (serves one)Bar10der Screwdriver Cocktail recipe



Orange Juice (freshly squeezed is best)

Orange slices


Half fill the glass with ice and add Russian Standard Vodka. Top off with the orange juice.

Then garnish with a  slice of orange, voila! It has three ingredients so it counts as a cocktail.



The almighty hangover cure; The Bloody Mary (serves one)Bar10der Bloody Mary recipe


Ice cubes (if you can blag any from the nearest stall)

Vodka, double shot

½ lemon, juice only

6 dashes Worcestershire sauce

3 dashes Tabasco sauce

Celery sticks

150ml tomato juice

Pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper


Place the ice (if you manage to find some) into a glass and add the vodka.

Add the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and tomato juice. Stir well.

Adjust the seasoning, to taste, with salt and pepper.

Add celery stick and serve straightaway to get rid off that sore head.


A refreshing festival zing of a cocktail; The Margarita (measurements for a group)


7 parts Tequila

4 parts Cointreau or Triple Sec

3 parts Lime Juice


Half fill the glass with ice (if you find any) and add the Tequila and Cointreau. Top off with the lime juice.

Rub a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and dip it in salt for a true Margarita experience.

This is the drink to really show off your festival cocktail glasses. Don’t scrimp on the party umbrellas either, your drink and your whole ethos will change.

As festival season has begun, it’s time to ditch the warm beer and cider and get with the program. If you are heading off to the great outdoors this summer and want to mix up your favourite cocktails, then consider packing a list of cocktails recipes along with a alcohol and of course the all important Bar10der. You can have a look at all the tools a Bar10der has to offer by clicking on the link. That way you can ensure that  everyone’s  festival needs are tended to.


Bar10der find 5 delicious cocktails for the springtime.  With the recent Arctic winds, it may not particularly feel as if spring time has begun. But it has. That’s why to make it official, we have selected a few cocktail recipes to get the summer feeling going on at home, even if it might not look like summer outside. As they say in Monthy Python “always look on the bright side of life”, and there is no better way to do that  than the art of mixology.

Rhubarb and Rose Ramos Gin Fizz (serves 1) Rhubarb and Rose Ramos Gin Fizz

  • 60ml London dry gin
  • 20ml  lemon juice
  • 20ml lime juice
  • 40ml rhubarb syrup
  • 20ml heavy cream
  • 1 or 2 drops of rosewater
  • 1egg white
  • ice
  • chilled carbonated water
  1. Combine all ingredients except ice and fizzy water in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Then add ice to shaker and shake a further 30 seconds. Strain into a tall chilled glass and top up with fizzy water.
  2. To make rhubarb syrup, cut a pound of rhubarb stalks into one-inch pieces, wrap them in cheesecloth, and simmer for a half hour in 2 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar.
  3. Strain into a glass container with a lid and refrigerate.

Michelada (aka Bloody Beer) (serves 4)Michelada (aka Bloody Beer)

  • lime wedges, for garnish
  • celery salt or plain salt, for garnish
  • 500ml tomato juice
  • 2limes, juiced (about 1/3 cup juice)
  • 1/4teaspoon celery salt
  • 1teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 -1/2teaspoon Tabasco or preferred hot sauce
  • 6litres of bottles or cans of beer (something light)
  • several handfuls of ice cubes
  1. Prepare the glasses: rub the rims of four tall glasses with the lime wedges then coat the rims with either celery or plain salt.
  2. In a bowl or measuring cup, combine the tomato juice, lime juice, celery salt, Worcestershire and Tabasco (or desired hot sauce) and mix well. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  3. Add a handful of ice to each of the prepared glasses, then divide the tomato juice mixture between them (each should have approximately 4 tbsp/60ml of juice).
  4. Top up the glasses with half a bottle of beer each, then garnish with a lime wedge.

Shirley Temple Black (serves 2) Shirley Temple Black

  • 1 3/4cup soda water
  • 3tablespoons Aperol or Campari
  • 2tablespoons Simplest Homemade Grenadine
  • 1tablespoon freshly pressed lime juice
  • 2 to 4drops orange bitters (optional)
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wheels (optional)
  1. Combine soda water, Aperol or Campari, grenadine, and lime juice in a 2-cup glass measure.
  2. Stir gently to mix. Taste and add orange bitters or an extra splash of soda water if desired.
  3. Divide between 2 glasses, each with a few cubes of ice.
  4. Serve each with a lime wheel for garnish if you’re feeling fancy.


Gin, Rosemary Simple Syrup & Lemon Juice (serves 2)Gin, Rosemary Simple Syrup & Lemon Juice

For the Rosemary Simple Syrup:

  • 1/4 cup ground rosemary (use an herb grinder, a coffee grinder or a small food processor)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of sugar

For the Cocktail:

  • 50ml of Tangueray Gin
  • 100ml of rosemary syrup
  • 100ml of fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 of a lemon, squeezed)
  • Soda water
  • Sprig of rosemary for garnish
  1. Bring the water to a boil, add the sugar and rosemary and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and steep the mixture off heat for 45 minutes.
  2. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a container
  3. Fill glass with ice.
  4. Add gin, lemon and rosemary simple syrup and stir.
  5. Top with club soda, stir briefly and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Kachumber Cooler (serves one)Kachumber Cooler


  • 2 half-inch slices of cucumber
  • 8 leaves fresh coriander
  • 2 quarter-inch slices of fresh green finger chili (any medium-mild chili, such as jalapeno or Anaheim can be substituted)
  • 50ml gin
  • 15ml fresh lime juice
  • 15ml simple syrup
  1. Muddle cucumber, cilantro, and chili in a cocktail shaker or mixing glass until well broken and slightly mashed.
  2. Add gin, lime, and simple syrup and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a double rocks glass, half filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.

Have you got any favourite or unique spring /summer cocktail recipes of your own?   Then share them with  Bar10der below or on our – Twitter and Facebook page.


Cocktail Recipes For The Cold

At Bar10der we are fully aware that it happens to be the beginning of spring but as there is snow, we are mixing warming cocktails. That is why, we have compiled a list of cocktail recipes, just in case anyone gets snowed in. All your amateur cocktail needs can be reduced with the help of Bar10der and the appropriate cocktail recipes. Just remember not to burn that alcohol!

The first selection is the classic hot toddy – The concoction with “the vitamin C  for health, the honey to soothe, the alcohol to numb” (Victoria Moore) – It’s the drink to obliterate that runny nose of yours.

Ingredients (for each toddy)Bar10der Hot Toddy

  • 60ml water
  • 3 cloves
  • Cinnamon stick
  • 1cm piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 strip of lemon peel
  • 60ml whisky
  • 2tsp honey
  • 1-2 tsp lemon juice
  • Grating of nutmeg
  1. Put the water in a small pan along with the spices and peel over a low heat. Bring to a gentle simmer. Meanwhile rinse a heatproof glass with hot water and dry.
  2. Pour the whisky into your warmed glass, then pour over hot water and spices. Stir in the honey and lemon juice and taste for sweetness. Top with a little nutmeg, and breathe in deeply.

Our second warming suggestion is the famous hangover curer, the Bloody Mary. There is something so satisfying about the salty and spicy tomatoey taste which surpasses the taste of most cocktails. It isn’t the traditional winter warmer but it has the desirable warming oomph. Everyone has their own preferences but this is how we like it.

Ingredients (makes one)

  • 2 ice cubesBar10der's Bloody Mary
  • vodka, double jigger
  • ½ lemon, juice only
  • 6 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 150ml/5fl oz tomato juice
  • pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 olives
  • Stick of celery
  1. Place the ice into a tall glass and add the vodka.
  2. Add the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and tomato juice. Stir well.
  3. Adjust the seasoning, to taste, with salt and pepper, add olives and celery and serve straightaway.

Then we come to the Irish coffee – The ever-so-popular boozy wake up warmer. This is a great way to end a meal or accompany a relaxing evening.

Here is our simplistic but perfected Irish coffee recipe.

Ingredients (makes a mug of coffee)Bar10der Irish coffee

  • 2 Jigger’s of Irish whiskey
  • 150ml coffee
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • heavy cream
  1. Pour the whiskey, coffee, and sugar* into a stemmed, heated glass mug.
  2. Stir, then top off with a thick layer of lightly whipped heavy cream. If too lazy or intoxicated or depressed to bother whipping the stuff, just pour a dash in over the back of a spoon. In either case, don’t stir it in, and really don’t drizzle crème de menthe over the top.

Finally, we have the Hot Buttered Rum -This is a wonderful drin;  A pre-Prohibition American cocktail which is surprisingly successful considering it contains butter. It is rich and being strong and spicy, it is warming in every way.

Bar10der makes hot butted rum

Ingredients (makes one)

  • 1 tsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • 50ml golden rum
  • apple juice, warmed, to top up
  • cinnamon stick, to garnish
  • freshly grated nutmeg, to garnish
  1. Place the butter into a heatproof coffee glass.
  2. Add the maple syrup, allspice and rum.
  3. Top up the glass with warmed apple juice and mix with a spoon until the butter has melted and emulsified in the liquid (like mixing a salad dressing).
  4. Using a lighter or gas hob, lightly warm the cinnamon stick (be careful not to burn it). Add the cinnamon stick as a stirrer and garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.

Give these cocktail recipes a try and let Bar10der know how it goes. We promise if you’re feeling cold, this will give you the temporary warmth, enabling you to have fun with companyor in solitude. If you have any other favorites please do not hesitate and share them on our Facebook and Twitter.






Bar10der featured in Shortlist magazineShortlist magazine, famous for selecting the best of the best has listed the Bar10der. It was featured in ‘The Chosen Few’ section under the heading innovative   Home Barware presented by Ben Redhead from Firebox. Shortlist is a well respected weekly publication that covers everything from movies, music, products, lifestyle and loads more.

Here is what they had to say- Army knife of bar tools, this 10-in-1 device allows amateur barmen to mix drinks with the accuracy of a professional. Has a reamer, AKA lime juicer, and jigger – double sided measuring cup.

You can see the full article from Shortlist here.

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