Christmas Cocktail Countdown with Bar10der

If Christmas is about anything it’s not gift giving, spending time with your family or even the turkey, it’s all about drinking (or at least we think it is) and it’s for this reason we are delighted to announce we will be launching our Christmas Cocktail Countdown tomorrow. It’s like a advent calender for grown ups. We’ll give you a fantastic cocktail recipe every day from now until Christmas to keep you in a festive good mood as well as a couple for the big day itself. Follow all the recipes and we promise this will be your best Christmas yet.


Each day we will post a blog on the Bar10der website and tweet the link to our followers so if you aren’t following us on twitter get on it -

All the cocktails we post will be ones you can make using the Bar10der 10-in-1 bar tool.

London Cocktail Week

Prepare your hangover cures and start thinking of excuses not to go into work as today marks the beginning of London Cocktail week.

This week will see a celebration of the best cocktail bars in London with hundreds of venues serving special £4 cocktails! All you need to do is get yourself a £10 wrist band (which you can get from Time Out), then pick your various drinking holes and choose your poison!

London cocktail week isn’t just about the booze (quite a lot of it is about booze) there’s also art exhibitions, live music, masterclasses and seminars to enjoy if you fancy a break from the Don Draper lifestyle!

Fancy a Gin and Tonic? Why not check out Charlotte’s Gin school for a masterclass and tasting event of London’s most famous tipple. If Gin isn’t your thing and you’re more of a Whisky drinker then try LDN’s Whisky Distillery for a tour of their former Victorian Dairy cold room in Battersea. Or maybe a nice  Disaronno cocktail is your favourite way to relax. If so you can catch the Disaronno sour station between 4pm and 8 pm outside Covent Garden’s Seven Dials through out London Cocktail Week.

If you’re unfortunate enough not to be able to attend any of the hundreds of events going on this week no need to worry the Bar10der has you covered. The Bar10der makes it easy to recreate London Cocktail Week in your living room. We have lots of great recipes on site so why not impress your mates by whipping up some classic cocktails or even invent some of your own (Vodka and coke doesn’t count)!

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.

Summer Cocktails – Made Easy with the Bar10der!

With the sunshine due to continue for the foreseeable future we thought it might be useful to post some of our favourite summer cocktails. All these cocktails are easy to make using the Bar10der all in one bar-tending tool. Obviously we advise you drink these cocktails responsibly and if you’re in the sun make sure you have some water handy too.

1. Mai Tai (4 Servings)



- 60ml Light Rum
- 30ml Dark Run
- 30ml 151 Proof Rum
- 30ml Orange Curacao
- 30ml Almond Flavoured Syrup
- 30ml Simple Syrup
- 1 and 1/4 Limes
- 200ml Fresh Orange Juice


In a large jar or drink cooler, combine the light rum, dark rum, 151 rum, orange liqueur, almond syrup, simple syrup, and lime juice. Stir and top off with orange juice. Do not use grenadine if you want the true Mai Tai!

2. Pina Colada (2 Serving)

Pina Colada

Pina Colada

- 120ml Crushed Ice
- 175ml Pineapple Juice
- 60ml Run
- 30ml Coconut Cream
- 30ml Heavy Cream
- 1 Pineapple Wedge
- 1 Maraschino Cherry


In a blender, combine ice, pineapple juice, rum, coconut cream and heavy cream. Blend until smooth. Pour into glass and garnish with pineapple wedge and cherry.

3. Mojito (1 Serving)



- 10 Fresh Mint Leaves
- Half a lime (cut into 4 wedges)
- 25g of White sugar
- 235ml Ice Cubes
- 45ml White run
- 120ml Soda water


Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with carbonated water. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.

4.  Lemon Drop (4 Servings)

Lemon Drop

Lemon Drop

- 115ml Fresh Lemon Juice
- 60ml Vodka
- 4g of White sugar
- Crushed Ice
- 1 lemon (Sliced)
- 4 Fresh Mint sprigs.


In a mixing glass, combine lemon juice, vodka and sugar. Stir until dissolved, then pour into glasses filled with ice. Garnish with a lemon slice and sprig of mint.

5. Tequila Sunrise (4 Servings)

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

- 180ml Tequila
- 710ml Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
- Ice Cubes
- 90ml Grenadine Syrup
- 4 Orange Slices
- 4 Maraschino Cherries.


Stir or shake together tequila and orange juice. Fill a chilled 12 ounce glass with ice cubes; pour in orange juice mixture. Slowly pour in the grenadine, and allow it to settle to the bottom of the glass (be patient). Garnish with a slice of orange, and a maraschino cherry.

6. Raspberry Margaritas (4 Servings)

Raspberry Margaritas

Raspberry Margaritas

- 165g Frozen Unsweetened Raspberries
- 160ml Brandy-Based Orange Liquer
- 120ml Gold Tequila
- 80ml Fresh Lemon Juice
- Ice Cubes


Place the raspberries, brandy-based orange liqueur, tequila, lemon juice, and sugar in a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve in glasses over ice cubes.

7.  Red Snapper (4 Servings)

Red Snapper

Red Snapper

- 180ml Deluxe Canadian Whiskey
- 180ml Amaretto Liquer
- 465ml Cranberries Juice


Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour in the whiskey and amaretto, then fill to the top with cranberry juice. Stir and enjoy.

8. Bourbon Slush

- 50ml Frozen Orange Juice

Bourbon Slush

Bourbon Slush

- 50ml Frozen Lemonade
- 300ml Pineapple Juice
- 85g White Sugar
- 135ml Strong Brewed Black Tea
- 135ml Bourbon Whiskey
- 2L Bottle Lemon-Lime Flavoured Carbonated Beverage


In a large bowl or container, mix together the orange juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate, pineapple juice, sugar, tea, and whiskey. Transfer to shallow bowls or dishes, and freeze overnight. Remove the frozen mixture from the freezer and let stand for about 10 minutes. Chop with a wire whisk or potato masher to make a slushy consistency. Place scoops of the frozen slush into glasses, and top off with the lemon-lime flavored soda.

9. Bee’s Knees

bees knees

bees knees

- 400ml Pineapple Juice
- 400ml Grapefruit Juice
- 90g of Honey
- 190ml Gin


In a blender combine pineapple juice, grapefruit juice, honey and gin. Blend until frothy. Pour into a pitcher and serve.

10. Cape Breeze

Cape Breeze

Cape Breeze

- 180ml Coconut Flavoured Run
- 230ml Cranberry Juice
- 230ml Grapefruit Juice
- 8g Superfine Sugar


In a highball glass over ice, combine coconut rum, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice and sugar. Stir.

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.

Fathers Day Gift

Fathers Day Gift Bar10derThe perfect Fathers Day gift for the Dad who likes to mix cocktails- the bar10der cocktail tool.

The Fathers day gift is a notoriously hard one to buy. Dads are difficult aren’t they? They either have everything or they are really fussy and will just dismiss whatever you have bought with a grunt and a ‘yeah thanks, I always wanted one of them’. So this year why not go a bit different and get Dad a brand new gadget and make June 16th a great Fathers Day, they deserve it.

If your Dad is like mine and likes to think he is a pro bartender then why not get him the ultimate boys toy, the Bar10der, a ten in one Swiss army knife cocktail multitool. Then he can live out his dream of being Tom Cruise on a beach, mixing colourful drinks with umbrellas in for the beautiful people.

The bar10der has a stirrer, reamer, channel knife, corkscrew, bottle opener, strainer, muddler, half and full measure, zester and 4 inch stainless steel super sharp knife, you can see all the cocktail tools here. All you will need to get mixing and blending your favourite cocktails. What is great about the Bar10der is you can pop it in your pocket and take it with you to a party, your friends house or wherever you want to make your signature drink. The tools are made from extremely good quality materials and lock firmly into place so you won’t have any movement when using them.



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.

Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. You may want to ask  us anything from how to use  the zester to where is the best cocktail bar in Sheffield.  No matter the question, we will try and come up with a  answer, within reason of course.  We also love for people to share recipes and photos of their favorite homemade cocktails. If you have anything please go to our contact page.

Why not join us through social media – this is our channels of fun where we share cocktail recipes and interact with others  – Twitter and Facebook.

Bar10der does Mocktails – How to make non alcoholic cocktails

How to make non alcoholic cocktails

The Bar10der has begun getting thumbs up in households around the country. Not just as a cocktail maker, but as a mocktail maker too. That’s right, you can finally make non alcoholic cocktails for the family, non-drinkers or for those who don’t want to miss out on your newly found hobby but have to drive home. Lets see how to make non alcoholic cocktails.

The main rule of a cocktail is that there must be three ingredients, but that does not necessarily mean they have to be alcoholic. It just takes a little bit of imagination. Have a look at Pinterest page to see some delicious examples. Be adventurous with herbs, levels of sweets or maybe even trying a little bit of spice, to find your favourite combination. This one of our favourite mocktails:

The Meg Ryan: A Bright & Bubbly Blended Berry Drink (Makes one drink)

Delicious Bar10der berry goodness

1 cup berries (whatever is in season)

1 tsp lemon juice

2 tbsp honey

1 cup soda water

Alcohol or not, the Bar10der is the  best tool to be creative with your fruit slicing, citrus zesting and juice straining. You can make flavoursome treats for the children adding a little sophistication to any occasion.

You can have a classy beverage containing no alcohol whatsoever, avoiding that dreaded hang over. You can get that sweet thirst quench easy peasy (you do the lemon squeezy) just in time for those spring and summer afternoons. Plus, don’t forget the transition from mocktail to cocktail is that far off. Just add a dash of your favourite spirit, and you may just create your very own unique cocktail.

Let’s see how you make  non alcoholic cocktails. Please share any interesting combinations you have thought off, tasted or no definitely don’t go below.