Cocktails+Spirits


Camille Van Puymbroeck is a Belgian freelance journalist with a big interest in anything lifestyle and ecology-related. Nothing makes her more happy than visiting a former Soviet building, overgrown by nature, equipped with a camera and a coffee. Not without an Italian meal afterwards, of course. Her work has previously been published in Metro, Sabato Magazine and Culinaire Ambiance.

9 September 2021

This 24k gold tequila bottle is almost too luxurious to be true

For some occasions in life, you need something special to celebrate. Maybe you’ve just bought a new house. Maybe you’ve got a promotion. Maybe you just […]
7 September 2021

Aperol Spritz: The history of the Italian aperitif

Aperol Spritz, the famous sparkling aperitif with its vibrant orange color, is an iconic drink that can now be found almost anywhere in the world. But […]
30 July 2021

This is Britain’s favorite cocktail – and how to make it

Summer’s here – even though the sun doesn’t always seem to be aware of that fact – and that means we can relax a little more […]
8 July 2021

What is Borrelen?

The concept of after work drinks or happy hour (borreltijd in Dutch) is not unique to the Netherlands, but the country certainly knows how to go […]
8 June 2021

A brief history of Kombucha

Kombucha is a fermented and sweetened Chinese beverage with a controversial history. Normally made with black or green tea leaves, Kombucha requires a double fermentation process. […]
27 May 2021

This Belgian town launches its own gin, just in time for summer

Summer is slowly but surely approaching – even though the weather doesn’t always seem to agree. That means we can start to think about endless summer […]
19 April 2021

Reopening of Belgium’s terraces a first key step towards a full recovery of the hospitality sector

The long-awaited announcement that Belgium’s bars and restaurants can reopen their terraces from May 8th is enormously welcome. The phased reopening of crucial parts of Belgian […]
16 April 2021

Arucas: Where the rum gets made

Arucas is a picturesque town about 12 kilometres from Las Palmas city, the capital of Gran Canaria of the Canary Islands. The town extends from the […]
12 April 2021

Today is National Liquorice Day

Liquorice. Lakrits. Lakrids. Something I hated as a child and the type of candy I love now. The black gold of the Nordics, and this time […]
7 April 2021

10 Travel-themed cocktails to escape with

Whether you’re having a COVID-safe outdoor gathering with friends, celebrating the end of lockdown where you are, or staying at home and dreaming of a holiday, […]
22 February 2021

The Perfect Margarita Recipe

Did you know that today, February 22nd, is National Margarita Day? The Margarita, a combination of triple sec, tequila, and lime juice, was first created in […]
18 February 2021
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Why do Nordic countries drink so much coffee?

Which country consumes the most coffee in the world? Finland. The second is Norway, third Iceland, fourth Denmark, and sixth is Sweden – not sure how […]
8 February 2021

These are five of Europe’s oldest and most beautiful cafes

During the current pandemic, we’ve all been longing to go to our local café at one point or another. Being stuck inside isn’t exactly what we […]
30 December 2020

5 tasty cocktails for your New Year celebrations

The compulsory glass of bubbly on New Year’s Eve is timeless, and is a tradition that cannot be changed this year no matter how many parties […]
20 November 2020

The importance of cider-making and its traditions in England

Growing up in rural England, cider plays a big part in your life. From the endless fields of apple orchards covering the countryside, to deciphering your […]
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