We’ve created the InSight Cocktail to mark the probe’s safe arrival on our nearest neighbour, Mars. NASA’s InSight lander which launched on an Atlas V in May has arrived at the red planet, and landed on Mars yesterday. Mission controllers at NASA-JPL have received a signal from NASA’s InSight lander on the Mars surface via MarCO […]

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The Boutique-y Blue Lagoon takes the 80s disco classic to a stratospheric level with Moonshot Gin from the Boutique-y Gin Company. Classically made with Vodka, the switch to gin gives the cocktail more complexity and width. This variation was created by Sam Boulton at The Vanguard for a Boutique-y 80s event in the bar. Boutique-y […]

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Today, NASA’s spacecraft will end it’s 20 year mission to Saturn by flying into the gas giant. To celebrate, I’ve created the Cassini Death Dive Cocktail in it’s honour! After two decades in space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is nearing the end of its remarkable journey of exploration. Having expended almost every bit of the rocket […]

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The Dark Matter Storm is a twist of the classic Dark’n’Stormy using the unique flavour of Dark Matter rum. Dark Matter is a dark spiced rum produced in Scotland with a completely different flavour profile to most. Made with imported Black Strap molasses and spiced with Thai green peppercorns, fresh ginger, Indonesian long pepper and all […]

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The Alan Shepard Cocktail is in honour of the second man to travel in space. Shepard was also the first to be in on board control of a spacecraft, while Yuri Gagarin’s Vostok 1 had emergency controls available only. Shepard’s flight was aboard the Mercury Freedom 7 spacecraft, launched atop the Redstone rockets. He travelled […]

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It’s Space Season at BartenderHQ! On the show we’re talking about what Space Season is all about, why I love geeky space stuff so much and eventually, we even talk a little about cocktails – specifically the Gagarin Cocktail made with Polugar Single Malt Rye. Its a solo show this week, Sam and his Vermouth Ambassador […]

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The first drink of our space season is here – the Yuri Gagarin Cocktail. Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was the first human to journey into space. His Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961. Gagarin’s single orbit of the earth was followed by re-entry in the Vostok capsule and then a parachute decent after […]

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