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Northerners (25%) and Midlanders (32%) say they’re inspired by holiday experiences when it comes to choosing drinks - but southerners (20%) are more likely to be influenced by recommendations from family and friends.
Summer get-togethers are no longer a run-of-the-mill occasions either, with more than half (59%) of those surveyed claiming that the holiday period is the perfect time for drinking cocktails and 51% unveiling that cocktails are the perfect BBQ drink.
As a nation we’re shaking up our social occasions by hosting more of our own cocktail parties and Londoners are leading the pack with nearly half (46%) planning to host or attend a cocktail party this summer.
What's your favorite cocktail?
The Bar.com has some Shake It Up Tips:
#1 No sugar syrup? Replace with 2 teaspoons of sugar or a squeeze of honey.
#2 Add your favourite fruit to personalise your cocktail.
#3 With a Mojito you can switch the soda water with ginger ale for extra zing.
#4 Chill your glasses in the freezer for a few minutes before making your cocktail.
There's still time to enter - Mix, Share and Win!
As part of Shake It Up, thebar.com is also giving cocktail heroes the chance to win the daddy of all cocktail trollies and barloads of home cocktail kits.
All you need to do is take a snap of your cocktail. Then share it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #letscocktail (T&Cs apply).
Disclaimer; I was sent the ingredients to make the mojito cocktail in exchange for writing this post.