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My view on Resilience

My view on Resilience… Earlier this year, The Sunday Times and Henley Business School joined forces to offer a scholarship for Henley’s MA programme in leadership. They asked readers to answer the following question: “How can leaders develop resilience in their followers or team” Sadly, I missed the deadline, but here is what I wrote […]

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‘Mr.Potato Head’ – A Cocktail For Everyone!

‘Mr.Potato Head’ – A Cocktail For Everyone!  (Guest blog– Icely Done Sales Manager & Bartender Zane Chiswell-Rivas) “Make me your best cocktail”. It’s a simple question and yet one that has probably made more bartenders scratch their head and grumble in confusion than any other. The simple truth is there is no correct answer to […]

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A ‘Flash’ Cocktail Menu for Winter

A ‘Flash’ Cocktail Menu for Winter With increasing demand to offer cocktails, or sell more inventive and delicious cocktails in general, bar operators welcome conversations that will help them move closer to achieving this goal. In our experience, bar managers and cocktail bartenders vary greatly in the amount of assistance they want from the outside […]

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Our Central Kitchen Capability

Our Central Kitchen Capability If you are at all familiar with our product range and current raison d’être, you’ll know that we produce a range of cocktail products in our Hertfordshire kitchen that we make available to fixed cocktail bars, as well as to temporary event bars in an attempt to help folks serve inventive, […]

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Cracking Cobblers

Some cracking Cobbler cocktails… The Cobbler is a style of drink that is amongst the most liberal and versatile. Big, bold spirit that needs taming? No problem – make a cobbler. Need a fruity number over lunch that’s not too boozy? How about a port cobbler. And so it goes. You can never be too […]

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The Inspiration Behind Our Blends

Our Blends: The Inspiration behind them..           In a way, our cocktail bases evolved from our frozen cocktail range in the sense that we wanted to expand on our mission to help folks serve inventive and imaginative cocktails quickly and consistently, and this time without the need for an expensive frozen […]

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National Piña Colada Day

It’s National Piña Colada Day! PIÑA COLADA Translated literally, means “strained pineapple”. From our range of frozen drinks, the Piña Colada represents an exotic, playful and indulgent drink and made well, can be quite a thrill to the taste buds. As a bartender, the ones I enjoyed making the most, were the ones we made […]

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The Soul of Icely Done

Today we’re going to dive deep in to the soul of Icely Done. This piece is in many ways, an expression of our philosophy and Icely Done’s world view. The statements below represent what we deem valuable and consequently, they determine our course of action. Our integrity, if we have any, can be measured in […]

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National Cognac Day

As we venture into the world of cognac, it can often feel as though we’ve entered into a world of sophisticated, grown up drinking. I am fine with that, particularly as I entered my 36th year last week. I also welcome the opportunity of thinking about cognac at this time of the year – in […]

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Wine Based Cocktails

As tasty and diverse as Sangria can be, wine has a lot more to offer as a cocktail ingredient beyond this old staple. Here are some interesting wine cocktails of all shapes and sizes that we love, with wine heavily featuring. Frosé As we approach the summer, it’s fitting to lead with our favourite frozen […]

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