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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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A Roller Coaster of Gin Cocktails

  I want to give you an idea about how the gin family of cocktails has come to be stored in my mind, and probably the minds of other folks that have thought about, and spoken about gin cocktails for long enough. In particular, this little journey relates to the “sour” family of drinks. This […]

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Awesome Rum Cocktails

It’s a genuine pleasure to take a few minutes out to talk about rum. I fell in love with this spirit as a bartender and it has been a long and healthy marriage so far and there is no reason for that to change. Rum is the most naturally versatile of all spirits to my […]

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Delicious Tequila Cocktails

Tequila is a really interesting space to create. The cocktail history books are full of drinks using spirits and ingredients of all kinds. Although tequila has been with us for a couple of hundred years, we have little to show for it other than the Margarita. So tequila is great breeding ground. One of the […]

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Our Strawberry & Cucumber Blend

  Back when I was a young gun, perfecting my cocktail craft with The Match Bar Group, Kevin Armstrong – head honcho bartender extraordinaire unveiled a drink for a new summer menu he had created called the Nicola’s Six Punch. I had never seen the combination of Strawberry & Cucumber used so well and as […]

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Happy Daiquiri Day

Much like the Old Fashioned and the Martini, this drink can be a great vehicle to showcase a light, or golden rum that you want to introduce someone to. You can go further and use it to showcase the difference between the heavier, fruitier pot stilled rums of Jamaica/Guyana against the lighter (in taste) style […]

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Negroni Week & a Campari interlude

Campari is a bartender’s favourite and this wondrous elixir from the late 1800’s has inspired some great contributions to the cocktail universe so I want to share a few that I keep close-by in my repertoire – ready to unleash at the right moments. Negroni This has to be one of the most known, and […]

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Drinks that Sing: Featuring our Pomegranate & Spiced Pear Blend

I am delighted with how our Pomegranate & Spiced Pear blend is tasting and I can’t wait to see what kind of drinks the creative bar heads come up with. Here are a few things that are tasting really good with this blend. I’d love to hear your comments/thoughts and suggestions. If you’re more of […]

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Behind the Scenes: Our Pomegranate & Spiced Pear Blend

This is one of three blends that will be available to venues and events in 2017. In this post I will tell a little about what inspired the blend and how we go about preparing it. In creating this blend, I was looking for flavours and cocktails that I would enjoy working with through Autumn […]

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Happy New Year & Thank You for 2016.

…and what to expect from Icely Done in 2017 I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make 2016 our best year to date. As we currently operate business to business, I am especially grateful to the bar events companies and venues that continue to buy our products. Without them, we wouldn’t […]

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