May 14, 2014 09:00 ET

Give Your Kitchen Cupboards a Spruce This Spring and Make Delicious Cocktails with the Help of thebar.com

LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwired - May 14, 2014) - With spring here, most of us are looking to refresh our homes for the big 'Spring Clean' - out with the old and in with the new as the saying goes. Now new research from thebar.com has uncovered how households across the country will be finding some unlikely items and ingredients in the back of their kitchen cupboards, some perfect for making quick and easy delicious drinks.

According to research, the nations 'spring cleaners' are set to find bottles of spirits gathering dust in their cupboards. Nearly one fifth will find Whisky (14%) stashed away, closely followed by Vodka (10%) and Tequila (7%). With almost one in five (17%) of these spirits sitting in household cabinets for at least three years, it is surprising these bottles are forgotten.

To inspire the nation to refresh their drinks cupboard and put the unused ingredients to use, thebar.com has created a wealth of unique spring cocktails. Try a Johnnie Walker Black Label Old Fashioned to put the whisky to good use or a delicious Smirnoff Apple Mojito.

For further drinks inspirations visit uk.thebar.com

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About Diageo

Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, JεB, Windsor, Buchanan's and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Diageo is a global company, with its products sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at www.diageo.com. For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com.

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