Archive For The “Cocktail Recipes” Category

Brockmans – Red Red Wine for Valentines

Brockmans – Red Red Wine for Valentines

Seductive, crimson and elegant: the new Brockmans Gin cocktail for Valentine’s Day A cocktail called ‘Red Red Wine, Stay Close to Me’ seems a fitting tribute to the day of love. Brockmans Gin, ‘The Properly Improper Gin’ has released this new cocktail recipe for Valentine’s Day 2022. The tasty tipple will seduce gin lovers, wine…

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My Heart – a cocktail for Valentine’s Day from Rock Rose Gin

My Heart – a cocktail for Valentine’s Day from Rock Rose Gin

Rock Rose Gin is sharing the love. This fine Scottish gin recently invited top bartenders to express their creativity by concocting cocktails that perfectly represented this fine Scottish gin, brimming with botanicals and made with love. A cocktail called ‘My Heart’ was a runaway winner. It’s seductively red, and so what better than My Heart as…

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CUCIELO Rosso Negroni Gift Pack

CUCIELO Rosso Negroni Gift Pack

A Negroni Valentine Award-winning CUCIELO Rosso was new to me, but I am a convert. Yes, it’s just a matter of taste but this sweet red vermouth has character and subtlety sometimes missing in other bottles. This is a classic Vermouth di Torino made using hand-picked herbs, botanicals and the best Italian wines.  This aromatic…

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Purity Gin – Swedish Spirit

Purity Gin – Swedish Spirit

The answer is 34. What’s the question? ‘34′ is one of the things that makes Purity Swedish Gin and Purity Vodka different. This exceptional range of Swedish spirits has just launched nationwide in the UK. How many distillations does it take to perfect spirits? The quick answer is 34. However, it took ten years and…

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Belvoir Farm for Christmas Your Way

Belvoir Farm for Christmas Your Way

Cocktail and mocktail I have been enjoying Belvoir Farm products for quite a while now. They might seem a little pricier than some cordials on the supermarket shelves but it’s true what they say – you get what you pay for. Belvoir Farm is in the Countryside Stewardship scheme, meaning they are committed to balancing…

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Introducing plant-based Wild-Arbor Clear Cream Liqueur

Introducing plant-based Wild-Arbor Clear Cream Liqueur

Cream of the crop brings clarity If you thought cream liqueur was something for your granny, think again. There’s an innovation which will clearly blow away those preconceptions. Recently launched is Wild-Arbor Clear Cream Liqueur – the first 100% plant-based and clear cream liqueur. It is dairy free, gluten free, and GMO free (free from genetically modified organisms),…

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Rose Rock Rosemary-Smoked Navy Strength

Rose Rock Rosemary-Smoked Navy Strength

Rock Rose Negroni brings a new aroma to Winter nights There are few herbs in the garden in the chill of mid-Winter, but one stalwart is that gloriously aromatic botanical, rosemary. Even more fragrant when smoked, combine this aroma with Navy Strength Rock Rose Gin in a classic negroni and you have a cocktail of…

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A Dunnet Bay Distillers Christmas

A Dunnet Bay Distillers Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas with Dunnet Bay Distillers Spirited gifts from Scotland to suit every price range, from £1 – £90 Raise a glass to these gift ideas from Dunnet Bay Distillers, makers of the cool brand Rock Rose Gin – officially chosen earlier this year by CoolBrands. If you are looking for unusual…

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Giffard Rhubarb – A World of Cocktails

Giffard Rhubarb – A World of Cocktails

Quality Liqueurs and Syrups Giffard is one of the most celebrated producers of essential bar ingredients, and they have a diverse range of liqueurs and syrups to fire the imagination of any mixologist or home aficionado. Back in 1885 Émile Giffard was a pharmacist in Angers in Val de Loire, France. The date is still…

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Hive-Mind by Ramsbury

Hive-Mind by Ramsbury

Here is another lovely cocktail from Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka Hive-Mind Add all ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake and double strain into chilled glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg. Ingredients 50ml Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka 30ml Espresso 15ml Ramsbury Estate runny honey Pinch of sea salt Garnish Grated nutmeg   For more delicious cocktails visit…

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Azaline Vermouth

Azaline Vermouth

It’s approaching the season. That time of year when we might be entertaining a little more than usual. We need a well-stocked bar, and that space should definitely include a vermouth or two. Azaline Vermouth earns its place for both its packaging and its taste. But what is vermouth? The name ‘vermouth’ is the corrupted…

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Brockmans Autumn Cocktail – Orangecello Martini

Brockmans Autumn Cocktail – Orangecello Martini

This ‘improper’ martini uses Orangecello instead of the better-known Limoncello and a dash of clove to create a drink that is simple to mix yet tantalizing to taste and perfect for Autumn and Winter celebrations when a something more than a dry martini is called for. That sensual mix of orange and clove is Autumn…

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Brockmans Autumn – Smokey Rosy Cocktail

Brockmans Autumn – Smokey Rosy Cocktail

Brockmans Gin embraces the season with scents of Autumn Brockmans, ‘The Properly Improper Gin’ has released a new cocktail recipe, with a theme of orange to complement the bitter-sweet orange notes which are naturally present in this distinctively different gin. In this drink, rosemary syrup and smoked bitters combine Cointreau and smooth Brockmans Gin with…

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Vodka Martinis with a difference for Bonfire Night

Vodka Martinis with a difference for Bonfire Night

If you are gathering around the bonfire for 5th November, make it an evening to remember with these two martinis from Holy Grass Vodka. The Toffee Appletini and the Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini both benefit from this award-winning vodka, made by Dunnet Bay Distillers in the UK mainland’s most northerly distillery. This eco-friendly company forages for…

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Rock Rose introduces a Halloween Corpse Reviver 

Rock Rose introduces a Halloween Corpse Reviver 

Don’t allow the children to have all the fun. For Halloween this year, Rock Rose Gin is recommending a spooky version of the classic cocktail, the Corpse Reviver. The original recipe from the 1870s was surpassed in the 1930s by the famous Harry Craddock of the  American Bar at London’s Savoy Hotel whose Corpse Reviver…

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Rock Rose welcomes the return of 007

Rock Rose welcomes the return of 007

Rock Rose welcomes the return of 007 with a new Vesper Martini The name is Rose. Rock Rose. To celebrate the UK release on 30 September of the keenly awaited James Bond film, No Time To Die, on 30 September, the Scottish distillery, Dunnet Bay Distillers, has released a new Vesper Martini elegantly combining its Rock Rose…

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Turn up the Voltage for Negroni Week

Turn up the Voltage for Negroni Week

Brockmans Gin for Negroni Week – 13-19 September 2021 The power of the negroni has been switched up to a new level with new cocktail from Brockmans Gin in time for Negroni Week. Introducing the Brockmans Voltage Negroni: a new twist on a ‘proper’ negroni using ‘The Properly Improper Gin’. Here, the citrus and dark berries…

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Brockmans – ‘The Properly Improper Gin’

Brockmans – ‘The Properly Improper Gin’

Summer Cocktails made with ‘The Properly Improper Gin’ Summer nights call for The Properly Improper Gin, Brockmans, and some new fruit-filled cocktail recipes to make evenings a little unconventional, a little different, and a great deal of fun. The Brockmans Gin mixologists have developed two cocktails designed for those who shy away from the conventional….

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CAMPARI – make Dad’s Fathers Day!

CAMPARI – make Dad’s Fathers Day!

It’s Dad’s special day, although every day should be Fathers Day. He loves cocktails and the weather (we hope) will be conducive to some interesting libations in the garden. CAMPARI is a classic and it’s versatile, so a bottle of this red delight will likely tick a lot of beverage boxes – and earn you…

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Negroni in a Bottle Bar and Shop

Negroni in a Bottle Bar and Shop

Xhulio and Natalie are a husband-and-wife team with a passion for bottled cocktails. Those bottles have great shelf appeal, offering the promise of delicious contents. In December 2017 they opened Bottle Bar and Shop in Catford, South London. They have made a success of their enterprise even in these strange times. In 2019 they won…

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