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Didsbury Gin won’t ruin Mother’s Day

Didsbury Gin won’t ruin Mother’s Day

The Didsbury Gin founders are indeed gin connoisseurs. Liam Manton and Mark Smallwood wanted to present a range of gins which were contemporary and vibrant. Mark has a passion for gin and creating cocktail menus in Manchester restaurants and bars. Following the production of a small batch of gin in Liam’s front room in Didsbury,…

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Mothers Day Gin and Vodka Cocktails

Mothers Day  Gin and Vodka Cocktails

Mum’s the Word – favourite cocktails for Mother’s Day The co-founders and creators of Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka, made by the Dunnet Bay Distillery, are celebrating Mother’s Day in style. The UK’s most northern mainland distillery is run by Claire Murray and Martin Murray, and they will be serving some deliciously thoughtful…

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Gin Cocktails for Mother’s Day with Brockmans

Gin Cocktails for Mother’s Day with Brockmans

Hampers and Gin Cocktails for Mother’s Day and Easter revels Mother’s Day: Sunday 14th March 20201; Easter Sunday: 4th April 2021 Celebrate Mother’s Day, Easter and the start of Spring with some delicious gin cocktails.  We bring you some ideas from Brockmans Gin which beautifully combine the botanicals from across the world that gives this…

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Mexgrocer for Mezcal and More

Mexgrocer for Mezcal and More

Being home and entertaining at home is the new and not always appreciated normal. We have found our kitchens as well as our drinks cabinets, and we are taking more interest in both cooking and cocktails. Positives indeed in these months of fear and disappointment. Mexgrocer has added to our battery of ingredients for dinner…

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Campari and Chocolate

Campari and Chocolate

Campari, the classic red – with chocolate Campari is the iconic bitter spirit, with a distinctive red hue that is a point of delicious difference from its competitors. It has a wide audience of lovers of that classy evening encounter called aperitif.   It’s that time before dinner when one partakes of a glass of something…

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Burpee Aubergine – Time to Sow

Burpee Aubergine – Time to Sow

Time To Sow ‘Green Knight’ For a Taste Sensation!  Next week you can begin to sow your Burpee Europe Aubergine ‘Green Knight’ indoors. This glossy jade green aubergine with long, smooth fruit is a culinary delight and to demonstrate this fact just take a look at the marvellous dish that can be made with it below. …

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Special Brockmans Gin deal at Morrisons

Special Brockmans Gin deal at Morrisons

27 January – 16 February 2021  Whether your interpretation of ‘Dry January’ was to drink dry gin and dry wine or to ‘go dry’, here’s a reason to change all that. Celebrate the end of dry January with a gin that is filled with fruity notes. Brockmans Gin, the distinctive super-premium gin that brims with…

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Frosted Sherry and Spice

Frosted Sherry and Spice

From Morrisons Frosted Sherry and Spice is a cooling  cocktail with a cinnamon twist. Ingredients 50ml Harveys Bristol Cream 50ml pressed apple juice a dash of ginger ale 1 cinnamon stick Method Pour the sherry into a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Add the apple juice and top with ginger ale. Stir with the…

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Caramel Toffee Apples

Caramel Toffee Apples

From Sainsbury’s Toffee Apples are a childhood favourite that’s a must-eat-treat at Halloween. Use a crunchy British-grown apple like a Braeburn or Falstaff. Serves: Makes 10 Preparation time: 10 Minutes Cooking time: 10 Minutes Cooling Time: 15   Ingredients 10 lolly sticks 10 British Braeburn apples, scrubbed to remove wax residue, and stalks removed 500g…

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Cardamom and Honey cocktail

Cardamom and Honey cocktail

Cardamom and Honey cocktail takes a little time to prepare but it is worth it. It is exotic with great balance from the homey and lemon. The egg white is an important element but the ingredients must be well shaken to give that rich texture.   Ingredients 1 1/2 ounces vodka 1/2 ounce simple syrup (see below)…

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Caramelised toffee walnut tarts with clotted cream

Caramelised toffee walnut tarts with clotted cream

From Delia Smith   These lovely toffee walnut tarts provide an elegant dish to end a meal. Tartlet cases are fiddly and time-consuming to make yourself so why not cheat with good-quality bought ones, available from most supermarkets.   Serves 4 Ingredients 4 M&S all-butter tartlet cases 110g walnut halves (or pieces) 4 rounded tbsp…

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Cream and Tea cocktail

Cream and Tea cocktail

Nothing could be better than an afternoon sipping tea, or even better, a Cream Sherry and Tea cocktail.  It couldn’t be easier to make with only two ingredients. Chill the sherry before using for maximum chill! Cream & Tea Pour 60ml of Cream Sherry and 140ml of ice tea into a tumbler with ice Garnish…

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Brockmans – The Brockmans 75

Brockmans – The Brockmans 75

Another Delicious and festive cocktail from Brockmans Gin And on the twelfth day… The Brockmans 75 50ml Brockmans Gin 25ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice 15ml Sugar syrup Sparkling wine Twist of lemon zest to garnish Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the Brockmans Gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup and shake. Strain into…

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Brockmans Gin and Ginger

Brockmans Gin and Ginger

Another Delicious and festive cocktail from Brockmans Gin Gin and Ginger 50ml Brockmans Gin Premium ginger ale A slither of stem ginger Blueberries Fill your chilled glass with large ice cubes. The larger the better so they don’t melt as fast and water down your drink. Pour over the gin. Add chilled premium ginger ale…

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Brockmans Cosmopolitan

Brockmans Cosmopolitan

Another Delicious and festive cocktail from Brockmans Gin Cosmopolitan 35ml Brockmans Gin 15ml Cointreau 15ml Fresh lime juice 30ml Cranberry juice Lime Add the gin, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, cranberry juice and a handful of ice into a shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled stemmed glass and serve with a lime twist WHERE TO…

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Brockmans Winter Bramble

Brockmans Winter Bramble

Another Delicious and festive cocktail from Brockmans Gin Winter Bramble 45ml Brockmans Gin 1 Sprig fresh thyme 25ml Lemon juice 10 ml Balsamic vinegar 10 ml Ruby Port 10ml Berry liqueur 1 sprig of fresh thyme and a slice of dehydrated lemon to garnish Fill a highball glass with crushed ice. Bruise the sprig of…

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Brockmans Fiery Side

Brockmans Fiery Side

Another Delicious and festive cocktail from Brockmans Gin Fiery Side 50ml Brockmans Gin 15ml Cinnamon syrup Premium Ginger beer, chilled 10ml Cherry Brandy (a capful) 1 Cinnamon stick and 1 fresh cherry to garnish. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes, add the Brockmans Gin and Cinnamon syrup,  then top up the glass with ginger…

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Brockmans Rosy Glow

Brockmans Rosy Glow

Another Delicious and festive cocktail from Brockmans Gin Rosy Glow 60ml Brockmans Gin 20ml Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice 15ml Freshly squeezed lime juice (retain the lime skin) 15ml Cherry liqueur 15ml Cinnamon syrup Save the squeezed lime skin, a sugar cube, Absinthe and ground Cinnamon to garnish. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the…

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Brockmans Hot Apple Punch

Brockmans Hot Apple Punch

Another Delicious and festive cocktail from Brockmans Gin Hot Apple Punch 50ml Brockmans 25ml lemon juice Warmed apple juice Cinnamon stick to garnish. Stir Brockmans and lemon juice in a glass mug and add warmed apple juice. Garnish with a stick of cinnamon. WHERE TO BUY Brockmans Gin (RRP £34) is  stocked by ASDA, Booths,…

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Brockmans Bold Fashioned

Brockmans Bold Fashioned

Here is another delicious Christmas cocktail from Brockmans Gin Bold Fashioned 45ml Brockmans Gin 10ml Zucca Rhubarb Amaro 3 dashes of Rhubarb bitters 2 dashes Angostura bitters A strip of orange zest studded with cloves to garnish. Combine the Brockmans Gin, Rhubarb Amaro and bitters in a mixing glass and stir. Fill a  Collins glass with ice and pour over the mixture.  Garnish with the strip of…

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