Posts Tagged “Christmas”

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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Romulo is a Winner!

Romulo is a Winner!

Winner – Mostly Food & Travel Journal’s Best Restaurant Delivery (London) 2020 Romulo Café   Well, what a year! We will all be glad to see the back of 2020. But there have been some bright notes, some delicious distractions. Romulo Café London delivered food that was good enough to make a couple of celebrations…

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The Food Obsessions – Beauty in the Kitchen

The Food Obsessions – Beauty in the Kitchen

The Food Obsessions is a classy brand which offers chef-quality kitchen goods combining practicality along with beauty. It’s been a frustrating year for us all and food-lovers have also felt the pain. We have missed our loved ones but many of us have also existed on food delivery. The delivery vans have been doing a…

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Wedgwood: Sending a Meal and a Masterclass

Wedgwood: Sending a Meal and a Masterclass

Mostly Food & Travel Journal WINNER UK-Wide ‘Finish at Home Delivery’ Wedgwood Restaurant Edinburgh Restaurant dinner at home It will not be an ordinary Christmas this year, but we can still make it special even if it’s only for a couple of us together at home. Wedgwood is a well-respected restaurant in Edinburgh, but they…

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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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Smith and Sinclair Alcoholic Gummies

Smith and Sinclair Alcoholic Gummies

A trio of cocktail selections I admit it, I was curious but dubious. Smith and Sinclair Alcoholic Gummies seemed to promise so much – although so do wine gums and they are nothing to write home about. Smith and Sinclair produce an array of Alcoholic Gummy gift boxes. The Whiskey Club selection was tasteful in…

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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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Lewis and Baker Traybakes – A WINNER

Lewis and Baker Traybakes – A WINNER

Winner – Food Gift 2020 It’s been a funny old year and that unpleasant strangeness will likely last till Easter. Christmas won’t be the usual affair and those hastily-planned new arrangements might now have to include gifts ordered online. Food lovers will be glad to hear that the pressie under the tree need not be…

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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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The Cherry Tree Delivers

The Cherry Tree Delivers

It’s almost ‘that time of year’ again. Yes, Christmas, Xmas, the Festive Season, the Holidays, Yuletide. Whatever one calls it those days are just around the corner. This year has been a strange one and we should all celebrate the fact that 2020 will soon be consigned to history! There is a philosophy that suggests…

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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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Geomag Construction

Geomag Construction

Geomag – the irresistible pull It’s true, dear reader, I have consistently insisted that I should be the lone writer for Mostly Food & Travel Journal. But sometimes one must bow to a higher authority and pass the pen to a specialist, a consultant, the proper man for the job. In this case an engineer…

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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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Buttermilk Fudge and Chocolate – without Butter or Milk

Buttermilk Fudge and Chocolate – without Butter or Milk

All-round confectionery pleasure It will soon be Christmas and those festive days are usually laced with sweet treats to bring joy to all the family …well, apart from those who want a dairy-free diet. Buttermilk is a curiously named company with a mission to spoil everybody equally. The whole family can share Buttermilk have created…

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Brockmans Hot Ginger Toddy

Brockmans Hot Ginger Toddy

Here is another delicious Christmas cocktail from Brockmans Gin Hot Ginger Toddy 50ml Brockmans Gin 6 dashes of Orange Angostura bitters Premium ginger beer – gently warmed. Garnish: orange wedge or peel, studded with cloves, a Star Anise and a Cinnamon stick. Mix the cocktail ingredients and pour into a heat-proof glass or glass mug. Garnish with…

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History of Money – Cowries to Crypto

History of Money – Cowries to Crypto

Cowries to Crypto: The History of Money, Currency and Wealth Cowries to Crypto: The History of Money, Currency and Wealth is a delightful book bound to raise a smile at any time of year. This Christmas we need a grin even more than ever. Money is important to all of us. But what exactly is…

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Seeds Garden Kit from Kikkerland

Seeds Garden Kit from Kikkerland

It’s been a strange year and Christmas will likely continue in the same vein. But these times have given us the chance to re-evaluate our lives and what matters. Our gardens have become a focus and Kikkerland have a little Seeds Garden Kit that will remind the lucky recipient of summer days. This is a…

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Brockmans Clove Actually

Brockmans Clove Actually

On the first day of Christmas, my true love brought to me…Brockmans Gin Clove Actually. This is a delightfully spicy interpretation of a classic G&T with an attractive garnish to start your festive season in style. Clove Actually 50ml Brockmans Gin Top with good quality tonic Garnish: blueberries or clove-studded grapefruit Pour over large ice…

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