Posts Tagged “cocktail”

Nuet Dry Aquavit

Nuet Dry Aquavit

The name Aquavit has its roots in the Latin aqua vitae, meaning “water of life”, just like brandy being referred to as eau-de-vie.  The name comes from early distillers believing spirits had healing qualities. It was thought to help ward off both disease and old age! I am not sure that works, but these days…

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CAMPARI – make Dad’s Fathers Day!

CAMPARI – make Dad’s Fathers Day!

Its 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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The Negroni: A Love Affair with a Classic Cocktail

The Negroni: A Love Affair with a Classic Cocktail

In 2019 the celebrated Negroni cocktail turned 100 years old.  The mixed drink revival has introduced a new audience to this iconic classic. The drink’s proportions consist of equal measures of Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth. It’s not difficult for the home barman/woman to master, him/herself. It has a timeless elegance and wide appeal. The…

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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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Get ready for Summer with World of Zing’s Cocktail Party Pouche

Get ready for Summer with World of Zing’s Cocktail Party Pouche

World of Zing is new to me, but they will be on many a lip this summer. They are the pioneers of craft bottled cocktails, and are bound to be invited to al fresco get-togethers this year. They have launched their Cocktail Party Pouches just in time to enjoy this summer, with its longed-for freedoms….

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Brockmans Gin and Tea

Brockmans Gin and Tea

Time for Tea & Gin – an alternative to G&T G&T is wonderful; but tea with gin can be a delicious new alternative. For the past few years, tea has been experiencing a renaissance (Source: National Tea Day*). And as we ease out of lockdown, where the comfort of tea has been valued even more,…

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Rock Rose Gin releases new Citrus Coastal Edition

Rock Rose Gin releases new Citrus Coastal Edition

Dunnet Bay Distillers, the sustainable, family-owned business, which is the most northerly UK mainland distillery, has released a Citrus Coastal Edition of its award-winning Rock Rose Premium Scottish Gin. Rock Rose Citrus Coastal Edition is described as ‘flavourful and fresh, zesty and with a bracing sea air finish’. This is a 41.5% ABV gin which…

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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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Brockmans Valentines with Curious Blue

Brockmans Valentines with Curious Blue

A hug in a glass – gin cocktails for Valentine’s Day 2021 After last year, what we all need on Valentine’s Day is a hug. We bring you three cocktails each of which is tantamount to a hug in a glass. This is 2021, so it’s out with the old and in in with the…

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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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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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Young Living Mostly Mary

Young Living Mostly Mary

It’s now seriously autumn and the next big event will be Christmas. Young Living Essential Oils help us remember our gardens filled with tomatoes kissed with the long-gone summer sun; rosemary in pots graced the patio. Young Living have a wide range of essential oils for well-being and spa use, but they also offer food-grade…

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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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Classic Cocktails: The Home Bartender’s Guide

Classic Cocktails: The Home Bartender’s Guide

Classic Cocktails: The Home Bartender’s Guide to Mixing Spirits, Liqueurs, Wine and Beer 150 Sensational Drink Recipes Classic Cocktails: The Home Bartender’s Guide to Mixing Spirits, Liqueurs, Wine and Beer – 150 Sensational Drink Recipes is a bumper volume and a comprehensive reference for all keen home mixologists. Cocktails and mocktails Stuart Walton has penned…

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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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