Posts Tagged “cocktail”

Blue Aurora Ice Wine

Blue Aurora Ice Wine

Blue Aurora was born at Lutton Farm. It’s family-run on the border between Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. A lovely part of the country, and the land is evidently perfect for the production of soft fruits. Lutton Farm was originally a livestock and arable farm with a small pick-your-own fruit patch. In 1981, brothers Stephen and James…

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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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Brockmans in Miniature

Brockmans in Miniature

Brockmans Gin in Miniature – the perfect serve Three cheers. Brockmans Gin, famed for its tactile black bottle, is launching a miniature, 5cl bottle for the first time. The bottle is an exact replica of the stylish larger bottle. You’ll find these glorious little bottles of gin at around £4, through retailers and selected online…

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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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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!

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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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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