Posts Tagged “cocktail”

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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The Artisanal Kitchen: Classic Cocktails

The Artisanal Kitchen: Classic Cocktails

The Very Best Martinis, Margaritas, Manhattans, and More Cocktails have enjoyed a revival over the past couple of decades. We visit bars but we also want to make them at home. There won’t be many sideboards that don’t have a cocktail shaker likely collecting dust at the back. The Artisanal Kitchen: Classic Cocktails: The Very…

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The Martini: Perfection in a Glass

The Martini: Perfection in a Glass

An Iconic Cocktail Cocktail There can be no more recognisable cocktail than a martini. Yes, it’s the glass that gives it away; and now we have a neat little volume, The Martini: Perfection in a Glass, to guide us through the combinations of ingredients to make a delicious selection of martinis. Author Matt Hranek has…

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Eco-friendly Cocktail from Dunnet Bay Distillers

Eco-friendly Cocktail from Dunnet Bay Distillers

Ready-to-Drink Holy Grass Vodka with Apple Tonic Launches       Dunnet Bay Distillers, the family-owned eco-friendly Scottish gin and vodka company, has launched a new ready-to-drink cocktail – Holy Grass Scottish Vodka with apple tonic. The Wonders of the Wilderness can contains a refreshing, crisp apple tonic mingled with Holy Grass Vodka, named after the locally foraged botanical…

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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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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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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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Don Papa Rum

Don Papa Rum

The Father of All Rums from the Philippines The name ‘Don Papa’ was inspired by Papa Isio, a leader of the revolution in the Philippines against the Spanish. He led his island to independence before joining the main revolutionary movement. This national hero is prominent on the striking brand label, which was designed in New…

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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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XECO Spritzes

XECO Spritzes

Not Your Nan’s Sherry XECO is the sherry-based dream of three women who have long shared a love of this oft-overlooked fortified wine. Sherry has been ubiquitous down the decades. Everybody seemed to have a bottle of dubious quality and unknown age. It was found at the back of the sideboard but came out each…

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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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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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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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