Posts Tagged “cocktail”

Scottish Magic – the Holy Grass Vodka Platinum Jubilee Fizz

Scottish Magic – the Holy Grass Vodka Platinum Jubilee Fizz

Celebrate in Royal Style. Celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with a newly created cocktail from Holy Grass Vodka. The Platinum Jubilee Fizz delivers #ScottishMagic in a sparkling glorious and victorious drink involving Earl Grey Tea, premium Scottish vodka and Champagne. This sparkles and shimmers as a Royal celebration should. Holy Grass Vodka is handcrafted using, you…

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Time for tea – G & Tea, that is

Time for tea – G & Tea, that is

National Tea Day – Thursday 21 April 2022. It’s National Tea Day on 21 April providing the perfect excuse to mingle a favourite tipple – gin – with the nation’s favourite cuppa*. This Rock Rose G & Tea cocktail is, well, just our cup of tea. The bergamot notes in this fine, fragrant black tea…

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Canaïma Gin

Canaïma Gin

A taste of the Amazon. Canaïma is a craft Amazonian gin from a company dedicated to protecting and preserving the environment and the local communities who live there. This gin is produced by the family behind the celebrated Diplomático rum. 10% of its global sales will be donated to NGO’s and charities that protect the…

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Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum

This warming cocktail recipe is from the BBC. Hot Buttered Rum is perfect for colder evenings. Hot Buttered Rum Ingredients 100ml rum 200ml water 25g butter 1 blood orange , zested and juiced 4 cloves 1 star anise 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 bay leaf 1 tsp maple syrup Method Heat all the ingredients in a pan until hot but not boiling, while stirring. Let…

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Bullards Strawberry and Black Pepper Gin

Bullards Strawberry and Black Pepper Gin

For Mother’s Day …or any day The season is changing, and we are on the cusp of spring. With global warming that might start round about Boxing Day. We enjoy convivial gatherings and even some al fresco sipping. Bullards offers the perfect spirit with beautiful colour and delicious flavour. Its Bullards Strawberry and Black Pepper…

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St David’s Day Garden Cocktail

St David’s Day Garden Cocktail

Eccentric Dewi Sant Gin for the celebration St David’s Day is celebrated on 1 March. Its the Welsh Saints Day and Welsh people either of Wales’s national emblems. The daffodil is easiest to pin to ones suit but there are those who will prefer the vegetable option sport a leek. St David, or Dewi Sant in…

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A Peachy Rock Rose

A Peachy Rock Rose

‘A Perfect Lady’ Gin Cocktail for Mother’s Day is just Peachy Deliver the ingredients for The Perfect Lady to your perfect mother, this Mothering Sunday (27 March 2022). Made with Rock Rose Gin Spring Edition  (£37.50 for 70cl), this is a frothy, delightful treat for your mother. The Perfect Lady cocktail is a classic 1930s gin…

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Smoked Pineapple Rooster Rojo

Smoked Pineapple Rooster Rojo

A Fruity Expression of Tequila There are possibly thousands of cocktails documented. There are likely a few dozen which one might describe as iconic. A Margarita is one such, and it’s the most celebrated tequila cocktail. Using Rooster Rojo Smoked Pineapple Tequila adds a point of difference and allows an adventurous mixologist to experiment a…

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Birch with Spice!

Birch with Spice!

Unique Sumatra Gin I am a spirits reviewer, that’s true, but I am not actually much of a gin drinker. I find that so many are samey, harsh and uninteresting. This Sumatra Gin from Birch is perfectly to my taste and doubtless to that of many others. I had expected good things from this small…

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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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