Posts Tagged “cocktails”

Vodka Martinis with a difference for Bonfire Night

Vodka Martinis with a difference for Bonfire Night

If you are gathering around the bonfire for 5th November, make it an evening to remember with these two martinis from Holy Grass Vodka. The Toffee Appletini and the Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini both benefit from this award-winning vodka, made by Dunnet Bay Distillers in the UK mainland’s most northerly distillery. This eco-friendly company forages for…

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Introducing Rooster Rojo Smoked Pineapple Tequila

Introducing Rooster Rojo Smoked Pineapple Tequila

Step forward, tequila lovers. An innovative variant has just landed in the UK: Rooster Rojo® Smoked Pineapple Tequila. This pineapple infused Anejo tequila is a new addition to the Rooster Rojo range and is really something to crow about. It’s an entirely new way of enjoying tequila as this pioneering variant is the first Smoked Pineapple infused tequila in…

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Liberation Cocktails 4-Can Gift Pack

Liberation Cocktails 4-Can Gift Pack

Liberate yourself this Christmas with Liberation Cocktails It’s here again! The Season of Goodwill – but I don’t think word had got around yet! It will soon be Christmas with the threat of all that entertaining. And Liberation Cocktails are here to lighten at least the beverage burden in delicious fashion. Liberation Cocktails’ smart and…

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Decorrum Rum

Decorrum Rum

Artful in every way It’s getting on to autumn and we are looking for drinks with pleasing warmth and bold character. Yes, a rum could fit the bill. That would revive memories of sun-kissed beaches, soft Caribbean breezes, the sound of breaking waves – and Manchester rooftops. Perhaps we should do a literary rewind here….

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Mainbrace – Splicing two rums

Mainbrace – Splicing two rums

Mainbrace: yes, the name conjures visions of pirates and adventures on the high seas. But this particular Mainbrace is a Cornish-based rum brand that was launched in October 2019. The eponymous rum is even more exotic than that beautiful south-west corner of Britain. The brand name of Mainbrace comes from the naval term ‘to splice…

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Rock Rose Gin voted a ‘Cool Brand’

Rock Rose Gin voted a ‘Cool Brand’

Rock Rose Gin is officially a ‘cool brand’. The super-premium British gin has been selected by the influential CoolBrands® in the 2021/22 roster of the coolest brands around. Brands are shortlisted by invitation only and selected by a prestigious panel of forty-nine judges, comprising designers, style experts, media personalities, and prominent names from entertainment, fashion,…

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Glen Moray – classic single malt

Glen Moray – classic single malt

120 years of Glen Moray whisky Glen Moray in the heart of Speyside has been around for 120 years. It all began in 1897, when the Elgin West Brewery, which had made local ales since 1830 was transformed into the whisky distillery we see today.  The company continued to upgrade its facilities and in the…

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Diplomático Mantuano – a good mix

Diplomático Mantuano – a good mix

Diplomático Mantuano is appealing even before one lifts the cork. It has shelf presence with an old-fashioned brown glass flask shape and sepia label offering a sketch of a handsome bearded gentleman.  Don Juancho is the man behind the company logo. Don Juan Meléndez (“Don Juancho”) is the inspiration behind Diplomático rums. He was born…

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Royal Mash Vodka

Royal Mash Vodka

The new sustainable & stylish hand-made spirit launches in Harrods Royal Mash Ultra-Premium Vintage Vodka, produced using Royal Jersey potatoes, is launching in the UK. Fittingly for a brand with royal heritage connections, its first mainland UK stockist is the top people’s store, Harrods. Harrods has announced it has found ‘your new favourite tipple’ –…

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Rock Rose Gin Citrus Coastal Edition to launch in a Sustainable Refill Pouch

Rock Rose Gin Citrus Coastal Edition to launch in a Sustainable Refill Pouch

Scottish Gin offers a taste of the coast in sustainable packaging Pictured – Rock Rose Citrus Coastal Edition: “If you close your eyes, you can picture being on one of the most beautiful stretches of the UK shoreline.” Dunnet Bay Distillers, located on the Scottish coast, has released its new Rock Rose Gin Citrus Coastal…

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Brockmans – ‘The Properly Improper Gin’

Brockmans – ‘The Properly Improper Gin’

Summer Cocktails made with ‘The Properly Improper Gin’ Summer nights call for The Properly Improper Gin, Brockmans, and some new fruit-filled cocktail recipes to make evenings a little unconventional, a little different, and a great deal of fun. The Brockmans Gin mixologists have developed two cocktails designed for those who shy away from the conventional….

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Sweet SWICILY

Sweet SWICILY

A cocktail companion It’s really summer now. We are enjoying a little more freedom but we have learnt a thing or two over this past year. We have discovered what that extra room is for. It’s called a kitchen and it came with the house. Now we spend time there baking, cooking and exploring cocktails….

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Whiskey Lover’s Cocktail Collection for Dad

Whiskey Lover’s Cocktail Collection for Dad

A Travel Pack for home or away A little over a year ago I would have scoffed at the prospect of a Travel Pack of cocktails. But now I can understand the appeal. Not, of course, for consuming while in charge of a vehicle but certainly once one has reached one’s hotel …even if it’s…

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Scottish Distillery Staycation

Scottish Distillery Staycation

Scottish distillery visits are a coastal staycation dream Staycations don’t mean compromising. Head to Scotland this Summer or early Autumn where Dunnet Bay Distillers is opening its doors for a gin and vodka tasting experience in its newly refurbished, coastal-themed Tasting Room. The coastal themed venue features Boat Shed booths, each of which seats 2…

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Dream destinations – in cocktails

Dream destinations – in cocktails

Summer approaches, but we may not be approaching that runway to reach some much-loved holiday destination. So, perhaps it’s time to mix a staycation cocktail or two, and dream. Brockmans Gin, with its 11 botanicals sourced from around the world, offers style, sophistication, and a promise of better times to come.  The heady mix of…

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Coffee Holy Grass Vodka

Coffee Holy Grass Vodka

Love coffee? Love vodka? Here’s a marriage made in heaven… For those who love coffee with a kick, Coffee Holy Grass Vodka is a drink of splendour. Delicious alone, it also lends itself to contemporary cocktails that are darkly elegant, smooth, and enticing. Made by the sustainable, family owned Dunnet Bay Distillers, this vodka is…

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Brockmans One Two Three

Brockmans One Two Three

Brockmans is a complex gin containing an intriguing mixture of 11 botanicals makes simple cocktails taste, well, complex. Here, we show how using a flavourful spirit like Brockmans Gin can make three memorable serves using just one, two, or three ingredients (not counting ice and garnishes). Brockmans Gin, a super-premium 40%ABV English spirit, is defined…

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Spring into an ethical Gin Club with a seasonal spirit

Spring into an ethical Gin Club with a seasonal spirit

Spring into an ethical Gin Club with a seasonal spirit   If you love super-premium, craft gin and like to be sustainable with your packaging, here is a treat to put a spring in your step. The stylish, ethical spirits company which produces Rock Rose Gin using local Scottish botanicals, has a Spring Edition –…

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Didsbury Gin won’t ruin Mother’s Day

Didsbury Gin won’t ruin Mother’s Day

The Didsbury Gin founders are indeed gin connoisseurs. Liam Manton and Mark Smallwood wanted to present a range of gins which were contemporary and vibrant. Mark has a passion for gin and creating cocktail menus in Manchester restaurants and bars. Following the production of a small batch of gin in Liam’s front room in Didsbury,…

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Mothers Day Gin and Vodka Cocktails

Mothers Day  Gin and Vodka Cocktails

Mum’s the Word – favourite cocktails for Mother’s Day The co-founders and creators of Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka, made by the Dunnet Bay Distillery, are celebrating Mother’s Day in style. The UK’s most northern mainland distillery is run by Claire Murray and Martin Murray, and they will be serving some deliciously thoughtful…

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