Posts Tagged “cocktails”

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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Gin Cocktails for Mother’s Day with Brockmans

Gin Cocktails for Mother’s Day with Brockmans

Hampers and Gin Cocktails for Mother’s Day and Easter revels Mother’s Day: Sunday 14th March 20201; Easter Sunday: 4th April 2021 Celebrate Mother’s Day, Easter and the start of Spring with some delicious gin cocktails.  We bring you some ideas from Brockmans Gin which beautifully combine the botanicals from across the world that gives this…

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Dima’s Vodka

Dima’s Vodka

Dima’s Vodka is new to me, but this bottle has been a welcome introduction. But what exactly is vodka? It’s a spirit traditionally made in Poland, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine and a few other Eastern European countries. It’s basically a combination of water and ethanol derived from cereal grains that have been fermented, although potatoes are…

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Frosted Sherry and Spice

Frosted Sherry and Spice

From Morrisons Frosted Sherry and Spice is a cooling  cocktail with a cinnamon twist. Ingredients 50ml Harveys Bristol Cream 50ml pressed apple juice a dash of ginger ale 1 cinnamon stick Method Pour the sherry into a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Add the apple juice and top with ginger ale. Stir with the…

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Cardamom and Honey cocktail

Cardamom and Honey cocktail

Cardamom and Honey cocktail takes a little time to prepare but it is worth it. It is exotic with great balance from the homey and lemon. The egg white is an important element but the ingredients must be well shaken to give that rich texture.   Ingredients 1 1/2 ounces vodka 1/2 ounce simple syrup (see below)…

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Cream and Tea cocktail

Cream and Tea cocktail

Nothing could be better than an afternoon sipping tea, or even better, a Cream Sherry and Tea cocktail.  It couldn’t be easier to make with only two ingredients. Chill the sherry before using for maximum chill! Cream & Tea Pour 60ml of Cream Sherry and 140ml of ice tea into a tumbler with ice Garnish…

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Whisky cocktails

Whisky cocktails

50 Classic Mixes for Every Occasion Whisky Cocktails by Stuart Walton is perhaps the best quality and best priced whisky cocktail book around. It’s from Lorenz Books who have a reputation for publishing good value books which one will actually use. Christmas will soon be with us and it’s probable that we will be staying…

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Birch Gin

Birch Gin

There are so many gins on the market these days. Spirits are enjoying a classy revival not seen since the ’20s. Justin Birch of Wadhurst, East Sussex has spent a decade perfecting his eponymous Birch Gin. Well, that was 10 years well spent! In 2010 Justin moved from Singapore to be greeted by the UK…

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Rum Cocktails

Rum Cocktails

Rum Cocktails by Stuart Walton is perhaps the best quality and best priced rum cocktail book around. It’s from Lorenz Books who have a reputation for publishing good value books which one will actually use. Christmas will soon be with us and it’s probable that we will be staying home in small ‘bubbles’ this year….

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Aloha 65

Aloha 65

Well, shame on me! I looked at the pale blue bottle with 1950s surfer and tiki-bar tones and was determined that this wasn’t going to be my cup of tea. But wait! A little sip and one’s mixologist’s mind is racing. A second taste has one detecting an exotic tapestry of flavours. 65 attempts British…

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