Posts Tagged “cocktails”

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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Vodka cocktail

Vodka cocktail

Vodka Cocktails by Stuart Walton is perhaps the best quality and best priced vodka 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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Spirited – the perfect gift

Spirited – the perfect gift

Spirited: Cocktails from Around the World I am blessed! I have the opportunity to review books from every English-speaking country and I love my job. Each year I muse upon publications over the past months and consider my Book of the Year. It’s only September and I can tell you I have found it. Spirited…

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Highland Earl Whisky from ALDI

Highland Earl Whisky from ALDI

The weather is distinctly cooler. The days are getting shorter and the central heating will likely be on as darkness falls. It’s time to snuggle with a warming glass and a good book. I don’t know you well enough to recommend the reading matter but if you are a whisky lover then I can suggest…

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Smith and Sinclair Alcoholic Gummies

Smith and Sinclair Alcoholic Gummies

A trio of cocktail selections I admit it, I was curious but dubious. Smith and Sinclair Alcoholic Gummies seemed to promise so much – although so do wine gums and they are nothing to write home about. Smith and Sinclair produce an array of Alcoholic Gummy gift boxes. The Whiskey Club selection was tasteful in…

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Alcoholic gums with Spirit

Alcoholic gums with Spirit

Smith and Sinclair Alcoholic Gummies I admit it, I was curious but dubious. Smith and Sinclair Alcoholic Gummies seemed to promise so much – although so do wine gums and they are nothing to write home about. Smith and Sinclair produce an array of Alcoholic Gummy gift boxes. I tried the Whiskey Club selection and…

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Brockmans for Fathers Day

Brockmans for Fathers Day

Brockmans stay-at-home cocktail making treats, ordered without having to set foot out of your home,  is a great solution to the Father’s Day (Sunday 21 June 2020) gift conundrum. Whether he needs a stylish and delectable bottle of gin or some cocktail making gadgets to improve his at-home cocktail creations, Brockmans Gin – The Shop…

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Brockmans Gin’s Rewards for Wards

Brockmans Gin’s Rewards for Wards

Brockmans Gin’s ‘Rewards for Wards’ raises £13,700+ for NHS staff   Brockmans Gin’s ‘Rewards for Wards’ initiative has raised £13,740.00. The scheme supported frontline health care workers by donating money to Meals for the NHS. Organisers of the scheme to feed NHS frontline workers have been ‘blown away’ by the generosity of Brockmans Gin and…

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El Rayo Plata Tequila

El Rayo Plata Tequila

Tequila, like all other spirits, comes in different styles and qualities. El Rayo Plata Tequila offers both classic high-end tequila quality and distinct character, and surprisingly it has been specially crafted to go with tonic. Made with 100% blue Weber agave, El Rayo Plata Tequila is found in a unique bottle with a label showing…

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A novel approach for Brockmans Gin

A novel approach for Brockmans Gin

Brockmans Gin is not only a favourite in real life. The super-premium gin is also a fiction favourite. The English gin has been honoured with an appearance in the newly published novel‘Bandwagon’, the showbiz thriller, by Richard Cobourne, just out in digital and paperback formats. The gin is the favourite of one of the book’s…

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Brockmans Gin launches ‘Rewards for Wards’

Brockmans Gin launches ‘Rewards for Wards’

Brockmans Gin is supporting frontline health care workers by donating money to the not-for-profit organisation Meals for the NHS every time a bottle of gin is purchased from its online Brockmans Shop. Brockmans MD, Guy Lawrence, said: “It’s a time like no other, so we at Brockmans Gin decided to support to our heroic frontline…

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ALDI Premium White Rum

ALDI Premium White Rum

ALDI Premium White Rum is bound to be popular with all those bar flies who are now confined to home. They will want a spirit that is versatile and perfect for a host of rum-based cocktails. It needs to have a mild flavour, but it equally needs to be full-strength. Keen price is also appealing…

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Black Cow Vodka

Black Cow Vodka

Black Cow Vodka! A nice name and the untutored might imagine that a cow was chosen just as a pretty motif. But the truth is that cows are a key component of this spirit. No, this vodka isn’t made from beef but rather from the milk donated by those aforementioned cattle. A spirit made from…

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STRYYK – Not Vodka

STRYYK – Not Vodka

It’s a new age. We worry about the planet, bush fires, floods, and living cleaner and leaner. That thrust is also found in bars. Legless lads and pavement-hugging princesses are no longer considered cool, with those lost nights closely followed by equally disastrous mornings. STRYYK – Not Vodka could solve both those aforementioned undignified problems….

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