Posts Tagged “cocktails”

Take Kopparberg on a Picnic

Take Kopparberg on a Picnic

Pre-mixed cocktails for summer fun. It’s summer, well, almost. We are planning al fresco gatherings in the garden, days on the beach and picnics in the park. We may have the food planned but drink can be more problematic. Kopparberg is already quite well known for its cider, but now they offer a small selection…

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Prepare for Pineapple Day with unique pineapple tequila

Prepare for Pineapple Day with unique pineapple tequila

Who knew? There is a day celebrating so many things and on 27 June 2022, if you didn’t know already, it’s Pineapple Day. If you love fine tequilas and need little excuse for cocktail, here’s something to crow about: Rooster Rojo® Smoked Pineapple Tequila Many bartenders are predicting that tequila is the next big trend in cocktails and,…

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Rock Rose has Dad Covered

Rock Rose has Dad Covered

A touch of #ScottishMagic is the perfect gift for Father’s Day 2022 Conjure up a touch of #ScottishMagic this Father’s Day (Sunday June 19th ). Holy Grass Vodka from Scotland’s most northerly mainland distillery is as old as the ancient River Thurso and as bewitching as the Northern Lights that light the sky above the Caithness coastline where…

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Just a Spritz

Just a Spritz

More than 50 Simple Sparkling Sips with Low to No Alcohol. Summer is right around the corner. The weather is warmer and perfect for entertaining. Enjoying drinks with friends is on the horizon but we hope that hangovers are not. This neat little book called Just a Spritz offers 57 recipes for low- and non-alcoholic…

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Double Dutch for Cocktails and More

Double Dutch for Cocktails and More

Elevate your drinks. It’s about twins and pairings. I was intrigued, as I am a twin myself – although likely old enough to be the grandmother of this delightful duo. Born and raised in the Netherlands, Raissa and Joyce De Haas have founded Double Dutch, a company offering distinctive mixers and cocktail bases in convenient…

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Piment d’Espelette from Giffard

Piment d’Espelette from Giffard

The French Chilli Liqueur. Giffard offers a wide range of liqueurs but this particular example is deliciously unique. Piment d’Espelette would be a welcome addition to any comprehensive bar stock. It’s full of character and it packs a flavour punch which allows for some mixology innovation. The Espelette pepper is called Ezpeletako biperra in the…

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Earth Day: a spirit for our times

Earth Day: a spirit for our times

Earth Day on 22 April is a good time to evaluate whether you could be buying better and reducing packaging waste. One small step which few of us think about is the packaging of our favourite spirits. Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka, made by eco-friendly Scottish-based Dunnet Bay Distillers, comes in ‘bottles for…

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Elevate Easter with the perfect cocktail pairing

Elevate Easter with the perfect cocktail pairing

Make the most of the sunshine, feast with a spring menu curated by Tom Aikens and sip on perfectly paired serves In Latin, Aperitif means ‘to open’, and so put simply an aperitif is a drink you have before a meal to prepare your taste buds and palate for the meal ahead. So this Easter,…

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Rock Rose Gin launches 4 luxurious hampers

Rock Rose Gin launches 4 luxurious hampers

Just in time for Mother’s Day Rock Rose Gin has for the first time launched four glamorous hampers. They are exclusive to the Distillery which makes Rock Rose Gin, Dunnet Bay Distillers, a family-owned business with a passion for sustainability. https://www.dunnetbaydistillers.co.uk/shop/ The baskets are a gift in themselves: elegant blue rope hampers that the recipient…

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The Official Peaky Blinders Cocktail Book

The Official Peaky Blinders Cocktail Book

40 Cocktails selected by The Shelby Company Ltd. I hate to admit it but I have never actually seen Peaky Blinders, although those characters seem to have had access to some rather good cocktails! 40 of them are included in this beautifully presented book. Birmingham Sour, Derby, Easy Dizzy are here along with Inspector Campbell,…

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Rock Rose Gin Spring Edition 2022 launches

Rock Rose Gin Spring Edition 2022 launches

   Dunnet Bay Distillers will launch its 2022 Rock Rose Gin Spring Edition (£37.50 for 70cl) in the first week of March. The UK mainland’s most northerly distillery produces Rock Rose Gin Original as well as other variations and four seasonal editions, which are always eagerly awaited by gin lovers. Rock Rose Spring Edition is…

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Crudo Cevicheria Old Street

Crudo Cevicheria Old Street

A taste of South America Ceviche is now popular around the world but it originated Peru and Ecuador. It’s mostly made from the freshest of raw fish. It isn’t actually cooked, but cured in fresh citrus juices, spices and chopped onions, salt, and coriander. The name is thought to have come from the Quechuan word…

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Mikasa for Martini

Mikasa for Martini

Cocktails and More Cocktails are more popular than ever. We have our favourites. We seek the best place to enjoy them, and we discuss our preferred recipes. But there is one special element to the cocktail experience, and that is the glassware. Good choices add so much to that cocktail. The Mikasa Cheers set of…

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Rooster Rojo for Tequila Margarita Day

Rooster Rojo for Tequila Margarita Day

Celebrate Margarita Day with Rooster Rojo Tequila:  22 February 2022    To salt or not to salt the rim of your glass? That is the key question on the forthcoming International Margarita Day on 22 02 2022. What isn’t in question is the Tequila you use.  Pick up a bottle or two of some of Mexico’s…

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Bullard’s Gin Valentines Cocktail

Bullard’s Gin Valentines Cocktail

Bullard’s have created a delightful Valentine’s Cocktail – Pomegranate & Basil Spritzer Ingredients 25ml Bullards London Dry Gin Double Dutch Pomegranate & Basil Mixer 50ml apple juice 1 tbsp of pomegranate syrup Pomegranate seeds and basil to garnish Method In an ice-filled glass, add the gin, apple juice and pomegranate syrup. Top with Double Dutch Pomegranate & Basil…

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Hepple Spirits Gift Box

Hepple Spirits Gift Box

Outstanding Presentation Perhaps we are all getting a bit jaded but it’s not often we find something that actually impresses. But the Hepple Spirits Gift Box does indeed impress, in both beautiful and delicious fashion. It’s coming up to Valentine’s Day and this would certainly charm any gin lover. But it’s the perfect gift for…

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Viners – A Stylish Bar

Viners – A Stylish Bar

An Ice Bucket to Impress Viners is a household name, at least it is in homes of distinction. They have been a family of silversmiths in the UK since the late 19th century. Their first manufacturing business was founded in 1908 in Sheffield, a city famed for its metal tableware. After the First World War,…

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Ginking Original Rosé

Ginking Original Rosé

A Sparkling Cocktail Here is a gem and new to me. It’s Ginking and perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day. This is a sparkling blend of blush pink English wine and aromatic London Dry Gin along with natural botanicals. It offers a host of presentation possibilities to impress the one you love. Ginking’s founder, Lord John…

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Brockmans – Red Red Wine for Valentines

Brockmans – Red Red Wine for Valentines

Seductive, crimson and elegant: the new Brockmans Gin cocktail for Valentine’s Day A cocktail called ‘Red Red Wine, Stay Close to Me’ seems a fitting tribute to the day of love. Brockmans Gin, ‘The Properly Improper Gin’ has released this new cocktail recipe for Valentine’s Day 2022. The tasty tipple will seduce gin lovers, wine…

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Rock Rose – The Refill Rewards Club

Rock Rose – The Refill Rewards Club

An ethical spirits subscription service If you love craft gins and vodka and you also like choose sustainable packaging, the Dunnet Bay Distillers Refill Rewards Club is the one for you. The stylish, ethical spirits company which produces award-winning Rock Rose Gin and Holy Grass Vodka using local Scottish botanicals, was the first spirits company launch eco-friendly,…

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