Posts Tagged “cocktails”

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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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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