Posts Tagged “recipe”

Time for tea – G & Tea, that is

Time for tea – G & Tea, that is

National Tea Day – Thursday 21 April 2022. It’s National Tea Day on 21 April providing the perfect excuse to mingle a favourite tipple – gin – with the nation’s favourite cuppa*. This Rock Rose G & Tea cocktail is, well, just our cup of tea. The bergamot notes in this fine, fragrant black tea…

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Nielsen-Massey’s Vanilla Extract

Nielsen-Massey’s Vanilla Extract

A drop elevates. There is no pleasure greater than baking. Tempting aromas fill one’s home. Even a simple cake speaks of old-fashioned comfort. Not too many ingredients but they must be of the best quality. Vanilla Extract from Nielsen-Massey is flavourful and convenient. Nielsen-Massey’s Vanilla Extract is ubiquitous in every serious baker’s larder. It’s versatile,…

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The Official Peaky Blinders Cookbook

The Official Peaky Blinders Cookbook

50 Recipes selected by The Shelby Company Ltd. Are you a fan of the Peaky Blinders? Yes? Well, you will likely love The Official Peaky Blinders Cookbook with 50 Recipes selected by The Shelby Company Ltd. There is something for everybody and I daresay many of these dishes will be consumed by diners dressed in…

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Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum

This warming cocktail recipe is from the BBC. Hot Buttered Rum is perfect for colder evenings. Hot Buttered Rum Ingredients 100ml rum 200ml water 25g butter 1 blood orange , zested and juiced 4 cloves 1 star anise 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 bay leaf 1 tsp maple syrup Method Heat all the ingredients in a pan until hot but not boiling, while stirring. Let…

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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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St David’s Day Garden Cocktail

St David’s Day Garden Cocktail

Eccentric Dewi Sant Gin for the celebration St David’s Day is celebrated on 1 March. Its the Welsh Saints Day and Welsh people either of Wales’s national emblems. The daffodil is easiest to pin to ones suit but there are those who will prefer the vegetable option sport a leek. St David, or Dewi Sant in…

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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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My Heart – a cocktail for Valentine’s Day from Rock Rose Gin

My Heart – a cocktail for Valentine’s Day from Rock Rose Gin

Rock Rose Gin is sharing the love. This fine Scottish gin recently invited top bartenders to express their creativity by concocting cocktails that perfectly represented this fine Scottish gin, brimming with botanicals and made with love. A cocktail called ‘My Heart’ was a runaway winner. It’s seductively red, and so what better than My Heart as…

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CUCIELO Rosso Negroni Gift Pack

CUCIELO Rosso Negroni Gift Pack

A Negroni Valentine Award-winning CUCIELO Rosso was new to me, but I am a convert. Yes, it’s just a matter of taste but this sweet red vermouth has character and subtlety sometimes missing in other bottles. This is a classic Vermouth di Torino made using hand-picked herbs, botanicals and the best Italian wines.  This aromatic…

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Merchant Gourmet Limited Edition Spiced Grains & Chestnuts

Merchant Gourmet Limited Edition Spiced Grains & Chestnuts

Perfect Pouches for Christmas Merchant Gourmet have long had their fingers on the pulse of non-meat trends. This year 20% of British home chefs are considering an entirely plant-based Christmas dinner. Now Merchant Gourmet are offering Spiced Grains & Chestnuts pouches in a couple of varieties and in time for the festive season.  These are…

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Rose Rock Rosemary-Smoked Navy Strength

Rose Rock Rosemary-Smoked Navy Strength

Rock Rose Negroni brings a new aroma to Winter nights There are few herbs in the garden in the chill of mid-Winter, but one stalwart is that gloriously aromatic botanical, rosemary. Even more fragrant when smoked, combine this aroma with Navy Strength Rock Rose Gin in a classic negroni and you have a cocktail of…

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Giffard Rhubarb – A World of Cocktails

Giffard Rhubarb – A World of Cocktails

Quality Liqueurs and Syrups Giffard is one of the most celebrated producers of essential bar ingredients, and they have a diverse range of liqueurs and syrups to fire the imagination of any mixologist or home aficionado. Back in 1885 Émile Giffard was a pharmacist in Angers in Val de Loire, France. The date is still…

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Hive-Mind by Ramsbury

Hive-Mind by Ramsbury

Here is another lovely cocktail from Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka Hive-Mind Add all ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake and double strain into chilled glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg. Ingredients 50ml Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka 30ml Espresso 15ml Ramsbury Estate runny honey Pinch of sea salt Garnish Grated nutmeg   For more delicious cocktails visit…

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Brockmans Autumn – Smokey Rosy Cocktail

Brockmans Autumn – Smokey Rosy Cocktail

Brockmans Gin embraces the season with scents of Autumn Brockmans, ‘The Properly Improper Gin’ has released a new cocktail recipe, with a theme of orange to complement the bitter-sweet orange notes which are naturally present in this distinctively different gin. In this drink, rosemary syrup and smoked bitters combine Cointreau and smooth Brockmans Gin with…

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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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Nordic Family Kitchen

Nordic Family Kitchen

 Scandinavian Seasonal Home Cooking We love that Nordic style. The elegant simplicity. The balance and clarity of lines. That covers architecture, home design, and food as well. Nordic Family Kitchen offers a delicious slice of imagination, and all using ingredients which are readily available in your local supermarket. The dishes here are fresh looking and,…

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Rock Rose welcomes the return of 007

Rock Rose welcomes the return of 007

Rock Rose welcomes the return of 007 with a new Vesper Martini The name is Rose. Rock Rose. To celebrate the UK release on 30 September of the keenly awaited James Bond film, No Time To Die, on 30 September, the Scottish distillery, Dunnet Bay Distillers, has released a new Vesper Martini elegantly combining its Rock Rose…

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Turn up the Voltage for Negroni Week

Turn up the Voltage for Negroni Week

Brockmans Gin for Negroni Week – 13-19 September 2021 The power of the negroni has been switched up to a new level with new cocktail from Brockmans Gin in time for Negroni Week. Introducing the Brockmans Voltage Negroni: a new twist on a ‘proper’ negroni using ‘The Properly Improper Gin’. Here, the citrus and dark berries…

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Strawberry Love

Strawberry Love

45 Sweet and Savory Recipes for Shortcakes, Hand Pies, Salads, Salsas, and More At last it’s summer. Well, it seems that way for a few days anyway. We appreciate warm weather, light meals and those seasonal fruits. We have waited so long for those. Strawberries are delicious. We can enjoy them fresh with every meal…

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Ramen: 50 classic ramen and Asian noodle soups

Ramen: 50 classic ramen and Asian noodle soups

Winner of ‘Best Japanese Cookbook UK’ in Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Ramen: 50 classic ramen and Asian noodle soups has its literary finger on the culinary pulse of restaurant trends. Ramen is a comforting combination of noodles, distinctive and flavourful broth, and various toppings. In its simplest form, ramen includes wheat noodles, a umami-rich soup…

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