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The Witching Hour Cocktail

The Witching Hour Cocktail

I love Halloween and apart from  carving pumpkins and baking spooky treats. I love to decorate my home with Halloween decorations and mix up a frightful cocktail or two. The Witching Hour This cocktail may be best enjoyed at the witching hour, but be warned […]

SCARY MARTINI

SCARY MARTINI

Serves 1 1 cup ice 1 ounce green vodka (I use kinky green liqueur) 2 ounces fresh apple juice Fresh blueberries & melon balls, for garnish (optional)   Combine ice, vodka, and apple juice in a cocktail shaker; shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass. […]

Spellbound Cocktails:   Witches Little  Black Dress

Spellbound Cocktails:   Witches Little  Black Dress

Halloween is the perfect time to get out the cocktail shaker and have a little cocktail making fun. Serves 1 2 ounces black jack schnapps (or black vodka if you can’t get this) 2 ounces Tia Maria 1 scoop good quality vanilla ice cream   […]

Making the Perfect Gin and Tonic

Making the Perfect Gin and Tonic

Britain’s love affair with gin is continuing unabated with hundreds of new gins launched each year, gin festivals springing up and gin-flavoured foods lining the shelves of delis and farm shops, but to make the perfect gin and tonic is a little more complex than […]

5 Top Gins that need Nothing more than Tonic

5 Top Gins that need Nothing more than Tonic

Star of Bombay With a punchy juniper hit, earthy angelica notes and fresh zingy coriander Star of Bombay is a warm and robust gin. It’s botanical list includes bergamot and ambrette seed and overall this is a much more intense gin than the original Bombay […]

Bombay Sapphire – the gin that made me a gin drinker

Bombay Sapphire – the gin that made me a gin drinker

It was the 90’s when I first sampled Bombay Sapphire gin, back then it’s name was not so widely whispered in bars, indeed gin was not experiencing it current popularity. Only having sampled the likes of Beefeater and Gordon’s Gin, Bombay became an instant favourite […]

Blooming Marvelous: Fentimans & Bloom

Blooming Marvelous: Fentimans & Bloom

Bloom Gin & Rose Lemonade I’m not one for buying pre-mixed drinks, but whilst on the mooch in the drinks aisle of a certain supermarket I came across a bottle of Fentimans and Bloom. The thought of bloom gin and rose lemonade captured the interest […]

Brecon Botanicals Gin – a true taste of Wales

Brecon Botanicals Gin – a true taste of Wales

Brecon Botanicals Gin is a tasty Welsh gin made at the Penderyn distillery. It is based on pure grain spirit and a special selection of botanicals. The illustrations were specially engraved and re-produced for this special edition. Very interesting stuff. Living in Wales and aspiring […]

International Sherry Week – Sherry is far from fusty

International Sherry Week – Sherry is far from fusty

Cast out thoughts of your grandmothers bottle of sherry that came out once a year and forget about some of the dreadful drinks that were passed off as sherry that used to exist,(such as British Sherry) for modern day sherry is exceptional.  Indeed now only […]

Blue Bottle Gin – Look for Beauty Everywhere

Blue Bottle Gin – Look for Beauty Everywhere

Blue Bottle Gin comes from the Three Fingers Distillery on the Island of Guernsey and it is a multifaceted drink.  Being not too heavy on the juniper makes it a gin that will keep your taste buds occupied, as they decipher the delicate notes from […]