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…
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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….
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Drinking the Blues Away

Prosecco it seems is in danger of becoming as cliché as Babycham as we reach fizz fatigue.  Recent stats show that Brits are  responsible for buying one in every five bottles of Prosecco produced. Supermarket sales of the fizzy stuff…
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The Rather British History of the Cocktail

The cocktail is often considered an American concoction, but there are elements of the cocktail that are undeniably British. Now there may be many an American bartender throwing their hands up in fury and stating that the cocktail is all-American,…
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The Art of Making Bitters

Beginning as a medicinal elixir, bitters were originally used as a medical cure-all. Indeed whilst bitters may seem somewhat peculiar they are essentially just bitter aromatics steeped in alcohol to make a tincture. How bitters came to be is a…
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Festive Fizz

For me there is nothing quite as luxurious as sitting at a hotel bar, sipping an expertly prepared cocktail. As I sat contemplating life, with a champagne cocktail in the bar of a fine country house hotel, I couldn’t help…
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A toast to the Bride and Groom

On the morning of the wedding a flutter of nerves is considered perfectly normal and so is the desire to indulge a little, so when I got married just a wee while ago I was lucky to have one of…
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