As we are celebrating National Vodka Day this weekend, I have teamed up with Chase Distillery to create a range of vodka-based Martinis, or Vodkatinis. As well as the classic recipe, I have also included some with a (savoury) twist. Chase Original Potato Vodka Chase Distillery is known for its field-to-bottle process when it comes […]
Making your own flavoured vodka is very easy, but there are a few things you should remember to achieve the best results. Flavoured vodka will transform your cocktails, and it makes a great alternative gift when you put extra thought into the bottle, labelling or decorations. Take one as a gift when you next visit […]
Cosmopolitan, or Cosmo between friends, is considered one of the best cocktails of our time. (Rolling my eyes here…) Made ever so popular by the ladies of Sex and the City, this pink drink was THE drink of the late 90s and early noughties. Personally, I have never seen the appeal – there are much […]
Vodka is not always getting the spotlight it deserves, even if there are many quality vodkas on the market. Below I have listed some things about vodka that you may not already know, topics you might use to impress your fellow drinkers.
There are over 700 gin-based cocktail recipes, so it is appropriate they share some recipes with other spirits too! Most of the recipes below are known better as being made with gin, but they are just as delicious or even better when mixed with vodka (I can almost hear all the gin lovers gasp…). The […]
PURE Shots from Denmark are designed with two purposes in mind: they are delicious served as shots (neither too strong nor too sweet) or mixed in many cocktails. Both Liquorice Shots and Pure Passion are made with only natural ingredients, and each bottle is carefully mixed to guarantee the best flavour possible. (Apparently, each mix […]
Recently consumers have become more conscious of what they eat and drink, everyone wants to be healthy, and all of sudden, everyone is off gluten and dairy. This has influenced the marketing material of all things booze, especially when it comes to the labels. One claims to use only the purest Icelandic water, another is a hundred times distilled and twenty times filtered, and some are pointing out that they are gluten-free! But what is the truth behind these marketing gimmicks – is vodka really gluten-free and does the number of filtrations actually make any difference?
Arbikie Distillery is the first distillery in Scotland to distil vodka from potatoes. Arbikie Highland Estate is a working farm where they grow their own potatoes, wheat, strawberries and much more. They use the ingredients grown on the farm and nearby areas to make their lovely craft spirits. So basically, they make their spirits from […]
With so much controversy over how many distilleries hide behind misleading labels indicating where their product is actually made, the Arbikie Distillery is a breath of fresh air in more ways than one. Based in a beautiful part of Scotland, Arbikie is one of the few distilleries genuinely making their spirits from scratch. In their pursuit […]