Six Reasons Why You Should Drink in January

1 All the hospitality venues are desperate for business All the pubs, bars and restaurants are doing special deals and events to attract customers in January. Make the most of it, book a gin tasting or a cocktail masterclass and have a blast with your friends. 2 Hotel deals Hotels are also offering deals during […]

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Galliano-Blueberry Shooter You’ll Love!

Galliano-Blueberry shooter, also known as Köllikki… Apart from any vodka-based shot, this delicious Galliano-based shooter is one of the most popular in Finland. Everywhere you go, people absolutely love it. In a large shot glass, layer Galliano, blueberry coulis (or blueberry soup is better  if you can get your hands on it) and whipped cream. Enjoy! […]

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Does Glassware Really Matter?

To get the best out of any spirit it is good to know which glassware to serve it in. There are different glasses for neat drinks as well as gin and tonics. I’ve always been a big fan of different types of glassware, perhaps because in Finland we make them so well, but as a […]

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Give it a shot: Cazcabel Honey Tequila!

Cazcabel Honey Tequila – 34% Cazcabel Honey is the world’s first honey tequila produced in the Jalisco region. The base of this rich tequila is 100% blue agave blanco, which nicely balances the sweet honey with its citrusy notes. The texture is smooth and almost caramel-like. I have tried some honey-based spirits before and often […]

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Mixed Up About Mixers?

I am often asked about the importance of mixers and whether or not they have a significant impact on your drink. Given that a mixer is quite often two-thirds of the drink, the simple answer is a resounding yes! Choosing the right mixer is as important (sometimes more important) than choosing your spirit, as the […]

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Dark Matter – A Scottish Spiced Rum!

Dark Matter Spiced Rum – 40% Scotland’s first rum distillery has given us Christmas in a bottle – Dark Matter Spiced Rum! Every step of the process has been carried out at the distillery – everything from storing the molasses to fermentation, distillation and spice preparation as well as bottling, labelling and packaging. The molasses […]

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Boozy Chocolate Cocktails to Make at Home!

Who doesn’t love chocolate? In the UK, people consume on average 11kg of chocolate per person per year and I wouldn’t be surprised if a large chunk of it was during Christmas time. I met with Jeff from The Chocolate Teapot in Brighton to create perfect liquid chocolate desserts for this holiday season. We used […]

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Daffy’s Gin

Daffy’s Gin – 43.4% This beautiful Scottish* Gin has eight botanicals: juniper, coriander seeds, cassia bark, angelica root, orange and lemon peel, orris root and – most exciting of them all – Lebanese mint! Even with 43.4% ABV, the taste is smooth and well balanced with a hint of spiced caramel flavour. The mint gives […]

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8 Delicious Gin Cocktails

Jazzing up your regular Gin cocktails – here’s what is hot right now! 1 Recommended Gin: Napue 40ml Napue 15ml Rosemary-Cranberry syrup (add Habanero chilli if you dare) 20ml Lime juice 15ml Egg white Shake, double strain and serve in cute cocktail glass. Add salt and pepper rim. Rosemary-Cranberry syrup 100g Frozen cranberries 10g Rosemary […]

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