Summer Spritz Recipes to Cheer You Up!

Summer spritz cocktail

Whether you are starting to feel the strain of the quarantine restrictions or just fancy something fizzy to match the season, these spritz recipes will bring a smile to your face!

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How to Serve Savoury Gin

savoury gin

Savoury and herbaceous is one of my favourite gin categories. I’m a starter-over-dessert kind of person, so I often prefer savoury flavours over sweet or floral (although there some exceptions, Silent Pool Gin for example). The botanicals don’t necessarily have to have a salty taste and they can include herbs, vegetables and fruits that aren’t […]

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6 Whisky Cocktail Recipes to Make at Home

whisky cocktail

Today is International Whisk(e)y Day so I thought I’d share some easy whisky cocktail recipes you can make at home even during the lockdown. These don’t need too many ingredients and are quick to mix.

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Living in Lockdown – Tips for Keeping Sane

View over Florence

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” – John Donne With the current climate of uncertainty and restrictions, the best advice is to stay at home as much as possible. If you are able to work from home, do so. Some […]

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How to Make the Perfect Irish Coffee at Home

Irish cofee on the table

St. Patrick’s Day is literally just around the corner, yet this year it looks like none of us will be able to celebrate the usual way. Lockdown or not, what a better way to celebrate than mastering the Irish Coffee recipe at home! Irish coffee makes a great after dinner drink or works as a […]

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The End of Aperitivo – How Coronavirus Is Affecting the Drinks Industry

river arno in florence

This year has been something of a disaster so far, from flooding to bushfires to coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading across the globe. When it comes to the virus, you could argue the panic it has created is worse than the virus itself, with a lot of misinformation on social media and incredibly selfish behaviour in the […]

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10 Reasons to Drink Brandy de Jerez

Brandy de Jerez serve

Heard about Brandy de Jerez but not sure what the fuss is about? No problem. I have summarised all the reasons you should be drinking it and how best to enjoy Brandy de Jerez. Now you simply have no excuse not to give it a try!

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A Brief History of Irish Whiskey

Bushmills Irish whiskey casks

Irish whiskey production used to be bigger and better than its Scottish rivals. Made using both malted and unmalted barley and distilled in a pot still, it became the most popular spirit worldwide. The quality of Irish whiskey was consistently better than the Scotch whisky at the time, which led the Irish to add the […]

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Highland Park Distillery

Highland Park distillery has been in (legitimate) operation since 1798 and has always remained in the original spot where Magnus Eunson, a direct descendant of the Vikings, ran his illicit distilling production. At one point, the distillery was called High Park due to its location, overlooking Kirkwall. High enough to see the taxman’s arrival! The […]

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