Improve Your Bloody Mary with This Ingredient

Bloody Mary cocktail

The Bloody Mary cocktail and its many variations have been popular for decades. A simple mix of vodka, tomato juice, lemon and spices are something of an epitome of brunch cocktails. Unfortunately, many venues let themselves down with their choice of tomato juice. Too much sugar, too many additives, not enough real tomato, texture is […]

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5 Modern Classics You Should Be Making

Bramble cocktails

I’m usually very boring when it comes to cocktails. I love a good old classic such as a Martini or a Negroni. They are easy to make, and you never need too many ingredients. Recently, however, I have also been making some great modern classics (which are basically minor twists of the classics anyway…). These […]

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Refreshing Paloma Recipes

Paloma cocktail with rosemary

Paloma is a simple drink made with tequila, fresh lime juice and pink grapefruit soda. An ideal long drink for the summer season. I have created a few twists on the classic, still keeping it very simple but adding a few new flavour elements into the mix. Which one of these Paloma recipes is your […]

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What Is Smoked Grappa and How to Serve It?

smoked grappa

Bepi Tosolini Smoked Grappa, 40% ABV, is a unique and versatile product, which can be enjoyed in many ways. This is a perfect spirit for those who usually enjoy a peated whisky or even mezcal. This award-winning smoked grappa is made using artisanal methods, which require a lot of patience, time, and an eye for […]

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Valentine’s Day Cocktails with Pinkster Gin

Pinkstergin

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without our annual Pinkster Gin giveaway! Every year leading up to Valentine’s Day I team up with them to share a few cocktail recipes and, of course, a bottle of their wonderful pink gin. Pinkster is an all-natural gin which is both distilled and compound. The base spirit is distilled […]

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Tasty Scotch Cocktails with Remarkable Malts

I have teamed up with Douglas Laing to create a selection of scotch cocktails for you to enjoy during the festive season (or any season really…). For these recipes, I have used three expressions from their Remarkable Regional Malts range: Scallywag, Timorous Beastie and Big Peat. These are a marriage of Single Cask Single Malts […]

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4 Cocktails with Cabal Aged Rum

I have teamed up with Cabal Rum to create four tasty cocktails with their No. 1513 Aged Rum. This is a complex rum suitable for sipping, but the flavour profile also lends itself to being used in many cocktails. With the season in mind, I have also included a hot drink recipe. But first, let […]

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How to Level Up Your Picnic

sitting on a picnic blanket with a straw hat

Everyone is eagerly waiting for the warmer weather so that we can make the most of our new-found freedom post various degrees of lockdown and Covid-era restrictions. One of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors responsibly is to create a picnic. Picnics are easy to organise, people can keep their distance, and everyone can […]

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5 Easy Low ABV Drinks to Make at Home

MARY low abv drink

Recently, I have been sampling many no- and low-ABV spirits to try to find refreshing and satisfying alternatives to full-strength Spritzes and other hot-weather cocktails. One of my go-tos has been MARY, a botanical blend that is (very) low in alcohol, 6% ABV, and therefore also low in calories – only 9 calories in 25ml. […]

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