How to Make a Mojito + Recipes

National Mojito Day is celebrated on the 11th July each year. Mojito was invented in Havana, but the exact time is unclear. It is considered to date as far back as the 16th century. The first version was called ‘El Draque’ after Francis Drake, an explorer. Unlike most cocktail bars around the world, in Cuba, […]

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How Vermouth Can Change Your Negroni

Recently, I have been focusing on (and sampling) the variety of sweet vermouths, some newer brands and some good old classics. I thought it would be fun to do a little Negroni test. By using the same base recipe but changing the vermouth each time, you can create a very different tasting experience. Negroni is […]

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Hotel Starlino – This Summer’s Must-Have for Your Cocktail Needs

Hotel Starlino range

The Hotel Starlino is a fresh vermouth range from the founder of Malfy Gin. The packaging takes its inspiration from Art Nouveau design and architecture, or Stile Liberty as it is known in Italy. Hotel Starlino range comes in old-fashioned apothecary-style bottles with ceramic and wooden stoppers, reminiscent of an antique doorknob. The front label […]

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The Essential Guide to Cocktail Sweeteners

honey sweetener

Due to the closure of all bars, we are all having to be our own bartenders for the time being. I thought this would be a good time to look into the different ways you can sweeten your cocktails at home. Sweetener is an important ingredient in many cocktails, but the way the sweetness is […]

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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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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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Valentine’s Day Cocktails with Pinkster Gin

Pinkster Gin cocktail for Valentines Day

It is time for our annual Pinkster Gin Valentine’s Day competition. This year we are feeling rather generous and instead of a gin bottle, we are giving away a hamper full of gin goodies! And there’s more… But first, let me introduce you to Pinkster Gin. Let the love beGin Pinkster is an all-natural gin […]

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Planning a Theme for New Year’s Eve Party

Pink and sparkle for NYE

Planning a New Year’s Eve party, or any party for that matter, can be extremely stressful when you are juggling to complete all the tasks in time whilst still trying to enjoy the night yourself. But one of the best parts of organising a party is the actual planning part – choosing the theme, deciding […]

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