Honey, I love Tequila – New Cocktails to Try!

I have recently been handed a challenge by Proof Drinks to come up with some tasty recipes using four different products: Cazcabel Honey, Cazcabel Coffee, Cazcabel Blanco and Sloane’s Gin. I have previously raved about the Cazcabel Honey, but now I am even more excited as there are so many (easy) ways to make delicious […]

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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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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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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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Rethinking Drinking – Know Your Calories

We tend to forget there are calories in alcohol. Often we will avoid certain foods because of the calories involved, yet we drink almost anything. If you spend so much time trying to ‘eat right’ why not try to learn to drink properly too? On average, alcohol makes up to 10% of the calorie intake […]

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Let’s Talk About Gin

The Gin market is booming and there seems to be new micro- and artisanal distilleries popping up everywhere. But what do we actually know about these craft Gins? There are, in fact, so many new Gins on the market now that going into a bar and simply asking for a G&T is like going to […]

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Steam Hellsinki

My cousin advised me to visit this bar because, in her opinion, it was very ‘me’. Well, I can see why Finland’s first steampunk-themed bar would attract the likes of myself – slightly chaotic deco, bar shaped like a zeppelin, smoke, cocktails, Gin and even more Gin. From the outside, the venue looks dull and […]

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Delicious Grappa cocktails

Fancy something different? Here are some great alternative cocktails using Grappa as the main spirit – the recipes are based on Nonino products; however, if you wish to replace it with another high-quality Grappa make sure you get the correct grape variety as the flavours can be very different. Antonella (I have slightly changed the measures as […]

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The Gin Corner

Whilst in Rome I read about a bar serving mainly Gin so obviously I had to go and find it. It was fairly easy to find by Piazza di Firenze, but, to my surprise, it was part of a fancy-looking hotel. Luckily I had dressed up as I would have felt completely underdressed wearing Converse […]

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