4 Hot Toddy Recipes

Hot drink

It is the season for hot toddies, those warming drinks made with hot water, honey, lemon and a good measure of something stronger. Anything from whisky, rum, brandy or even gin. Alcohol has for a long time been used for medicinal purposes. You often hear people say they are going to have a hot toddy […]

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Holiday Negroni Recipes

Holiday Negroni

Here you can find a selection of Negroni recipes perfect for the holiday season. Whether you are mixing pre-dinner drinks for your guests, enjoying a cocktail while wrapping gifts or just fancy something a bit different during the festivities, these recipes are fairly simple and can be made in larger batches. Which one of these […]

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4 Drink Recipes with Tulchan Gin

Tulchan gin

Tulchan Gin, 45% ABV, is a London Dry gin with a flavour profile based on the flora and fauna of the Speyside region it comes from. Speyside may be better known for its whisky production, but the countryside also lends itself to foraging botanicals for gin making. Inspired by Speyside The Estate, in Speyside near […]

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Drink Guide to Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair in Glasgow

Country living magazine Christmas fair

The festive season brings people together and what better way to kick start the festivities than to attend a Christmas fair! There is something really cosy about being surrounded by all things festive, decorations and the familiar scents of winter spices and even hearing the same songs year after year. The Country Living Magazine is […]

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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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Sloe Down This Winter – 10 Sloe Gins to Try

Everyone should have a bottle or two of sloe gin in their home bar during the colder months. It makes a great winter warmer, or you can fix up a Sloe Gin Fizz to match any celebration. I even add it in my Negroni. If you’ve been too busy (lazy?) to make your own sloe […]

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12 Smoke-Fuelled Bottles for Winter

smoky talisker bottle

These smoky bottles will offer warming spices, chilli kicks and memories of bonfire that will definitely keep you nice and toasty. Also, if you aren’t able to celebrate Bonfire Night (5th Nov) but wish to experience the smoke and fire flavours at home, these bottlings are for you! I have selected a range of spirits […]

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12 Fun Things to Do in Glasgow

People make glasgow

The past three months in Glasgow have given me a great insight into living in the city and all the fun things you can do there. The summer has been beautiful with temperatures going as high as 28°C (taps-aff weather, as they call it here), but obviously there have been various degrees of restriction due […]

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Make Your Own Gin at Crossbill Distillery

Ever wanted to make your own gin? Crossbill Distillery in Glasgow is running a gin school where you can learn more about gin in general while you distil your own gin recipe. The distillery is the first to make gin using only Scottish botanicals. Their gins are made using only two botanicals, juniper and rosehip, […]

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