Summer is here and so is Pimm’s

No matter what the occasion, Pimm’s will be poured throughout the summer, in jugs, highballs, and lately even from the tap. Pimm’s has confirmed its place as the quintessential English summer drink, often linked to posh events such as Ascot or Wimbledon, and it’s beautifully refreshing if properly served. At Wimbledon alone they can sell over 230,000 glasses in just two weeks!

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Drink Slimmer This Summer

Are you ready for the summer yet? All the outdoor drinking, picnics, BBQs and garden parties! Yet at the same time, we are trying to work on our beach bodies. Not to worry, there’s ways to avoid extra calories when drinking without compromising the taste. Firstly, let’s recap the calorie count in most spirits and […]

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How to Drink It – The Perfect Serve

Women are getting more into drinking spirits, and we spend a lot of time finding the spirits we like, yet we’re often still unsure how to serve them properly. Clearly, there are several ways you can use most spirits and people have different preferences. I have listed some basic rules you should consider when making […]

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Vienna: Schnaps, Markets and Smoky Bars

Schnaps You can’t go to Vienna, or anywhere in Austria for that matter, without seeing people enjoying Schnaps*. Schnaps is a strong spirit, usually from fruit such as apricot, pear, cherries or plum. In Austria, Schnaps is defined as distilled fruit brandy, similar to French calvados (made from apples). Most of them are around 35–42% […]

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Skip the Tourist Traps – Smarter Drinking in Havana

El Floridita Tourist hell. I had previously visited El Floridita cocktail bar to see what all the fuss was about. They serve you frozen cocktails for a staggering CUC 6 (in Cuban prices that is a lot for a drink). Like La Bodeguita del Medio (Mojito bar), El Floridita is also known as Hemingway’s favourite […]

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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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Does Glassware Really Matter?

To get the best out of any spirit it is good to know which glassware to serve it in. There are different glasses for neat drinks as well as gin and tonics. I’ve always been a big fan of different types of glassware, perhaps because in Finland we make them so well, but as a […]

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Mixed Up About Mixers?

I am often asked about the importance of mixers and whether or not they have a significant impact on your drink. Given that a mixer is quite often two-thirds of the drink, the simple answer is a resounding yes! Choosing the right mixer is as important (sometimes more important) than choosing your spirit, as the […]

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Daffy’s Gin

Daffy’s Gin – 43.4% This beautiful Scottish* Gin has eight botanicals: juniper, coriander seeds, cassia bark, angelica root, orange and lemon peel, orris root and – most exciting of them all – Lebanese mint! Even with 43.4% ABV, the taste is smooth and well balanced with a hint of spiced caramel flavour. The mint gives […]

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