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 […]
Ginger Beer Cocktails You’ll Love This Autumn!
How about a little kick of ginger to keep you nice and toasty this autumn? Time to go with the season and move on for delicious autumn cocktails. Nothing suits the cooler season better than a warming ginger beer. I have teamed up with Llanllyr Source (pronounced Clan-Clear) to create tasty recipes with their delicious […]
The Finest Spirits Require Premium Mixers
I am always amazed at how many people overlook the importance of mixers and how they can transform your drink. You might spend ages scanning through the gin list but hardly think about your mixer… “Could I have The Botanist and Tonic, please”… Have a think… Have you spent any time exploring the range of […]
5 Delicious Party Drinks with Fentimans!
I enjoy mixing drinks at home, but sometimes I feel like I end up spending the whole night just shaking and stirring and filling up other people’s glasses. So when Fentimans asked me to play around with their mixers to come up with some yummy alcoholic drinks for the festive period, I realised this was […]
Exploring the World of Flavoured Mixers
Do you ever use any other mixers than plain Indian tonic water? While we have been paying attention to all the new gins, rums or other craft spirits, something else has happened in the world of top-quality drinks… An explosion of craft mixers! Indian tonic water is the most commonly used mixer and is often […]
5 Tips to Improve Your Festive Drinks
Whether you are cooking a large meal for friends and family or just having a few people over this weekend, now is your time to impress your guests with some luxurious drinks. To get you started I have highlighted five key elements to make your evening party just that little bit more special. These tips […]
Double Dutch – A Perfect Twin for Your Spirit
For countless times I have stressed how important it is to use good quality mixers with spirits. What is the point of buying a top quality spirits when a poor mixer will ruin the tasting experience? If ¾ of the drink is the mixer you should make sure you use premium soft drinks. When Dutch […]
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 […]
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 […]