When I was contacted by Atom Brands and asked if I fancied trying their Jaffa Cake Gin, I'm not going to lie, I was a little dubious. I immediately heard chants of "#StopFuckingWithGin" ringing in my ears and was worried this could be a very sticky, sickly, sweet drink. However, knowing that Atom Brands were… Continue reading Jaffa Cake Gin – Negroni
Norfolk Gin – Valentine’s Day Cocktail
I recently posted an article about Norfolk Gin where I mentioned a delicious Valentine's Day Cocktail. It combines Norfolk Gin with hibiscus syrup and prosecco to create something quite scrummy. Valentine's Day Cocktail You’re going to need: 25ml Norfolk Gin 25ml Hibiscus Syrup* Prosecco/Champagne Rose/hibiscus petals as an optional garnish Once you’ve got that, do… Continue reading Norfolk Gin – Valentine’s Day Cocktail
Free the Tipple – Cocktail Book
Free The Tipple by Jennifer Croll and Kelly Shami carries the tagline "Kickass cocktails inspired by iconic women" and features 60 cocktails, designed to reflect each of the 60 female icons they take their names from.
Blood Orange and Cumin Margarita
Last year the gorgeous Steph from That Boutique-y Gin Company put together an incredible array of advent serves to go with the Boutique-y Gin Advent Calendar. She did an fantastic job and I can only imagine the amount of time it must have taken her to compile. This year she handed the baton to us,… Continue reading Blood Orange and Cumin Margarita
Gin O’ndina at Harry’s Dolce Vita
A few weeks ago I was invited to an intimate dinner during Italian Cuisine Week with Campari’s newest gin, O’ndina at Harry’s Dolce Vita, London. The evening was to be a drinks reception followed by an intimate bespoke dinner and more delicious O’ndina cocktails in Harry’s Dolce Vita’s Canaletto private dining room. A quick internet search… Continue reading Gin O’ndina at Harry’s Dolce Vita
After accidentally having one too many grown up drinks last night and being up early this morning to walk Juniper and pick some more sloes, I have been left feeling a little jaded. In my younger days of galavanting, the remnants of the night before could be seen off quickly and fairly painlessly with three… Continue reading Red Snapper
Friday night most certainly reeks of cocktails, so here is a little recipe to kick off your weekend! For this cocktail you'll need a bottle of Strawberry & Balsamico Gin. Fresh strawberries, strawberry and black pepper distillates and "the very finest balsamic vinegar money can buy*" are added to a classic gin base to create this fruit gin.
As I mentioned in a previous cocktail post, last gin day Teacher Buddy #1 and I actually tried our hand at making some different cocktails, rather than falling into our usual routine of faves. I'm so pleased we did, because this is now most definitely a new favourite of mine! Taken from probably my most… Continue reading Rhubarb Sour
Gin Basil Smash
Well it's certainly heating up isn't it folks! I've spent the day at an incredible STEM event with some of the kids from school, came home to continue proof reading reports and now my brain pretty much resembles blancmange. So rather than pouring myself a nice simple G&T for some reason I decided to cocktail it… Continue reading Gin Basil Smash
The Blue Train
Sorry for my recent absence, as the end of the school year is fast approaching my day job kind of took over and then I was in desperate need of brain switch off time. Thankfully I'm feeling well rested after a successful half term break and an especially successful Holiday Gin Day! Teacher Buddy and… Continue reading The Blue Train