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The Gingerbread Alexander Cocktail

The Gingerbread Alexander Cocktail 🎅 Ingredients - 25ml Lebkuchen Old Tom Gin - 25ml Dark creme de cocoa - 50ml double cream (you can use single if you wish but double adds an extra opulence to the experience.) Method Add the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for around 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with grated nutmeg over [...]

By | 2017-12-13T23:53:38+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to: Make mulled blackberry liqueur

Mulled Blackberry Liqueur Want to recreate the Fireside Bramble cocktail with the original high fruit content, mulled blackberry liqueur we used? Here's how.... Ingredients 400g fresh blackberries 200ml Full bodied red wine 1 gram of ground nutmeg 1 cinnamon stick 2 grams of fresh ginger 200g sugar 100ml of water 100ml of good quality vodka Method Mash the blackberries and bring to the boil with the wine and spices. When it [...]

By | 2017-11-28T16:43:12+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Fireside Bramble Cocktail

The Fireside Bramble Cocktail The original bramble cocktail re-imagined for Autumn. Is it too early in the year for a warm cocktail? Maybe. Is that something we’re worried about? When it tastes this good; absolutely not. This cocktail started off the way many others do…… ice cold. The cocktail was made, it tasted superb, the photos for this very article we’re taken and edited to look pretty, the process of creating the [...]

By | 2017-11-28T16:44:20+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bergamot – the botanical lowdown

The botanical lowdown - Bergamot Less sour than lemons and more bitter than grapefruit You don’t often hear much about this unique member of the citrus family, less sour than lemons and more bitter than grapefruit, the bergamot has uses that extend far beyond drinks. Its scientific name is Citrus Bergamia and is defined as a lemon mutation or a cross between a sour orange and a lemon. The fruit that’s in your bottle [...]

By | 2017-11-18T10:46:56+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to make cocktail bitters

How to make bitters   After many years of working behind many bars, I find myself returning to the same two age old questions on a daily basis: Is the bar closed? (which if having to be asked, is normally a 'yes') and what are 'those things there?'. The answer to which is quite simple – bitters! It's normally at this point I can see the light switching on and the intrigue starting to [...]

By | 2017-11-18T10:52:45+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Make your own|0 Comments

Ian Beale gin is set to be released before Christmas!

Ian Beale is making his own gin! EastEnders’s star, Adam Woodyatt, aka Ian Beale is set to release his own gin in time for this Christmas. Setting up business with his wife Bev, Adam is looking to copy the business successes of his on-screen personality with his Neat Gin. It’s rumoured that the spirit will also be followed by a line of branding and recipes. So far, Neat Gin [...]

By | 2017-10-17T22:48:10+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Red Leaf Gin by One Time Gin. British Autumn, bottled.

Red Leaf Gin Of all the gins One Time Gin has released, Red Leaf Gin is the first one we’ve ever taken such an active part in creating.   At One Time Gin, we've got some impressive gin releases under our belt. Always partnering with the very finest UK distilleries. Giving the members of the UK's premium gin subscription, gins they can't get anywhere else.   This one, is the one we've been [...]

By | 2017-10-10T01:33:44+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to make gin at home without a still

How to make gin at home without a still Mason Jar, funnel, sieve & muslin cloth 20 grams of dried Juniper berries 6 grams of dried coriander seeds Two grams of whole angelica root One gram of orris root One strip of fresh lemon Homemade gin recipe Ever wondered how to make gin at home? I’m going to show you how, With minimal effort you can experiment [...]

By | 2017-11-28T15:01:01+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments