Drinks You Really CAN Make at Home

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As a drinks writer one is always being sent recipes for the most gorgeous cocktails with the helpful advice that these are ‘easy to make at home’. Truth is most of them require tracking down specialist ingredients and also some … Continue reading

Bombay Sapphire Launches Rooftop Retreat at Harvey Nicks


Right, shopping and cocktails are one of our favourite combos so we’ll definitely be bustling along to the London Harvey Nichols  this  spring to  enjoy the  newly launched Bombay   Sapphire  Rooftop  Retreat  on the  Fifth   Floor   Terrace.  It runs … Continue reading

Quinine is Just the Tonic


The launch of Quinetum, the new quinine cordial developed by Hendrick’s Gin, has been a spur to have a look at other alcoholic drinks based on quinine. Like gin itself and indeed tonic water their uses were originally medicinal and … Continue reading

Viva L’Espana

Geraldine Coates looks at the Spanish GinTonic revolution An email from a gin lover recently pointed out that we Brits have allowed one of our great national drinks to become boring and ‘stuck in the mud.’ Having stumbled upon Spanish … Continue reading

Caorunn and 10 Dollar Shake Launch Jubilee Cocktail

Britain’s gin drinkers can pay tribute to the Queen’s Jubilee this summer by sipping on a new Caorunn cocktail – Jubilee & Tea. Created by innovative cocktail catering company, 10 Dollar Shake, to mark the already much anticipated Royal celebration … Continue reading