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HAPPY HOUR – EASY WINTER CRANBERRY COCKTAIL

By December 9, 2016 COCKTAILS

If you feel like you need to congratulate yourself for getting to the weekend, make yourself a cocktail! Nothing too taxing mind, just three ingredients stirred together will do.

Here’s a great, simple cocktail that feels very festive and wintery but still feels a bit special.

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HAPPY HOUR – APPLE & RUM HOT TODDY

By November 4, 2016 COCKTAILS

Fireworks season is here which means it’s officially the beginning of mulled wine season. A season which I whole heartedly take part in because it opens up a whole new genre of drinks: hot cocktails.

I’ve already divulged my other dirty little rum secret, hot spiced buttered rum: this tipple is marginally less calorific.

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HAPPY HOUR – RASPBERRY MOJITO

By August 26, 2016 COCKTAILS

Somehow I cannot get enough of eating raspberries. Especially since I live in the U.K. – they are just incredible here. So any excuse is good and this Raspberry Mojito is another one I found last week. As if I needed this excuse!

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HAPPY HOUR – THE BELLINI

By August 19, 2016 COCKTAILS

Not everyone associates sparkling wines with art, but if you are born in Venice, you might do it by nature. So did Giovanni Cipriani, owner and founder of the famous Harry’s Bar. On creating a cocktail in the 1930s, Cipriani decided to name it after Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini, because its delicate colour reminded him of a saint’s robe in one of the artists’ works that he’d seen in a local church.

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HAPPY HOUR – THE ENGLISH GARDEN

By August 12, 2016 COCKTAILS

Lush and fresh – these are the best words to describe The English Garden, be it one of the most fabulous British institutions or this delicious cocktail.

And more English than this you cannot get. In fact, this cocktail is the quintessence of English-ness: the gin, the elderflower cordial, the mint… Even the Prosecco, which adds tones of continental sophistication, echoes another great British tradition, The Grand Tour.

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