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HAPPY HOUR – THE (VENETIAN) CAMPARI SPRITZ

By COCKTAILS

A proper spritz has got to be one of my most favourite drinks. Bubbly, cold and quenchingly bitter, it’s pure pleasure on a late afternoon coming into summer. It is seriously a delicious drink.

The spritz has become increasingly popular, heavily marketed by Aperol.

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AN ELDERBERRY ELIXIR TO KEEP YOU FIGHTING FIT

By COCKTAILS

Full disclosure: During the winter months I LIVE on elderberry elixir. It’s literally changed my life. I bought a bottle of Sambucol a few years back during the early stages of a particularly ferocious cold and was completely dumbstruck when it managed to reverse the virus in less than 24 hours.

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HAPPY HOUR – THE SLEEPY HOLLOW

By COCKTAILS

Halloween arrives when Autumn is at its best – the leaves are falling, it’s getting darker, and wind howls among the trees. It’s the perfect time for trick-or-treating or eerie walks in dark forests.

This is my take on one of Diana Yen’s delicious Halloween concoctions.

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HAPPY HOUR – THE “MULTI-STORY”

By COCKTAILS
Happy Hour hibiscus sake chilli cocktail Jamaican Sorrel

Last month, Bella and her partner took me to see an amazing Beethoven concert in a multi-storey car park in Peckham, London.

It was a lovely, breezy, end of summer evening and I tried a cocktail that really surprised me (and which I cannot recall the name of…).

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HAPPY HOUR – THE ‘HEALTHY’ SHRUBARB FIZZ

By COCKTAILS

Yeah you got me. There are no healthy cocktails, but this rhubarb-based tipple is trying really hard. It harks back to traditional cocktail making when ‘shrubs‘, or vinegar-based syrups, were created from boiling up botanicals, and looks forward to the future of health-focused fermented drinks like kombucha, due to its acidic nature.

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