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HAPPY HOUR

BASIL AND PINK GRAPEFRUIT G&T, ANYONE?

By April 7, 2017 COCKTAILS

THE SUN IS OUT! Time to drink pretty cocktails in the garden and ignore the groaning pile of laundry that’s taking over the bedroom.

Sometimes the prettiest cocktails end up being sickly sweet, but this one is nice and sharp and peppery.

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HAPPY HOUR – THE MIMOSA FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

By March 6, 2017 COCKTAILS

I’m normally not very patriotic, nor particularly bothered about being proud of my Italian roots. But I confess that each March 8th I am a little.

While Italians are not particularly renowned for respecting women, they are very famous for loving them.

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HAPPY HOUR – LIME & APPLE RUM HOT TODDY

By February 10, 2017 COCKTAILS

It’s bloody freezing today. Like, lip-shiveringly, toe-numbingly freezing. In times like this you have to ask yourself, what would a pirate do? (Obvs).  The answer is hot rum.  And to add a dash of tropical optimism, chuck in some limes.

Here’s my recipe for hot piratey rum to ease you into the weekend.

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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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