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Cupid’s Hope Cocktail (Valentine’s Day)

Cupid’s Hope Cocktail (Valentine’s Day) A cocktail for those who like something well balanced. The Rosemary sugar syrup offsets the sweet pear juice perfectly for a romantic long drink. Method:​ To make the sugar syrup dissolve equal parts of caster sugar and water over a gentle heat.Blanche two sprigs of Rosemary in hot water for […]

Red Snapper

Red Snapper The gin version of the classic Bloody Mary Method:​ Use some lemon juice to wet the rim of a glass and then dab with the black pepper and celery salt Fill the glass with ice Add all the all other ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into your glass Garnish […]

Christmassy Mulled Gin

Christmassy Mulled Gin A warming hug just when you need it. Method:​ Step 1Divide the gin into four small heatproof glasses. Step 2Add the apple juice, sliced lemon and spices to a pan and heat gently untilsimmering. Strain into a jug. Pour int the glasses with the gin and stir gently tocombine. Garnish with a […]

Super simple Cranberry Cocktail

Super simple  Cranberry Cocktail A refreshing cocktail that takes no time at all. Win Win. Method:​ Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake until the ice has made all the ingredients nice and cold. Pour into a glass of your choice, and add another ice cube and a sprig of mint if […]

Classic Collins​

A nice long cocktail, refreshing, thirst quenching and simple to make…no shaking required.​ What you will need 50ml Tide’s Fortune Gin​ 15ml Simple Syrup (Sugar dissolved in water in a pan 1 part sugar to 1 part water)​ 30ml Fresh squeezed lemon juice​ Dash of Angostura Bitters​ 60ml Soda Water​ Ice cubes What to do: (1) Fill a […]

Bees Knees

Bees Knees A classic cocktail, celebrating local produce by using local honey and apple juice Method:​ 1) Place a Martini glass in the freezer​ 2) Shake the gin, lemon juice, honey syrup and apple juice in shaker (Boston or Manhattan)​ 3) Take your glass out of the freezer and strain the drink into the glass​ […]

Victoria Sponge with Gin Macerated Strawberries

Victoria Sponge with Gin Macerated Strawberries (or have the macerated strawberries with anything else!) For the strawberries First up make the Victoria Sponge. We used Mary Berry’s classic all in one method Pre-heat the oven at 160C (fan) and line two 20cm round cake tins. Mix together the butter, sugar, flour and baking powder. Crack […]

What no Wimbledon!

A bit of prep required but worth the effort for a refreshing summery tipple. ​ Anyone for tennis? What you will need A punnet of strawberries ​ 1 lemon​ A handful of fresh basil leaves​ 25ml simple syrup (Equal parts sugar and water dissolved in a pan and let to cool)​ 50 ml gin per serving​ Soda water to […]

Lock Down Cocktail

As many of us are spending lots more time in our homes or exploring the areas around our homes that were once a mystery to us, we thought we’d share a recipe to make the most of this. In between baking banana bread (a success) and sourdough (not so successful) we have been creating some […]