Offers on Alcohol: Calvados special…

Offers on Alcohol everywhere: You just need to know where to look… Alcohol is getting more and more expensive, no better example than sharp increases that are showcased by Angostura Bitters & Cointreau, especially over the last 3 or so years. It’s averaged that the price of alcohol per unit has risen by 6.5% in … Continue reading Offers on Alcohol: Calvados special…

Cocktails O’ Clock: Wild Mexican Mule (Margarita)

It’s alive! ALIVE I TELL YOU! OK, so that may be a little dramatic, but this cocktail came to me recently in a vision I can only describe as genius… Combining two great Tequila based drinks (the Tequila highball & Margarita) this cocktail creates a balanced Mexican themed cocktail with a crisp finish to it. … Continue reading Cocktails O’ Clock: Wild Mexican Mule (Margarita)

Cocktails O’ Clock: The Naked Pretzel

Everyone loves a naked pretzel… No? Just me then! This cocktail is another relatively unknown concoction taken from Brian Lucas’ book: 365 cocktails. Combining liqueurs most would shy away from is what really sets this cocktail apart from the horde. It’s a rather appealing colour which, considering pineapple juice is involved, in my mind is … Continue reading Cocktails O’ Clock: The Naked Pretzel

A Pitcher Says A Thousand Words…

5 scalable sparkling drinks, perfect for your end of Summer BBQ… This post is a bit pre-emptive. It’s not the end of summer just yet, but with the slightly cooler weather we are getting, it’s only ever around the corner.  With these concoctions you can hang on to what remains of this weather for as … Continue reading A Pitcher Says A Thousand Words…

Cocktails to drink whilst watching Arrested Development…

Now I know it’s been back for a while now, but if you’re anything like me then you’llbe watching them all over again any day now. And this time why not add a little more fun into the mix (if that were even possible) with some cocktails that are perfect for the show. Whether you’re … Continue reading Cocktails to drink whilst watching Arrested Development…

The Fervent Shaker Top 10 Liqueurs

For commercial purposes (i.e. what you’re able to go out and buy yourselves) I’ll only be including liqueurs you can purchase on the UK market. Although this does not really reflect the list, as I do come from the UK and therefore am limited to these myself… 10) Chambord Possibly the sweetest liqueur on this … Continue reading The Fervent Shaker Top 10 Liqueurs

My Favourite Liqueurs: Spoilers! Spoilers! Warning, Spoilers!

So everyone enjoys a cocktail (if you don’t? Leave! NOW!), and I’m no different. But when it comes to liqueurs I just love a story. It adds a bit of romance to the bottle your drinking from. To know where it came from, and where it is now.  When I first started out on my … Continue reading My Favourite Liqueurs: Spoilers! Spoilers! Warning, Spoilers!

Kicking it like a pro – the World’s best Mule’s!

The Moscow Mule arguably one of the most famous mule cocktails ever made. But what you might not know is that there are literally dozens of variations. From Paris to New Zealand and everywhere in between, there is a Mule for everyone… The idea of a mule is very simple… Top with Ginger Beer/Ale (whichever … Continue reading Kicking it like a pro – the World’s best Mule’s!

Down the hatch with a Fizz-Banger… The Top 10 of Fizz Cocktails

Cooking up a storm in the cocktail glass… Now I know I have posted about the Cointreau fizz cocktails (and the event) recently; well it got me thinking… What is a fizz cocktail? And are there other great fizzes out there? The answer to the latter is a resounding YES! And I’ll come to them … Continue reading Down the hatch with a Fizz-Banger… The Top 10 of Fizz Cocktails

3 course cocktails: Vodka Madness!

42 Below Special: ‘42 Below’ Vodka has origins in the grand countryside of New Zealand and is a relative new comer in the shelves of the supermarkets here in the UK (over the last year or two). This 3 course cocktails post is a dedication to the product and the drinks supplied are tweaked to … Continue reading 3 course cocktails: Vodka Madness!