Drinking out and about…

So if you hadn’t noticed, I write about cocktails, a lot. And I’ll be honest; I enjoy the odd cocktail in person too. Now I don’t get out and about very often (money is scarce these days) so when I get the chance to try out a few different bars I’ll jump in feet first. … Continue reading Drinking out and about…

3 course meal New Zealand Special: A preview…

So, it’s been a while. I’ve been working, not drinking a lot and generally not had a lot of time to write. It sucks. But now i have 2 weeks off, and plenty of time to write my heart out. Starting with this preview of my upcoming 3 course cocktail: New Zealand special. Now i … Continue reading 3 course meal New Zealand Special: A preview…

Tequila Summer Cocktails

Do you know what the best thing about Tequila is? It’s perfect for sharing. It’s a rustique, down to earth (literally) spirit full of flavour. Keeping this in mind I’ve gathered (what I feel are) 10 of the best summertime tequila cocktails… I won’t spoil the surprise, but the top spot belongs to my very … Continue reading Tequila Summer Cocktails

Gin Summer Cocktails… Classic British Cocktails

10. GINger juice cocktail 50ml Plymouth Gin 25ml Ginger Liqueur 15ml Lemon Juice (fresh) 15ml Sugar Syrup 2 Long thin slices of Ginger (optional garnish) 1 lemon wedge (optional garnish) Combine in a shaker over ice, and shake until the tin ices over on the outside. Then strain into a small glass filled with crushed … Continue reading Gin Summer Cocktails… Classic British Cocktails

Vodka Summer Cocktails… Top 10

Vodka – Historically a stereotypical part of the Russian diet, this ‘neutral’ grain alcohol can be mixed to create some of the best flavoured cocktails in the world… Here over the next 10 drinks, you will see some of, what I think to be, the best vodka summer cocktails in the world… 10. Vodka Sea … Continue reading Vodka Summer Cocktails… Top 10

Licor 43 Summer Cocktails

So I wrote a post, way back at the beginning of my blogging life. Ever since then, it has gone from strength to strength. It has been, by far, my most viewed post (around 100-150 views ahead of my other posts – last count). So to celebrate I thought I’d put together my top ten … Continue reading Licor 43 Summer Cocktails

Mexican Sangria – Wine, Tequila and baskets of fresh fruit…

Sangria is not an unknown sensation, especially across Latin parts of the world. Whether you find yourself in South America, Mexico or across Southern Europe you will find sangria in one form or another. The basics are as follows: Wine, Fruit juice, Fresh fruit pieces, Mixer Classic sangria’s also primarily use red wines; however I … Continue reading Mexican Sangria – Wine, Tequila and baskets of fresh fruit…

TODAY IS CINCO DE MAYO!!!

But it’s not all fun and games both sides of the border… Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican themed festive day celebrated more in the USA than it is in Mexico. Mexico generally does not celebrate Cinco de Mayo (with the exception of Puebla which celebrates the festive day fantastically) and contrary to popular American … Continue reading TODAY IS CINCO DE MAYO!!!

Long Island Iced Teas – not *just* a route to a drunken you…

The long island iced-tea is one of those cocktails that, when ordered, will get you contemptuous looks and pure anger from some ‘mixologists’. Now the problem is that they, in their ‘infinite wisdom’ think people that order a LII-T are just wanting as much alcohol in a glass as possible (with a splash of coke). … Continue reading Long Island Iced Teas – not *just* a route to a drunken you…

Stilettos – Don’t get too excited ladies, I’m not talking about shoes!

Recipes online generally stick to two or three base recipes and tend to vary the ratios of their ingredients. The two base recipes, again, are the same except that 1 uses Lime Juice, and the other uses Lemon juice:   Recipe 1: 1.5 measures Bourbon 1.5 measures Amaretto 1 measure fresh lime juice 1 lime wedge, … Continue reading Stilettos – Don’t get too excited ladies, I’m not talking about shoes!