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Offers! – Rum and Sunshine!

So another week on, and another offer from the drink shop.

They currently have offers on all of their rums! Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good rum. Seriously, I love rum; So this offer is like catnip to me.

Whether you love a ‘Blanco’ white rum in your Mojito, or an Anejo dark rum in your Cuban – there’s bound to be a rum you love on this list. Not to mention you might find a rum you’ve never tried before!!!

So why not check out the offers, grab a bargain or two and chill this Easter! I know I will be!

Check out the offers page right here!

And when you get your new bottle why not try out this cocktail full of sunshine:

My Sharona

My Sharona

Recipe:

6 Raspberries

50ml Rum

25ml Lemon Juice

12.5ml Agave Nectar

75ml Ginger beer

Method:

  • Muddle Raspberries in a mixing glass.
  • Add the Rum, Lemon Juice, and Agave Nectar.
  • Shake well for around 10-15 seconds.
  • Strain into an ice-filled glass and top with Ginger Ale.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist.
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Offers! – Gin & Gimlets

I know that it may have been noted that in the recent few months I’ve not really posted much content.

That’s due to some personal circumstances that do not belong on this website. Bar any awful reoccurrence that is now behind me, which thankfully means I can get back to writing for this blog!

My return to this blog after a momentary lapse has come at the perfect time seeing as I’ll be visiting London at the end of the month. During my time I’ll be visiting a shortlist of cocktail bars I’ve always wanted to visit. I’ll also be popping into a few others within a reasonable distance of my hotel.

I’ll obviously be making an event of this and will be sharing pictures via Instagram and twitter. So if you’re looking to follow me please do! There are links in the drop down menu located on the homepage.

For now, at least, let me share with you the latest offer over at The Drink Shop: GIN!

Gin is awesome and is one of the big spirits (alongside Rum, Vodka etc.) and, whilst not #1 on my spirit list, it is an irreplaceable ingredient in several classic cocktails including the Gimlet.

The gimlet is a fantastically simple blend of Gin, Lime Juice and Sugar Syrup.

Using the Gimlet recipe below, and the link supplied here, why not try out that gin you’ve always wanted to try or were intrigued by?

I personally prefer a fragrant gin like Hendricks or Sipsmith – both of which can be found on the offers page!

Cocktails O’clock: The Gimlet

classic gimlet

Recipe:

2.5 measures Gin

0.5 measures Lime Juice

0.5 measures Sugar Syrup (2:1 ratio)

Method:

  • Combine ingredient in a cocktail shaker and shake well.
  • Strain into an old fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel and serve immediately.

Enjoy this cocktail and enjoy the gin! Within the next two months I’ll hopefully be starting back up with Shaken Cocktails so expect a flourishing selection of posts to come. Until then? Remember to always drink responsibly!

OFFER ALERT!!! (25/11/2014)

I knew signing up to newsletters from The Drink Shop would help!

Tequila: It makes you happy... Especially when it's 20% off!
Tequila: It makes you happy… Especially when it’s 20% off!

Today I received an email from them telling me about their next offer: Up to 20% off all their Tequila!

Whislt Tequila is not my most favoured method of poison I do enjoy a wonderful Paloma or a well seasoned Margarita here and there.

So I for one will be partaking in this event and snapping up a few miniatures of some rather expensive (but very tasty) brands. The main Samples i’ll be looking to get are the 3 they stock by Patron. Whilst relatively new over here in the UK (previous 2-3 years at the most) I know it’s pretty big in the USA. It’s something I’ve been wanting to try out for a while now so with Christmas only 1 month away I thought I’d treat myself!

Jalisco: Where the Agave plant rules supreme...
Jalisco: Where the Agave plant rules supreme…

Remember! – When buying Tequila always go for bottles that state ‘100% Agave’ on the bottle. This screams quality and will always taste better than Tequila not made in this way. Not to mention it’ll give you less of a headache*!

For more information on Tequila, or some great tequila cocktails check out the links to my previous posts below. If you want to get straight to the buying the first link takes you to their offer page!

ENJOY 😀

*Like for like 100% agave will not cause as bad a hangover reaction as non-100% agave tequila. Of course this is negated should you drink far too much – which most of you will!

Links:

20% OFF TEQUILA!

Tequila Summer Cocktails!

Tequila Highball

Cinco De Mayo Margaritas!

Best Tequila for under £40!

Casamigo’s Tequila (Hollywood Nights)

OFFER ALERT! (14/11/14)

sherry

I’ve just received an interesting email – one of which a few of my fellow UK residents might be interested in…

The DrinkShop (.com) have just listed all their Sherry on offer (up to 20% off in fact!).

Now I’ve never taken to drinking Sherry but i never overlook its importance in the world of cocktails (Sherry Cobbler & Other fine cocktails of the crooner years).

Granted Sherry has fallen out of favour in the last few decades but it is on the rise once more, almost like it’s riding in the slipstream of the current general rise in cocktail popularity. So if you happen to be in the market for Sherry this weekend – then head on over to www.thedrinkshop.com and revel.

Sherry Flip Cocktail

Serves 1

4 tbsp Advocaat

1 tbsp Cream Sherry (or madeira)

Lemonade – To top

Garnish: Slice of Lime & Maraschino Cherry

Method:

– Add the advocaat & Sherry/Madeira to a rocks glass with a few ice cubes.

– Top up with Lemonade and stir to mix.

– Garnish with the lime slice and maraschino cherry.

The Sherry Flip bares an alcoholic resembelence to a favourite childhood drink of mine: the ice-cream soda. Whilst the addition of ice-cream to this cocktail would work wonders (and let’s be honest it would be awesome) I feel this drink works wonderfully as it is, with the creamy textures of the Advocaat & Cream Sherry.

A lovely adult version of a childhood classic. Grab a cheap bottle of sherry and give this cocktail a go.

Want to know more about Sherry and its history? Or just after some quick Sherry cocktail recipes? Then check out the links below and revel some more! Thanks for reading and until next time – Mix well!

Fervent Shaker.

Links:

Wikipedia Sherry

SherryNotes

Imbibe Sherry

Absinthe – on special at the drinkshop…

absinthe 1

A few days ago I posted about Absinthe and how it is rather misunderstood in the world today. Well if you read that post, and were not sure where to buy Absinthe (especially here in the UK) outside of the supermarkets (let’s face it they don’t really stock the good stuff) then today is your lucky day…

As you all most likely know, www.thedrinkshop.com is one of my favourite go-to websites for cocktail related products (be it alcohol or mixers or garnishes or glassware) and right now they are offering up to 25% off their entire range of Absinthes… there are some wonderful brands on the offer too including:

–          La Maison Fontaine

–          Le Fee Parisienne

And

–          Nemesinthe

Not to mention the many other bottles they offer (including miniatures for those of you looking to test out the spirit or look for nice little treats for your friends)…

absinthe 2

Pop over to their Absinthe Offer Section and peruse their stocks, then stop back here and let me know what you think. Is your favourite on offer? Do you have a favourite not on the list? How do you drink yours? All these things are interesting for both me and my readers…

Also why not take a moment to check over my little post on absinthe if you haven’t already, your thoughts and views are greatly appreciated!

Please note: I am in no way affiliated with www.thedrinkshop.com I just like the site and like the offers. Sharing them might help someone out and that’s the best thing about the internet no?!