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Mr G and Ms S, a man and a woman who share a passion for cocktails and happen to be married. Over the past few years, they’ve dedicated themselves to finding the best cocktails around. Catch them here to find the latest cocktail news, views and reviews and step-by-step guides to mixing up your own at home

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Dish of the day: How to … choose wine, Dish of the Day

Dish of the day: How to … choose wine

We don’t only do cocktails, we’re also partial to the occasional glass of wine. But like many people, we get daunted by the choice out there, so we asked Beth Willard, Wine Buyer at Laithwaite’s for her top tips when it comes to buying wine that won’t break the bank.

By | Dish of the Day | Thursday, 6 March 2014 at 4:18 pm

Dish of the Day: How to … choose rum, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: How to … choose rum

Next week is carnival time in Trinidad and Tobago and what better way to replicate the warmth of the Caribbean than with a tot of good quality rum?

By | Dish of the Day | Thursday, 27 February 2014 at 8:32 am

Dish of the Day: How to … wave goodbye to your hangover, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: How to … wave goodbye to your hangover

Yes, yes, we do advocate responsible drinking but every so often, like today, we find ourselves waking up with a stonking hangover.

By | Dish of the Day | Thursday, 20 February 2014 at 4:37 pm

Dish of the Day: How to … woo your amour this Valentine’s Day, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: How to … woo your amour this Valentine’s Day

Forget chocolates and flowers, say it with a lovingly made cocktail on Valentine’s Day.

By | Dish of the Day | Thursday, 13 February 2014 at 4:03 pm

Dish of the Day: How to put some ‘oomph’ into your tea, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: How to put some ‘oomph’ into your tea

As more of us turn from tea to it’s darker American cousin, the Cocktail Lovers discuss how the humble cup of tea is influencing cocktails

By | Dish of the Day | Thursday, 6 February 2014 at 5:18 pm

Dish of the Day: How to celebrate Chinese New Year

Cheer up, Dry January is nearly over and right on cue on the celebratory front is Chinese New Year.

By | Dish of the Day | Thursday, 30 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Dish of the Day: How to… enjoy port, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: How to… enjoy port

If sherry conjures up images of little old ladies then surely port brings visions of slightly aged, ahem, portly men to mind. On the whole, it’s regarded as an end of the meal drink and a big meal at that, either enjoyed on its own or, particularly at this time of year, paired with a fine Stilton.

By | Dish of the Day | Thursday, 19 December 2013 at 4:00 am

Dish of the Day: How to… warm up with winter cocktails, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: How to… warm up with winter cocktails

There’s more to hot cocktails than dodgy mulled wine. Take the chill off with these winter warmers, all simple to make and absolutely delicious to taste. And if you do go for the traditional mulled wine, make sure it’s the good stuff. Try our latest must-have ingredient for festive cocktails: Christmas Mulled Cup by Professor Cornelius Ampleforth – you’ll never have dud mulled wine ever again.

By | Dish of the Day | Thursday, 12 December 2013 at 4:00 am

Dish of the Day: How to… buy whisky, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: How to… buy whisky

Judging by the shop window displays it seems to have been Christmas since September. However, now we are finally in the month that matters and the big day is less than three weeks away we can all really start getting into the festive spirit. And a festive spirit we’re particularly fond of is whisky.

By | Dish of the Day | Thursday, 5 December 2013 at 4:00 am

Dish of the Day: How to… give thanks, American style, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: How to… give thanks, American style

True, not everyone will be celebrating Thanksgiving today but for those who are, or for anyone who loves a reason to party, here are a couple of recipes to get you in the holiday spirit.

By | Dish of the Day | Thursday, 28 November 2013 at 2:00 am

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