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
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.
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.
It started out as a fun project by Gin Foundry, now it’s THE highlight in our countdown to Christmas. We’re talking about the lip-smacking, thirst-quenching drink-vent calendars: four exquisitely crafted boxes with discerning drinkers in mind.
Like fashion, the drinks we gravitate to tend to be dictated by the seasons: fresh, zesty and light during the summer months; bolder, more intense and warming once the colder weather kicks in. Sloe gin is definitely a winter spirit. That deep berry shade, that rich, comforting taste – it’s the liquid equivalent of slipping into a cashmere coat.
Have you pushed your trolley down the drinks aisle in the supermarket recently? Or even more bewildering than that, have you tried squaring up to the enormity of products available at the specialist drinks shops? If so, you don’t need us to tell you it’s like a minefield out there. So many enticing bottles, so [...]
The clocks have gone back, it’s darker, it’s damp and getting chillier every day. Yes, Autumn is here alright but with this time of year comes good old Bonfire Night. Thanks to Halloween it may not be as popular as it used to be (when was the last time you were asked “Penny for the Guy?”) but it still holds a place in our hearts.
That’s everything from Angostura in Trinidad to Zacapa in Guatemala, taking in exotic locations such as Jamacia, St. Vincent, Barbados, Bermuda and St. Lucia in between. Oh yes indeedy, the seventh annual RumFest takes place this weekend, and if there’s one thing guaranteed to take your mind off the colder weather blowing through over the next few days, this is it.