Drink

  • 1 Top ten cocktails for your bank holiday party
    Whether you're going to kick off your shoes and relax this bank holiday weekend, put your dancing shoes on to head out to Europe's biggest street festival, Notting Hill Carnival, or party...

  • 2 'Tis the season to be bubbly: Guide to the best festive fizz
    Its satisfying pop is guaranteed to get a party started and the lively little bubbles add a touch of festive sparkle to any occasion. And with supermarkets offering astonishingly good deals...

  • 3 Christmas gifts for foodies: the best presents for food lovers
    It is a foodie’s favourite time of year. Christmas is the time to eat, drink and be merry. And it has been a big year for all things food and drink. With pop up restaurants, supper clubs, micro...

  • 4 Sloe-ly does it: Distill your own sloe gin at home
    With the festive season fast approaching, it's time to stock up your drinks' cabinet with winter warmers. If you fancy a bold, fruity spirit then sloe gin might just be the tipple. Foraging time...

  • 5 Sloe Gin Negroni Cocktail
    Dish type: Cocktail Serves 2 Ingredients 40ml Martini Rosso 30ml Sipsmith Sloe Gin 20ml Campari Method Combine ingredients in an empty mixing glass. Stir. Pour into tumblers or rocks glasses filled...

  • 6 Sloe Gin Fizz Champagne Cocktail
    Dish type: Cocktail The Sloe Gin Champagne Fizz is delicious and simple to make Serves 1 Ingredients 25ml sloe gin 25ml fresh-squeezed lemon juice (half a lemon) 1 egg white Champagne or other...

  • 7 La Pituca (The Posh Girl) Pisco Cocktail
    Dish type: Cocktail Miguel Arbe, head barman at Soho's Ceviche shares a fruity bestseller. Serves 1       Ingredients 50ml Infusion of Strawberry, Rasberries and...

  • 8 Negroni
    Ingredients (makes 1) 30ml gin 30ml sweet vermouth 30ml Campari 1 sliver orange peel Method Fill a rocks glass with ice. Pour the spirits over the top and twist in the orange peel....

  • 9 Bloody Mary
    Ingredients 100ml good quality vodka, chilled 300ml good quality tomato juice, chilled Juice of 1/2 a lemon 2 celery sticks Pinch celery salt Pinch sea salt Plenty...

  • 10 Malted chocolate shakes
    Ingredients (makes 2) 1 large tub of good quality chocolate ice cream (500ml) 250mls milk 4 tbs malt powder 10 chocolate chip cookies Method Place all the ingredients in a blender...

  • 11 Espresso martini
    Ingredients (makes 1) 1 shot espresso 1 shot vodka ½ shot sugar syrup* Method Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass or espresso cup. *sugar syrup is made by heating equal...

  • 12 Fashion fix: Fab cocktails from LFW
    If you’ve been anywhere around the capital this past week you’ll have noticed crowds of incredibly sharply-dressed, ethereal, tall, slender people wandering round - harking the arrival of this...

  • 13 Festive tipples – Christmas Drinks made easy with wine expert Olly Smith
    Festive tipples - Christmas Drinks made easy with wine expert Olly Smith



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