Chocolate Orange Bellini

Once again, it’s time for another fabulous chocolate orange themed cocktail. Seriously, I’m starting to think that I should give it it’s own category. Maybe I have an issue, I don’t know, you tell me. I think that chocolate orange may be one of the great unifying flavours of modern gastronomy; the majority of people […]

Review: St Anne’s on the Sea Chocolate Orange Gin

I should preface this review by saying that – despite the title of this blog – I’m 50/50 on how much I enjoy gin as a sipping drink, largely because a lot of commercialised gins end up tasting very bland and really quite abrasive. I usually put gins into 1 (or maybe 2) of 4 […]

Sex on the Beach #3

Sure, Sex on the Beach is a something of a basic cocktail but sometimes you can’t resist safe and familiar. This particular cocktail is actually a variant on the well-known classic, but is it as good? Frankly, the answer to that is ‘No’. Sex on the Beach is sweet and tangy and very moreish, but […]

La Dolce Vita

When I saw the La Dolce Vita in the Bar Bible, I was intrigued by the use of a coupe instead of the traditional flute; was it necessitated by the volume of the drink, or was it a style choice? My initial assumption was that it was the latter because nearly every other champagne based […]