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 […]

Fellini

3 words: Mimosa on Steroids. End review. No, but in all seriousness that is the best possible summary that I can give the Fellini, and I’ll stand by it to the end of time. We all know how simple, yet utterly wondrous the humble Mimosa is, but when you feel like kicking it up into […]

Jamaican Martini and Kingston Cocktail

Rum is fast becoming one of our favourite liquors; it’s flavourful without being offensive, potent and works in a wide variety of cocktails. In celebration of this versatility, we chose to review a rum based drink. Incidentally – and completely unrelated – we have a TON of dark and spiced rum in the bar the […]

White Cloud

It’s a great name, isn’t it? It makes you think of something light and fluffy, with just a touch of playfullness.  I’m pleased to say that the White Cloud cocktail lives up to the expectations; it’s fresh, inviting, and as light as the cloud that it’s named for. With just a ¾ ounce of double […]

Review: Hortus Plum and Cinnamon Gin Liqueur

I wonder if Lidl anticipated the level of success they would have when they first launched the Gin Liqueurs range, for a success it has been. Every time a new Hortus Gin Liqueur comes out, I see it plastered all over social media and bargain websites such as HotUKDeals etc within a day of it […]