Crème Almond Martini

Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Embrace Crappy Gin Liqueurs. You may have noticed by now, but we seem to be in the middle of a veritable deluge of cheap, hella sweet gin liqueurs swarming the aisles of every supermarket out there; whether it’s Asda, Aldi, or the discounters like B&M, unique gin […]

We’re on Vivino!

Ever find yourself trying to remember that fantastic little tipple you had a couple of months ago at that restaurant, but the exact answer eludes you? I’m sure you know what I’m talking about, we’ve all been there, and it’s a tad infuriating to say the least –  but what if there was a way […]

Dupe Review: Aldi’s Ballycastle Strawberries and Cream Liqueur

Have you ever had someone try to tell you that a supermarket own brand Irish Cream is ‘just like Bailey’s’? Personally, I’ve lost count of how many times someone has tried to convince me that and, depending on which bottle they were trying to assure me is a ‘pretty much Bailey’s!’, my reaction tends to […]

Dupe Review: Aldi’s Beachfront Pink Moscato vs. Barefoot Pink Moscato

It should be common knowledge by now that I love a bargain. I’m a self-confessed yellow sticker hunter when it comes to supermarket shopping, though I’m not one of the people who puts their trolley in front of the whole fridge to block everyone else, or waits while the staff member stickers things up, but […]

Review: Marie’s Room

One of the few benefits of being stuck at home during this weird pseudo-lockdown period in the UK is suddenly having more time than ever before. Yes, I’ve been working throughout the pandemic – having been very lucky to have a decent work from home setup, as well as working on a project that can […]

Review: Call of Cthulhu

I recently finished Call of Cthulhu by Cyanide, a Lovecraftian survival horror game with a heavy focus on a creepy, twisting narrative. Spoilers; I loved it! Read the full Geek and Tonic review today.

Review: Afterparty

There have been countless versions of Hell in modern media. Sure, there’s a lot of common themes – torture, evil incarnate, cloven hooves etc – but I’m not sure there’s ever been a portrayal quite like Afterparty‘s. You play as childhood friends Milo and Lola who have found themselves among the recently deceased and wind up […]

Planter’s Punch

Planter’s Punch is an International Bartender Association (IBA) official cocktail, along with a litany of other famous drinks, where they’ve been split into 3 categories: classics, modern classics, and proclaimed ‘New Era’ recipes. The recipe we’ve followed is slightly different to the IBA one for Planter’s Punch as we’ve replaced the dash of angostura bitters […]

Skinny Dipper

Guys, if you thought the spate of 3 ingredient cocktails was bad, then hold onto your knickers ’cause we’re about to get WILD. The Skinner Dipper is – wait for it – 2 INGREDIENTS. YES, WE WENT THERE. We’ve officially gone ‘spirit and mixer’ stylee, but this spirit and mixer combo is probably one of […]

Bacardi Cocktail

Thinking about it, I’ve posted an awful lot of 3 ingredient cocktails recently, haven’t I? 3 is obviously a powerful number even in mixology, and sometimes a simple recipe is better when there’s a particular flavour you’re trying to celebrate. With the Bacardi Cocktail, I would say that flavour is ‘rum’. I mean, it’s in […]