Everyone enjoys a little something now and then, this also goes with drinks. I'm sure given the trouble with Coronavirus, everyone's liver is probably in a form of trouble. So for those who don't have troubles with their liver, here are a few cocktails and mixed drink ideas for up and coming parties or to help keep up with the Jones'.
I've always thought of Halloween as the true start of the autumn/winter party season. It's got the cutest decorations and the best outfits, for a start. It's got ancient Celtic traditions, like bobbing for apples, and cats in hats. What's not to love?
I am passionate about creating tasty Vermouth and Vodka cocktails, especially around the Christmas period. Vermouth makes me feel all warm, cosy and nice inside. It's the perfect drink to sip in the midday as you read one of your favourite books and relax with a piece of dark chocolate. Can't you just feel it all now? (sighs in relaxation).
Russian Standard Vodka is one of the fine joys in life. It is an incredible thing to mix with other drinks or to just sip on its own. I like how it adds some boldness but none of its own flavour to a drink and so, you can add subtle things to make it taste a certain way without using too many ingredients. It is not like a Daiquiri where you have to use a number of things to cover the taste of the rum or your Daiquiri will taste too much of rum and not enough of fruit.
Try thinking of a cocktail like a good book.
You can be cheap and just read the Wikipedia summary, or you can buy the full version and get all the subtle details that make life worth living.
I like red. Bloody red, bold red, thick red. If that has anything to do with me being a woman, owning an uterus and being affected by the moon’s whereabouts, I suspect. But I like red, chunky, sticky red.
Maybe you are celebrating a birthday in Quarantine, maybe you are finally getting together with a friend for a physical-distancing get together, maybe you have a hot Zoom date, maybe you are celebrating going back to work or just are unwinding after a day at the home office. Whatever the reason, lets face it. Quarantine is the worst! All the more reason to spice up your usual beverage of choice. The three recipes below are so simple that you'll be shocked you haven't tried them sooner.
After the parting of Spring, Summer is finally here. With a clear blue sky and the bright sun along with the taste of succulent fruits, Summer is a season full of mesmerizing beauty. It's the season of outdoor activities. Sipping Pina colada on the beach bench watching the ocean sparkling like a silky blanket made of diamonds under the sun is nothing but paradise on Earth.
A cocktail love child born from gothic British pubs and raised by Mediterranean summers.
The hardcore name of this beverage may come across rather polarising, but if you enjoy a casual tipple of cider or beer in the sun, this may be the fresh summer recommendation you've been looking for. Commonly known as a snakebite, this cocktail is a traditional session beverage crafted with two alcoholic staples: beer and cider.
Christmas is my favorite season and I just couldn’t wait.
Memories of Olando flooded my mind as a gentle breeze rushed through my garden and wafted the delicate scent of roses throughout my kitchen, bringing welcome relief from the Jamaican heat.
Summer is here; the birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, the grass tickles beneath your bare feet and the smell of sun-cream is already transporting you to far-flung places filled with heat and relaxation.
Among my friends, I’m known for my homemade syrups and juices. I use herbs grown in my amazing garden if I may say so myself, or I collect in the forest nearby. For the fruit-based drinks, I always use organic fruit grown by me or collected in the wild. This gives my syrups an amazing freshness and a full flavor that is unmatched by any factory-made drink.