Cosmopolitan

Having a Friday night cocktail to mark the end of the week has long been something I’ve enjoyed, there’s nothing quite like it. A Cosmo is a classic cocktail, and as it contains both lime juice & cranberry juice it surely counts as one of my five-a-day right? RIGHT? Ingredients (easily enough for 2 with… Continue reading Cosmopolitan

Espresso Martini

Bearing in mind that I start almost every morning by thinking oooh COFFEE! and could happily wallow in a bottomless pit of affogato, I can’t believe that it’s taken me until now to write about this particular cocktail, esp as it’s generally a go-to for me. I’d suggest that if sleeping is ever an issue… Continue reading Espresso Martini

Vodka Martini

I’m not entirely sure that this qualifies as a recipe because its so simple, but I’m putting it here as an aide mémoire for when I next want one. The key is to keep everything as numbingly cold as you possibly can – so that means Vodka that’s been in the freezer overnight at the… Continue reading Vodka Martini

Vesper Martini

With the release of No Time To Die this week there’s only one cocktail to make, and that’s a Vesper Martini. I’ll confess that I didn’t enjoy Bond films at all growing up, they were just too formulaic and cheesy for me (it was the time of Roger Moore), but since Daniel Craig came along… Continue reading Vesper Martini

Frozen Watermelon Margarita

AKA summer in a glass, good times guaranteed! You need a blender for this one, and also (the hardest bit for me) remember to chop up the watermelon and pop it in the freezer a good 4 hours or so ahead of when you want the party to start – then it’s easy peasy and… Continue reading Frozen Watermelon Margarita

Aperol sour

I like an Aperol spritz for it’s speed, simplicity, and the sociability of a longer shared drink, but when I have the time to make it and am in the mood for a cocktail, I’d rather drink this Aperol Sour – I think that’s because it is reminiscent of a Negroni, which I adore (you… Continue reading Aperol sour

Mojito

After the wettest May on record, June has arrived and the sun has most definitely got it’s hat on, hip hip hip hooray! This is the drink that I want at the end of a long sunshine filled day (especially after a day of gardening, yes I’m middle aged), I think it’s the freshness of… Continue reading Mojito

Coco loco

C’mon summer, hurry up so that I can lounge around in my garden supping these please! Just 4 ingredients, very simple to knock up, and utterly delicious to drink. Well done Waitrose Food Magazine, this has become a regular in our house, and surely the inclusion of coconut water makes it healthy, right? Ingredients (per… Continue reading Coco loco

Rhubarb Martini

When life gives you rhubarb, you’ve cooked it up and eaten the delicious sharp pink fruit, you are invariably left with a bunch of syrup. This is what you should do with that syrup – make a martini! Wondering what to do with the fruit? Well the list is endless, but my first suggestion would… Continue reading Rhubarb Martini

Rose Margarita (Rosarita?)

Although I’ve never lived there, I’ve definitely inherited a taste for all things Turkish from my father, and a love of all things rose is one of them. I think if given the chance the only thing I’d ever have on toast is rose petal jam (marmite comes second) and I’m quite partial to rose… Continue reading Rose Margarita (Rosarita?)