Christmas Negroni

Or, as I like to call it, Christ-mas-y Ne-gro-ni. As the name suggests, this is a twist on a standard Negroni and therefore it’s not for everyone (hello my Campari hating husband!), but I think its excellent. What could be more Christmassy than clementine and nutmeg? Ingredients Per glass: 60ml gin 15ml Campari 15ml lemon… Continue reading Christmas Negroni

Appletini

This drink is exceedingly Autumnal, and exceedingly easy to both make and drink. The slice of apple is of course optional, but between that and the apple juice in the drink that’s got to be 1 of your five-a-day right? Ingredients Per glass: 60ml Vodka 60ml cloudy apple juice 1.5 tsp lemon juice 1.5 tsp… Continue reading Appletini

Amaretto Sour

This is one of my husband’s favourite cocktails, and as a lover of all things almond (seriously, I’d live on marzipan alone if given the chance), I rather like it too. Not as sweet as you’d think due to the fresh lemon juice, and technically should be served in a rocks glass with additional ice,… Continue reading Amaretto Sour

Margarita

Sometimes only a Margarita will do on a Friday night, and last night was one of those nights. It’s the end of the summer but the sun is still shining into the evening, and starting the weekend sipping one of these was rather wonderful. Alas the cat didn’t seem to think so. Ingredients Per glass:… Continue reading Margarita

Negroni

Campari is most definitely a marmite drink (you either love it or hate it, there’s no in-between) and I’ve loved it since my first sip of the bright red aperitif, so its no surprise that I love a Negroni. It turns out that Stanley Tucci makes the odd Negroni too, which only makes me love… Continue reading Negroni

Clover Club

If it’s Friday night, it needs to be a cocktail – and this is a doozy. This is a Clover Club, first made for me by a bartender in London who made me write down the recipe (what a lovely lady!). Ingredients (enough for 2, because no one wants to drink a cocktail alone!) 150ml… Continue reading Clover Club

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 with both lime juice & cranberry juice it surely counts as one of my five-a-day right? RIGHT? Ingredients (enough for 2) 120ml vodka 120ml cranberry… Continue reading Cosmopolitan