The Lewis Bag: a simple but game-changing gift to home-bartenders everywhere
There’s something inherently glamorous about crushed ice. Sparkling fragments that glint like diamonds. The old-school allure of drinks that call for that special, shimmering touch: frozen margaritas, mint juleps, Moscow mules. These are cocktails that call out for hazy summer evenings lounging poolside, drink in hand.
Hortus Artisan London Dry Gin, by Lidl: enjoy an award-winning spirit without breaking the bank
Gin may well be the most in-demand drink of the decade. The juniper-based spirit is very much on-trend and shows no sign of going anywhere anytime soon. Gin distilleries are popping up everywhere and last year in the UK alone, a total of 47 million bottles, worth £1.2 billion, were served up, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.
A Quick Master-class in Cocktail Mixing - four ways to shake, roll, stir or whip up a storm
It’s Friday night, your friends are around, and you are self-appointed bartender. You’ve got the kit: cocktail shaker, ice cubes, citrus slices. But have you got the technique? Before it comes to learning the nuances and subtleties of ingredient pairing, you need to learn some practicalities. Here’s a list of the four main ways to knock up a masterful beverage.
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