Whisky of the Week

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Category: Cocktails (Page 2 of 4)

Chamomile Cocktail with Loch Lomond Single Grain

Chamomile cocktail with Loch Lomond Single Grain Header

Rooibos tea based cocktails has been all the rage this past year.  I have seen various social media posts on building rooibos tea into a delicious looking cocktail.  To be honest… I don’t like rooibos tea.  The only time I drank it was when I was pregnant.  I cut out coffee and had to replace it with something to get me through the day, so Rooibos became it.  I have not touched rooibos tea since M was born.   

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Rose Petal Kiss for Valentine’s Day

Rose petal kiss cocktail header

December in my house, can be called “Experimentember”. December I experiment. Things quiet down from a crazy run to a slow walk. School holiday start, the whisky tastings slow down and I have a bit of time to look back at some of the ideas I captured during the year but did not get around to trying. John comes home earlier and we have long lazy summer weekends. It is the perfect time to try new things. Like a special Rose Petal Kiss cocktail for Valentine’s Day.

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Celebrate with a New Year Gin Martini

New Year gin Martini cocktail with time anchor gin

Lets start 2017 with a big bang!  A New Year Gin Martini cocktail to get this year started. When you say the words, shaken, not stirred, everyone knows you are referring to James Bond’s Martini.  In my mind, it immediately creates an image of men in elegant suits and woman in glittering evening dresses.  It is probably one of the most recognised cocktails all over the world.  However, the Martini has a murky history. 

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Cocktail Gift Ideas: SPLURGE vs SAVE

Cocktail gift ideas SAVE vs SPLURGE

It is December! Summer holiday time. Time to relax, kick back, and invite friends round. What better time to build up your own cocktail trolley and impress your friends. Cocktail accessories are also a perfect gift to give over the festive period. To help, I have compiled a list of some things you need. As the budget might be a bit tight, I have done both a SPLURGE Cocktail gift list and a SAVE cocktail gift list. Lets dive straight into the Cocktail gift SPLURGE list.

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Old Fashioned Cocktail with Scottish Leader

Old Fashioned cocktail with Scottish Leader Original

A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate to be part of the Glenfiddich Most Experimental Bartender competition as a judge. The winning bartender was Michael Stephenson from the Lucky Shaker and I had the opportunity to chat to him about inspiration and cocktails. He mentioned that his favourite cocktail is an Old Fashioned and that got me thinking. Exactly where is this famous cocktail from and how difficult is it to make for myself?

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