Cócktails

How to Drink Like You're in Game of Thrones

BarChick | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

Love it? Haven't seen it? Bored of talking about it? Everyone's on a Game of Thrones thing so why not drink like it. Whether you're digging it or not check out BarChick's cocktail guide, Game of Thrones-style; drink your way around the Seven Kingdoms, live like a Lannister or kick back Khaleesi-style, the choice is yours, but we say try the lot.

Perfect Wedding Cocktails

Michael Stringer | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Stringer

Over the years I have been asked hundreds of times by friends, family, event organisers and wedding planners 'what is the best way to decide on the perfect cocktails at a wedding?'.

Next Steps in the Scandinavian (Food) Fetish

Ryan Cheti | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

As the weather starts to warm and the freshness of spring brings more opportunity to be outside, I've found myself reaching for the spirit more. Enjoying the advantage of the lightness of a white spirit with the benefit of a bigger flavour of a darker spirit, it provides a great middle ground.

Food Tube Raises a Glass to Drinks Tube

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Drinks Tube will have it all - from showing you how to make amazing cocktails at home to discovering fantastic beers from around the world, or explaining everything you've always wanted to know about the world of wine. But it's not all about alcohol - there'll be soft drinks like coffee and juice too!

10 Classy Student Cocktails For Two

The Huffington Post UK | Cristina Criddle | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Impressing a date or having a sophisticated evening can be a difficult mission on a student budget. If you want good cocktails - and none of those ...

Pickle Juice - The New Way to Wash Down Your Whisky

Victoria Ferran | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

When it comes to whisky, we like to keep things simple. Neat, on the rocks, or mixed with coke - that's how we know and love it. New York Magazine's food blog Grub Street echoed this recently when it described flavoured whisky as 'The Beginning of The End' and filed it under Desecrations. I mean, why try to fix something which isn't broken?

Bang for Your Buck

Ryan Cheti | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

A sense of value is a funny thing. Good value definitely doesn't always mean cheap. This'll be plainly obvious to all of us having bought a cheaper alternative to only find it break on first use. It however, also certainly doesn't mean the most expensive - there are plenty of products on the market that are simply there to exploit those with more money than sense.

Cabana, London - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

The Sweet Potato fries were some of the best I've ever had and were the perfect combination of crispy coating and fluffy potato sprinkled in Paprika. We thought we should try the Cassava Chips since they are 'the Brasilian French Frie' but they were a little bland for both our tastes and we didn't really enjoy them.

Twenty-Five Cocktails To Drink Before You Die

BarChick | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

There are many things you should do in life, but drinking these 25 cocktails should definitely be high up that bucket list.

Kick Back With Food Tube

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

We've been enjoying a stress free week at Food Tube HQ and our latest batch of videos certainly reflects this. With February's lashing rain and icy winds dominating our days, our thoughts have turned to warmer climates and chilling out with some fabulous food and drink.

Dryathlon Diary Week Two - Re-e-Lapse (Almost)

Tom Stroud | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Stroud

I spent the first couple of days genuinely enjoying my sobriety. Stress levels were lower and I slept like a baby, even rising early doors to hit the hotel gym while my colleagues slept off their hangovers. However, on the third night, our group decided to go out to sample of Manchester's famed nightlife...

Preservation - Storing Ingredients and Store Cupboard Ingredients for Your Cocktails

Ryan Cheti | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

Alcohol is a wonderful preservative. Most beverages themselves are a means of carrying through crops through times of surplus into times of scarcity. Grain would rot and bread would stale, but beer, and particularly Whisky was easier to transport, provided a greater range of nutrients and crucially, would not spoil.

Come The Boxing Day Hangover You'll Be Wanting To Put This In Your Mouth

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Come the inevitable Boxing Day hangover, nothing quite hits the spot like a hair of the dog that bit you. And what a hair of the dog this is... in...

Twelve Recommended Winter Cocktails to Spice Up Your Christmas

Victoria Ferran | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

When it comes to Christmas drinks, a standard selection of old favourites immediately springs to mind. Mulled wine, Sherry, Baileys, Port - these are the usual bottles seen poking out of overloaded shopping trolleys the week before Christmas.

Getting a Taste for Cognac in Jarnac

Mike Gerrard | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

The name of its neighbour a few miles away is literally on the lips of spirits drinkers around the world, but the pretty little town of Jarnac in western France is also worth raising a glass to.

Five Gins to Own - With Recipes to Match

Ryan Cheti | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

Here is a list of five gins it might be worth having, giving reason and usage for each. Sure, no one needs five gins at home, but if you're buying one, trying one, or simply trying to ascertain where your tastes lie, it's worth bearing in mind that each one is different and has its own character. I've included five easy to find gins.

Five December Pop-Ups You Really Need to Know About

Victoria Ferran | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

The Christmas lights are up, Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland is open - the festive season has officially begun in London. Here are some recommendations for quirky, unique pop-ups where you can make merry this December:

Recipes: Five Wonderfully Warming Winter Cocktails

Andrew Matthews | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Based on my work as a mixologist, I've put together five of my favourite winter cocktails for you to quaff and add some bloom to your collective jowls. So take note, because the best time to enjoy these drinks is right now, in this weather.

In Search of London's Best Bloody Mary

David Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Brownlie-Marshall

My search for London's best Bloody Mary happened completely by accident. I was out one evening and couldn't think what I wanted to drink, and perhaps feeling a little overloaded on sugar, I opted for the least sweet thing on the menu. From that point onwards I would order a Bloody Mary wherever I went.

Get the NAC

Ben Falk | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Falk

The smiley waitresses discussed going out to buy the crockery and nudged us towards certain dishes, which made the service feel very matey, almost like a family venture. I like the sense of inclusivity, which felt honest, kind of 'we're all in it together'.

The London Cocktail Craze

Victoria Ferran | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

London just can't get enough of cocktails at the moment and we don't mean cheeky vimto - oh no, we're talking artisanal tipples. Bartenders have taken a leaf out of the food world - quite literally in the case of one West London bar using foraged Mojito ingredients.

Cocktails to Fit Your Mood and Scenario

Ryan Cheti | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

To some, a cocktail is something that comes in a particular glass - notably the 'V' shaped martini glass. To others it has a traditional definition - that of a spirit (or liqueur) mixed with sugar, bitters and water (usually ice). Most see it as a mixed alcoholic drink though - but usually in a 'fancy' sense.

Six DIY Cocktail Recipes To Make At Home And Save Yourself A Bomb

The Huffington Post UK | Alice Harvey | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It's London Cocktail Week (7 -13 October) and what better way to celebrate than pour yourself a drink or two? So, for all the budding mixologists o...

Brogan Driscoll

Best Cocktail Bars In London, Because Why Not Sip It In Style?

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From Bloody Marys to Tom Collins, there's nothing we like more than sitting on a high stool (or a low stool, chair, sofa or simply standing) and sippi...

Cooking With Paul Dacre

Colin McQuistan | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Comedy
Colin McQuistan

What to cook for someone as notoriously picky (this is what I've heard anyway, might not be true) as Paul? Looking for inspiration I head over to my professional chef's fridge and take a look inside.