Food Scene: Our top 10 recipes & spirit scene for 2015

January 25, 2016 Mandy Hall

This was a hard one. We published so many good recipes for food and drinks last year. Here are my personal favourites – 10 food recipes and 5 drinks. Recipe Scene 1. Crumpets: 2. Baklava: 3. […]

Spirit Scene: Espresso Martini

July 10, 2015 Mary Boukouvalas

I’m participating in Dry July, so here’s something alcoholic I prepared earlier: ESPRESSO MARTINI Espresso Martinis are one of my favourite cocktails. They combine two things I love: Coffee and Alcohol. I really wanted to get […]

Spirit Scene: Gibson

July 2, 2015 Mary Boukouvalas

GIBSON Source: Cocktails & Rock Tales by Jane Rocca Ingredients: 5-10ml dry vermouth 30ml gin 30ml vodka 2 pearl onions to garnish  Method: Fill mixing glass with ice and stir in vermouth. Discard excess vermouth […]

Spirit Scene: The 42nd Street Cocktail

June 19, 2015 Mary Boukouvalas

The 42nd Street Cocktail Source: The Fashionable Cocktail by Jane Rocca  Ingredients:  40ml bourbon – I used Blanton’s Bourbon  10ml Grand Marnier  10ml Cointreau  10ml dry vermouth  lemon twist and a maraschino cherry to garnish   Method: […]

Spirit Scene: Sid Vicious Cocktail

June 8, 2015 Mary Boukouvalas

Nowadays, with ease we “Google” a cocktail recipe, but lose the pleasure in the tactile search and find. In search of an appropriate Queen’s Birthday holiday cocktail, I enjoyed rifling through Jane Rocca’s Cocktail books, attempting to find […]

Spirit Scene: Moka Bourbon

June 5, 2015 Mary Boukouvalas

Adapted from Moka Whiskey: This Moka Instinct is easy, refreshing and revitalising! Method: Put ice cubes in glass, fill 1/3 of glass with bourbon – I used Blanton’s Bourbon, and then top with Moka Instinct! Enjoy! […]

Spirit Scene: Corona Blanton’s Sour

May 26, 2015 Mary Boukouvalas

Adapted from Corona Whiskey Sour Serves: 1 drink Light, fizzy Corona and earthy bourbon flavour combinations make this beer cocktail perfect for GOOD BEER WEEK! Ingredients 2 OZ. Bourbon – I used Blanton’s ¾ OZ. lemon juice ¾ […]

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