BEVERAGES

Five refreshing drinks perfect to try this summer

Spring has blessed us with some lovely weather this year and we’re all excited to spend more time outside. Whether it’s beer gardens, outside get-togethers or BBQs with our families, the nation is excited to start living again. One of the best things about summer (other than seeing our families) is good food and cocktails. […]

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It’s time for a cuppa! Happy National Tea Day

We Brits love a cuppa! Which makes National Tea Day a popular occasion. Founded in 2016, the date of April 21 was chosen because it is also Queen Elizabeth’s birthday. The British love of tea dates back centuries and fondness seems to only get stronger with time. The vision of the day is to inspire […]

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Waitrose celebrates International Women’s Day with new wine case

Waitrose Cellar has introduced a limited edition mixed wine case in celebration of International Women’s Day.  Available online now, the case (£53 for 6 bottles or £106 for 12), contains six wines made by women – including the Waitrose Blueprint Provence Rosé and Yalumba Organic Shiraz from Australia.  Xenia Ruscombe-King MW, Waitrose Cellar buyer said: […]

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BEVERAGES, NORTH EAST

Review: St Mary’s Gin, Vodka & Rum

After recently speaking to from Martin from Clarence Spirits, we couldn’t wait to try their range. Here’s what we thought *gifted Price: £13.95 each (20cl) St. Mary’s Premium Gin has notes of juniper laced with coriander spice and a zing of fresh grapefruit and cassis. We love:How it smells refreshing and light as soon as […]

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BEVERAGES, NORTH EAST

An interview with Clarence Spirits

We caught up with Martin from Clarence Spirits. Tell us a bit about yourself I’m Martin Summers, born and raised in the North East of England, just outside of Newcastle and one half of the Clarence Spirits Team. My business partner is my wife Julie who is originally from Leicester and raised in Norfolk. When […]

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Five winter cocktails to try this Christmas

It’s time to eat, drink and be merry as Christmas is just around the corner. We’ve picked five winter cocktails to put you in the festive spirit with flavours of fresh peppermint, warm gingerbread and zesty citrus fruits. 1. White Chocolate Peppermint Martini 2. Naughty Rudolph 3. Buck’s Fizz 4. Gingerbread Martini 5. Jack Frost […]

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Festive hot chocolate seven ways

Yesterday we woke up to the first frost of Autumn, we could see our breath in the air as ice nipped at our finger tips. So, in preparation for the cold days ahead we’ve gathered up some of the best hot chocolate recipes to keep you warm on the run up to Christmas. Classic Hot […]

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Five tasty cocktails to put the spark back into Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night is nearly upon us, and as various displays across the UK are cancelled it appears like so many others it’s going to be a stay-at-home event. So let’s put some spark back into the evening with some festive cocktails. 1. Toffee Apple Sour Cocktail What we love: Toffee apples, obviously. 2. Bonfire Margarita […]

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Five tasty cocktails to make at home this Halloween

Halloween this year may be more of a stay-at-home event but if you’re looking for something fun to do, why not try whipping up a creepy Halloween cocktail. While a little gimmicky, they can be fun to make and may just put some spirit back into your evening. 1. Witches’ Brew Cocktail What we love: […]

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Nine hot drinks to keep you warm this autumn

There is something so comforting about this time of year, the leaves change colour, the sun sets sooner and it gets a little colder. Now that it’s officially the time of year where everything becomes about pumpkins and gingerbread, it means seasonal drinks will begin to takeover Instagram. While going to Starbucks or Costa may […]

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