Bar Personality Award

My Mum, Gran and Great Aunt Stella (my Gran’s sister) in times past, had all worked at the Connought Pub at the dockside in the East end of London.   In the 1940’s the Connought public house was used as a meeting place where men went in the hope of getting work at the...

The Bloody Mary Hangover Stroll

On a recent trip to Bandon, Oregon USA, I took part in the Bloody Mary Hangover Stroll, which was the culmination of the 3 day long Gorse Blossom Festival. The collection of an engraved tankard, a festival Bloody Mary Stroll T-shirt and a map illustrating the route,...
Capturing the spirit of Place

Capturing the spirit of Place

I was chatting to someone who had a Pisco Sour cocktail on holiday, and he was so taken with the drink that he purchased the necessary ingredients to recreate it at home.  The result was quite disappointing, as the drink didn’t deliver the same sensation as...

Choosing Cocktails for your Party

After you’ve decided you want a cocktail party, you’ll need to choose your drinks menu.  Your cocktails should compliment your event and suit your guests.  Cocktails can be selected and tweaked to suit a range of themes.  If your party celebrates a particular era for...

10 Golden rules of wild fruit picking

Harvesting roships for Rosehip Liqueur We’re racing through July and Summer!  I’m making plans to pick berries this week and ahead of August & September I thought I would offer 10 golden rules.  Autumn in particular offers fantastic opportunities for...