Category Archives: Cocktails

Homemade Bianco with Icy Grapes

Bianco with Icy Grapes If you like white wine and herbs (as much as I do) make this homemade Bianco with icy grapes. The fresh herbs lend a woodsy flavour to the wine, not unlike Retsina; a delicious dry and earthy Greek wine. Continue reading


Spiced Winter Lemonade

I’m obsessed with this spiced lemonade. It’s equally good hot with some whiskey as it is cold with gin or vodka. I’ve even had it without booze. And then I had an aha moment; this would taste really good with prosecco. Continue reading

Red Wine Sangria

IMG_6536.JPGAlthough summer’s almost over, it’s not too late to make a batch of red wine sangria. Continue reading


Coconut mojitoOne of summer’s most refreshing cocktails gets kicked up a notch with the addition of mint in the simple syrup and a splash of coconut rum. Continue reading

Pimm’s Cup Cocktail

Dear Pimm’s Cup, I’m sorry that I have been a stranger to you lately, I have been spending some time with other summer cocktails such as Dark and Stormy’s, mojitos and sangria. Continue reading

Rosemary Gin Fizz

Rosemary Gin FizzThis summery gin fizz cocktail is a refreshing change from G & T’s, not that one is needed. G & T’s are one of my favourite summer drinks and Tanqueray gin is the only gin to use, IMHO. Continue reading

The Shiny Tomato Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary CocktailHot in anticipation for the return of Mad Men, I invited a few retro-licious friends over to watch the season five premiere. We gathered around my TV clutching our Bloody Mary cocktails, oohing, ahhing and salivating over Don Draper. Continue reading