Author - Laura

The history of gin and tonic

A firm favourite, the classic gin and tonic has been a staple amongst British cocktails since the 1800s. As it’s the 10th anniversary of International Gin and Tonic Day today, here’s a look back at the history of this (more…)

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A brief history of whisky glasses

Distillers of whisky have experimented with different casks and woods to impart unique flavours in their beverages. In the same way, glassblowers have made various types of glasses to improve the flavour. Engraved glasses make (more…)

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Retro drinks to savour this summer

With the pandemic restrictions gradually easing, thoughts of enjoying that great British pastime, the barbecue, are once again at the forefront of our minds. Hot summer days and balmy evenings are the perfect time to sample a tipple or two, and this year’s hot trend is fruit-laden cocktails, slushies, smoothies and spritzers. Here are some ideas for your next (more…)

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Top Campari cocktails for the summer

Many of a certain age are sure to remember the classic Campari advertisements of the mid-1970s, with Lorraine Chase and her classic, ‘no, Luton airport’ line. The advert poked fun at the newly emerging middle class and the increase in world travel, showing how tastes and the desire for more sophisticated drinks were emerging throughout (more…)

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Fun facts about wine

With social distancing restrictions gradually being lifted across the globe, what better way to celebrate than by observing National Wine Day next week, on May 25th. Here are some fun facts to digest while you dust off your best engraved wine glasses and (more…)

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