How to make apple and blackberry gin

How to make apple and blackberry gin

Who doesn’t like the spirit of the moment? Thanks to restrictions lifted by the government we’re all enjoying a gin resurgence and the industry is booming.

We have a lovely collection of gin but a few ropey old bottles have remained in our alcohol cupboard for far longer than I care to admit.

I love making my own gin infusions and I shamelessly stole this idea from a friend who shared her recipe with me on Instagram. This is a great way to make a plain gin something special and worthwhile drinking. It also would make a great gift, two years ago I made earl grey gin which went down very well with all who received it.

Here’s how I made it, it’s really simple and will make you look like a domestic goddess, Nigella eat your heart out!

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Swing by Coffee Saloon for a caffeine fix

Swing by Coffee Saloon for a caffeine fix

A big shout out to Coffee Saloon, a local independent that is producing excellent tea and coffee in Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth.

If you’re in the area swing by for a coffee, it won’t disappoint.

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Crisis management the BrewDog way

Crisis management the BrewDog way

A great crisis management statement from BrewDog was released on 27 March 2017. It announced their decision to back down over the Lone Wolf trademark dispute with a family run pub in Birmingham.
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Cabana brings Brazilian street food to Southampton

Cabana brings Brazilian street food to Southampton

BOM DIA! Bang the drums, put on some Sergio Mendes and do the samba because newly opened Cabana has brought brilliant Brazilian street food to Southampton.

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Southampton gets stylish with the launch of All Bar One

Southampton gets stylish with the launch of All Bar One

It’s been a busy week. The next wave of restaurants and bars opened at Southampton’s new Westquay building.

All Bar One celebrated its launch with a VIP party which showcased its menu and cocktails. I was lucky to receive an invite to see what this new hot spot has to offer.

These openings are a welcome break from the usual tedium of January, there’s nothing like sipping cocktails while laughing with friends to keep the nip of winter away.  Continue reading “Southampton gets stylish with the launch of All Bar One”