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Head of Steam Review in Cardiff

Gin and tonic at Head of Steam Cardiff

With the almost monthly opening of new cocktail bars on High Street Cardiff, it was a welcome addition to have the Head of Steam bar opening up next door to Beelzebubs on Church street this week. There’s lots of change going on down that neck of the woods in the city centre, with a lot […]

A Christmas Gin Gift List

Home gin bar

I thought I’d make a gin hit list for anyone looking for the best gin to buy for Christmas this year, whether you’re looking to purchase some new and exciting gin for your home bar or for a gin lover in your life, they would make the ideal gift this year. My Christmas gin list […]

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The Alchemist Cardiff Restaurant and Bar Review

The Alchemist Cardiff

I went to the launch night of the much anticipated Alchemist a few months back, and i’ve been back since then for a cocktail or three. This time I thought i’d concentrate on what the molecular themed bar has to offer in the kitchen. We were invited along to try lunch there a few weeks […]

Classic Cocktail Recipes & Bastardised Classics

nikka whisky cocao tonka bean and hazlenut cocktail ingredients

If you’re looking for some inspiration for some classic cocktails or my spin on classic gin and whisky cocktails then these few cocktails might be right up your street. I’m mostly found drinking gin when out in bars in the evening but I’m a sucker for a Japanese whisky, especially the Nikka Whisky range. Luckily […]

The best places in Cardiff for a Gin and Tonic

gin tasting on Flatholm Island with Cardiff Gin Club

Being the gin whore I am, I’ve pretty much tried most places in Cardiff over the past two years for a juniper based beverage. With so many craft gins on the market and new ones being released each week it’s hard to keep up but the list below will stand you in good stead to […]

The Mulberry Cocktail Bar review at The Celtic Manor, Newport

Mulberry Fizz cocktail at Mulberry Bar Celtic Manor

I’ve always been a fan of The Celtic Manor down in Newport and like the fact they are always evolving, changing and enhancing what they have to offer under the roof and in the mass of acres surrounding the Luxury Hotel Complex. Not content with trying the afternoon tea once i’ve been back 3 times […]

New Gin menu launch at Laguna Bar in Park Plaza Cardiff

park plaza gin tasting main

Last week I was lucky to be invited by Park Plaza to sample the new offerings from their gin menu in Laguna bar and restaurant. I’ll be the first to admit I was a late convert to the juniper botanical blended spirit but it’s my new go to spirit of choice. The initial hesitation to […]

Lurvill’s Delight Botanical Water Review with G and Tea cocktail

Lurvills Delight carbonated botanical Welsh Water drink

I was asked to test out the relaunched Lurvill’sDelight recently. For those unaware of the brand or product it was born out of the Rhondda Valleys some 100 odd years ago by twin brothers Harold and Lolo Lewis. The story goes that the brothers used profits of the drink to pay for 150 local coal […]

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The Best Gin Martini Cocktail in Rome – Stravinskij Bar

The best martini cocktail in Rome - Stravinskij Bar

Having tried the best Pizza in Rome and wandering around St Peter’s Basillica with a blistered and beetroot red scalp for a while with no hope of beating the qeueues into the Vatican before close there was only one thing left to do…rehydrate with a cocktail of course! A quick scout online for the best […]

Negroni recipe

Negroni cocktail

My first taste of a Negroni was the woodland Negroni at Duck and Waffle in London, which I have to admit wasn’t to my taste as it tasted like i’d just necked a bottle of pond water as it was seaped through layers of nature or moss as I’d call it. I wasn’t put off […]