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Admiral St David New Cocktail Menu Review – Voco St Davids Hotel, Cardiff Bay

Photo of Asian food menu Admiral St David Cardiff Bay

I recently got chosen to name a cocktail on the new Admiral St David bar and restaurant at Voco St David’s in Cardiff Bay. I was given the ingredients and had to choose the name on Facebook, with their favourite being selected and being put on the menu. I also got to sample the new […]

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Halen Mon Salt launch of book, gin and Tide restaurant

Me sampling the new Jin Mor at Halen Mon

We recently got an invite to Wales most famous salt brand Halen Mon for the launch of not one but three new ventures at the Coastal HQ along Anglesey’s treasured Menai Straights. Normally I would have questioned a 10 hour round trip for a launch event but this was no normal launch party. Having used […]

Tepache Recipe – Mexican Pineapple Beer

Tepache is a Mexican beverage made from fermented pineapple juice. You cut a pineapple, rind and all, as this is where the natural yeasts hide that kicks of the fermentation and add mix it with brown sugar and your choice of spices. The usual suspects are cinnamon, cloves and ginger but you can add whatever […]

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Gerald of Wales Gin Train from Cardiff to Anglesey with Arriva Trains Business Class

Gerald of Wales - Arriva Trains business class

We were asked by Arriva Trains who still run the service from Cardiff to Holyhead on Anglesey to join them on the Gerald of Wales, their premium carriage service to celebrate the launch of the Welsh gin being served on the service from Eccentric Gin. The Gerald of Wales offers the only first class train […]

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The Dead Canary Gin Dinner Review in Cardiff

Negroni at The Dead Canary Cardiff

We were recently invited to the first in a series of gin dinners at Deaths and Entrances, the new bar within The Dead Canary and run by the same team. The new bar opened a few months back and I loved the new flavour driven cocktail menu on the launch weekend. The gin dinner was […]

Mikkeller Beer Club Discount Code

Viking Kolsch in Mikkeller Beer Club subscription

On a recent trip to Copenhagen I got to visit not one but two venues owned by Danish Beer stalwarts Mikkeller. They’ve got a few tap rooms dotted around Copenhagen, which we went to too, but we also went to the BBQ based collab with the American 3 Floyds brewery based in the meat packing […]

Gin Judging for The Peoples Drink Awards in London

Masons Gin

After seeing catching a glimpse of newsletter tittle mentioning Gin Judging, whilst scrolling through my 300 odd emails I get every day, I clicked through to find out more. The peoples choice drinks awards were back for a second year, and looking for judges to help crown this year’s favourite. You had to submit an […]

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Cardiff in the sky dinning and cocktail experience in April 2019

Dinner in the sky Brussels

There’s a dinning experience coming to town in April, that is like no other Cardiff has hosted previously. For 5 days from April 10th 2019, some of the best independent food and drink venue’s in Cardiff will be taking to the sky, offering breakfast, afternoon tea, fine dinning and cocktails on a table raised 100ft […]

Nikka Whisky and Gin Tasting – Cocktail Judging at Lab22 Cardiff

Nikka whisky and gin tasting at lab22 Cardiff

The Nikka brand and distillery is responsible for my recent obsession with Japanese spirits and alcohol. It was the first Japanese whisky I tried and subsequently the only whisky that isn’t Welsh in my home bar with the entry but delicious level Nikka from the Barrel. I’m not sure whether it’s the resemblance of the […]

Mulled Negroni Recipe – Christmas Cocktail Ideas

Mulled negroni recipe

I usually knock up a batch of mulled wine or cider for Christmas dinner every year but I fancied trying something different this year. Seeing that I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for gin, I thought I’d try mulling some of the juniper based spirit. As gin usually comes with tonic, which isn’t […]