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Tips & Tricks from Pub 17

I popped into Kensington Olympia this week to visit the Pub17 exhibition. It’s a great show to while away a few hours and seek out some genuinely good ideas and inspiration. In the equipment sector, dispense systems, mainly for beer, were a big feature. Brewfitt was one of those exhibiting and they claim to be […]

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Cocktail of the Month – Rude Cosmo

Rude Cosmopolitan If you want to ensure a successful valentines date then the Rude Cosmopolitan is a good place to start! As Difford himself says “Don’t let the pink appearance of this Cosmpolitan (made with tequila in place of vodka) fool you into thinking it’s a fluffy cocktail. It’s both serious & superb.”     […]

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Cocktail Trends for 2017

With the New Year fully underway we’ve now heard from specialists across the industry on what they think lies ahead for 2017. So what can we expect to see in the cocktail world? I’ve summarised some of the predictions below. Back to Basics I love this first prediction. We’ve been saying it for ages! Don’t […]

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Cocktail maker creates a perfect pour

Cocktail Garnishes for Christmas!

Why not go the extra mile this Christmas and give all your cocktails a Christmassy makeover. There’s no need to change the ingredients, just a tweak to the garnish will be enough to impress your customers. Here’s five great ideas to be getting on with! Sugar Coated Cranberries. Put a couple on a cocktail stick for […]

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sloe gin royale

Christmas Gin & Tonics!

You can rave about eggnog all you like, but I’m not one to stray too far from the gin bottle. Especially at Christmas time! So I’ve pulled together a few fantastically festive recipes, to get the party started.  Cranberry & Thyme (or rosemary) with fresh whole cranberries Pour 50ml cranberry juice and 50ml gin over ice in a tall glass. […]

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cranberries make a great gimlet

Cranberry Gimlet- The Perfect Xmas Tipple

The Cranberry Gimlet This simple yet intensely flavourful twist on the classic gimlet is the perfect seasonal tipple. The cranberries deliver a striking colour and provide a perfect sweet/tart balance. This is the TenderOne recipe, which our clients can receive directly onto their machines.   Ingredients 50ml Gin 20ml Lemon Juice 20ml Cranberry Juice 50ml Gomme […]

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Are you catering for Britain’s fastest growing lifestyle movement?

These days, food intolerances, allergies and diets are the norm rather than the exception. Whilst pub and restaurant menus are changing to meet consumer demand, many are simply missing a trick. Being vegan is not a fad. As consumers become more savvy about the reality of the farming industry, and the health implications of meat […]

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Think whisky is a man’s drink. That’s just Old Fashioned!

There was a time when women drinking whisky would have raised more than a few eyebrows. These days, however, nearly a third of all whisky drinkers are women… and this trend is likely to continue according to Elizabeth Finn, Diageo category director of whiskies in Western Europe.   So when did it all change? After […]

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Spiced Pumpkin Martini

Cocktail of the Month – Spiced Pumpkin Martini

The Spiced Pumpkin Martini is the perfect tipple for Halloween There are a number of ways to make one. In our simple recipe we combine Vodka, Licor 43 (to infuse those marvellous vanilla tones) triple sec, lemon juice and Monin Pumpkin Spice Syrup. For a more sophisticated look we suggest you garnish with a cinnamon […]

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Autumnal Twists for your Cocktail Menus

When periodically changing your menus, simple, seasonal twists on classic cocktail recipes is often the way to go. Winter shouldn’t be about eliminating refreshing drinks but instead making them more seasonally appealing. Try replacing white rum for dark rum in your Daiquiri or add a smoky whisky to your Martini. Unexpected ingredients such as honey […]

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