A few years ago, Christopher and I had a conversation about gin with an American bartender. He prided himself on the many varieties he had. So we asked: which tonics do you stock? Cue confusion. ‘Schweppes draft. Are there others?’
Oysterman, Loch Fyne oysters, Damn Fine Cheese and The Drinks Bakery line up their goods.
Saturday morning at Edinburgh Academy. People are setting up and anyone who comes through the door is handed a champagne flute and a voucher for an oyster. Bottles pop: Fizz Festival, Edinburgh, has started.
There’s a scene in A Little Princess, a book I adored as a child, where the once-rich-now-poor heroine puts nose to glass at a bakers. On the other side of the glass are penny buns. They’re big and shiny; she’s hungry. I do that. OK. I’ve stopped pressing my nose to
Do you make cocktails at home? I do. I keep the spirit cupboard well stocked and always have the ingredients for my favourite tipples (Martini, Negroni, Kir Royale) in large bottles then top up with small bottles for concoctions I have less often (Margarita, Manhattan). Cocktails add a sense of
Amy and Caroline went to the Kilderkin to get inspiration for Christmas gifts.
Love Tiki barware showed off the cute, the bling and the funky. If you need glasses, measures – anything cocktail-related – these guys have you covered with individual items and gift packs. I want the totem pole shot mugs; my friend R. needs pineapple shot glasses. (Keep an eye out for the gin club coming later this year.) Continue reading