The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction celebrates the best fiction written by women, read by everyone. The shortlist of books for the 2017 Prize is out now. So, to go with those books we must need some delicious cocktails, and I’m here to show you that Baileys is a great cocktail ingredient all year round.
Today I would like to talk to you about a cocktail that has a bad reputation. Often found on the sticky menu of a cheap chain pub, it is usually ordered by people who think it contains more alcohol than the other options (they might be right). Made with cheap spirits and gun cola, it has little to offer. The drink, of course, is the Long Island Iced Tea.
If you are looking for a drink with a proper pedigree, you should look no further than the classic Champagne cocktail. First dating back to 1862, when cocktail superstar Jerry Thomas published an early recipe, it was made into a classic when John Dougherty added brandy into the mix in 1889.
Sometimes I crave the classic simplicity of a Cosmopolitan. This drink has many ownership claims, and is probably a modern adaptation of a traditional Daisy or Kamikaze cocktail. Whatever its provenance, in recent years it has become a staple of almost every cocktail bar.
Ah the Bank Holiday weekend is here again, and what a great excuse for drinking in the morning! I have a couple of drinks perfect for a lazy Bank Holiday brunch, to make the most of an extra day off.
The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction celebrates the best fiction written by women, read by everyone. The shortlist of books for the 2016 Prize is as follows, and you can find out more about all the featured books here:
Last weekend in the beautiful listed building One Mayfair, Cocktails in the City returned to London. After the massive success of last year’s summer event in Bedford Square Gardens, I was very intrigued to see how the event would transfer to an indoor event.
Bigger and better than ever, this year’s event has moved to an international scale, as the bars featured included venues from Paris and Amsterdam.
Over 20 bars and even more cocktails were available over the evening, and the theme seemed to be evocative, original and creative collaborations, far beyond what you would find in a standard bar.