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.
At the start of the year I was lucky enough to be gifted a lovely bottle of Sloe Gin. Lovingly created by some fabulous friends of mine, the Kilner jar of ruby red liquid truly was a sight to behold!
Before Christmas I decided to try making my own homemade coffee liqueur. I love Kahlua, and I love the smell of fresh coffee, so it seemed like a fun thing to try!
If you have a quiet weekend ahead, you can try it yourself at home. It doesn’t take too long, and you don’t need any fancy ingredients.
I received these lovely Mason Ceramic Shot Glasses for Christmas, and just love the old-fashioned style and great colours. Mason style glasses are becoming more common in the shops, and they are a great investment, as can be used for a wide range of drinks, or even desserts or dips!
Just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas with my Candy Cane Martini!
I love all the festive drinks you can get at Christmas, but sometimes I wonder what goes in to these products, and whether the flavours are real or fake. This is why I like to infuse my own Christmas vodka, so I know exactly what ingredients I have used!
So, here is my Christmas inspired cranberry and vanilla vodka: