Category: Drinks

The Ultimate Detox Smoothie

This super green detox smoothie is just what you need for a body boost.  It is full of energising nutrients that will help you feel full for longer and boost your metabolism.  We can’t promise Gigi Hadid curves but we can promise this will help cleanse your body and give you a glow both inside and out. Mix up the greens a bit to find the right flavour or add a little drop of honey if you need a little sweetness. Serves 2 1/2 large avocado 1 medium banana 1/2 cup spinach 1 cup kale 1/4 cucumber (approx 2.3 inches...

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Gin & Make it – Delicious New Gins

Welcome to the new dawn of Gin-naissance.   We all know that Gin is a top tipple at the moment. In fact, as a nation we are now drinking over 29 million litres a year  – that is a fare few gallons of gin, if not galleons. To add to our obsession and for all the aficionados out there, we have been busy tasting new gins to offer you a unique insight into the best botanical beauties available. Such a hard job sometimes. If you are ever stuck for a present, a good bottle of gin also makes a perfect Christmas...

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Winter Cranberry Gin Cocktail

We love this Winter Cranberry Gin cocktail as it’s so refreshing and zingy and it’s a perfect alternative to fizz. This ruby cocktail is best served in a balloon shaped wine glasses (these ones are similar). We used Mr Hobbs Gin for this recipe. What You’ll Need for Winter Cranberry Gin Cocktail (makes 1) 50ml Mr Hobbs Gin 15ml lemon juice Crushed or cubed ice Cranberry Juice Garnish: A few cranberries & sprig of mint Method Fill glass with ice and pour measure of gin & lemon juice on top. Top up with cranberry juice & give it a...

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Elderflower Gin Fizz

No Christmas party would be complete without fizz cocktail. This Elderflower Gin Fizz is  the perfect balance of sweetness and light. It looks and tastes delicious and literally requires zero effort (in true Morello style). Use a good Prosecco or Champagne if you have oodles of it. These would look equally chic is a high ball tumbler glass. What You’ll Need for Elderflower Gin Fizz (makes 1) 15ml Gin (we used Mr Hobbs Gin) Elderflower coridial Prosecco Mint & cucumber slices to garnish Method Pour a good dash of elderflower cordial and the gin, into the a flute or...

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Marmalade Gin Martini

There’s no better way to start off Christmas morning celebrations than with a marmalade gin martini!  The classic Breakfast Martini was created by the award winning Italian bartender Salvatore Calabrese 40 years ago. Since then, he and many others have created many iterations on this cocktail with jams and marmalades.  We were a little dubious at first but will happily be adding this to our go-to cocktail list from now on. The success or failure of this cocktail is down to the quality of the marmalade used (we used Bonne Maman Bitter Orange) so make sure to use a...

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Refreshing Gin & Tonic Granita

This is a perfect palette cleanser to serve in-between courses, its boozy ice crystals clearing the way for the next course of deliciousness. Of course, it does not need to be served in lemons as any little bowl will do but we thought this was as pleasing to the eye as to the mouth. What You Need 200ml Gin (we used Mr Hobbs Gin) 500ml Tonic Water (we used Fever Tree) 100ml Water 150ml Caster Sugar Lemon juice from 2 Lemons Lemon/Lime peel Method Put the sugar and water in a pan and gently heat, stirring until the sugar...

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Pop the perfect Wine & Fizz for Christmas

As you may have gathered we enjoy a glass or two and so we thought it in your best interests (and ours) to get some expert advice to toast the Christmas season! Introducing our local wine & fizz expert Tori Locke. Tori has a passion for wine and food and currently working through her WSET wine exams whilst working for a wine merchant. We wanted to find out what Tori will be serving at her house this Christmas.   So here is Tori’s advice for top tipples to cover all eventualities … clearly we are now scrambling to update...

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Watermelon & Strawberry Smoothie

This watermelon & strawberry smoothie is freshness and Summer personified. Watermelon is deliciously juicy and high in vitamins and antioxidants. The addition of lime juice helps cut through any sweetness to make this a mouth watering smoothie option. Don’t worry about the watermelon pips, they are blender friendly. Also great as a first introduction to homemade smoothies for kids. Serves 2 Medium banana Juice of 1/2 lime 1 cup strawberries 1 cup watermelon 1/2 cup coconut water (add more if necessary) 1 desert spoon chia seeds This smoothie will keep you full & energised for hours. Don’t forget to...

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A Very Berry Smoothie

This berry smoothie had hardly been photographed before it was swiped and drained!  No matter what berries are in season in your neck of the woods this is an easy one to replicate. We actually used a mixture of fresh and frozen berries to give it an extra cold finish for a hot day. We used coconut water but you can easily use pure water or coconut / almond milk depending on the consistency you are after. Serves 2 Medium banana 1 cup mixed berries (we used strawberries, raspberries & blueberries) 1-2 mint leaves 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1.5...

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5 Steps to Avoid a Sugar Bomb Smoothie

Just like creating a balanced meal it’s so important to get the ratios right with smoothies. It’s easy to get carried away and throw half your fruit bowl into the mixer but this will probably rocket your blood sugars into orbit!  Adding healthy fats, chia seeds, matcha, spices or ginger will curb your appetite whilst also packing in other nutrients.  So we thought we would put together a few pointers to help build a balanced smoothie that delivers the right blend of fat, protein and carbs without putting your teeth on edge. And to get your Summer mornings off to...

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