Category: Drinks

How to Pimp your Prosecco

Anyone who knows us knows that it doesn’t take much persuasion to pop a bottle of bubbles! Any excuse for a celebration really.  But sometimes even we get a bit bored of fizz all evening (a rare occurrence mind you) so every now and then we like to jazz things up.  You can pimp your prosecco so many different ways. Whether it’s with fruit, cordial or a flavoured liqueur, there’s plenty options to add a bit of pizazz to your fizz. With that in mind, here’s our round up of the best options out there to make sure to...

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Say Sláinte to the Perfect Irish coffee

With Saint Patricks Day approaching what better way to celebrate but with the perfect Irish coffee.  The Irish coffee is a long standing favourite in pubs in Ireland to warm your hands and soul on a cold day or as a nightcap. This recipe for this classic Irish coffee cocktail is easy when you know how. The trickiest bit of making it is getting the cream to float perfectly on the top.  Don’t be too cavalier or it may end up curdled! As one half of Morello is Irish, we don’t need to tell you that you should only...

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The Perfect Wines for Valentines

So you’re all set with your three course Valentines Day menu, now it’s time to get the wine & Champagne right. That’s why we asked our local wine enthusiast, Tori Locke,  to share her most romantic wines for Valentines Day to complement each of our valentines courses.  Over to Tori … ♥♥♥ “I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day, a bold statement I know!  It’s a day where you are expected to be romantic; where the flowers are all a bit wilty, everything is heart shaped, restaurants charge double for aphrodisiac set menus and cram everyone in just...

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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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