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Cocktails Cocktail of the Week: The Clover Cup

Clover Cup 40 ml gin 15 ml lemon juice 15 ml raspberry syrup 15 ml Martini Extra Dry Vermouth 15 egg white Method Shake all the ingredients with ice then strain into a separate mixing glass and shake again with no ice. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and drink it quickly. You can leave…

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Cocktails Skinny Strawberry Basil Margarita

by Dean Sheremet Yield: 1 serving Ingredients: 1 tablespoon quartered fresh strawberries 1 fresh basil leaf, plus 1 sprig, for garnish Ice 3 ounces tequila 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice 2 ounces Strawberry Basil –Simple Syrup Method Place the strawberries and the basil leaf in the bottom of a rocks glass. Gently muddle with…

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Cocktails Cocktail of the Week: Pea Cooler

The Healthy Hedonist by Nicole Herft Who says drinking in January has to be unhealthy? The humble pea… It’s a celebrated green here in Britain and, I, for one love the sweet little things! They are full of antioxidants and vitamins, and are known to improve heart health. They are high in protein and can…

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Cocktails VALENTINE’S COCKTAIL RECIPE: ROSEBUD

The Rosebud Ingredients 40mls Daffy’s 15mls Rose vermouth 25mls fresh lemon 15mls grenadine 25mls egg white 2 dashes rose water Top with franklin and sons strawberry Method Shake, serve straight up in coupette. Garnish with 3 rose buds in centre and cracked black pepper, voilà!

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CHRISTMAS FESTIVALS  NOVEMBER

 

Tatton Park, Cheshire - 17, 18 & 19 November & Edinburgh EICC - 24th, 25th & 26th November

Foodies Festival is bringing the Christmas spirit to Tatton Park for the first time on 17, 18 & 19 November. Foodies Festival Christmas, Edinburgh’s favourite food festival, is returning to the EICC on 24, 25 & 26 November.

Take home recipes and top tips from MasterChef winners, Great British Menu stars and top local chefs who will be cooking up their festive favourites in the Chef’s Theatre or Great British Bake Off winners and top patisserie chefs who will be baking up show-stopping cakes and treats in the Cakes and Desserts Theatre.

Learn all the skills to become the ultimate host this Christmas at the 12 Top Tip festive masterclasses, get merry with Craft Beer, Wine and Champagne masterclasses in the Drinks Theatre, discover your new favourite tipple at Gin Alley and browse for Christmas gifts in the artisan market. Bring the kids along to the Elf’s Cookery School, taste flavours of the world at Street Food Avenue, indulge in award-winning treats at Pudding Hall, or enjoy Christmas carols and music from the UK’s most exciting unsigned bands on the Live Music Stage. With a luxury VIP area, a vintage tea room and a Champagne Ski Bar, Foodies Festival is the only place to kick off the festive season.

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