Foodies blog

Recipies, cooking tips and tricks, health and wellbeing ideas and all the latest news from the team behind the UK’s largest celebration of food & drink.

Cocktails Chin-chin to International Gin & Tonic Day

There’s not many blends as iconic in the drinks industry as the good ol’ gin and tonic, or g&t for those of us who love it so. As the UK’s biggest food and drinks festival we’ve tasted our fair share of amazing gins over the years and in marking International Gin and Tonic Day 2019…

Read more...
Cocktails The Russian Mule

The Russian Mule is a take on the classic Moscow Mule – but only a Russian Mule is made with Russian Standard Vodka. This drink sensation is just too good to miss! INGREDIENTS 50ml Russian Standard Original 150ml Premium Ginger Beer (or Ale) METHOD Fill copper mug with ice cubes. Squeeze in half of one lime. Add 50ml of RussianStandard Original and the Ginger beer to fill….

Read more...
Cocktails Elder Zest Cocktail by Edinburgh Gin

Elder Zest Cocktail by Edinburgh Gin Ingredients 25ml Edinburgh Gin 25ml Edinburgh Gin’s Elderflower Liqueur 15ml fresh lemon juice Fever-Tree Sicilian Lemonade Lemon twist and mint leaves and fresh elderflowers (when in season) Method Fill a tall glass with crushed ice In a mixing glass, stir the gin, liqueur and lemon juice Stir, then pour…

Read more...
Cocktails, Recipes Summer sippin’

Elderberry Fizz 50ml Daffy’s gin 25ml fresh lime juice 10ml elder ower cordial 5 mint leaves, to garnish Franklin & Sons Strawberry and Raspberry, to top up ● Add the cordial, lime juice and gin to a cocktail shaker. ● Shake & strain over ice into a hiball glass. ● Top up with Franklin and…

Read more...
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…

Read more...
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…

Read more...
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…

Read more...
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!

Read more...

Blog topics

Next Event

BIRMINGHAM  21st, 22nd & 23rd June 2019

 

BIRMINGHAM CANNON HILL PARK

Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest food festival, returns to Birmingham Cannon Hill Park over the weekend of 21st, 22nd & 23rd June with a mouth-watering summer festival!

Read more Buy Tickets