Category Archive: Cocktails

C is for Clipper Cocktail

This light, easy drinking cocktail was served during the 1940s on the Boeing flying boats known as Clippers. It is a refreshing thirst quencher with more than a little bite! A sweetly balanced… Continue reading

Arva Vitis

One relaxing night in saw us drinking this rather delicious bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is the 2005 Seleccion from Arva Vitis. It comes from Spain and we think it is worth a… Continue reading

A Happy New Year at The Alchemist

Dearest friends, we are delighted to bring you the first cocktail review of 2013 from The Muddled Peacock. We hope that your Christmas and New Year celebrations were as fun-filled as ours and… Continue reading

B is for Bacardi Special Cocktail

Most of you know of Bacardi as a light flavoured white rum that is used in a Cuba Libre, a Daquiri and a Mojito. You may not have come across the colourful and… Continue reading

Les Etages, Paris

Situated on Rue Vieille du Temple in the trendy area known as Le Marais, Les Étages is one of my favourite spots to chill with friends and sip on a drink from the Caipi family. Upon return, I… Continue reading

Lizard Lounge, Paris

This bar came recommended by several acquaintances over the years and though I have never been convinced, I decided to give it a go as I was passing through the Marais… The address: 18… Continue reading

A is for Apple Martini

Well, the first instalment of our fortnightly alphabet is upon us and I am excited to bring you a modern classic, the Apple Martini. The Appletini, as it is often known, is an… Continue reading

Dark & Stormy Variation – Part II

Today’s take on the Dark & Stormy is to take the form of its distant Highland cousin.  It also earned itself ‘Experimental of the Month’ because I actually loved it.  And here’s how… Continue reading

Dark & Stormy Variation – Part I

The image that is conjured up at the mention of a ‘storm’ rather sums up the current atmosphere in Britain.  From Danny Boyle’s SPECTACULAR (go on, give us your opinion) creation featuring, you… Continue reading

The beginning of a gin-filled adventure…

Gin. I have for a long time distanced myself from this spirit, writing it off as the wicked step-sister of Vodka. Recently, however, I find myself drawn to the idea of a gin… Continue reading

Classic of the Month – Caipirinha

The Caipirinha, a classic from Brazil using their distinctive spirit of choice, Cachaça. Cachaça is a Brazilian rum made from fermented sugarcane which has a lovely rich, smoky flavour that complements the sharpness… Continue reading

Experimental of the Month – Strawberry Mojito

Arguably a modern classic but still an experimental for many, this is a wonderful twist on Dickon’s – and most people’s – favourite cocktail, the Mojito. Obviously, Mojitos need no sprucing up as… Continue reading

Cala Sa Nau, Mallorca

AMBIANCE 9/10 This beach turned out to be another beautiful holiday location not to be flooded with tourists. There were families, couples and groups of friends but it was the music that set… Continue reading

Punta Reina Coctel, Mallorca

This may or may not be the official name of the very fitting cocktail bar we frequented throughout our stay in Mallorca, but you can find it on Carrer de la Punta Reina… Continue reading

Frozen Raspberry Daiquiri

Following the success of the Frozen Blueberry Daiquiris, we thought we’d sip on a slight variation of this frozen fruitiness – one with a little more zing. A similar method was used in… Continue reading

Frozen Blueberry Daiquiri

The Perfect Frozen Daiquiri: fruity, tasty and ice cold, drink that reminds most of hot, sunny days on holiday beaches. A simply wonderful way to use up a punnet of blueberries found in… Continue reading

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