Beefeater Gin Bloody Mary

I had a brand new bottle of Beefeater Gin and wanted to put it to good use here on Gin & Griddle! So I thought a Bloody Mary (to accompany some rugby watching) seemed a perfect way to do this. Over the years I’ve had a love hate relationship with Bloody Marys…when they are good they…

Recipe ~ Cherry Raspberry Milkshake

  Its so warm and humid out there! This is the perfect little afternoon pick-me up refresher! This will make about 500 mls of smoothie milkshake! Ingredients: 250 mls milk (I used low fat super milk but whatever your preference is!) 3 tbsp natural yoghurt (I used Glenisk organic low fat natural yoghurt) 1.5 tbsp…

The Cocktail Hour

French 75 Gin (6cl) Lemon Juice (3-4 Tbsp) Lemon Zest Champagne Ice Mix the gin, lemon juice and zest and ice together in a cocktail shaker (or a jug if you don’t have a shaker – small apartment living doesn’t really allow for things like cocktail shakers!). Strain and split between 2 glasses. Top with…

No Occasion… Just Because…

Along with loving food and cooking, I’m quite fond of red wine (too fond maybe?!) – and now and again we have bought more interesting wines, that are more than we would normally pay, to keep for that elusive ‘special occasion’. They gather dust, look pretty, and get looked at every so often! Perhaps influenced by…

Traditional with a twist

Gin & Tonic – that quintessential tipple, over ice with a wedge of lime… why not mix it up though, take out the lime and replace with orange! It makes a beautiful citrusy G&T, perfect for summer time (not quite there yet…) but I won’t let that stop me enjoying one in March! Cheers…Happy Friday!