Category: spirits

Great Taste Awards 2019: Spirits Judging

In what appears to be something of an occasional series, my latest food judging experience to recount has been the Great Taste Awards. This is one of the most prestigious...

Non alcoholic espresso martini mocktail

Non-Alcoholic Espresso Martini

Incredible work from The Gadabout, experimenting in nuance, spice and flavour to create a robust cocktail that is complex .and layered, but has no alcohol. This very much speaks to...

Italian vermouth in Turin

The European Capital of Booze

Where is the European Capital of Booze? This post was inspired by a bit of banter with friend and fellow blogger Lucia, over at Turin Epicurean. Anyone that knows someone...

Tiny Rebel Dutty gin

Community Spirit

You all know that I go on endlessly about how much I love Leicester. I was struck by the wave of comments I received after my analysis of beer festivals...

seedlip, mocktail, gadabout leicester

Mocktails and Alcohol Free Beer

Boycotting the booze?   I recently wrote about the rise of mocktails. This was looking at the relative dearth of high quality, alcohol free cocktails. I was commenting on the...