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    6 December 2016

    Lost in Austen

    To mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, we have created this deliciously elegant cocktail, inspired by 'cherries en chemise', a sweet Georgian treat which helped to mend a broken heart.

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    24 October 2016

    Mrs Beeton

    Our Kitchen Cabinet evenings with Forte Kitchen are a great opportunity to celebrate what is in season. Try this autumnal gin and juice.

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    16 June 2015

    WINCH 75

    We wanted to come up with something special to welcome our guests to Ginchester on World Gin Day and so naturally we chose to create something with a bit of fizz. As with many great British...

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    3 June 2015

    Negroni Sbagliato

      At New Year, we were considering what fizzy cocktails to start the evening with and settled on the Negroni Sbagliato. It’s so easy to make… but perhaps not as easy to imbibe. Which...

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    23 April 2015

    The Laverstoke

    Sam Carter, Senior Ambassador for Bombay Sapphire, shared with us this special cocktail, which he created to celebrate the opening of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in 2014. He describes it as a “bright, fresh, well...

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    16 April 2015

    Pisco Sour

    Living in Hampshire, we’re surrounded by wonderful artisan food and drink suppliers but we don’t always get to sample the emerging trends in London. When the capital was awash with pisco sours, we watched on...

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    2 April 2015

    Dark ‘n’ Stormy

      The other evening we fancied a bit of old school alternative comedy so, in the spirit of ‘loving local’ we decided to stick on Comic Strip Presents Five Go Mad in Dorset from 1982.  All...

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    26 March 2015

    French Martini

      It’s no secret that we love a dry martini but sometimes it’s nice to have something a bit fruity that isn’t a Cosmopolitan.  Now we know that these kinds of drinks often get...

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    19 March 2015

    French 75

      It’s not often that we have leftover Champagne in the fridge but when we do it’s the perfect excuse for a Champagne cocktail. On any night of the week.  Created in 1915 in...

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    12 March 2015

    Lycheeni

    “All life looks up with a lycheeni” – Nigella Lawson When Nigella Christmas came out in 2008, it changed our Christmases forevermore. In particular, the opening section on cocktails brought some firm favourites to...

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    5 March 2015

    Martinez

    Continuing our exploration into the world of gin, we’ve been perusing classic gin-based cocktails this week. One dating back to the 1880’s is the Martinez; a smooth and refreshing drink, packed full of herbal aromatics. Usually made...

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    26 February 2015

    Ginger Cosmopolitan

    Cosmopolitans sometimes get a bit of a bad press but after we tasted this version on board the Queen Mary 2 on our way to New York, it quickly became one of our early...

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    22 February 2015

    Positive Drinking Margarita

    The Positive Drinking Margarita relies on quality ingredients rather than sugar to make it so blooming good.  We love it because it packs a tremendous punch of lime! It’s clean, fresh and makes you feel...

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    6 December 2016

    Lost in Austen

    To mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, we have created this deliciously elegant cocktail, inspired by 'cherries en chemise', a sweet Georgian treat which helped to mend a broken heart.

    Read More

    24 October 2016

    Mrs Beeton

    Our Kitchen Cabinet evenings with Forte Kitchen are a great opportunity to celebrate what is in season. Try this autumnal gin and juice.

    Read More

    16 June 2015

    WINCH 75

    We wanted to come up with something special to welcome our guests to Ginchester on World Gin Day and so naturally we chose to create something with a bit of fizz. As with many great British...

    Read More

    3 June 2015

    Negroni Sbagliato

      At New Year, we were considering what fizzy cocktails to start the evening with and settled on the Negroni Sbagliato. It’s so easy to make… but perhaps not as easy to imbibe. Which...

    Read More

    23 April 2015

    The Laverstoke

    Sam Carter, Senior Ambassador for Bombay Sapphire, shared with us this special cocktail, which he created to celebrate the opening of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery in 2014. He describes it as a “bright, fresh, well...

    Read More

    16 April 2015

    Pisco Sour

    Living in Hampshire, we’re surrounded by wonderful artisan food and drink suppliers but we don’t always get to sample the emerging trends in London. When the capital was awash with pisco sours, we watched on...

    Read More

    2 April 2015

    Dark ‘n’ Stormy

      The other evening we fancied a bit of old school alternative comedy so, in the spirit of ‘loving local’ we decided to stick on Comic Strip Presents Five Go Mad in Dorset from 1982.  All...

    Read More

    26 March 2015

    French Martini

      It’s no secret that we love a dry martini but sometimes it’s nice to have something a bit fruity that isn’t a Cosmopolitan.  Now we know that these kinds of drinks often get...

    Read More

    19 March 2015

    French 75

      It’s not often that we have leftover Champagne in the fridge but when we do it’s the perfect excuse for a Champagne cocktail. On any night of the week.  Created in 1915 in...

    Read More

    12 March 2015

    Lycheeni

    “All life looks up with a lycheeni” – Nigella Lawson When Nigella Christmas came out in 2008, it changed our Christmases forevermore. In particular, the opening section on cocktails brought some firm favourites to...

    Read More

    5 March 2015

    Martinez

    Continuing our exploration into the world of gin, we’ve been perusing classic gin-based cocktails this week. One dating back to the 1880’s is the Martinez; a smooth and refreshing drink, packed full of herbal aromatics. Usually made...

    Read More

    26 February 2015

    Ginger Cosmopolitan

    Cosmopolitans sometimes get a bit of a bad press but after we tasted this version on board the Queen Mary 2 on our way to New York, it quickly became one of our early...

    Read More

    22 February 2015

    Positive Drinking Margarita

    The Positive Drinking Margarita relies on quality ingredients rather than sugar to make it so blooming good.  We love it because it packs a tremendous punch of lime! It’s clean, fresh and makes you feel...

    Read More