Lychee champagne cocktail

I love lychees, I love champagne, I love my new champagne coupes, and I love when everything you need for a perfect cocktail comes together. There simply can’t be any cocktail in the world that’s easier then this, and nothing looks more luxurious when you’re in the mood for some indulgence. What you need: 2…

Rhubarb simple syrup

I can’t help being seduced by rhubarb. Every time. Any time. It’s the colour. A beautiful strip of neon pink coming to brighten up my day, and my kitchen. But, despite how beautiful it is, I sometimes struggle with the bitterness – which is why I’m so pleased to present to you this lovely, sweet,…

Best Christmas Morning Bloody Mary

There are too few times in the year that having a breakfast cocktail while you’re wearing your pyjamas is ok. That’s why it’s so important to grab hold of the opportunities whenever they come and have a festive Bloody Mary to start the day off right. I’ve experimented with a few variations on this, and…

Raspberry Kumquat Gin

I love a good infusion, I think that’s something we can all agree on by now. If it’s colourful and boozy it’s got my name all over it. I love when fruit that I just haven’t got round to eating yet takes on a whole new life – especially when that new life is as something that…

Honey, Ginger & Kumquat Rum Cocktail

My local greengrocer has started selling kumquats – which only means one thing: Time to invent a kumquat cocktail! Kumquats look like tiny baby oranges, and taste a lot like oranges. But inside out. The whole thing, skin and all is edible – the skin is really sweet, while the inside is really sour. As one…

Wild strawberry cocktail

What better way to celebrate getting a new job than to buy exotic booze? Exactly, I totally agree. So that’s just what I did. And then I got too busy to tell you about it. I’m really sorry, but now I’m back and I promise we’ll never be apart again. I’ve long lusted after this…

Blackberry & Mint Mojito

My mint plant has started flowering – beautiful fluffy purple flowers which make me happy to look at every morning. At the same time as making me happy, they’re a daily reminder that I haven’t used any mint for a super long time, which seems as good a reason as any, while the mint is…

Grenadine, Elderflower & Orange Vodka Cocktail

After a very successful afternoon of redcurrant picking I was inspired to put them to good use. I’m still very much on a summer punch kick, and this sweet, floral, mixture of summer flavours is be just the thing. What you need: 25ml grenadine 10ml elderflower cordial 25ml Cointreau and 25ml of vodka OR 50ml orange vodka Juice…

Aperol Spritz

For Bastille Day I wanted to do something that reminded me of my two years living in Paris. I made a Tomato Tart Tatin, I ate unpasteurised cheese, and the only drink that I considered to go along side it was an Aperol Spritz. I know, Aperol isn’t a French drink, but France is where…

Smokey Cinnamon & Ginger Cocktail

Today is an unusual break in the warm weather – it’s windy, it’s raining, and that’s all of the reason anyone needs to have a warming spicy cocktail. I love ginger wine, it’s in every supermarket, and it’s incredibly cheap so I’m always sure to have some in the cocktail cabinet. It’s really a fortified…

Orange and Acacia Blossom Vodka Fruit Punch

I’ve really caught the bug for infusing my own drinks. It’s so satisfying to be able to offer people something unique when they come over. It’s so easy and the drinks are so nice – I’m totally hooked. Acacia, also known as locust flower, is all over London. Most of the time it’s a fairly…

Cherry Infused Gin

Despite my most recent attempt to forage cherries being a potentially poisonous disaster I was still in the mood for something fruity, and being one of gin’s biggest fans, cherry gin seemed like the obvious summer choice. I made mine in a small Kilner bottle, but you can make it in any bottle, or even…