Valentine’s Treat – The Nuthatch Cocktail Bar Special 🥂❤️

Hope all you lucky people in couples enjoyed Valentine’s Day!

We would love to let you know how we spent ours. We don’t go on many date nights but we thought this year we would treat each other. Our favourite cocktail bar were doing a special night which included: glass of champagne on arrival, two cocktails of our choice from their menu, nuts selection and olives finishing with a lovely 3 tier stand food platter.

To start the champagne was lovely and not too dry but unfortunately we didn’t catch the name or country it was from!

The four cocktails ordered between us both were called:

• The Nuthatch

• Sloe Dancing

• Afternoon Bramble

• Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Fizz

We picked all 4 gin based cocktails as we love Gin. These all had a different taste and flavour.

The Nuthatch is shaped after the bird and the cocktail bar, it is one of the well-known cocktails they make! If we go we always have to order it. This signature cocktail uses Edinburgh Gin raspberry liqueur giving it a fruity flavour. Decorated with burning rosemary!

Sloe Dancing is a Sloe Gin cocktail. Slow Gin is a berry flavoured Gin giving it a less alcoholic taste in your drink and a lovely juicy flavour!

Afternoon Bramble we had never tried before which came in a lovely teapot shaped jug and included Brockman’s Gin. This cocktail was a fruity mix of Pear, Cherry and Lemon tickling your tastes buds. Which was decorated with a bramble floating. You may think the fruit don’t go well together but with the addition of the Gin it was beautifully concocted.

Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Fizz, this contains the Edinburgh Rhubarb and Ginger Gin. This cocktail you can first take the distinctive sharp and sweet rhubarb, which was closely followed by a fiery kick from the ginger. This cocktail would please and ginger spice lovers!

Whilst drinking our cocktails we were brought over a 3 tiered food platter stand consisting of: the bottom plate loaded with a selection of cheeses and hams, the middle plate included crackers, bread and butter and finally the top plate had a range of miniature desserts such as fudge truffles and macaroons. The food was delicious and they should serve it more often! The cheese and crackers went down lovely first of all with our champagne!

They serve olives and nuts already which are lovely to snack on whilst drinking the cocktails. The nut selection is definitely worth it and the olives are in a lovely chili flavoured oil to add that extra kick of flavour!

This little cocktail bar is worth a visit! During the week (Tuesday – Thursday) they have a selected few cocktails for only £5! What a bargain.

This is our favourite place to drink and we can’t wait for our next trip! Little announcement from themselves is new cocktails are on the way to their menu soon!!

Check out their website for all information about table booking, location and cocktail and drinks menu, click here!

Follow their Instagram: @the_nuthatch

Thank you for reading and we would love to know all about how you spent Valentine’s Day.

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Blogmas Day 11 – Festive Cocktails🍸

Christmas is the best time to party and celebrate with family and friends so why not celebrate in style with a few Christmas themed cocktails. Don’t worry we are going to show you a few ideas, ingredients you need and how we make them.

We have chosen simple, cheap and easy cocktails for all able to make – you don’t need to be a professional mixologist for these! You will need a cocktail shaker to create the following.

All the cocktails serve 2 people.

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The Red Queen:

What you will Need;

  • 100ml of Cranberry Juice
  • 80ml of Gin (we used Bombay Sapphire)
  • 40ml of Elderflower Cordial
  • ½ a Lemon
  • Fresh Cranberries to garnish
  • Ice cubes

How to make this Cocktail:

  1. Add a handful of ice cubes into your cocktail shaker.
  2. Add the Gin, Cranberry Juice, Elderflower cordial and the lemon juice.
  3. Shake vigorously until well mixed.
  4. Using a strainer pour the cocktail mix into two glasses.
  5. Add the fresh cranberries to garnish.
  6. Bottoms up!

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Christmassy Gin Fizz:

What you will Need:

  • 100ml of Gin (Bombay Sapphire)
  • 25ml of Lemon Juice
  • 25ml of Simple Sugar
  • 50ml of Cranberry Juice
  • Prosecco
  • Ice cubes

How to make this Cocktail:

  1. Add a handful of ice cubes to your cocktail shaker.
  2. Add the Gin, Lemon Juice, Simple Sugar and Cranberry Juice.
  3. Shake well until mixed (around 1-2 minutes)
  4. Using a strainer pour the mix into two glasses.
  5. Open the prosecco and top up your cocktail.
  6. You can add a strawberry or raspberry to garnish.
  7. Cheers!

The Christmas Holiday Mule:

What will you Need:

  • 25ml Simple Syrup
  • 25ml Cranberry Juice
  • 75ml of Gin or Vodka
  • 100ml of Ginger Beer
  • Ice cubes
  • Rosemary sprig and orange slice for garnish

How to make this Cocktail:

  1. Add a handful of ice cubes to your cocktail shaker.
  2. Combined simple syrup, cranberry juice and gin/vodka.
  3. Shake well until mixed.
  4. Pour over ice and top up with ginger beer.
  5. Add rosemary and the orange slice for garnish.

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These are 3 of our favourite Christmas themed cocktails for this time of year. We hope you try them and enjoy!

Thank you for reading and get in touch to let us know your favourite cocktails all year round or for any season!

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Berry-tastic Mocktail Recipe🍹

For all the family why not try the Berry-tastic Mocktail, a refreshing drink! Also, a start to one of your 5 a day…

Ingredients:

  • Frozen Blackcurrants, Redcurrants, Raspberries and Blackberries.
  • Lemonade
  • Ice Cubes
  • Apple Juice

What you need: Blender, Twisted Bar Spoon, Strainer and a Glass/Cup of your choice.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Add all the frozen fruit and ice cubes into the blender and blend until combined.
  2. Add apple juice to the blender until a running liquid.
  3. Once smooth and runny liquid, add some ice cubes to your glass and strain the blended mixture into the glass.
  4. Top up the glass with lemonade and stir with the twisted bar spoon.
  5. Add fruit for decoration.
  6. Sit back and enjoy your refreshing drink!

 

Hope you enjoy this Mocktail recipe which is perfect for all ages from a children’s party to a refreshing fruit drink during the day!

Thank you for reading, feel free to let us know what you think.

The World Is Your Oyster.

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Cucumber Cooler Cocktail🍸

This recipe is to make a simple and quick Gin based cocktail perfect for any occasion from pre-party to Saturday night chill out on the sofa!

Ingredients:

  •             50ml Tanqueray Gin
  •             1 Lime
  •             250ml Tonic Water
  •             6 Slices of Cucumber
  •             Ice Cubes
  •             2 TBSP of Sugar

You Will Need: Cocktail Shaker, Muddler, Twister Bar Spoon and a Glass of your choice.

Step-by-step Guide:

  1. To start quarter the lime and place half into the cocktail shaker with the cucumber slices. Using the Muddler – crush the limes and cucumber.
  2. Add a few ice cubes, Gin and sugar to the crushed limes and cucumber and shake vigorously for a few seconds.
  3. Add a few ice cubes to your glass, pour the mixture into the glass and top up with the Tonic Water.
  4. Stir with the Twisted Bar Spoon and add a few cucumber slices and lime segments for decoration.
  5. Sit back and enjoy your beverage!🍸

 

Thank you for reading.

We would love to hear about your experience or any cocktails we should review!

The World Is Your Oyster.🌍

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