Tag: Drinks

Plymouth Gin and the Rivington Greenwich are celebrating World Gin Day on the 10th June with £5 G&Ts  all day long!

Celebrate World Gin Day on 10th June at the Rivington Greenwich who are inviting you to enjoy £5 G&Ts all day at their pop-up with Plymouth Gin. As the spirit continues to be one of the nation’s best-loved drinks, this year will mark the 9th anniversary of World Gin Day, so why not go and celebrate the occasion with Plymouth Gin?

Plymouth Gin is a living legend in the gin industry, as it’s a little-known fact that it was the world's first spirit to be called 'dry gin' when it was first developed in 1793. It is the only English gin to be granted a Protected Geographical Indication from the European Union. Loved both by the British Royal Navy and by famed explorers, Plymouth Gin sailed the seven seas and travelled from pole to pole, gaining notoriety at every port of call.

If you’re looking to broaden your gin horizons, then look no further then these limited-edition cocktails available all summer! Rivington Greenwich’s marine terrace is also the perfect location for guests to enjoy one of the specially created gin cocktails, inspired by the rich maritime heritage of the Navy Strength Gin and Royal Navy tradition. They include:

  • Five Knots - Plymouth Navy Strength Gin, Homemade Jasmin and Grapefruit Sherbet, Lime Juice, Soda & Homemade Jasmin Essence Sprits - £9.25
  • Cinnamon Smoke - Plymouth Navy Strength Gin, Campari, Antica Formula, Kamm & Sons Islay - £9.75
  • The Pennant - Antica Formula, Lemon Juice, Merlet Apricot Brandy, Orange Juice, Plymouth Gin, Plymouth Sloe Gin - £9.50
  • The Gimlet - Plymouth Gin, Lime Cordial - £8.50



Ready to get festive this week with some fireworks? Check out these Bonfire night options.

Toffee Apples at Tom’s Kitchen Deli



Toffee apples, everyone’s favourite Autumn treat, will be on sale at Tom’s Kitchen Deli from 26th October to 6th November to celebrate Halloween and Bonfire Night 2015.  They will be priced at £3.50 each and will be available from the delis located adjacent to the restaurants in Canary Wharf and St Katharine Docks. Tom’s Kitchen Deli offers an array of homemade seasonal sandwiches, soups, hotpots, salads and sweet treats, perfect for food lovers on the go. http://www.tomskitchen.co.uk/

Celebrate Bonfire Night at Dehesa - Thursday 5th November (large image)

In celebration of this year's Bonfire Night, Salt Yard Group restaurant Dehesa will be adding special seasonal dishes to their menu cooked on the restaurant's outside charcoal grill, including Roasted chestnuts with Manteca; Baby Pumpkins stuffed with lamb and chilli ragout and BBQ apples stuffed with raisins, nuts and Pedro Ximenez Cream, alongside glasses of hot mulled spiced cider.  With its cosy outside terrace, Dehesa is the perfect place to soak up some autumnal atmosphere in the heart of Soho. Dehesa opened in 2008, and is a charcuterie and tapas bar inspired by the cuisine of Spain and Italy, offering sharing dishes served in a relaxed environment. To make a reservation call 020 7494 4170 or email info@dehesa.co.uk

Explode with a Firecracker Cocktail at Royal China

Royal China has launched an explosive new cocktail for Bonfire Night which is guaranteed to send temperatures rising on 5 November 2015. East meets West with the Firecracker cocktail, a spicy infusion of rum, coriander, fresh red chillies and mango juice, topped with ice-cold Champagne. You can try this delicious sparkling and spicy concoction for £14.50 at Royal China restaurants Baker Street and Canary Wharf. 

Where to dine out after the fireworks?

Southwark Park, 5th November: Butler’s Wharf, with spectacular views of Tower Bridge, try the newly refurbished Le Pont de la Tour or perennial favourite Blueprint Café, which has a brand new chef.

Battersea Park: family-run bistro, Augustine Kitchen ,or hop to King’s Road for BBQ at Big Easy, or glamour and fun at Bluebird Chelsea

See Fireworks in West London

More than 6,000 families from the Hillingdon community are expected to attend Brunel’s big bonfire and fireworks event on Thursday 5 November.

Now in its seventh year, the event has become one of the most hotly-anticipated in the university’s calendar, attracting young and old from across the region to join in the festival spirit.

As well as lighting up the sky with a spectacular fireworks display, the university will fill the event with a wide range of food and drink stalls, bouncy castle, gladiator joust and bungee run. For the less active, face painting, balloon modelling and the unique talents of the university’s circus skills society will be on hand to entertain.

And this year’s celebrations will be bigger than ever, with a unique 50th Anniversary twist giving the community the chance to find out about all the events the university will be putting on over the next 15 months to mark its milestone year.

Tickets are £4.50 for adults and £3.50 for children, with the under-3s given free entrance, and limited free parking will be available on campus. Tickets can be bought on campus or online here.

Have a gunpowder pudding at The Savoy


Gunpowder is visually represented in the Dynamite Belle-Helene the pyrotechnic pudding from The Savoy’s new Temptation Wheel cocktail and dessert menu. This dessert is exquisitely designed to resemble a comic book explosion on the plate; a sleek poached pear 'bomb' is perched on wafer-encased ice cream sticks of dynamite trailing a chocolate and gold leaf fuse. 

The smoky aroma of Guy Fawkes night is encapsulated in the Smoked Heather Dram from Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings. A pyromaniacs delight, the cocktail features warming Laphroaig Quarter Cask, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, Sweet Vermouth, apple juice, orange zest and is flambéed. A smoking hot toddy for a cold November night.

Bonfire night is an excuse to wrap up and get cosy but when the fireworks fade The Cocktail Trading Company’s new venue in Smithfield is a snug spot for a post bonfire tipple. The Hop Buttered Bun cocktail features wheat beer, Bols Genever infused with raisin and nutmeg and spiced butter syrup and is as comforting as a spot by the fireside.

And the cocktail to make at home? (or to try at the London Cocktail Club Goodge Street, Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Ave, Covent Garden and Shoreditch, where both will be available until the end of December 2014. )


Blazing Monkey recipe:

40ml Monkey Shoulder whisky

12.5ml Motzart black

10ml banana liqueur

10ml boiling water 

5ml Demerara sugar syrup

Dash Angostura bitters

Sprinkle of nutmeg spice

Warm ingredients in bain marie, blaze and serve in a handled glass, orange twist to garnish. The Blazing Monkey can be made at home, exercising caution.


Fancy a beer already? Maybe a wine? Need a little hair of the dog? Well Orderella is here to please your drinking whims! All you need to do is get to a bar and download the app. Then sit pretty and wait.

Orderella is the app that lets you order and pay for your drinks via your phone, means you never have to queue at the bar for your drink again. Now available in over 200 venues across the UK, it is free to download on both iOS and Android and is the only app you will need to keep the celebrations flowing this St Patrick’s Day.

Off you go we hear Tuesday's the new Friday.




This weekend's not only Halloween but straight after most of the Bonfire Nights are cracking out the toffee apples and hot toddys. Why not partake in your own hot alcoholic beverages at home with something a little more exciting than mulled wine?

We give you hot cider lemonade....a little less of the thick and sticky and a little more or the zingy and fruity.


Bonfire Fire night screams fireworks and toffee apples, why not blend the two together with a drop of Stoli Vodka for the ultimate sparkling cider lemonade! Simply pull together the easy-to-find ingredients and mix in a flask, ready to pour out fire-side and get the sparklers going! See image and recipe below:


Pour 50ml Stolichnaya® Premium Vodka into a saucepan on a low heat (make sure it doesn't boil)

Add 25ml fresh lemon juice

Add 12.5ml sugar syrup

Add 25ml cider, stir and heat gently.

Take off the heat and pour into tall glass or jam jar

Serve with a cinnamon stick and optional sparkler

Stolichnaya Vodka is available in all major UK retailers including Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Tesco and RRP is £19.

For more information visit www.stoli.com or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stoliUK and on Twitter @StoliUK


Frieze is almost upon us and during the artistic merriment a new range of drinks will be launched.

Produced by Company: Movements, Deals and Drinks, a project by artist group Myvillages led by artist Kathrin Böhm. The project sets out to create a new cultural and production space in Barking and Dagenham through revisiting east London’s rural links. The project won the 2014 Create Art Award, which has been supported by Bank of America Merrill Lynch for the sixth consecutive year.

The drinks range, which has been made in partnership with east end soft drinks company Square Root and Kernel Brewery, will launch nationally at Frieze Art Fair 14 – 18 October 2014. An east London local launch will also be hosted at Eastbury Manor in Dagenham on 6 October 2014.

The project takes inspiration from the remarkable history of hop-picking in east London. The hopping tradition dates back to the early 19th century when over 200,000 east London residents – mostly women and children – would ‘go down to Kent’ for temporary seasonal work harvesting apples, berries, hops and other crops. This annual event came to an end in the 1950s, but Myvillages revisits the tradition by facilitating new connections between contemporary east London, nearby urban spaces for food growing and the Kent countryside.

Myvillages explored what could be picked in east London and in the nearby countryside today. A plan was devised not only to pick, but also to keep the harvest and to make drinks and trade them, with the profits feeding into a new community owned drinks enterprise. The aim was to extend the pickers involvement in the process to complete a whole cycle of production, trade and reinvestment. The resulting company is as much about economics and a profit in the long-term as it is about social and cultural impact, and about shaping a new public space for collective production in Barking and Dagenham.

The project involves the local community in every aspect of the process of drink development. Throughout the summer Company ran a wide programme of activities. Hop-picking memories were shared during monthly Hopping Afternoons at Valence House, cola concentrate was mixed at Dagenham Library and the Millennium Centre, elderflowers were infused during the Eastbrookend Country Fair, strawberries were plugged at the Barking and Dagenham College training kitchens and labels were designed at Studio 3 Arts.

From November 2015 onwards the project will be permanently based at the Parks Centre in Dagenham, where a programme of regular social events, drinks-making workshops and picking trips will be coordinated. A fruit orchard will also be planted in November at Eastbury Manor House, along with a raspberry garden at Studio 3 Arts and a fruit allotment at Eastbury Comprehensive School.

The Company Frieze Bar will be open at the following times:

Wednesday 15 October12.00 – 18.30

Thursday 16 October12.00 – 18.30

Friday 17 October12.00 – 18.30

Saturday 18 October12.00 – 18.30