Whilst we can’t get to any of our favourite bars or see any friends during the lockdown, we’ve taken the opportunity to experiment with ingredients that add a bit of bougie to any at-home drinks, enjoy experimenting and enjoy a shot of After Party the day after!
1: Bitters - Elevate a G&T to something fabulous
We were gifted this full set of Javier de las Muelas' Droplets at Christmas. It contains a selection of bitters that add a layer of something extra to your drinks (or food!) I prefer a savoury to a sweet drink and have been adding the Rosemary or Celery drop to seaweed gin for an extra savoury hit. It makes a great aperitif There are hundreds of different bitters to experiment with and will invigorate any drink to make it super special
2: Fresh Herbs - Making an Insta'ble Drink
We’ve got a teeny garden and I’ve been growing herbs for a few years to use in cooking but this year I’m adding more to my drinks, a few leaves of muddled rosemary adds a medicinal note to G&Ts, fresh mint (I've got a lavender mint which has a gorgeous scent), elevates pretty much anything, especially a mocktail or even just a sparkling water. Coriander adds a whole new level to a Bloody Mary as well as making a Piccante as addictive as it is and basil is a key ingredient in this refreshing, aniseedy basil smash
I’ve been collecting fun glassware for a while and more time at home gives me the opportunity to put them to use! These Cactus Marg glasses make me smile every time
I found some glorious vintage Champagne saucers from ebay, they make me feel like an old school movie siren, I love it, the perfect 6pm pick me up, similar can be found here: