Author: Hannah Rose Williams

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It’s rich, indulgent, creamy, and the shot of espresso will make sure you keep up with your work mates if you find yourself flagging at the office Christmas do. It could only be one classic, and most definitely one of our favourites; the Espresso Martini.  In 1984 a top model came into the famous late bartender Dick Bradsells bar with a rather special cocktail request. She asked for something sophisticated, edgy and strong - and so the famous Espresso Martini was...

Now don't get us wrong, we're all for trying something new when it comes to cocktails and new drinks on the block, but when we stumbled across this new creation, we weren't too sure whether to ask someone to pass us a bucket, or take the plunge and give it a try!   [caption id="attachment_13845" align="alignnone" width="2500"] Source: Critter Bitters[/caption]   Critter Bitters are handcrafted cocktail bitters made with toasted crickets. Cocktail bitters are usually considered the salt and pepper of cocktails, and are a bartender's...

Are you feeling autumnal (but not the cold that comes with it)? We are all guilty of complaining about the heat in summer and then complaining when it ends. Whether you embrace or dread the woolly jumpers and frosted mornings, these hot cocktails will welcome you into the colder months with warmth. They are the perfect mix between a well-earned beverage and a mug that warms not just your hands, but your soul too. These cocktails will impress your mates...

We can all get stuck in our ways with our choices of drinks, why go for something different when you know you'll enjoy a classic G&T no matter where you are. However, we have decided to mix things up a little and have devised a shortlist of 5 new drinks that we believe you should try this September, all of which are in Cardiff- right on our doorstep!   [caption id="attachment_13810" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Source: Cairn Group[/caption] Rhubarb and Custard Where: The Flora, Cathays What: Absolut...

The Autumn Internationals are fast approaching and soon to be kicking off in Cardiff, London and across the globe. So what better time to become a rugby supporter. Whilst we know you won't need much persuading, we've produced 10 reasons why you should. 1. The Songs No matter who you support, whether it is Wales, England, Ireland or South Africa, there will be a suitably naff and yet an ever so charming song which will be sung at the top of each...

There are many things that you must consider when planning a wedding, one of the most important is the venue. The venue itself will set the tone for the entire day, and it is certainly something you will want to remember fondly. Pop Up Bar Hire have come up with a list of pros and cons for the most popular venue options. Marquee Wedding Venue [caption id="attachment_13791" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Source: Boho Weddings[/caption] Marquee venues are a complete blank canvas for both bride and...

We have teamed up with Street Food Warehouse and British Street Food to collectively bring The Welsh Street Food Awards to Milford Haven this weekend (18th-19th August). Look out for the marquees along the Milford Waterfront.  So what's all the fuss about? The best traders from up and down Wales will be fighting it out to win the vote of the judges - and the general public - at the first ever Welsh leg of the awards. At stake?  A place in...

The passionfruit mojito: a tropical and fun cocktail perfect for BBQs and summer parties (and even winter ones). The passionfruit mojito is for those who love the light and refreshing tang of a traditional mojito but also want to experiment with fruity flavours. [caption id="attachment_13760" align="aligncenter" width="680"] Source: cookienameddesire[/caption] Traditionally, mojitos are made with a white rum, and for a classic mojito this should definitely remain so. However, we have found that using a spiced rum really adds that extra something to...

The Kir Royale, a champagne cocktail which just has that little bit more. It is sophisticated, elegant and o-so-delicious. It is the perfect addition to any cocktail party, dinner soiree or Friday night. Just like many champagne cocktails, the trick is to keep them as simple as possible, so as cocktails go, it is probably one of the easiest yet most effective. Just in case you are not familiar with Crème de Cassis, it is a liqueur made from blackcurrants, and...

Cardiff nightlife is really a taking a turn for the better, the number of new bars opening this August is amazing. There really is something for everyone, and now that Cardiff has some fresh faces on the scene, those of you who were getting tired of the same old bars on a Friday and Saturday night have something to look forward to. 1. The Alchemist Cardiff has been calling out for The Alchemist for a while now, and we are thrilled to...