5 must try drinks in Cardiff this September

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!


Source: Cairn Group

Rhubarb and Custard

Where: The Flora, Cathays

What: Absolut vodka, Adovocaat, rhubarb syrup, fresh lemon and vanilla syrup.

Why: A drink to take you back to your childhood. The combination of the adovocaat and rhurbarb syrup means The Flora has nailed the flavours of this popular sweet. Whilst this is a sweet drink, the vodka and lemon add the perfect tang so not to make it too sickly. Seriously good retro cocktail.


Source: The Dead Canary

The Italian Dragon

Where: The Dead Carnary, Cardiff

What: Campari Cask Tales, Coconut infused Beefeater gin, Byrrh, lemon and egg white.

Why: A real cocktail to celebrate Joe Calzaghe. Combining bitters with lighter, coconutty flavours and egg white makes this cocktail deliciously unique. It is a whirlwind combination of flavours which is only fitting for The Italian Dragon.

source: Tiny Rebel

Stay Puft

Where: Tiny Rebel, Cardiff

What: Marshmallow porter, 5.2%.

Why: The perfect sweet treat for an autumnal evening. This porter has all the roasty qualities of a classic dark ale, but the marshmallow flavours give a real sweetness. Whilst it is sweet, the malts and hops make sure to keep the earthy notes of a dark ale. This drink is out to get your tastebuds.


Source: Brains Craft Brewery

Stars and Stripes

Where: The Cambrian Tap, Cardiff

What: An American wheat beer, 5.0%.

Why: Refreshingly and deliciously drinkable. Having been brewed with Californian Ale yeast and wheat malt, this beer is a hazy golden colour and has a crisp bitterness. Brains Craft Brewery describes Stars and Stripes to have 'aromas of grapefruit and tropical fruit combined with citrus flavours.' Light, crisp and bitter.


Source: Lab 22

Teaches of Peaches

Where: Lab 22, Cardiff

What: Portobello Road Gin, Aperol, Cocchi Americano, White Peach Blossom Cordial, Orange Bitters, Soda.

Why: Think Aperol Spritz meets Liptons Iced Tea meets Sex on the beach. Lab 22 never do disappoint with their cocktail mixology and flavours, and Teaches of Peaches is no different. The flavours of this cocktail are elegant and delicate whilst delightfully peachy.


We may have given you some great new drinks to try, but everyone has their drink of choice. Here at Pop Up Bar Hire, we can help you tailor your bar to your own personal preferences for your event, party or wedding. Contact us today to discuss details further.

Author: Georgie Dransfield

5 HOT cocktails worth trying this autumn!

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 for a Friday night in or simply keep you company for a cosy evening on the sofa.


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1. The go-to Hot Toddy

An absolute classic, with slightly unclear origins but likely as a product of British imperialism in India in the 19th century. The British took this hot cocktail on for the same purpose you’re reading this blog right now – to keep warm against the elements (while ensuring there’s still alcohol involved)!

Source: Meg is Well


  • 240ml hot water
  • 1 tea bag
  • 2 shots (60ml) of whiskey (bourbon, whiskey, or even rum work!)
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Pour hot water into mug and steep tea for two to three minutes.
  2. Remove tea bag and add honey, whiskey, and lemon juice.
  3. Stir.
  4. Garnish with lemon slice.
  5. Enjoy!

Source: Town and Country Mag


2. Hot Choc with a kick

This one will stop you feeling quite so CHILLI… enjoy a take on the age-old guilty pleasure, a childhood favourite now exclusive to the over 18s. This spiced red wine hot chocolate is a definite winter warmer.

Source: Downshiftology


  • 1 Cup Red Wine
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Marshmallows for topping

The method for this one is super easy, minimal effort required! Mix all the ingredients together in one big pot, heat it on the hob (don’t let it boil) until steam rises, then Bob’s your uncle, you’ve got yourself a tasty treat to warm your up on a frosty evening. One of our favourite hot cocktails!

Source: Afternoon Espresso


3. Pumpkin Pillow

Rest easy with the Pumpkin Pillow, this one's for Halloween! It’ll help to calm your nerves on this spooky night. With a recipe that’s easy to increase and make in batch, there is plenty to share. While an acquired taste, this hot cocktail will surprise your taste buds with its sweet and creamy finish.

Source: The Crumby Kitchen


  • 1 shot Drambuie
  • 45 ml pumpkin puree
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 120 ml steamed whole milk (or choice milk-base)


Steam milk, pumpkin puree and spices together until hot. Double-strain into cup. Stir in Drambuie. Top with additional milk foam and ground nutmeg.


4. The Doctor’s Orders

This one helps to sooth a sore throat and to fend off the symptoms of a cold, but also lets you indulge in an alcoholic drink. A proper comfort hot cocktail and just what the doctor ordered!

Source: The New Potato


  • ¼ shot Bache-Gabrielsen American Oak cognac
  • 1 large tsp honey
  • 8ml simple syrup
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Hot water
  • Cloves (optional)

The method is rather simple, which is perfect if you are feeling slightly under the weather! Just mix all the ingredients together, add the hot water and the cloves if you fancy.

5. Be At One’s Shoreditch Sangria

Okay, admittedly this isn’t a hot cocktail BUT if you want to keep summer alive while embracing winter, we highly recommend Be At One’s Shoreditch Sangria. It combines the taste of fruity summer sangria with winter spices and is absolutely divine. The wacky mix of red wine and gin may sound unusual, yet it works a treat and is guaranteed to get your head spinning (in a very good way).

Source: Just Opened London


  • 4 shots of Plymouth Sloe gin
  • 1 bottle of Malbec wine
  • 1 Pomegranate
  • Spiced Pear
  • Sliced Orange
  • 1 cup of Blackberries
  • 3 cups of Angostura bitters


This recipe makes 6-8 cups of sangria.

  1. Pour the wine into a large pitcher, squeezing the juice form the orange into the wine.
  2. Add in all fruit (minus the blackberries) and the gin. Leave to chill overnight.
  3. To serve, add in the Angostura bitters and the berries.
  4. Enjoy!

Source: Be At One

Hands up if you want some hot cocktails!

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If  we've inspired you with these hot cocktails and you're planning an autumn or winter event, why not contact us today to find out more!

Author: Bronwyn Wheatley

Cocktail of the Week: Espresso Martini

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 born.  The rest is history and today it is one of the most popular, and classy cocktails. 


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As a drink, it’s deliciously confusing – coffee and vodka just shouldn’t be allowed to taste this good together, but it does! The liqueur has a sweetness, the espresso gives it a rich depth, and the vodka delivers that essential kick to get your evening going.  All topped off - of course - with the thick, luxurious, foam that sits at the top of the glass. 

Want to know how to make your own at home? See below our simple - but delicious - recipe.


What you'll need: 

A handful of ice

25ml vodka

35ml Kalhua, Tia Maria, or similar

35ml fresh espresso

Coffee beans, to garnish

How to make it:

Chill your martini glasses in the freezer for at least 20 minutes before serving. Put the ice in a cocktail shaker, followed by the vodka, liqueur and lastly the coffee. Taste and add a little more liqueur if you prefer it sweeter and then shake for 20 seconds. Lastly, strain into your chilled glasses, top with 3 coffee beans, serve immediately, and let your evening begin!

If - like us - you love a good cocktail, and are planning an event on the larger scale,  email us at hello@wordpress-1172833-4103133.cloudwaysapps.com or give us a call on 02920 101 562 .



Alcohol Advent Calendars for 2018

Is it even the festive season if you're not trying to find any excuse to celebrate with a drink? With the office parties, work-do's, and catching up with all your favourite friends, being merry definitely goes hand in hand with Christmas time.

So, what better way to get into the festive spirit(s), than with a boozey advent calendar? We wouldn't recommend opening in the morning - so save until after work for the ultimate treat, because the kids shouldn't get all the fun!

Here are our favourites that'll definitely put the 'Merry' into 'Merry Christmas':



One for the gin lover is Sainsbury's first Christmas advent calendar, and it looks absolutely beautiful. Expect premium gin brands like Hendricks, Opihr and Tanqueray, as well as flavoured options such as Sipsmith in lemon drizzle flavour, (yes please!)

Sainsbury's, £60 – available in store now.


John Lewis


More on the pricey side - but definitely worth it - is this festive number from John Lewis. This boozey calendar contains 24 bottles of prosecco and cava to get through from a range of delicious brands. What's more – there's a 20cl Lanson Champagne to glugg on Christmas Eve, too. That's a winner in our books!

John Lewis, £125.




Christmas isn't all about mulled wine, so spare a thought for the beer lovers. For the hoppy fans, we've included this awesome beer advent calendar with a range of offerings from IPA to stout, alongside the big names in the craft beer Brewdog and Magic Rock. Cheers to that!

Laithwaite's, £49.99.


Masters of Malt


Finally, for those who really want to warm their cockles this Christmas, why not pick up the world's best-selling whisky Advent calendar? Enjoy a 30m; dram every day in the run-up with some of the world's most exciting distilleries, including Glenfarclas, Nikka, and Hudson.


Masters Of Malt, £149.94

Which one would you choose? Remember, for all your Christmas event needs, we're here to help. Contact us here for more information.



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!


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 best friend, adding depths of flavour to even the simplest of cocktails.

There are four flavors in the product line: vanilla cricket, cacao cricket, toasted almond cricket, and - for the even more adventurous - pure cricket. Each flavor has a unique taste profile, and can be readily mixed into cocktails or enjoyed with soda water. 

But why bugs? Seriously?

The cocktail bitters have been created to get people over the "ick" factor of eating insects, and whats-more, according the UN FAO, eating insects is the first viable solution to the world's impending food shortage. Crickets are also a great source of fat, protein, vitamins, fiber and minerals - and they have minimal environmental impact.  Seeing as two billion people across 80% of the world already eat over 1,000 different kinds of insects - why shouldn't we all get on board?

Would you splash a dash of cricket in your Cosmopolitan? Or a few drops in your espresso martini? We're still not sure, but Critter Bitters could definitely give us the liquid courage we need to spark our own insect-eating traditions.

If you're not too keen on adding bugs to your cocktails, we're here to help with some of the more classic beverages. From hiring our pop up bar, to cocktail making, get in touch with us today.



Cocktail of the week: Hot Toddy

With winter in full swing, and your fluffy pyjamas becoming more of a solid outfit choice in the evenings, there's only one hot drink that'll warm your cockles during the dark nights. Fruity, sweet, and alcoholic; it’s time to cosy up with a Hot Toddy.

Source; Heatherchristo.com


Hot toddies are usually made with tea, typically a plain old black tea, but they’re also great with green tea or jasmine for those who prefer something a little more fragrant. Unlike mulled wine, or warm cider, hot toddies are light and refreshing rather than overwhelmingly sweet.  The combination of whisky, honey, lemon, cinnamon and cloves really packs a punch and is perfect not only for sipping on in your PJ's, but for entertaining guests this winter.

Hot toddies were also used widely in the mid-19th century to help cure the common cold. You would fix yourself a steaming mug of hot water, add honey, herbs, spices and liqueur such as whiskey, rum, or brandy and let the healing begin. Seriously, is there anything this drink can't do? 



What you'll need: 

50ml whisky

3 tsp honey, or to taste

1 cinnamon stick, snapped in half

1 lemon, half juiced and half sliced

2 cloves

How to prepare:

  1. In a teapot or saucepan, bring the water to a simmer. Pour the hot water into a mug
  2. Add the whiskey, the teaspoons honey and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Stir until the honey has disappeared into the hot water. Taste, and add 1 teaspoon honey for more sweetness, and/or 1 teaspoon more lemon juice for more zing. 
  3. Garnish with a lemon round (studded with cloves) and cinnamon stick 


Are you feeling festive yet? We can't wait to cosy up with a Hot Toddy this winter!

For more information on the services that Pop Up Bar Offer, get in touch today.

Recipe for the best mulled wine; nailed.

With the big day literally around the corner, we’re already thinking about all the festive flavours that Christmas will be bringing us. From mince pies, to pigs in blankets, there really is something about those warming ingredients during winter time that makes us all feel a little bit fuzzy - right?

Mulled wine, or - Christmas in a glass - as we like to call it, can be a bit of a marmite situation. Some people love the winter spice overload, and others - not so keen. However, below we’ve sourced a recipe that even the biggest of scrooge's will love this winter.



  • 2 clementines
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 fresh bay leaves
  • 1 whole nutmeg , for grating
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 2 bottles Chianti or other Italian red wine
  • 2 star anise



  1. Peel large sections of peel from the clementines, lemon and lime.
  2. Put the sugar in a large saucepan over a medium heat, add the pieces of peel and squeeze in the clementine juice.
  3. Add the cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and about 10 to 12 gratings of nutmeg. Halve the vanilla pod lengthways and add to the pan, then stir in just enough red wine to cover the sugar.
  4. Let this simmer until the sugar has completely dissolved into the red wine, then bring to the boil. Keep on a rolling boil for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until you’ve got a beautiful thick syrup. The reason I’m doing this first is to create a wonderful flavour base by really getting the sugar and spices to infuse and blend well with the wine. It’s important to make a syrup base first because it needs to be quite hot, and if you do this with both bottles of wine in there you’ll burn off the alcohol.
  5. When your syrup is ready, turn the heat down to low and add your star anise and the rest of the wine. Gently heat the wine and after around 5 minutes, when it’s warm and delicious, ladle it into heatproof glasses and serve.

So there we have it; Christmas in a glass, and one of the ultimate ways to stay cosy this winter - enjoy!


Note; if you’re planning on hiring a pop up bar in the new year, why not let us bring the party to you? At Pop-Up Bar Hire, we can help stock, organize, and run your bar so that you can sit back and enjoy the party. Contact us here for more information.



10 Cocktails To Get You In The Mood For Spring

It may only be 10 days into January and many of us, including some of us here at Pop Up Bar Hire are doing Dry January, but we just can't stop thinking about the floral and refreshing taste of the spring season's cocktails.

Check out 10 of the tastiest, spring themed cocktails that had our mouths watering...

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The essential guide to throwing the ultimate cocktail party

Cocktails! We all love at LEAST one of them, they are the perfect drinks to have at any party for this reason alone. But how does one throw the ultimate cocktail party and what do they need? Fear not, read on and find out how you can throw the cocktail party event of the year.

The liquor

Undeniably the most important member of the cocktail party, the liquor is the bread and butter. It should be spread out evenly across the bar so each member of staff can reach it. For a party of 40, you will need white rum, tequila, gin, bourbon, and around three bottles of vodka- unless you know for sure your guests can drink the standard party guests under the bar, then maybe you should get some more. If you want to try some even more flamboyant cocktails, get different flavoured vodkas!

The bar

Whats a cocktail party without a bar? Well, it’s like a mojito with no rum, pointless. You’ll need a good, secure setup that isn’t going to wobble or fall down. Somewhere that’s high enough so people can’t reach over and grab the bottles (Pop Up Bar Hire can provide a bar exactly like this!).

The mixers

Stock up with three to four bottles of juices (we recommend orange, cranberry, pineapple and tomato) and sodas (cola, lemonade, tonic water, ginger beer and soda water). If you’ve got these, you’ll be set for the day.

The tools

To put it bluntly, without tools, you won’t be able to make a cocktail. You will need a cocktail shaker (that’s a given), cocktail spoon, a jigger (that one is for measuring) and a muddler (the one for crushing bits and bobs).

The people

Staff who stand behind the bar can make all the difference. Depending on the vibe you wish to go with, staff can be full of serenity and poise for a wedding or cheeky and fun at a work event, whichever you choose, Pop Up Bar Hire always ensure they can make each cocktail to a high standard.

The garnishes

When it comes to cocktails, you really need everything to make it, especially the garnishes. You will need the family of three citrus fruits- lemons, limes and oranges, mint, bitter, sugar, and salt and pepper. They’re what makes the cocktails look fancy and give them that party-feel.


At Pop Up Bar Hire, we can provide ALL of these essentials, yes, from the bar to the box of mint. Even though we are based in Cardiff, we can get our mobile bar to any event, anywhere, anytime. Give us a bell here.

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DIY Valentine's Day - Three Course Meal & Cocktails

In light of the fact that it is Valentine's Day on Wednesday, we teamed up with Street Food Warehouse to bring you the perfect three-course street food meal compiled by some of the country's best street food vendors with accompanying recipes for some delicious cocktails. Panic over - Valentine's Day is sorted!

Starter: Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

What better way to kick off your Valentine’s Day meal than with some tantalising Thai Chicken Satay skewers from the lovely Tiny Thai?! Nutty, moreish and as tasty as they come!

Chicken Skewers


  • 10 x 7 inch bamboo skewers
  • 2 breasts will make 10 large skewers
  • Half a can of coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp ground/dried coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil


  • Slice chicken into long thin strips OR into small bite size pieces with gloves (to avoid turmeric staining skin) mix ALL ingredients in a bowl and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour (longer to strengthen colour)
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  • Skewer chicken slices, leaving 2-3 inches at the bottom for holding  
  • Lay skewers flat on a tray, avoid overlapping
  • Cover with tin foil and cook for 20 minutes (if you want to keep for another time or prep in advance, the skewers can be frozen from this point once cooked - these can be defrosted then follow the next step to be served)
  • From the oven, warm a griddle pan with 1 tsp of oil and grill skewers for 1-2 mins on either side until char marks appear
  • Serve with peanut sauce on the side for dipping

Peanut Sauce


  • 1 tsp red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp veg oil
  • Half a can of coconut milk
  • Hand full of crushed peanuts
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt


  • In a saucepan warm vegetable oil and mix in red curry paste on med-low heat
  • When the curry paste starts to sizzle, mix in the coconut milk and bring to boil
  • Mix in peanuts, sugar and salt (add more to your preferred flavour)
  • Allow to cool to thicken sauce and serve warm

Dive in!


"Muay Thai Love"


  • 60ml gold rum (2 healthy shots)
  • 2 sticks of lemon grass
  • Fresh Lime (half for each)
  • 30ml Coconut water (a healthy shot)
  • 20ml Ginger Syrup (just under a shot)


  • Muddle one stick of lemongrass in a shaker
  • Add cubed ice, the rum, coconut water, ginger syrup and squeeze half a lime into the shaker
  • Shake vigorously for 30 seconds
  • Strain into a whiskey glass (ice is optional)
  • Place a wheel of lime and the remaining lemongrass to garnish  


"Honey I’m Home"


  • 60ml Gin
  • 1tsp Honey
  • Fresh lemon (¼ fresh lemon to be squeezed, one wedge for garnish)
  • 1 Premium bottle of beer
  • Hot water  


  • Melt the honey with a splash of hot water (use a tea cup if you do not have a mixing glass)
  • Allow to cool
  • Fill a tall class with cubed Ice
  • Pour the Gin, dissolved honey mix, squeeze the fresh lemon and mix well
  • Top with beer and add a wedge of lemon to garnish


Main Course: "Waiting for Coddot" Fish Tacos

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like homemade fish tacos! The amazing street food vendors The Bearded Taco have generously given us this recipe for one of their most popular dishes “Waiting for Coddot”. Fresh and crunchy beer battered fish tacos alongside a honey and lemon slaw with lashings of Chipotle tartar sauce. A sure fire way to impress that special someone and incredibly zingy and delicious!

Corn Tortillas

Ingredients: Approx. 10/12 tortillas

  • 1 x cup of masa harina (available online or in a Mexican shop)
  • 1.25 x cup of warm water
  • 1 x tsp salt


  • Mix all above ingredients together in a medium sized bowl with your hands and knead until it forms a soft dough (approx. 10 mins)
  • Use a weighing scale to measure the dough into 40g balls or just divide dough into 10/12 equal-size balls
  • Press each ball into tortillas using a 6 ½ inch tortilla press (if you don’t have one you can also improvise with a rolling pin or your hands)
  • Preheat a large skillet (cast iron works best) over medium-high heat. Place tortillas into the hot skillet and allow to cook for approximately 30 seconds, or until browned and slightly puffy. Turn tortilla over to brown on second side for approximately 30 seconds more, then transfer to a plate. Repeat process with each ball of dough. Keep tortillas covered with a towel to stay warm and moist until ready to serve or wrap in cling film until ready to heat later.


Fish Finger Tacos:

Ingredients: Approx. 10/12

  • 10/12 corn tortillas (available in most supermarkets or use recipe above if you would like to make your own!)
  • 1 x kg sustainable white fish (e.g. cod / haddock / hake)
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

For the Beer Batter:

  • 225g self raising flour (swap out for gluten free self raising flour to make gluten free, available in most free from sections at supermarkets)
  • 330 ml beer (lighter beer works best, again use a gluten free beer to make this recipe suitable for gluten allergies)
  • 1 x tsp dried thyme

For the Honey and Lemon slaw:

  • 1/2 head Napa or similar cabbage - shredded
  • 1/4 head red cabbage - shredded
  • 1 x med carrot - shredded
  • 1 x small green apple - grated
  • 1 x tbsp honey
  • 1 x lemon - juice & zest
  • 3 x tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • Pinch of salt or more to taste

For the Chipotle Tartar Sauce: - (please note they usually make this from scratch but recommend using a jar of mayonnaise for ease)

  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 x cloves garlic
  • 1 x tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 x chipotles chillies (or 2 depending on desired heat level)
  • 1 x tbsp capers
  • 1 x tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • Pinch of salt or more to taste


  • Portion the fish into 10/12 equal slices (about the length of the tortilla)
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan or tabletop fryer to 185°C
  • For the slaw: in a large bowl combine the shredded cabbages, carrots and apples. In a separate small bowl mix together the honey, lemon juice, lemon zest, rice wine vinegar and salt until the honey is completely mixed in. Add the dressing to the slaw and mix well
  • For the chipotle tartar sauce: in a food processor or blender, combine the mayonnaise, chipotles, garlic, white wine vinegar, capers, fresh chopped parsley and salt until smooth; transfer to a small bowl or squeezy bottle if you have one
  • For the fish: in a large bowl, whisk up flour with the beer and thyme into batter. Dredge fish pieces in flour, dunk into batter and fry a few pieces at a time to deep golden brown. Salt fish when they come out of the oil, while they’re still hot. Keep warm in a moderate oven on a wire rack set on a rimmed baking sheet if not serving straight away
  • Warm your tortillas in hot, dry skillet or over a burner flame
  • Serve fish with tortillas and fixings on top when ready. Finish with fresh chopped coriander and a wedge of lime to squeeze on top



"Havana Good Time"


  • 60ml any Rum of choice (we personally use Havana club 7)
  • Fresh Lime (half for each cocktail)
  • 25 ml Sugar Syrup (1 shot)


  • Pour rum into shaker with half a fresh squeezed lime and sugar syrup
  • Shake vigorously for 30 seconds
  • Strain into a coupe (a wine glass can be used if you don’t have a coupe)


"Life's a Beach"


  • 50 ml Gin (two shots)
  • Fresh lime (¼ per cocktail)
  • Coconut Water (to top)


  • Pour your gin of choice into a tall glass over ice (preferably crushed ice)
  • Top up with coconut water
  • Use a cocktail spoon or a fork to swizzle the cocktail together
  • Add a slice of fresh lime to garnish  

Dessert : “Lovers Cheesecake”

Last but certainly not least we have something sweet to round off the evening. Urban Cheesecake have donated this amazing cheesecake recipe which is sure to impress. Creamy white chocolate cheesecake topped with indulgent chocolate truffle ganache and strawberries! If that doesn’t make your mouth water, we don’t know what will!


  • 500g melted white choc
  • 500 ml double cream
  • 500ml cream cheese
  • 1 packet ginger biscuits
  • 50g salted melted butter
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 20g butter
  • 100ml double cream
  • 1 x punnet of strawberries


  • Smash the biscuits to bits and stir in the melted butter and press down firmly in 8 inch spring form cake tin, chill for an hour.
  • In large bowl, soften the cream cheese the add the double cream and whisk with an electric whisk until combined, add the melted choc and whisk to form a smooth cream texture, pour in to the tin, smooth the top and bung in the fridge for a couple of hours to set.

To Serve:

Make the ganache, break the dark chocolate and place in a mixing bowl, gently heat the cream just as it starts to boil pour all over the broken chocolate, add the butter, using a wooden spoon bring it all together to create a silky shiny decadent chocolate sauce! pour over the cheesecake and top with strawberries! Save some sauce for dipping strawberries and feeding to each other for the perfect evening of romance!



"Two’s Company"


  • 50ml Vanilla Vodka
  • 25ml Baileys
  • 25ml Kahlua
  • 25ml Disaronno
  • Cream  


  • Pour Vanilla Vodka, Baileys, Kahlua, Disaronno and the cream into a blender
  • Add cubed ice
  • Blend for 30 seconds
  • Pour into a fish bowl
  • Add 2 straws and ribbed condom (For her pleasure) to garnish


"Slippery Nipple"


  • Sambuca
  • Kahlua
  • Grenadine


  • Pour a small amount of sambuca into a shot glass ( about half way)
  • Use the back of a teaspoon and slowly pour Baileys down the back of the spoon to layer.
  • Add a small drop of grenadine in the center to create a nipple