Cocktail recipes

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Feel Good Friday: Easy Cocktail Recipes

  For this week’s Feel Good Friday blog, we’re embracing our inner Brian Flanagan (it’s Tom Cruise’s character from Cocktail) and sharing some fantastic concoctions! Well, since you ask, Tom, we’ve got one for each of the first five spirits we could think of in three seconds. Cheers to easy cocktail recipes!   For the Gin lovers… Tom Collins We’re starting this off old-school and treating you guys to an all-time classic gin cocktail recipe. Ingredients 50ml gin 25ml lemon juice 25ml sugar syrup 125ml chilled soda water How do... Read More

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National Storytelling Week: Drinks inspired by two different stories (Orange Milkshake recipe and Bond’s Martini recipe)

  Rounding off our National Storytelling Week Menu, we’ve got a couple of beverages to wash the three-course meal down. One for kids and one not for kids, these two drinks are so iconic and are incredibly easy to make. First up, is the children-friendly drink (from a not-so children-friendly story). Orange Milkshake recipe (inspired by Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange) Ingredients 2 cups of fresh orange juice 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream ½ cup of milk 2 tsps of white sugar How to make an Orange Milkshake Pour... Read More

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Ginuary: Alternative mixers to tonics

  If you’re celebrating Ginuary, you might – MIGHT – have grown a little tired of drinking gin with tonic. Otherwise, you might be a little unsure as to what gins go with what tonics. So, here at Andrew James, we’ve decided to explore what alternative mixers we can enjoy gin with. Here’s our top 5… Gin and Bitter Lemon A delicious swap to make a truly distinctive tipple, the bitter lemon gives an extra little zing to your favourite spirit.   Gin and Ginger Ale Another one to add... Read More

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Ginuary: Gin cocktails to serve and enjoy throughout the month.

  Recent years have seen such a dramatic surge in the popularity of gin that the cheeky little spirit has only gone and got its own month! Yes, welcome to Ginuary! And, here at Andrew James, we’ve decided to fully embrace the old mother’s ruin with some fantastic gin cocktail recipes…   Allen GINsberg – This one will make you howl! One for the literary fans out there! Also known as a Singapore Sling, this great concoction is perfect for serving guests at a cocktail party! Ingredients 1 measure of... Read More

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World Book Day – Literature’s Tastiest Recipes

World Book Day, which falls on the 7th March, is a global celebration of the literary texts which have undoubtedly shaped our lives, as well as allowing us to live hundreds of other ones; from a sombre Dickensian world to a fantasy-fuelled kingdom where dragons and quests are commonplace. Books are an irrevocably powerful tool. We thought we would put our own Andrew James spin on World Book Day, by marrying our two loves of storybooks and food together! We are sharing a range of Book-themed recipes that will get your imagination... Read More