Ice Cream Floats: Top flavours and one rip-roaring recipe 01/07/2019

Our 10 Best Ice Cream Float Flavours (and one lush recipe)

  While everyone enjoys an Ice Cream, there doesn’t seem to be many shouting for Ice Cream Floats, despite the lush weather. We’re here to change all that. With the Andrew James Ice Cream Maker, you can make a whole host of different homemade ice cream flavours, but it could also be used to create refreshing floats that can add a bit of fizz to your ice cream desserts.     How to make an Ice Cream Float It could not be easier… Simply scoop as much ice cream as... Read More


The Handmaid’s Tale Recipes: Blessed be the Fruit …smoothie

Blessed Day   We thought long and hard about which Healthy Smoothie flavour we were going to make for this week’s The Handmaid’s Tale recipe. Batting ideas back and forward, we just couldn’t decide which was going to be the main fruity ingredient. Until it hit us (not literally). Of course, if we were going to make a fruit smoothie to enjoy while watching Handmaid’s Tale Season 3, it had to be…   That’s right. Using our very own Smoothie Maker, we’ve rustled up and delicious, easy and healthy Banana... Read More


Cocktails & Mocktails Menu

Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street. It’s also a pretty good opportunity to indulge in some delicious Mocktails and Cocktails made by our Boston Cocktail Set. These menus are full of delicious and refreshing drinks and, with a whole host of different ingredients, there will be something here for everyone.         For these recipes, we used the following products. To buy your own, simply click on the links below the images. The Boston Cocktail Set     The Ice Maker Machine... Read More

Newcastle 31/05/2019

Feel Good Friday: Great drinks for Newcastle United fans to enjoy

The Premier League is back and, whether you are a football fan or not, it is a fantastic opportunity to get people around for a few drinks. This week, our resident Newcastle United fan has decided to share a few NUFC cocktail recipes so you can celebrate from the comfort of your own home.   Gin-Jo Shelvey Let’s get straight to it… This is a classic (and lush) Gin & Tonic Recipe Ingredients 2 ounces gin 4 ounces tonic water Optional: Lime wedge and/or mint leaves   Method Fill a tall glass... Read More

Father's Day Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe 30/05/2019

Father’s Day Cocktail: Mint Julep Recipe

For Father’s Day, we have some great cocktail recipes and they’ve all been made in our very own Cocktail Set, so whether your Dad likes being well-served or being the cocktail maker himself, these recipes are sure to make your Father’s Day.     Mint Julep Ingredients 475ml water 400g white or brown sugar 15g roughly chopped fresh mint leaves 925ml bourbon 8 sprigs fresh mint leaves for garnish   Method Combine water, sugar and chopped mint leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil over high heat until... Read More


British Tomato Fortnight: Bloody Mary Recipe

It’s British Tomato Fortnight and here at Andrew James, we look for any reason to get booze involved- I mean, we love tomatoes and that. But, we also love cocktails and this recipe is for a delicious Bloody Mary Cocktail…     Bloody Mary Ingredients (serves 2) Enough ice for 2 glasses 100ml vodka 500ml tomato juice 1 tbsp lemon juice Worcestershire sauce Tabasco 2 celery sticks, to serve   Method Place the ice in your cocktail shaker. Pour the vodka, lemon juice and tomato juice in with it.  Add a... Read More


Best French Wines to enjoy during the Women’s World Cup

The Women’s World Cup is soon to be here and, just so you are prepared for the feel-good frenzy that is sure to follow, we have a whole host of blogs focused on what you can eat and drink to enjoy the football.   Where is the Women’s World Cup 2019? The Women’s World Cup takes place in France this year, so we have organised several blogs to be released, focusing on all things French, including this one on the best wines to drink during the tournament…      ... Read More

English Wine Week: Which wine goes with which meal? 20/05/2019

English Wine Week: Which wines go with which food?

With English Wine Week coming up, we thought we’d look closer at how to match the right wine with the right food…   Red Wine   Cabernet Sauvignon This fruity wine has a nice soft finish, making it ideal to go with meat, such as rib eye steak and venison. Merlot Sticking with red wine, we could also stick with red meats, such as any kind of steak and go with nice salads including Chicken Caesar. Pinot Noir Able to hold its own with meaty dishes, including sausages, chicken and... Read More


Dine of Duty: Diesel recipe for Feel Good Friday

For an extra little Dine of Duty recipe, we’ve gone for a classic Diesel cocktail in homage to Hastings’ iconic line ‘Now we’re sucking on diesel’. Note to self: get a shirt with that line on it. In other parts of the UK, it might be known as a Snakebite, but in the North East, it’s ‘affectionately’ known as Diesel and it’s a real Feel Good Friday recipe for the Bank Holiday Weekend.   Ingredients 1/2 pint of lager 1/2 pint of cider Blackcurrant juice   Method Arnott’s right (and... Read More


Smoothie Recipes

  Alongside being quick and easy to prepare, Smoothies are a great way to pack loads of essential fruit and veg into your day with minimal preparation efforts. If your kids are fussy eaters whose faces shrivels up at the sight of anything green, smoothies are fantastic for sneaking in things like spinach, kale and carrot, and disguising them with the ever-colourful and flavoursome berries; what kid could turn down a super sweet berry smoothie?!   Smoothies are also the perfect choice for when you’re in the mood for a treat, but... Read More