You wouldn't trust a skinny chef, and I'm drunk as hell


Raspberry & White Chocolate Muffins With Chambord Glace Icing

These white chocolate and raspberry muffins are a decadent treat suitable for any occasion, whether it be a party or just a snack to have on hand. They look fantastic and are pretty gosh darn easy to make. This was actually the first request post I’ve made, so here you go.

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Bar Books Pt. 1

Yeah yeah I know, another project, you didn’t even finish rum pt.2 yet! I just wanted to try a little something different to go with my regular food and drink sections.

Today I am going to be posting a review of one my favourite books. I’m planning on doing this roughly in order of books than have provided me with the most use over the last couple of years or so, or ones that I think show the most interest for the craft. Although I have called the series bar books I will be including food as well.

Today I will be covering the first book ever published on cocktails by the worlds first ever celebrity bartender, Jerry Thomas.

Read all about “How to mix drinks or The Bon Vivants Companion” after the break.

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More Exciting Changes – Feb 2012

OK since I posted an update video back in October last year, the feedback has been pretty good. My followers have tripled, which is way more than I thought I would get in a few months. Because of this I have decided to change how I’m going to update my blog.

I will do two. posts. a week. Two. One on food, one on drink. Two.

To help me do this I spent quite a lot of money on my new setup, which you can see here:

Thats more than £1500 of equipment. I intend to start doing a food and drinks book review section in the very near future as I have over 50 books that I would love to share.

I love doing this, I love sharing food and drink with the world, and this outlet is amazing, so yeah, I think 2012 has some pretty good things to offer this blog.

To close: here is a quote from Winston Churchill

“I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken from me”

See you (twice more) this week.



Beer Glazed Soft Pretzels

I decided to try my hand at baking for the first time ever with pretty good results! If you are reading from the future, yes, hello, this was my first attempt at baking any bread related products. I know I’m super successful now so it looks kind of silly to see this, but they did turn out good.

To read more about my beer glazed pretzels, stay tuned after the jump.

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Modern Mixology: Cocktails Served in a Bottle

I was originally planning on writing a post about classic cocktails today, but that was before I got a delivery of these gorgeous bottles:

More info and pictures after the jump.

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St Clements Tart – Orange, Lemon and Cointreau Tarte au Citron

Hello and merry 2012! This is the first post of the year, I kind of started neglecting this blog towards the end of 2011.. Blame video games. And Laziness. One of my new years resolutions is to post once a week here and a minimum of 3 times a week on twitter.

Yeah. Good times.

For my first post of 2012 I have made a delicious twist on the classic lemon tart, by adding various goodies.. And booze of course. Read the rest of the details after the jump.

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A World of Spirits: Sipsmith Gin

Hello and welcome to another distillery visit edition! The aim is to eventually visit every distillery in the world and write about it. But as for the moment I am poor, it will have to be distilleries rather close to home. Being English that means one thing. Gin. Which I am perfectly happy to comply with as gin is tasty. In fact I think where most people have the equivalent to 9 nails worth of iron in their blood, I have 12 martinis worth.

And what better gin to write about than the relatively new offering, Sipsmith. Before I start I must note that this was the last set of photos taken on my old camera before I upgraded so please try and forgive the low resolution, regular high quality pictures will resume as of next post.

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