Friday, 28 August 2015

The Weekend Cocktail


It seems like a million years has passed since the last Bank Holiday so the prospect of three (three!) lie ins is a very welcome one. All hail the long weekend!

When better to indulge in a naughty little cocktail? Lambrini thought so too, so they have worked together with Matthew Soares, general manager of Cloud 23, to develop two signature cocktails that you can mix at home. I've always had a soft spot for Lambrini, especially the peach and cherry flavours at uni, so after a quick cocktail masterclass with Matthew, I thought I'd share a couple of recipes for you to try out this weekend!

The Birthday-Brini

Lambrini turns 21 in September, what better was to celebrate than with a cocktail? This rather sophisticated flute full is a twist on the Champagne Classic and it's bloody delicious.

Ingredients 

Lambrini Truly Peach or Original
Fresh Pomegranate or Passion Fruit (depending on your taste)
Orange Liqueur
Sugar Cube
Orange Bitters

Method

1. Spoon fresh pomegranate or passion fruit into a champagne flute
2. Soak a sugar cubes in orange bitters and drop into the glass
3. Add 25ml of orange liqueur and stir
4. Top with Lambrini Always Original (or Lambrini Truly Peach if you're feeling fruity)
5. Garnish with an orange peel twist or leftover pieces of pomegranate

Manchester Pride Cocktail

Developed with this weekend's Manchester Pride in mind, this cocktail is fun, full of popping candy and perfect for serving before you head out for an evening at Pride!

Ingredients

25ml Peach Schnapps
25ml Apple Schnapps
Popping Candy
300ml Lambrini Very Cherry

Method

1. Wet the edge of the martini glass and dip in to the popping candy (ensure the rim is covered all the way around)
2. Measure 25 ml of peach schnapps and 25 ml of apple schnapps into a cocktail shaker
3. Shake vigorously
4. Strain the mixture into a martini glass - leaving some room at the top
5. Add a splash of Lambrini Very Cherry
6. Serve and enjoy!

I hope you have a lovely long weekend and that these cocktail recipes add a little sparkle to it!
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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Top Knot



This is my last style snapshot of Copenhagen, sigh... I wore this super simple outfit to travel home on the last day; comfy culottes, white shirt and ankle boots polished off with a top knot. A standard travel look! My shirt is from Gant* and has been a go-to wardrobe staple recently, I either wear it tucked into a high waisted skirt or tied at the waist, it seemed like the perfect option for keeping comfy on the flight.

How beautiful is the location? It was just outside our hotel, right below the Planetarium looking out to one of Copenhagen's iconic rectangular lakes that are dotted around the city. It was pretty overcast on our last day (obviously because we were leaving) but the weather had been absolutely amazing, if you haven't been to Copenhagen before, I'd really recommend a visit in the summer! I'll definitely be heading back to see what it's like in winter.
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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

White Out


Despite the fact that summer has pretty much been and gone in a matter of weeks, I'm still embracing my summer wardrobe, I refuse to hide away my delicate dresses and flowing fabrics in favour of chunky knitwear and denim just yet. I wore this very cute white summer dress that the lovely people at SheIn sent to me earlier this year, pairing it with jeans and sandals to combat the chilly Manchester air.

I can see it with a blanket cape or layered under a jumper during the winter months, there's no need to pack up all of your summer clothes at the first sign of autumn, mix them up and wear them all year round!
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