Raspberry Lemon Drop Martini

Ingredients: 1/4 cup fresh raspberries plus more for garnish 115ml Vodka 70ml Fresh lemon juice 60ml lemon lime soda 4 tablespoons sugar Method: Muddle raspberries with sugar. Press through a wire mesh strainer to remove seeds. Press the berries down to release as much juice as possible. Mix raspberry puree, vodka, soda, lemon juice, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake to combine. Pour and … Continue reading Raspberry Lemon Drop Martini

Pomegranate Gin Cocktail

Ingredients: 30ml Pomegranate juice Juice of 1 wedge of lime and slice of lime to garnish 60ml Gin Pomegranate arils Tonic water Ice Method: Fill a cocktail shaker with 2/3 ice, squeeze wedge of lime juice, add the gin and a small handful of pomegranate arils (approx. 20) Put the top on the shaker and shake vigorously, so that the ice crushes the arils, releasing … Continue reading Pomegranate Gin Cocktail

Bramley Somerset Temperley Sour

A quintessentially British Summer cocktail. Think countryside pub, farms and apple orchards. Ingredients: 2 Bramley apples peeled and roughly chopped 3tbsp caster sugar or more depending on the apples 8 good measures of Somerset cider brandy Juice of 2 lemons 1 egg white Ice cubes Method: Place apples into a saucepan with the sugar and a cup of water, bring to the boil and cook … Continue reading Bramley Somerset Temperley Sour

Raspberry & Lavender Gin Fizz

The crispness of the gin is paired perfectly with the floral notes of the lavender and sweetness and tartness of the raspberries. Ingredients: 4 raspberries Pinch of dried lavender buds 50ml gin 2 spoons honey 20ml fresh lemon 20ml fresh orange Dash egg white Dash soda   Method: Using a cocktail shaker, start by adding the honey into the bottom. Next, add the gin and … Continue reading Raspberry & Lavender Gin Fizz

Tiropitakia – Rustic Mini Feta Cheese Pies

BY NONI CHRISTOPOULOS (Makes approx. 40) This Greek Meze is great for entertaining and the pastry is so easy to make. Serve as nibbles with drinks at parties, or pack as a snack in a packed lunch or picnic.  They freeze well too, just defrost and pop them in a warm oven, and you’ll think they’re freshly baked. Ingredients: Pastry 500g self-raising flour 250g natural … Continue reading Tiropitakia – Rustic Mini Feta Cheese Pies

Tropical Eton Mess

BY CECILIA NAYLOR A slight twist to a traditional English dessert replacing the strawberries with tropical fruit: Serves 4 Ingredients: 300ml double cream 200ml Greek-style yoghurt 4 shop-bought meringue nests 1 ripe mango, skin and stone removed, flesh cut into 1cm pieces 3 passion fruits halved 4 fresh mint sprigs, to decorate (optional) Method: Gently whip the cream in a large bowl until soft peaks … Continue reading Tropical Eton Mess

Cranberry Pimm’s

Ingredients: Ice cubes 375ml (12fl oz) Pimm’s No.1 100ml (3½fl oz) gin 1l (32fl oz) sparkling lemonade, chilled 200ml (6½fl oz) cranberry juice 1 lemon, sliced, to garnish Mint leaves, to garnish Redcurrents or fresh berries, to garnish Instructions:  Fill one quarter of a large jug with ice cubes. Pour in the Pimms, gin, lemonade and cranberry juice, and stir well. Add the lemon, mint … Continue reading Cranberry Pimm’s

Supporting #BritishTomatoWeek

BY NONI CHRISTOPOULOS Baked Feta with Tomatoes:  A delicious and beautiful starter that is simple to make, just place all ingredients into the oven.  Enjoy a glass of wine while you wait for the feta to soften and the tomatoes burst into a sweet mess. Ingredients: 250g feta 25 mixed cherry tomatoes halved 1 tsp crushed garlic ¼ small red onion thinly sliced 1½ tbsp … Continue reading Supporting #BritishTomatoWeek