Photo Credits: Simon Cartwright Photography for NZW/HBW, Kirsten Simcox for HBW When I received the news that I was invited by Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers to attend the A&P Bayleys Wine Awards Dinner and have the opportunity to learn more about the region and its wines, I was extremely excited and couldn’t wait to get down […]
Looking for a personalised gift for someone, without having to visit the art and crafts store? Well, look no further, Glenfiddich has the perfect Christmas gift – a personalised bottle of the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whiskies for the connoisseur in your life. The ideal Christmas gift that you can inscribe the label […]
You’re out for dinner and feeling adventurous, it’s time to try something new! Browsing the wine list you flick past the usual suspects, Sparkling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and you stop at the wines listed as “Other”, or perhaps it’s called “Unique Wines” or “Interesting Varieties”. No matter the name, here is where you...
A Creative Immersion with Bombay Sapphire. “Sorry about the super short notice on this but we’ve just been presented with a really cool op by Bombay Sapphire that I think you’ll be able to cut a number of ways. Knowing you, thought it could be right up your alley.” Deeply flattered by Ian’s perfect email […]
The nights are a little longer and colder now but that’s the perfect excuse for some inside entertaining. To help add some flavour to your evenings The experts from QT Hotels have two simple cocktail recipes that will add some flair to any occasion. Shinsen Martini Cocktail by Jared Thibault from Hot Sauce at QT...
Who doesn’t love a good cocktail in the Summer? (or all year round if we’re honest), but for those of us who have a gluten-free diet finding a cocktail to drink can be a bit of a mission. While many types of alcohol are gluten-free any that are made from wheat, barley or rye have […]
Tis’ the season to celebrate and whether it’s Summer barbeques, New Year celebrations or simply a get-together in the sun, a good cocktail doesn’t go a miss. These four healthier-cocktail recipes take inspiration from our favourite Summer drinks. Photography and styling by Matt Genefaas and Amy Carmichael. Recipes by Clink Clink Drink. Berry Minty Gin...
Espresso martinis are EVERYWHERE right now- and if you haven’t had a taste of their coffee flavoured deliciousness you really should. To make things even easier, now you don’t even have to leave your house to enjoy this popular drink. This is because the talented team at Cocktail Collective have begun their own cocktail delivery […]
We’re very fond of a cheeky cocktail at the end (read: middle) of the working week and Non Solo Pizza and Sanpellegrino have let us in on a little secret… Ready to prepare at home, whether it be to wind down on a Friday or a Saturday night cocktail party with the gals, these recipes […]
Meet the new Baileys Almande Almondmilk Liqueur. This naturally light tasting spirit is a dairy-free, gluten-free and certified vegan liqueur that blends the luscious, nutty flavors of real almondmilk with delicious vanilla for an incredibly versatile treat. Last year Baileys hit issues with creating a certified vegan product when it was discovered they used beeswax in […]
I’m not sure whether this year is going fast because I’m getting old or because I have my wedding coming up. Best not think about it. This fridays drinks (unless you’re going to do this on a Thursday night) main ingredient will be Fresh As freeze dried powders. This gives you a quick and easy way of getting […]
Summer is here and it’s time to grab a large bag of ice on the way home tonight and get into the latest craze to sweep the beverage world – frozen rosé cocktails aka frosé. Now dinner with @jessicafrej ?I made the pre-drinks Frosé, frozen rosè wine with strawberry syrup and lemon juice. A photo posted […]
This is the day you’ve been waiting for. Nutella is all grown up and can now officially be consumed in alcoholic form. No longer is your obsession with Nutella restricted to spreading the sweet hazelnut goodness on toast or eating it straight out of the jar – yes girl, we are looking at you for that […]
In an effort to raise awareness and funds to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa, Belvedere Vodka has launched a very special campaign where 50% of the profits of the 2016 Global Red Initiative will be forwarded to the Global Fund. “We are committed to the (RED) initiative and are thrilled to be showing our support locally […]
It was the last show of the Marr Factory series and what better way than to raise our glasses of Bombay Sapphires ‘The Ryder Collins’ cocktails. Inspired by the latest Kate Sylvester collection Chase Bickerton put together his slant on an old classic. Kate’s collection has a feminine yet independent and dark and brooding feel […]
If you’re really out to impress, this is the cocktail to do it with. Despite its sophistication, it’s surprisingly easy to create. Featured in M2woman January/February 2014. [row cols_nr=”2″] [col size=”4″] [/col] [col size=”8″] Ingredients: 45ml Grey Goose L’Orange vodka 15ml St Germain liqueur 60ml Pomegranate juice Method: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker […]
Minimal, sophisticated and pleasantly tart, this cocktail is sure to feature high on your list of drinks that you just have to make more than once. Featured in M2woman January/February 2014. [row cols_nr=”2″] [col size=”4″] [/col] [col size=”8″] Ingredients: 60ml Grey Goose Original vodka 3/4 Lime 2 tsp Caster Sugar Method: Quarter the lime and […]
Unpretentious and delicious, this cocktail never fails to delight while remaining extremely simple to make. Just the sort of thing you can mix up for friends in a matter of minutes. Featured in M2woman July/August 2014. [row cols_nr=”2″] [col size=”4″] [/col] [col size=”8″] Ingredients: 40ml Kapiti Kitchen Rhubarb & Ginger syrup 40ml Tanqueray London Dry […]
Smooth and sophisticated, this uniquely balanced cocktail uses soft, floral elderflower and refreshing lime to highlight the well rounded taste of Grey Goose vodka. Featured in M2woman Jan/Feb 2014. [row cols_nr=”2″] [col size=”4″] [/col] [col size=”8″] Ingredients: 45ml Grey Goose Original vodka 30ml St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur 20ml freshly squeezed lime juice 60ml soda water […]
If you’re looking for a refreshing tipple, it’s hard to go past this cocktail. Inspired by peach tea, it’s sure to add a little bit of summer to your day. Featured in M2woman July/August 2014. [row cols_nr=”2″] [col size=”4″] [/col] [col size=”8″] Ingredients: 25ml Shott Peach tea syrup 40ml Ketel One Citroen vodka Adash of […]
The perfect way to round out the week, this cocktail holds sweet, sour and dry in perfect balance. An ideal drink as the weather begins to warm. [row cols_nr=”2″] [col size=”4″] [/col] [col size=”8″] Ingredients: 45ml Grey Goose Original 30ml White Grape Juice 15ml Martini Rosso Vermouth 15ml Lime Juice Method: Add all ingredients to […]