Blood Orange & Rosemary Negroni

Okay, so I’m milking Blood Orange season in every possible way and, of course, I can’t get passed doing a cocktail! Negroni is one of my preferred pre-dinner cocktails (although a good Champagne is hard to beat!!!). Negroni is typically a cocktail that you drink slowly as it is so terribly strong. It makes you happy after just a few sips and, as Orson Welles used to say: “The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They balance each other.” – a case of Citizen Gin. 😉 

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Grapefruit Rosemary Margarita

This is a Dream of a Cocktail which is beautiful to behold and heavenly on your palate. It will overwhelm your senses! Grapefruit, Rosemary, Cointreau and Tequila fuse gloriously in a harmonious drink that is both subtle and powerful. Its appearance has all the richness of a Renaissance Masterpiece. And all this in time for National Margarita Day on the 22nd of February! 😉

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Passion Fruit Chilli Margarita

Contrary to what you might imagine, Passion Fruit doesn’t allude to the heat of the act of love – even if the chilli in this cocktail may help in this regard – rather, it refers to a deeper act of devotion. When catholic missionaries first came across this strange fruit in 16th century Brazil, they felt that its flowers resembled the five wounds inflicted during the Crucifixion central to the Passion of the Christ – hence the name.

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