The Independent

The Cocktail Lovers writing for The Independent

Whisky

How to… buy whisky

Judging by the shop window displays it seems to have been Christmas since September. However, now we are finally in the month that matters and the big day is less than three weeks away we can all really sta...

How to…give thanks, American style

Sailor Jerry's Pecan Pie True, not everyone will be celebrating Thanksgiving today but for those who are, or for anyone who loves a reason to party, here are a couple of recipes to get you in the holiday sp...
Sloes

How to… take it sloe for winter

Sloe Bloom Like fashion, the drinks we gravitate to tend to be dictated by the seasons: fresh, zesty and light during the summer months; bolder, more intense and warming once the colder weather kicks in. Sl...

How to make smoky cocktails for Bonfire Night

The clocks have gone back, it’s darker, it’s damp and getting chillier every day. Yes, Autumn is here alright but with this time of year comes good old Bonfire Night. Thanks to Halloween it may not be as popula...

How to choose sherry

It’s not the first time it’s been said and it’s well worth saying again: sherry isn’t just an old lady’s drink. Chosen well, it can be more than a match for some of the finest wines and spirits. And while c...

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