• Portobello Road Gin

    Classic Gin Cocktails with Portobello Road Gin

    Gin is my go to spirit. Even more so when I learnt it’s the best if you’re wanting to keep your calorie intake on the low. A gin and slimline tonic is around 60 calories, compared to a pint of beer which is around 200. I have yet to decide which my favourite gin brand is, there are too many fighting for the top position, but I know a good brand when I see it. Ever heard of Portobello Road Gin? Of course you have but perhaps you’ve not been acquainted with some of the classic cocktails you can make with it. I was invited to a gin masterclass with…

  • Pintura Kitchen Gin Garden

    Pintura Gin Garden

    If there’s any garden to have, it’s a gin garden. I know I not long ago said that rum is the new gin and I still stand by it but when the sun is out and you need a drink to cool down, Pintura’s Gin Garden is the perfect spot! Before jetting of on holiday, I finally made it to Pintura Kitchen (next to M&S and opposite Clarke’s in Leeds) for a couple of well deserved gin cocktails. Outside, they’ve managed to create a cosy gin garden on a small and maybe not the best located space. It’s a highly pedestrian trafficked area but behind the fake bushes you don’t…

  • The Cocktail Experience

    The Gins of The Cocktail Experience

    The Cocktail Experience in Leeds is back again this year. I was unable to attend last year but will be there with bells on this time. Any opportunity to try a mix of delicious cocktails from different local pubs and bars. Earlier this week, I attended the preview event to get a feel for what we can expect on March 3rd. I’ve picked out my three favourites not to miss at the main event and surprisingly, they’re all gin based. RUBY – Jake’s Bar Jake’s are known for creating all their own ingredients used in all their cocktails. They’re planning a really cool concept; letting guests sign up for a masterclass…