Friday, 20 July 2012

Perry or Pear Cider...?

Pear Cider Article Over the past few years the popularity of pear cider has rocketed, out-performing almost every other alcoholic drink sector on the market. But pear cider isn’t a new invention – far from it – there are records of pear cider production in England going back to 1580. So why has pear cider suddenly come into fashion?

A pair of pears (proving the importance of accurate spelling)

Friday, 6 July 2012

Raspberry Daiquiri

The Daiquiri. One of the most enduring cocktails ever created. Perhaps the secret to its longevity lies in its versitility? A cocktail which can be served straight up, on cubed or crushed ice, or frozen, with almost any fruit you care to mention...
On reflection, maybe it has become such an enduring cocktail simply because there are so many preparations which fit under the umbrella name of 'daiquiri'.
Either way, when properly thought out, the daiquiri can be a delightful drink.
Thinking about the flavours which are already present in your rum will help you to pick out the most suitable fruits to combine with your base (lime, of course, being the traditional choice). These days, you'll find pretty much any fruit in a daiquiri, or even more likely, any type of puree. Personally, I prefer to use real fruit, but each to their own.