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DJs Cocktail Infusers and D1 Potato Vodka makes cocktails a cinch

Lover of cocktails but find it difficult to recreate any at home? Then fear no more as you can easily make your own with just a drop of a bag of botanicals within some vodka and within 3 minutes you’ll have a cocktail in hand thanks to DJ’s handy Cocktail Infuser Gift Box. DJ’s kits come with bags packed with botanicals which are all blended in England, with nothing artificial added. The infusers are also 100% biodegradable.

I was gifted a bottle of Vodka and a box of DJ’s Cocktail Infusers to show me that cocktail making can be that much easier. No need for many bottles of spirits anymore to create my favourite cocktail, just simply a bag of DJ’s botanicals, D1 potato vodka, maybe some soda water and ice.

D.J. Limbrey Distilling Co.

D.J. Limbrey Distilling Co. is founded by Dominic Limbrey, who has a passion for premium spirits with a background in design and production for international markets.

D1 Potato Vodka

D.J. Limbrey Distilling Co. was founded by Dominic Limbrey, who has a passion for premium spirits with a background in design and production for international markets.

They produce luxury British craft Gin and Potato Vodka using redefine super-premium spirits in a dramatically different way, which enables distinct taste and individual style.

  • D1 London Gin is a multi-award winning smooth and versatile gin which includes a daring kick of nettles that balances fruit flavours and aromas.
  • D1 Potato Vodka is made from using the finest potatoes resulting in a creamy smoothness. Delectable over ice and matchless in a martini, D1 sets a new benchmark for luxury vodka.

Plus each bottle also is elegantly styled by artist Jacky Tsai who is acclaimed for his fusion of Eastern craft and Western pop art. His iconic ‘Floral Skull’ was first made famous by Alexander McQueen and is extended by Jacky through his giant leather skull, screen prints and now on the clear canvas of D1 London Gin. Jacky’s ‘Stained Glass Skull’ can be seen on the D1 Potato Vodka bottle.

DJ’s Cold Infusion Pockets

DJ’s Cold Infusion Pockets makes cocktail making that much easier.

DJ’s Cold Infusion Pockets focus on high integrity botanical and fruit blends for infusing into both spirits and non-alcoholic mixers. Their infuser kits come with bags of botanical to create a perfect classic cocktail. Each flavour has been hand-blended in England and includes entirely natural botanical and fruit ingredients.

  • Hand blended
  • Biodegradable
  • Sugar free
  • Natural ingredients (no colouring or preservatives)
  • Vegan friendly

Simply choose from one of DJ’s six infusion blends (Cosmopolitan, Margarita, Peach Mojito, Sangria, Strawberry Daiquiri or Long Island Iced Tea), drop the bag of botanicals within some vodka, stir, wait, add tonic or soda and top with ice. Alternatively make a virgin cocktail and use lemonade or fizzy water instead of vodka.

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Cahoots emergency cocktail kit for home use

Emergency, during these dark days we are all in need for an emergency cocktail or two to see us through. We might be winning the war on Covid 19 with many now having their first jab but the world has changed, with many now working permanently from home, too scared to venture out or even quarantined Cahoots is on hand with their emergency cocktail kits.

The scoundrels of Cahoots have come up with their boozy emergency cocktails kits for those who are working or stuck at home. Enjoy a range of their unique and quirky cocktails which are all inspired by drinks of the 1940s.

I was gifted a box to enjoy with my husband at home where we sat back and relaxed watching a romantic movie whilst sipping on some spiffing good cocktails provided by Cahoots.

Cahoots part of the Inception Group

The Inception Group is a fun, creative and dynamic company which was founded back in 2009 by entrepreneurs Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling. The company has a group of unique bars, restaurants and club concepts within Central London.

Cahoots opened it’s doors 2015 within Soho bringing a post war style themed experience to all those who are brave enough to venture underground. The underground station, used to be a real air raid shelter back in the day during the Blitz.

Within Cahoots you can sip on classic cocktails, black market liquor and post-war favourites, from old mugs, hip flasks, vintage milk bottles and tins, all which are finished with ingredients half-inched from nana’s pantry, picked from the allotment and foraged from the ruins.

At Cahoots spirits are high and the drinks never run dry, with plenty of dancing and sing-a-longs around an old piano.

Presently Cahoots Station at 5 Kingly Street is closed (will reopen 17 May) but in the meantime you can enjoy a spiffing good cocktail by the scoundrels in their outdoor seating area and enjoy a black market cocktail or two. Book an outdoor table here. 5 Kingly Street.

Plus for those though that are not ready to venture back out through to London then no fret as the cunning scoundrels of Cahoots can deliver directly to your door an emergency cocktail kit to enjoy in the comfort of your own home or garden.

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2 Many Wines virtual tasting sessions

2 Many Wines brings virtual tasting sessions to your home so you don’t need to leave your house. We may be coming out of lockdown but virtual wine tasting is still a great way to enjoy a night of fun, as it saves you time in travelling and hey you can even stay in your nightwear whilst you sip and learn about many different wines in the comfort of your own home. Plus virtual tastings with 2 Many Wines is particularly great for those who may still be a little too scared to venture back out to proper bars and those who physically can’t get out and about.

Courtesy of 2 Many Wines I was invited to two of their virtual classes one on wine and one on cocktails in which I was sent the drinks along with links to join in with the tasting session online. With both sessions I learnt about each individual drink along with other sippers.

2 Many Wines at home

Founders Cyriaque and Benjy of 2 Many Wines is a start up company based within York who are all about developing the sales across the UK by means of virtual tastings and their online bottle shop. Their wines come from different wholesalers across the UK and they have a good relationship with a lot of producers across the world.

Bringing tasting sessions nationwide 2 Many Wines will be streaming weekly from real wine bars teaching all who sign up about the history and science of their chosen drinks whilst we all sip on the chosen cocktails or wines for that night. Plus all drinks are available for purchase online and those who sign up for any tasting classes will not only be sent sample bottles on all drinks which will be tasted throughout the night but will also be gifted a discount for purchases of full bottles after the session.

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Valentines eve with Lizeek cocktail making, drinking, quizzing and dancing

Pre Valentines day I enjoyed a night of cocktail making, drinking, quizzing and dancing thanks to Lizeek’s special online event. I joined in with the Valentines fun with my husband and other couples and even those who just love a fun night. We shook, rattled and rolled the night away.

I was gifted the class and Valentines cocktail DIY box on a courtesy basis to enjoy at home.

Lizeek Ltd

Since 2019 CEO & founder Ariyike runs a catering service selling a range of products from homemade sandwiches to afternoon tea boxes and fresh seasonal cocktails.

Throughout the year Ariyike also hosts numerous cocktail classes to enjoy online via zoom getting everyone shaking and sipping together followed by entertainment.

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Lizeek Ltd fresh tasting unique cocktails at home

I love fresh cocktails and with it becoming slightly difficult during this pandemic to rock up to a cocktail bar to enjoy one and with my skills of creating my very own at home not being up to scratch it is hard to know where to buy a fresh pre made cocktail to enjoy at home. However thankfully Lizeek Ltd has come to the rescue with her fabulous freshly made signature cocktails which can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home.

I was gifted her signature cocktails on a courtesy basis to enjoy at home.

Lizeek Ltd

Since 2019 CEO & founder Ariyike runs a catering service selling a range of products from homemade sandwiches to afternoon tea boxes and her newest edition fresh mixed seasonal summery and festive drinks.

Her cocktails and mocktails are unique and will guarantee to leave your taste buds craving for more!

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Aloha 65 spirit up your Christmas

This Christmas add Aloha 65 to your 65 festive tipples, ok maybe not 65 but if you are looking for a spirit which is sweet but yet fiery then this spirit is for you. Aloha 65 is made with pineapples but gives a punch of spice, ginger and scotch bonnet chilli’s.

On a courtesy basis thanks to Aloha 65 I was gifted another bottle, this time their special limited edition bottle which features a young lady skiing. This time I got a little more festive and made some of Aloha 65 wintery tipples as well as coming up with my own special Christmas creation, Rudolph’s Kiss.

Aloha 65

Stephen Thorp is the founder of Aloha 65. Aloha 65 is a complex infused spirit that is beautifully, naturally and carefully made over a month using six fresh, raw ingredients including fresh pineapple, lemon, ginger, scotch bonnet chilli and two other carefully selected herbs and spices. No colourants, flavourings or refined sugar are used in the production process. The fresh ingredients are macerated and then simply steeped lazily in a neutral grain spirit in separate containers and slowly infuse the alcohol until the flavours are just so. After a month or so, when nature has done her work, the six distillates are blended together to create the beautifully balanced finished product. Aloha 65 is all-natural, vegan and 27% ABV.

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Hapsburg Absinthe equals strong and minty

Hapsburg Absinthe is one of the worlds most strongest liquors in the world with it having an ABV of 72.5%. Absinthe is a green, strong and minty drink which is great on it’s own, but also delicious in cocktails and also within food, yes food!.

Given a PR sample I was gifted a bottle of Hapsburg Absinthe in which my challenge was to cook with it which I was a bit dubious in it working as of it’s strong minty flavour but I was highly surprised by the results.

Hapsburg Absinthe

Established in 1999, Hapsburg Absinthe was one of the few pioneering brands to appear when the first resurgence of Absinthe took place, since it had been banned in Switzerland in 1905. Absinthe used to be very popular during the 1890’s and very fashionable in the vast majority of cafes, bars and salons, particularly in France and Switzerland, the birthplace of Absinthe. However in 1905 it got banned.

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Troo Cocktails truly tasty premade cocktails to enjoy at home

Even though pubs and cocktail bars are reopening after this world pandemic we have been through it is always nice to sometimes have a cheeky little tipple at home and Troo Cocktails provide some high quality premixed cocktails.

I was kindly given some PR samples to try at home and all were truly so tantalising a true delight, delicious.

Troo Cocktails

The Troo Cocktails Team has years of experience managing bars, pubs and restaurants, which means they understand what their business needs are.

Troo mixologists bring together a magical formula, as they are mixologists whom have decades of mixology experience, and has a wealth of knowledge from working within the wider drinks industry. This has Troo Cocktails identify the lack of quality premixed cocktails within the market and thus have come up with their own solution… Troo Cocktails. 

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Puffing Billy Vodka with a difference NO potatoes

Puffing Billy Vodka is different to any other Vodka as their Vodka is not made from potatoes nor grains but from malted barley instead.

I was kindly gifted a bottle of Puffing Billy vodka as a PR sample to enjoy at home as I am a lover of vodka and wow how I was surprised by the taste.

Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy ABV 40% is a new Scottish vodka which came on the market back in February 2020.

Their vodka is different to any other vodka as it’s made using malted barley.

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Liana Cocktail Co cocktails made easy

Liana Cocktails Co make cocktails easy with their simple cocktails in a pouch all you need to do is grab a glass and pour over ice.

I was gifted their cocktails on a PR basis to enjoy at home.

Liana Cocktail Co

Liana Cocktail Co are passionate bartenders who specialist in cocktails within the hospitality sector but Covid-19 has put a halt to this so they are for the meantime putting their business on halt.

However Liana Cocktails are available online. Their goal is to deliver exceptional, bar quality cocktails wherever you are. Their first of curated cocktails is named Volume 1. They can be delivered all across the UK so you can sit back and enjoy at home.

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