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Serravinci exquisite Italian liqueurs

Forget having a beer or a chilled glass of wine as once you taste liqueurs by Serravinci your taste buds will be tantalised and your mind blown with the sweet exquisite flavour of their drinks. Liqueurs are an alcoholic drink which is composed of distilled spirits and additional flavourings from fruits, herbs, spices and sugar.

On a courtesy basis I was gifted a PR sample of Serravinci liqueurs to enjoy at home and wow I was really impressed, their liqueurs are tasty and high quality.

Serravinci

Founders Rob and Jane on their journey to Italy discovered table-grappa, amaro, limoncello and a dessert wine Visciolata. Highly impressed they met the Cardinali family in Serra de’ Conti, within a medieval hill-top village and learnt about their ancient family recipe. They also discovered that the family had recently started production of wine and a smooth almondy cherry acquavite. Surprised by the taste and their values Rob and Jane were determined to bring these unique drinks to the UK market.

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Pink Marmalade Gin magic in a bottle

We believe in love at first sight I believe in love at first gin. Pink Marmalade Gin is a premium gin like no other as it does not just taste great but it magically changes colour when adding tonic to it.

I was gifted a PR sample of Pink Marmalade Gin to enjoy within the comfort of my home.

Pink Marmalade Gin

Pink Marmalade was founded by purveyors of parties, drawn together to create immersive, hedonistic worlds and elevate event production beyond the everyday.

The gin is an expression of everything the creators wanted from quality to magic to bring people together to share in life’s simple pleasures of gin.

Pink Marmalade Gin is balanced with 13 botanicals, tastes exceptional and is magic in a bottle.

When mixed with tonic the gin magically turns from a cool blue to a subtle rose pink all thanks to the Butterfly Pea flower within.

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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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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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Chocolate and Love is a hug in a chocolate

Chocoholics, are you looking for a reason to feel a little less guilty about indulging? Then check out Chocolate and Love who sell the most delicious dark chocolates which according to experts provide health benefits as dark chocolate is made from flavonoids. Flavonoids are produced by plants, fruits, and vegetables. Flavonoids act as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, improving blood flow, benefiting your heart and brain, and even warding off cancer.

As a lover of chocolate I have never been keen on dark chocolate but when I was offered some PR samples of Chocolate and Love dark chocolates I just had to try and wow I am pleased I did as I have now fallen in LOVE with their dark chocolate not bitter at all.

Chocolate and Love

Founded by Richard and Birgitte O’Connor in 2010 they set up Chocolate and Love which is an award winning chocolate producer.

Chocolate and Love source some of the World’s finest organic ingredients and producers in Switzerland, creating dark chocolate giving consumers tasty and full flavoured dark chocolate.

They sell nine delicious 80g variants including two pure chocolate bars 80% Panama and 71% Rich Dark and seven others with stunning flavours mixed into them, all of which are wrapped in bespoke hand-painted designs. Six of their 80g bars are suitable for vegans.  

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Ready, steady, cake – Cookery School

I love cooking and baking so when I was invited via the Cookery School to do whatever class I wished I just had to opt for cakes as I have a sweet tooth. Firstly though let me explain more about the Cookery School which is based at Portland Street just of Regents Street in London.

Cookery School at Little Portland

Cookery School is about sustainability which has always been a key part of Cookery School at Little Portland Street’s ethos. Since 2003, the schools founder Rosalind Rathouse, has been inspiring and teaching students how to cook food with confidence using her principle-led teaching approach that provides sustainable learning.

Cookery School is about learning how to cook and been sustainable. They provide a number of different varied classes and courses throughout the year from sausage making to cake baking.

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Recipes

I love cooking and getting creative so from time to time with some products I receive from companies I get a little creative and make dishes from starters to desserts with them.

Click on the images below to read full blog on the product and get the recipe.

Starters

Hapsburg Absinthe salad

Mains

Azaline Vermouth Chicken Casserole
Jackpot peanut butter chicken
Puffing Bill chicken
Puffing Billy
Hapsburg Absinthe pasta

Desserts

Chocolate and Love Panama
Chocolate and Love Orange
Chocolate and Love Rich Dark
Chocolate and Love Pomegranate
Jackpot Peanut Butter
Myst Tequila cake
Ratio
Troo Espresso Martini Pannacotta
Myst Tequila Cheesecake
Troo Espresso Martini Tiramisu
Aloha
Aloha
Amala Chai
Ratio Drunken Chai
Royal Chai panna cotta
Hilton Macarons
Canned Wine Co
Kerrs Gin Steam their botanticals trifle

Snacks

Myst Salted Caramel Tequila Popcorn
Ratio
Jackpot Peanut Butter
Pink Marmalade
Pink Marmalade
Pink Marmalade
Bruu Tea

Milkshakes

Myst Tequila Milkshake
Ratio
Islands Chocolate
Islands Chocolate
Islands Chocolate
Islands Chocolate
Islands Chocolate
Whitard
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