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Cocktails & Kicktails Blog2021-10-09T14:31:48+01:00

Hot Priest Hot Book Hot Currency

Last week saw Rowan Books host the launch party for Hugh Stewart's Hot new book - Cocktails & Kicktails.  Many kicktails were downed.  Anthony, a vicar friend known as the "Hot Priest" traded his copy of the book for a table at a crowded restaurant. Cocktails & Kicktails becomes the Hot New Currency. Read More ...

COP26 Cool Cocktail

COP26 - Is it a fair COP or a load of hot air ?  On balance the answer’s probably yes, it's a fair COP: no more deforestation by 2030, no more coal by 2050.  So what are we going to do between now and then while temperatures soar, the icecap melts and the oceans rise.  Let's drink a Cool Cocktail ! Read More ...

Goodbye Mr Bond Cocktail

It's Goodbye Mr Bond, or rather Goodbye to Daniel Craig after five Bond films. Craig's Rotten Tomatoes rating is 79%. That's pretty good, though not as high as Sean Connery's 83% thanks to his holding the top three positions with Dr No, From Russia With Love and Goldfinger. Our cocktail to toast Bond and Craig is an Old-Fashioned, a classic, just like Bond himself. Read More ...

Clive Sinclair Cocktail

Sad to see that Sir Clive Sinclair (“Uncle Clive” to his devotees) passed away last week.  His list of inventions is as long as a bartender’s arm and he was one of the pioneers that made computing personal. He was also known for the C5 electric car - he was almost 40 years ahead of his time. How best to celebrate his colourful life ? With a Sidecar cocktail of course ! Read More ...

Submarine Cocktail

Dive, Dive, Dive ! Submarines are hot news now.  Have you been watching "Vigil" ?, the OTT BBC drama about murders on a Trident nuclear submarine ? Sort of Submarine meets Midsomer Murders – bodies strewn round the boat !  And now the Aussies are going to build a nuclear-powered fleet (shame the alliance wasn’t France, Australia, UK and a half contribution from the US, it would have been FAUKU !).  What cocktail would you drink under water ? Read More ...

Chelsea Flower Show Cocktail

Chelsea Flower Show Last Day !  The 2021 message is green, green, green so travel on foot or by bicycle. Think Tom Jones. The Guardian said “a green message for the green-fingered”.  Despite the green theme the bar at the Chelsea Flower Show is the Jardin Blanc (named after Raymond) where there are “exciting cocktails”. What qualifies as an exciting Chelsea Flower Show Cocktail ? How’s about Ryders on the Storm a new cocktail featured in our forthcoming book Cocktails & Kicktails ? Read More ...

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