bm expert: BELINDA AUCOTT’S GUIDE TO SELECTING A CHAMPAGNE

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ONE OF OUR MOST-FAVOURITE DRINKS & ONE OF OUR MOST-FAVOURITE PEOPLE Belinda Aucott from Champagne Republic shares her beautiful illustrations & her expertise on how to choose the perfect champagne As Bridget Bardot famously said, Champagne can give you a bit of zest when you are tired. When I first started reviewing champagne three years […]

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weekend cocktail: ROSE MARTINI

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I’M A HUGE MARTINI FAN {surprise!}… so when I came across this beautiful Rose Martini which is said to “calm your nerves”, I just had to share! what-you-need: 1 1/2 oz. vodka 1 oz. white crème de cacao 1/4 oz. rosewater small pieces of Turkish delight or rose petals to garnish 1 drop rose food […]

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weekend COCKTAIL recipe:
FROZEN MARGARITA

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PERFECTION FOR A HOT, SUNNY SATURDAY AFTERNOON The Frozen Margarita {a huge fave of ours} what you need to make 4: 5 cups ice cubes 3/4 cup tequila, preferably silver 2/3 cup fresh lime juice (from 5 to 6 limes) 1/2 cup Simple Syrup 1/3 cup coarse salt 1 lime wedge, plus more for serving […]

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happy weekend: DONNA HAY’S LYCHEE & VANILLA TEQUILA MARTINI

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THIS WEEK ‘DONNA HAY’ MAGAZINE CELEBRATED 15 YEARS IN PUBLICATION and Donna & her team have shared this ‘perfect weekend’ Martini Recipe from her stunning birthday collector’s edition! Donna’s special issue, which went on sale on Monday, celebrates all the hallmarks of the iconic donna hay brand – gorgeous food styling, inspiring recipes and world-class […]

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nye inspiration:
ROSE & RUBY RED COCKTAIL

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HOW SUPER-PRETTY IS THIS COCKTAIL? Loving? Here’s how to make it… ingredients 12 ounces Lillet Rose 12 ounces Ruby Red grapefruit juice 6 ounces gin 6 edible flower blossoms directions: Combine 6 ounces Lillet, 6 ounces grapefruit juice, 3 ounces gin, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until well chilled. Strain and divide cocktail […]

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