• The Dovetail
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    Cocktails at The Dovetail

    A new bar and restaurant has opened in our town this week… and it has a cocktail menu! We went for lunch today – pizzas were on the menu – and despite a few minor service issues we really enjoyed it. (Food and venue review can be found on All The Threes.) The cocktail menu is a good range of well-known drinks – martinis, fruit daiquiris and classics such as a Tequila Sunrise, Bramble, Mojito, Manhattan and Negroni. I chose a Peach Daiquiri and a Cosmopolitan, and Tony went for a Tequila Sunrise. The Peach Daiquiri was very fruity and so easy to drink! It almost didn’t taste alcoholic so…

  • Lisa present Mackmyra's Lab Distillery Organic Gin
    Gin,  Gin Cocktails,  Mackmyra,  Recipes

    World Gin Day

    It wasn’t hard to choose a gin to showcase for World Gin Day… I knew I wanted to go for something outside of the UK and recently I’d purchased Mackmyra’s Lab Distillery Organic Gin, which I may have fallen in love with! With botanicals including lingonberry, elderflower and mango, this is right up my street! Mackmyra are a Swedish distillery, mainly known for their whiskies, but their gin is great and well worth considering for your cocktail kit. I chose three cocktails that I think work brilliantly with this gin, the Swedish 75 (appropriate, yeah?!), Flora Dora and Have a Heart. Swedish 75 is the perfect Summer cocktail, whichever gin…