• Raise the Bar Cocktail Event: Review

    If you read my last blog post you might be wondering how Raise the Bar’s first cocktail night panned out… I can’t remember… Well, I can for the most part and it was everything I had hoped for plus a massive hangover. (Probably my fault since I went to The Shed after!) We started the night with a couple of cocktails then on to the rum cocktail station. Dillon showed us how to make the Mangoes to Cuba cocktail and then we made some ourselves. These stations are as interactive as you want them to be & there’s help at hand if you forget the ingredients! After this, I made…

  • Sailor Jerry is back in Scotland with city takeovers!

      ●     SJ Presents mini-tour featuring special guest headliners ●     Partnerships and pop-ups with kickass independent businesses ●     Plus #SJFollowTheFlash to win tickets to an exclusive party… Sailor Jerry: The Castle Takeover! You may remember my visit to Jerry’s Open House last year here. And I was very excited to hear that Sailor Jerry’s are coming back to Scotland with some city takeovers in which they’re celebrating local culture in Edinburgh, Dundee… and most importantly, GLASGOW!  This time round SJ are paying homage to the creatives of Scotland and are supporting independent business. (Yay indie!) …So, here’s how it starts, throughout the month, Sailor Jerry inspired flash art based on the designs of the…

  • Summer cocktails at The Spiritualist!

    The Spiritualist on Miller Street is known for its exciting & inventive cocktails so I was more than happy to visit & try some from their new drinks menu! The building is modern but relaxed & this is reflected in their quality, well constructed beverages. You can read about my last visit here. To start we tried a teapot cocktail to share. This gin based mix has a summery feel with the mixed berries & hint of tea… I guess it’s a dry-iced tea if you get what I mean? I’m a sucker for a gimmick but the cooling effect of the dry ice makes this drink something really special!…

  • Eat & Drink Festival is back in Glasgow!

    Eat & Drink Festival Scotland is coming back to Glasgow! It is being held at the SEC Glasgow from 31st May to 3rd June. This is with even more food & drink from the very best local producers! Whether you go to eat & drink some tasty food or pick up some inspiration from the culinary experts, you’ll not be disappointed! From new trends within the food & drink industry, you can get insight into the mixology industry & exciting street food vendors! Here are some of the exciting things you can get up to at Food & Drink Glasgow • Learn new culinary skills • Get top tips on…

  • Chambord’s summer party at The Social

    It’s finally the bank holiday & the weather forecast is actually decent. I would strongly suggest that you head over to The Social as Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur is hosting a very special summer party. ? The party will take place on Saturday 5th May from 12-5pm, so this will be an event you don’t want to miss! The Social’s summer terrace will be open for you to enjoy the weather & to sip on a Chambord cocktail. They will be creating their signature Chambord cocktails, such as the French Martini, Chambord Royale, and summer favourite, the Chambord Spritz. The event will have live music & a DJ for those…

  • The Spiritualist: Forecasting this years spirit trends

    Have you ever considered how on season your drinks choices are? After seeing a million insta pics of Pornstar Martinis, the same old gets boring! The Spiritualist bar on Miller Street have forecasted four trends that they believe we’ll be seeing more of in 2018. Here’s a sneak peek of what this year has in store. 1. Grown up soft drinks It’s no secret that sophisticated soft drinks have been on the rise over the past few years, I myself am partial to a rose lemonade. Franklin & Sons is a great representation of a tasty low calorie soft drink that’s ideal for designated drivers but can also be used…

  • Sailor Jerry’s Open House

    For one month only, Sailor Jerry has arrived in Glasgow for a series of pop up events in an abandoned industrial building in Finnieston. I was lucky to get invited to the sold out opening event with a special performance by Honeyblood. It was amazing to see them live at this small, special event. Rum, good music & pretty surroundings is all you really need for a good night! The venue is decorated head to toe in neon lights and there’s loads of quirky ornaments scattered about! The Sailor Jerry theme runs strong throughout the venue but the main focus, of course, is the bar! I tried my very first…

  • Say hello to Gin Bothy!

    The industry has been on a rapid incline in recent history & with 70% of all gin consumed being produced in Scotland it does make you feel kind of proud! One of these producers nestled away in the Angus Glen is Gin Bothy. Scottish gin & jam produced in a historic Scottish bothy, I don’t think you can get more Scottish! I was invited to try out some of the gins at the launch of the new miniatures gift set (perfect for those wishing to have a taste of everything!). So, what is Gin Bothy all about? A bothy is a historic stone shelter often used in agriculture; you can…

  • Keeping it in the Southside! Black Dove’s gotta new menu!

    The Black Dove is situated right in the middle of Shawlands & aims to ‘put Shawlands back on the map with great drink, better food and fantastic customers!’. I’m a sucker for good food in the Southside so I was excited to attend their bloggers night to taste some of the menu! I walked into the restaurant hopeful that I had found a new local with cheap drinks & tasty food at a reasonable price. First on the tasting menu was a pork belly Scotch egg with chorizo jam & apple salad. Firstly, I’ll admit, I’ve only ever tried a Scotch egg once & it was from a packet!!! (Send…

  • Escape Reality Glasgow: Testing out my detective skills!

    Where do I even begin to describe Escape Reality? I was completely unsure of what to expect when I was invited to try it out. But upon looking at the website it was apparent that there were multiple themes from a Jumanji-style adventure to a sh*t your pants scary Saw experience. (Instagram: escaperealityglasgow) I had recently watched Whitechapel during some much needed procrastination while I supposed to be studying so I was beyond excited to be transported back to Victorian London to solve some murders. We decided to call our team the ‘Goff Detectives’ & I feel that I’m pulling that look off rather terribly. With a group of six,…