Monday, 24 October 2011

Look the Part

They say less is more,

as long as your less is HUGE, I agree.

When it comes to cocktail jewellery big dramatic pieces are the way to go. Remember the ring you bought and your friends said, 'where are you going to wear that?' - cocktails are that occasion.
Jewellery doesn't have to be practical, in fact at cocktail hour it shouldn't be. Your going to have a glass in your hand for a while so might as well show off that cocktail ring while you're there!

Here's a selection that I've got my eye on at the moment.




& Cuffs:

For more details on these pieces take a look at

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Tantalizing Manhattan Travel Bar Set

Santa baby, please put this under my tree this year!
Set your martinis in motions with this Tantalizing Manhattan Travel Bar Set. The insulated velvet interior cleverly holds two bottles of your favorite spirits.
It holds:
  • 2 Martini glasses
  • 1 Cocktail shaker
  • 1 Jigger
  • 1 Strainer
  • 1 Twisted mixing spoon
  • 2 Napkins
  • 1 pair of ice tongs
  • 2 cocktail sticks
  • and of course that clever hidden compartment for 2 bottles.
From Amazon here for around £75!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Gimlet Time I think

I've had one of those days and what I need now is my dog to stroke, feet up and ice cold Gimlet in my hand!


  • 2 1/2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge, for garnish


  1. Shake or stir gin with lime juice, and strain into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Monday, 10 October 2011

French Kiss Cocktail

French Kiss Cocktail:
  • 1oz Chambord
  • 1oz Vodka
  • 1oz Dark Creme de Cacao
  • 1.5oz half & half cream
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Add Hershey Kiss for garnish

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Moet & Scarlett

I was perusing the latest edition of Vouge this morning over the flat white and came across this charming Moet advertisement with adorable Scarlett Johansson. I wanna be like this!

Love it! And the fizz it pretty good too!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Gin Cupcakes!

I have to make me some of these! Gin and cake, sounds like heaven!
The perfect ladies lunch with gin and tonic's on the side.

Fab Gin cupcakes by Vintage Teatime