Friday, 23 June 2017

3 Summer Frozen Cocktail Recipes You Need in Your Life


It's been a sweltering week of heat here in England this week ,  an the evenings have been insanely long and humid. All I want to do is lay out in the sun and sip on a refreshing cocktail, close my eyes and pretend I'm on vacation (don't pretend like you haven't done it too !)


When it comes to drinks , honestly I'm a noob. I feel that sipping Cocktails in the summer comes hand in hand with my single young travel obsessed personality!  

Echo Falls has created the coolest drink of the season to quench out thirst in the incredible British heat! (I never thought I'd use British and heat in the same sentence)

Introducing Echo Falls range of Frosé Cocktails! Partnering with one of London’s leading expert Mixologists, Clotilde Lataille, Echo Falls’ three delicious, blended Frosé cocktail recipes are perfect for those looking for a tipple to enjoy in the summer heat. Created using the Echo Falls White Zinfandel, the ideal rosé for your blended summer cocktail with flavours of strawberries and peachy aromas, the three distinct cocktails are packed with bursts of flavour including refreshing lychee, sweet strawberries and zingy lemon.

So whether you’re looking to impress at your next garden BBQ or you simply want to try the go-to drink of the summer, Echo Falls has got you covered with its White Zinfandel and innovative cocktail creations.

This summer sees Californian wine brand Echo Falls transform the face of its wine labels, attributing each wine to a fun and lively persona. The new packaging will see a spectrum of colour introduced across the front of its label to distinguish the flavours and reflect the grape variety so you spend less time in the supermarket reading labels and more time at home enjoying a glass.



Lively Lychee
75ml Echo Falls White Zinfandel
50ml Lychee Juice
2.5ml or 1/2 tsp orange water
50ml Honey water (1 part honey for 1 part water or 25ml/2 tsp of honey)
25ml Monin sugar syrup
10 ice cubes, blended for 15 to 20seconds
Garnish with an edible flower / dry rose petals


Berry Fun
75ml Echo Falls White Zinfandel
4 Strawberries
4 raspberries
50ml of cold Jasmine Tea or Infuse some jasmine tea for 4mins inboiling water then let it cool down in the fridge
75ml of Monin Sugar Syrup10 ice cubes, blended for 15 - 20 seconds
Garnish with a Strawberry    


Lemon Scream
75ml Echo Falls White Zinfandel
1 small scoop of lemon Ice cream
50ml Coriander syrup or add 2tsp of ground coriander into a bottle of Monin sugar syrup
10 ice cubes, blended for 15 - 20 seconds
Garnish with a lemon wheel

Echo Falls White Zinfandel is priced at RRP £6 and available at supermarkets and off licences nationwide

Looks like I'm off to the supermarket for some White Zinfandel! It's only £6 and you can make three awesome cocktails plus many more! How can I resist ! What drink will you be making this summer?  

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

How to make the perfect summer Pimms- Tips from Bohemias head chef Steve Smith

Tips for the perfect Summer Pimms-

How To Make The Perfect Summer Pimms

Summer in England has approached faster than we thought!  It’s time for the perfect BBQs , fun in the sun, family time and of course Drinks! In true English style you should celebrate with a refreshing jug of Pimms!
The quintessentially English beverage boasts a recognizable tawny colour and a delicious blend of citrus fruits, offering a familiar taste of summer.
But how can we make the perfect jug with an effortless taste?

Bohemia’s Head Chef Steve Smith has provided a round-up of top tips to ensure you’re serving the perfect party Pimms this sunny season.

  • 1.    Fruit Fusion

Don’t overload your Pimms with fruit. Instead, pick a few strong flavours that complement each other. An unusual flavour combination that works well is Pomegranate and Basil. Alternatively, take your Pimms to super food heights with the quirky addition of trendy Acai berries.

  • 2.    Herbal Remedy

If you’re using herbs such as basil and mint, crush the leaves before adding them to your drink. This will maximise the aroma and leave your Pimms perfectly seasoned.

  • 3.     Cue the Cranberry

Those with a sweet tooth might like to add a splash of cranberry juice, or opt for flavoured lemonade for an extra boost.

  • 4.    Ice, Ice, Baby

Get creative with your ice by freezing flowers into your ice cube tray. However, try to limit the ice to a few cubes to ensure the Pimms isn’t too diluted by the time it comes to drinking it!

  • 5.     Sugar-coat it

Sprinkle a little lemon juice and sugar over the fruit before you add them to your drink. Let the fruit pieces stand for ten minutes so they macerate and then add them to the liquid at the last minute, to save them from going soggy.



Bohemia Bar & Restaurant provides unrivalled Michelin Star dining in the heart of Jersey. Head Chef Steve Smith, who has held a Michelin Star for over 15 years from the age of just 24, has created a truly outstanding dining experience with his ingredient and flavour driven tasting menus.

Bohemia Bar & Restaurant, Green Street, St. Helier, Jersey JE2 4UH, Channel Islands

For reservations please call: 01534 880 588 or visit

National Picnic Week - Picnic in Style with Posh Hampers

National Picnic Week - Picnic in Style with Posh Hampers at Arch London -

As you may not know , this week is national picnic week . Family's across the U.K. Travel to the finest locations to spend lots time together having a good old fashioned picnic.  The Arch London , wants your experience to be that much more rewarding by offering its very own take-away picnic hampers for the summer. With a trip to London being less that 2 hours away by train , how could I resist?

National Picnic Week - Picnic in Style with Posh Hampers at Arch London -

I love to travel and would love to visit this 5* Hotel. It's located literally a stone throw away from the infamous Hyde Park, which is the perfect location to Picnic. Why would you want to bring warm sandwiches from home when you can grab The Arch London's Picnic hamper . It includes  a chilled bottle of Camel Valley English sparking wine; Homemade seasalt, lemon and sage crisps, English Cheddar with apple and raisin chutney on sun blushed tomato bread; Smoked salmon sandwiches with lemon butter and cracked black pepper; Coronation chicken salad; Jersey Royal potato salad; Raspberry and pistachio trifle; and Battenburg. (INSERT SHOCKED AND HUNGRY FACE HERE ) You get to taste Hunter 486 restaurant’s critically acclaimed Best of British inspired menu for only £95.

Its perfect for a cute romantic getaway date, proposal , or in my case a getaway family weekend with my daughter. It comes in an Instagram worthy posh hamper  that will make you not want to eat your food, in worry that you will mess up the aesthetic!

You would have to collect and return your hamper the same day unless agreed otherwise.


Hunter 486 restaurant within The Arch London is named after the 1950s dialing code for Marylebone. Developed by Head Chef Gary Durrant, the menu at Hunter 486 is inspired by ‘Best of British’ recipes using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. The crowning glory of the
new menu is the use of the stone oven. As it operates at a very high heat, meat and fish are produced with astonishingly succulent results.
The Arch London, 50 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, London W1H 7FD
For reservations, please call: 020 7724 4700 or


So what will you be doing during this National picnic week? 


Friday, 16 June 2017

Exclusive menu tasting event at Café Rouge Mailbox


Hey everyone! 

This week I was kindly invited to a Summer menu tasting event at the prestigious French restaurant Café Rouge. It's located in the heart of The Birmingham Mailbox , with stunning views of the city center. 
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We started off our night with a taste of their Gins , I tried out the Elderflower , then followed with a much greener alternative the Cucumber and Watermelon 👌🏾 
They then provided us with some mini starters which looked too good to eat ! 
Following this we grabbed a sampler plate of various meats and cheese, the perfect compliment to our gin . 
For my main I ordered the Sirloin Steak Frites , which was made to perfection . I like my steak well done and sometimes chefs can over cook the meat , then it becomes bards to eat . However this steak was fantastic . I paired this with red wine , honestly not my cup of tea , nevertheless it was nice to try . 
I then opted for a French Garden Fizz Mocktail , which was hands down the best drink of the night ! 
Following this we enjoyed a dessert sampler which featured a mini taster of their best desserts! 

Overall my experience at this restaurant was great and I could not recommend it more . 

I posted on my Instagram story throughout the night which you can watch here

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If you haven't been to Café Rouge yet , I suggest you check them out ! 


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Tuesday, 24 January 2017



Made in Birmingham launched their first “LIVE in Birmingham” episode  last week. Guess what? It was live from our very own Birmingham Jewelry Quarter. The show was hosted by George Hancorn and Tafadzwa Mushipe .

Their personalities lit up the room and allowed us all to feel welcome right away!

The show itself featured :
  • A live audience
  • Special guests
  • Sporting stars
  • Gadgets and gimicks

Live in Birmingham was filmed in the gorgeously vintage decor filled, Ana Rocha Bar in the Jewelry Quarter. Businesses and professionals gathered to watch the live launch of Made in Birmingham on Sky guide 117. During the show guests were tweeting using the hashtag #livefromthebhm and sharing the great time they were having.

Having attended the event myself I was able to see what goes on behind the scenes of a live taping, which I found incredibly exciting. The crew were very friendly and organised and broke the ice with the audience, which made our overall experience much better than expected. We all had a great time, networked with each other and got involved with fun presenter challenges.

Of course we were offered wine and hot snacks, which were incredibly tasty. I couldn’t resist whipping out my phone and snapchatting the entire night!  
I think it’s fantastic that we now have a tv channel for our city that we can depend on  to give us local entertainment. I also feel that this could bring many more opportunities to Birmingham and could turn out to be something very big for our city!

If you guys missed the episode you can watch it right here !

Overall the experience as a blogger was fantastic and I look forward to the upcoming shows on the station!

Hopefully we can meet again for another live taping!
Check out the Made In Birmingham website for catch up episodes and their twitter account @madeinbirmingham for info of what’s to come soon!

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