3 Freaky Freakshakes for Halloween

It’s spooooky season! We’re getting ready for a frightfully good Halloween by serving up some freaky freakshakes.

We’ve created three different recipes: one crowd-pleaser, one for the kids and one for the grown-ups. Read on for the recipes…

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The best beverages for burgers

Beef, chicken, pork, lamb, veggie… these days there’s so much more choice in the world of burgers; and just like with any meal, different drinks will suit different flavours.

We asked three burger fans on our team – Artur Lezny, Champagne Cleary and Glenn Funga – for their advice. Read on to reveal old favourites, as well as some intriguing new combinations.

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Top tips from Grocery Accelerator

We’ve had a fantastic reaction to this year’s Britain’s Next Top Supplier competition so thank you for all your interest so far.

To make things even easier for small brands and independent suppliers to make the most of this opportunity we’re hosting a Twitter chat on Wednesday (25th February) at 2pm with Grocery Accelerator, the investment, coaching and mentoring programme. Follow the hashtag #BNTS15, and don’t forget to include it in your tweets to join the chat.

To get things started we asked the team at Grocery Accelerator for their top tips for ambitious food and drink businesses in the grocery market looking for rapid growth.

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Easy entertaining: a no-fuss New Year buffet

Whether you’re throwing a big festive bash, or a more casual dinner, why not let your guests help themselves? You get to spend less time in the kitchen, and they get the pleasure of your company. We’ll say cheers to that!

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12 drinks of Christmas – Tommy’s Margarita

Happy Christmas! The last of our 12 Christmas cocktails is a proper celebratory drink. Agave is king in this simplified Margarita.

Ingredients

  • 50ml tequila blanco
  • 20ml lime juice
  • 15ml agave syrup

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Clubland

The penultimate cocktail in our series is a heady but elegant mix of vodka and white port. Here’s how you rustle up a Clubland.

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Twinkle

Our tenth Christmas cocktail is The Twinkle – a floral 1920s-inspired sparkler that shines bright.

Ingredients

  • 15ml vodka
  • 10ml elderflower cordial
  • champagne
  • Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients rose petals

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Jalisco

The ninth cocktail in our series, the Jalisco, is a fresh burst of apple and cucumber with a tequila bite.

Ingredients

  • 50ml tequila blanco
  • 20ml lime juice
  •  20ml cloudy apple juice
  • 20ml 1:1 sugar syrup
  • Cucumber slice

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Williams Chase Apple G&T


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Day eight of our Christmas cocktail countdown (how’s your head?!) and we’ve got a G&T with a delicious twist.

The Williams Chase Elegant Crisp Gin (£38 for 70cl) is made with vodka distilled from organic Bramley cider apples.

Ingredients

  • 50ml gin
  • Quality tonic water
  • Fresh apple

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Floradora

Our seventh Christmas cocktail is a very pretty affair. Some recipes add 20ml Framboise raspberry liqueur. Here’s how you make a Floradora.

Ingredients

  • 50ml gin
  • 3 fresh raspberries
  • 20ml lime
  • 20ml 1:1 sugar syrup
  • ginger beer

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