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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NOW CLOSED: Win the most indulgent time of the year

You deserve some proper pampering, so we’ve teamed up with gorgeous skincare brand Urban Veda to help you win it.

1st prize in our giveaway is a two hour Oriental Harmony spa treatment at the Mandarin Oriental London (worth £240), plus a full Urban Veda gift set to suit your skin type.

Four runners up will receive a full gift Urban Veda gift set for their skin type too. How’s that for luxury? Continue reading

12 drinks of Christmas – The Gin Martini

A definite contender for the ‘king of cocktails’ title, we’re half way through our series and onto the classic Gin Martini.

Ingredients

  • 60ml gin
  • 10ml vermouth

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Brandy Buck


What a Christmassy treat we have for you today. The fifth in our series is the Brandy Buck – sweet ginger and sour lemon with a brandy backbone.

Ingredients

  • 50ml brandy
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 20ml 1:1 sugar syrup
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Ginger ale

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Culross

The fourth tipple in our Christmas countdown is an apricot-sweetened 1930s Savoy cocktail, the Culross. Chin chin.

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Ingredients

  • 50ml golden rum
  • 2 tsp apricot jam
  • 20ml lime juice
  • 20ml dry vermouth
  • 10ml sugar

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Old Fashioned

On the second day of Christmas my true love poured for me… an American classic – bourbon and bitters with a citrus twist. Here’s how you make an Old Fashioned.

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Ingredients

  • 60ml bourbon
  • 7.5ml 1:1 sugar syrup (equal parts water and sugar)
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters

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NOW CLOSED: Win a hamper and shake up G and Tea cocktails

The new G & Tea gift set hamper from We Are Tea has everything you need to make delicious cocktails using Britain’s two most iconic drinks – gin and tea. Continue reading

12 drinks of Christmas – The Airmail

Is that the cheerful clinking of glasses we hear? As friends come together to celebrate, raise a toast to the party season with our dozen deliciously simple cocktails – all with a festive twist.

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Donate food with Ocado and we’ll match it – find out how

I’m really pleased to announce the launch of our Donate food with Ocado scheme. We know that being able to donate to food banks as you shop is important to you, because you’ve told us so. So here’s how we’re doing it.

With a traditional supermarket, the usual way would be to add an extra item to your trolley, then leave it for collection once you’ve done your shop. But because we’re online and operate from state-of-the-art warehouses, we’re able to do things a little differently. Continue reading

An ‘easy does it’ celebration – side dishes

You’ve chosen the main dish – now you need some stunning side dishes to make the Christmas meal really special (the recipes should look and taste amazing but not keep you tied to the stove all morning – unless you’re trying really hard to avoid a particular relative of course!)

In our fourth blog, we’ve got three tasty recipes for your perusal.

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Roasted Squash and Red Onion

A versatile and moreish side that will go with most main dishes

  • Serves 6
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook:45 mins

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