All posts tagged: cordial

Making Teisseire Cocktails At Home

When I’m out at a bar or restaurant, I like to order cocktails. They were once very expensive, but I’ve recently found that they’re not that much more than a large glass of wine or a spirit and mixer any more. But so much more fun! When I’m at home, I rarely make cocktails – it feels a bit weird cracking out a cocktail making kit just for the two of us. However, I’m hoping that we’ll be able to make some cocktails when we eventually move into our house and have a house warming party (my friends will no doubt hold me to that, now!) I recently attended an event by Teisseire, which I wrote about here. They sent me some of their cordials to try out some cocktail recipes at home, to get some practice in before the housewarming! And because they were all 0% sugar, I was really keen to see what they would taste like and whether you would be able to notice a difference in the flavour. After all, cocktails …

Jazz Up Your Tap Water With Elderbook Cordials

Apparently 1 in 8 of us in the UK don’t drink enough water, and I’m definitely one of those people. I hate it. I find it a real struggle. My doctor regularly gives me a telling off over it and Tim says I’m like a camel, storing up liquids, because I never drink! I’ve got into sparkling water recently, which I’ve found much easier to drink (mostly, I think, because my brain is being tricked into thinking I’m drinking a savagely unhealthy fizzy drink!) I first came across Elderbrook Drinks at the Tastesmiths cooking event I attended recently. They were providing the non-alcoholic beverages for the evening, but at the time, after a busy few days, the wine was calling to me! Luckily the guys at Elderbrook sent me some bottles of their cordial tonics to try out at home. Elderbrook want you to drink more water by making it more ​exciting​! ​They explain how​ ​t​he first cordials were blended by apothecaries in Renaissance Italy, who used botanicals to create health-boosting drinks designed to make …

A Taste Of French Flair With Teisseire

As I’m sure you’ll know by now if you’ve been reading my blog since I started it a few months ago, I love everything French. French food. French culture. French everything! Every time I go to St Pancras station (which is fairly often, as I live and work near it), the temptation to just jump on the Eurostar to Paris is huge! “But you’d need your passport,” I hear you cry! Well seeing as I can’t drive (that’s a whole other story) I’ve normally got my passport on me to use as ID. So it’s an actual possibility! When I was invited to an event hosted by French sirop brand Teisseire at Searceys Champagne Bar at St Pancras station last week, I had to lock the passport away! And I brought the lovely Ceri along with me. Teisseire might not be a recognised name in the UK yet, but it’s a well established brand across the Channel. It all began hundreds of years ago, in 1720 to be exact, when Matthieu Teisseire, a liquoriste and …