Soju is without a doubt the most popular spirit here in Korea, in fact it’s actually the most consumed spirit in the world, even beating out whisky and vodka. Personally I’ve never been a huge fan. Sure it’s cheap as chips and flavourless, but I always tend to get pretty bad hangovers from it. It’s also generally drunk by itself instead of in cocktails which are my preferred method of consuming alcohol. (more…)
If you have ever read this blog on more than one occasion, it will be be strikingly apparent that I drink too much to say the least. A well made drink is just as important as having nice food in my book. At home it’s easy to find the spirits, wines, and mixers that we have all grown accustomed to having in our drinks cabinet. But here in Seoul where soju and beer are king it might be a wee bit trickier to stock your liquor cabinet with the good stuff. (more…)
As we all know incredibly well, I am the queen of cocktail lovers, nothing makes me happier than having a lovely well made drink in my hand, and something delicious in the other. When the sun is shining there’s only one place to be and that’s up on my roof top enjoying a drink or three while relaxing in the sun. Being a food blogger sometimes has its perks and last week my lovely friends over at Berentzen sent me over a bottle of their new wild cherry flavour for my drinking pleasure. I made two cocktails using my cherry liquor; the first was a cherry lemonade which is all kinds of summer and drinkable all day long, and the second a cherry twist on the French 75, a champagne cocktail that’s as classy as the girl who introduced me to it! (more…)
Mix & Malt has been one of my favourite cocktail bars in Seoul since I discovered it last Summer. With its gorgeous deck outside it’s the perfect place to soak up the rays and enjoy a libation or two. As well as the gorgeous outdoor patio they also have a lovely fireplace upstairs with ample seating for when the weather turns chilly.
Pimm’s is without a doubt the quintessential British summer drink. No picnic, or sunny day in a beer garden is complete without a jug or five of this fabulously fruity concoction. However this fab favourite of mine is impossible to find in Korea, probably due to the insane amount it would cost to import. Luckily Bulldogs opened its doors last year and salvation was finally here, but it also got me thinking how easy it would be to make myself. With just 3 ingredients from your amply stocked liquor cabinet, Pimm’s can be yours all year long. Luckily I had a bottle tucked away under the sink (aka my liquor cabinet) that I’d bought on my last trip home and I did a taste comparison, the original is a wee bit sweeter but overall it’s not bad at all, and will certainly fool all of your friends if you don’t let them in on the secret!
Nutella is probably the greatest food ever made. It’s rich and sweet sticky goodness is enough to take cupcakes, brownies, and pancakes from good to OMG!!! Even straight out of the jar it’s like a fingerfull of pure heaven. It’s absolutely marvelous stuff and I’ve yet to meet a person who doesn’t like it. It’s really so good you could add it to any dessert and magically transform it. This milkshake is the perfect combination as the milk and ice cream harmonize with the Nutella perfectly making it into a rich creamy delight you can drink. If you want to make your milkshake super thick then use just a small pinch of xanthan gum, which is super cheap to buy on i-Herb and can be used in a whole host of other dessert and drinks too. For the ice cream I used the milk Häagen-Dazs which is my new favorite flavour, it’s even better than the vanilla if that’s possible!
In my circle of friends, I’m known as somewhat of a lush. I’m not really quite sure what led to this assertion of my character, but once you catch a label like this it really is hard to shake. But rather than fight my good time Charlie status, I’ve decided to go with the flow and live up to all expectations. To further my drunken career I always keep a well stocked liquor cabinet, ready to pounce whenever cocktail hour rears it’s head. Last week one of my favourite girls about town popped in for for a quick tipple before our dinner plans and I whipped up this little beauty. (more…)
Last Friday night I ventured to HBC’s latest and greatest acquisition XII. That’s twelve in roman numerals for those that skipped that class in school. Armed with a motley assortment of my closest friends we hit the bar hard.
Hurray, Halloween is fast approaching and it’s one of my favourite times of the year. I love a good a food theme and what better theme is there than something a bit spooky and scary. I’ve made a few different things over the years so here’s a bit of an amalgamation of my stuff, it’s no pinterest board but there’re a couple of gems in there regardless. Sadly I have not had a hot minute this year to make anything new as I’ve been too busy making my foodie themed costumes instead. Though since I took 1st and 2nd prizes for them, I consider it time well spent!
Last week things got classy when we ventured to Rouge at the JW Marriott Hotel in Gangnam. We went there in celebration of my wonderful friend’s birthday. 5 nights a week Bar Rouge operates a wine buffet (really a buffet of wine). For a paltry sum of 45,000 you can eat and drink as much as your heart desires between the hours of 6pm – 9pm. That’s 3 hours of unadulterated drinking and gorging. Of course I lived up to my name and made sure I got my money’s worth. (more…)