How to fake an alcohol-free Pimms

If you like your Pimms, it’s good news! This “fake”, or alcohol-free version provides a summer taste sensation that is undistinguishable from the real thing. And it is also really simple to make, using easy-to-find ingredients. The recipe comes from SlimmingWorld, and also has a much lower calorie content than Pimms, and of course contains…

More…

sun and alcohol

We have romantic notions of opening a bottle of beer on a sunny afternoon. But for many of us that can rapidly descend into a bit of a messy early evening and a very painful morning after. And the combination of sun and alcohol can be pretty bad in other ways too. Carrie Roberts explains why.…

More…

Stay Sober at Festivals

Festival season is fast approaching, striking equal measures of fear and excitement into the general public. Often a difficult period to navigate for non-drinkers, here are Emma Hill’s top five ways to stay sober at festivals to get you through and ensure you have a great time! Encourage yourself Not drinking doesn’t mean missing out.…

More…

Pink Grapefruit Cooler Mocktail

Mocktail: Pink Grapefruit Cooler This recipe relies on the natural tartness of grapefruit to make a cool refreshing long drink. Ingredients 80ml juice from a ripe pink grapefruit Juice of half an orange Splash of lemon juice 20ml sugar 20ml water 100ml soda water 2 sprigs of mint, plus more to garnish Slice of grapefruit…

More…

Summer Beach Huts

Flushed, fuzzy and floored by five o’clock? Our guest blogger Matt Chittock’s been there… Summertime drinking It may seem like wishful thinking on a rain-lashed afternoon in May: but the rumour is that summer’s on its way. And whether that means beer-soaked barbecues, cocktails by the pool, or boozy afternoons in the pub garden, for…

More…