Category Archives: Drink

Cocktail Masterclasses at Portobello Star

Alexandra Kalinowski gets crafty with the cocktails at Portobello Star. Continue reading

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Coffee | All Consumed Episode 1 | #TCTalks Episode 12

For this episode of tikichris Talks I’d like to share the first episode of another podcast I’ve been working on. It’s called All Consumed. It’s about food, drink and travel and is a collaborative effort between fellow writer Neil Davey and me.  Continue reading

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Word on the Street in Jerusalem

Jerusalem is certainly an interesting place. Now that maybe stating the obvious but there’s something very contemporary happening and it’s hard to ignore. The city’s millennials are redefining it with one of the coolest underground movements since the hipster take over of Shoreditch in London. Here’s a list of places where it’s all happening. Continue reading

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Sushi in the City Brunch at Devonshire Club

The Saturday only Sushi in the City Brunch menu at Devonshire Club brings with it the chance to check out the swish digs of this usually members-only venue. But how’s the food? Here’s my take on a recent visit. Continue reading

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(Northern) California Dreamin’ | San Francisco

San Francisco.  It’s the City by the Bay, SF, the Golden City; creator of denim jeans, fortune cookies, mimosas, waterbeds, Rice-a-Roni and the Summer of Love; home to more than 50 hills, 14,000 Victorian houses, 200 landmark buildings and the only moving national monument in the USA (the cable car),  and year after year voted America’s coolest city. Continue reading

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Win a Bottle of Aluna Coconut Rum

Aluna Coconut Rum has a warm, complex and completely natural coconut flavour. It’s one of the tastiest drinks I’ve come across in a long while – and one I’m happy to recommend and share with a competition giving away a free bottle to one lucky tikichris reader. Continue reading

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How to Spend a Romantic Weekend in Milan (Metro)

Whether you’re jetting down for an inaugural look-see with your newfound fling or embarking upon an umpteenth tour with your better half, Milan makes a magnificent destination for any romantic urban retreat. Continue reading

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(Northern) California Dreamin’ | Do, Stay, Eat, Play

Every winter,  thousands of bargain and sun-hungry Brits flock to Florida for a booster dose of light, sea, sand and a sheer break from relentless grey skies.  But did you know that for just a few dollars more you can fly nonstop to Northern California instead? Continue reading

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Infographic: Popular Aphrodisiac Foods for British Couples

Oysters, strawberries and sweet treats may be what we traditionally associate as the foods of love, but the British couples are far more likely to go for a juicy steak, roast dinner or spicy curry to get in the mood. Continue reading

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Dinner at Harry’s: Living La Dolce Vita

In 1960, London moviegoers flocked to see the groundbreaking  La Dolce Vita and experience Marcello Mastroianni’s search for love, happiness and ‘the sweet life’ on the exuberant streets of Rome.  Nowadays one need not look further than its newly-opened namesake in Knightsbridge, Harry’s Dolce Vita restaurant. Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea at The Langham London

Langham London Head Pastry Chef, Andrew Gravett, will open his kitchen to small groups as part of a one-time-only Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea. Continue reading

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Love Madrid I Private Tapas Walking Tour

Demi Perera’s tour of Madrid with Luxury Travel Advisors continues on a bright Sunday morning in the bustling centre of Puerta del Sol, Madrid with a privately guided walk with tapas stops at some of the city’s most iconic and historic venues. Continue reading

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Win the Complete Range of Coconut Collective’s 100% Organic Coconut Waters and Milk

Coconut Collective’s range of coconut waters and milks are made from 100% organic King Coconuts from Sri Lanka. I’ve recently had a taste of all the drinks and enjoyed every last sip. Now it’s time to share a free taste with one lucky tikichris reader. Continue reading

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Love Madrid | Chef’s Table Tour

In the first post of her series about falling in love with Madrid’s gastronomy, Demi Perera begins her Love Madrid journey at Mercado de San Anton to gather provisions for creating a sumptuous Spanish lunch to share with friends. Continue reading

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Haggis Hunt | Whiski Bar & Restaurant

To wind down my haggis hunt, I’d like to toast this most hearty of dishes and the lovely city with a few words about the lovely meal had at Whiski Bar & Restaurant on the Royal Mile. Continue reading

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Haggis Hunt | Holyrood 9A

Next stop on the Edinburgh haggis hunt is, Holyrood 9A, an Old Town pub where the grub is burger and the beer is craft. Continue reading

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Haggis Hunt | The Royal McGregor

First up among my haggis hunt highlights is the majestic breakfast I had at The Royal McGregor. Continue reading

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Clamato Kitchen | Quick and Easy Clamato and Prawns Spaghetti

Here’s my second Clamato Kitchen recipe. I kept it super simple to 1) show off how much flavour Clamato can add to a dish and 2) I’m lazy. Continue reading

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Clamato Kitchen | Sriracha Sloppy Joes

Searching for a sloppy joe recipe with some bite and and an extra savoury depth of flavour? You’ll love my recipe for Clamato sriracha sloppy joes. Continue reading

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Ljubljana Lux | Movia Wine

Though there’s hardly enough produced to ship much to the UK, Slovenia is renowned for its excellent wines. During my visit to Ljubljana, I managed a quick jaunt out of town to the award-winning, family owned and run Movia Estate to have a taste for myself. Continue reading

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Ljubljana Lux | Strelec Restaurant

Exquisite food and magnificent views were experienced in full force at Strelec Restaurant in Ljbubljana, where my lunch turned out to be one of the best meals I had in 2017. Continue reading

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Ljubljana Lux | InterContinental

In sharp contrast to Ljubljana’s largely low rise look, the sleek modernist 20-storey InterContinental Ljubljana certainly stood out as a gleaming landmark during my lux weekend break in the Slovenian capital. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #72

Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip, savour and more – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Win a Big Bag o’ Booze for Free

Out with the old and in with the new! But what’s old for me might be new to you. I’m clearing space in my liquor cabinet. And that’s especially good news for one lucky tikichris reader. Continue reading

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#TCTalks | Episode 7 | Metaxa

Welcome to the seventh episode of tikichris Talks. This one features an interview with Metaxa Managing Director Stephanie Ancel and Metaxa Master Constantinos Raptis. Our conversation took place at in November at theSt James Bar of the Sofitel London St James Hotel – one of my favourite bars in London actually – and was followed by a tasting of head barman Matteo Giannuzzi’s Dragon’s Son cocktail with Metaxa 12 Stars as the key ingredient. It’s a rich mix definitely worth you seeking out for a sip. Continue reading

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Best of the Best of 2017

I hope the year was as fun and delicious for you as it was for me, and I look forward to sharing more amazing experiences with you in 2018. Continue reading

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Best Beer of 2017

Last but not least, let’s have a beer. I conclude my Best of 2017 lists with a round up of the tastiest and most intriguing beers I got to drink this year. The world may be falling apart at the … Continue reading

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Best London Ice Cream of 2017

Here’s the scoop on London’s best ice cream, soft serve and gelato! Continue reading

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Best London Burgers of 2017

Whoa! There’s a beefy bunch of burgers in London. Most of them underwhelm. But the following six eateries do their burgers right. Continue reading

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Best London Pizza of 2017

Anytime’s pizza time in London with these fantastic pizzerias. Continue reading

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Best London Cocktails of 2017

My quest for the Best of 2017 slurps on with sips of the city’s most interesting and delicious cocktails. Continue reading

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Best London Cafes of 2017

My look at the best of 2017 continues with a shot of the tastiest coffee and preferred coffee purveyors in London. Continue reading

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Best London Bars and Pubs of 2017

Having a drink in London is still a fine way to spend time. Here’s my take on the finest places to do so. Continue reading

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Best Bars of 2017 (Excluding London)

If your preferred mode of travel involves sidling up to a bar, you’re going to love this ‘best of’ list of bars visited during my travels in 2017. Continue reading

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Best London Restaurants of 2017

Londoners, did you dine well in 2017? I sure did – especially at five particularly amazing London restaurants. Continue reading

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