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If celebrities were drinks

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February 24th, 2015

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So, awards season is in full flow and we might have gone a bit celebrity crazy (cough, #THEREVCARPET, cough). But we’re all for a bit of superstar silliness, so it was only ever going to be a short leap to start comparing our fave celebs with something else we love: drinks.

How to make a Rum Bongo

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February 24th, 2015

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Remember summer? No, neither do we. But never fear! Our stunning Rum Bongo cocktail has the near-magical power to transport you instantly to an exotic island filled with palm trees and sandy beaches

NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY – SUNDAY 22nd MARCH!

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February 22nd, 2015

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For those not in the tequila know, tomorrow (Sunday 22nd March) is NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY! Not that we need any excuse to quaff these refreshing, zingy and punchy cocktails… but hey, it’s always nice to have an extra reason. The first mention of the margarita in print is in the December 1953 issue of Esquire, where the following description can be found – ‘She’s from Mexico, Señores, and she is lovely to look at, exciting and provocative’.

Valentine’s Cocktails to get you in the mood…

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February 8th, 2015

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Whether you’re taking your loved one out for a pre-dinner tipple, or wooing a new squeeze over alcohol-packed libations (sneaky), then we’ve taken it upon ourselves to become Cocktail-Cupids. The following concoctions will ensure your romantic intentions are clear – while also being damn tasty to drink

True Authentic Flavours of Hawaii from across The Pond in Dalston

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January 20th, 2015

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The combination of the words ‘theme’ and ‘restaurant’ would usually be enough to send most self-respecting gourmands running for the hills but, here in our funny old metropolis, there’s often an exception to any rule. Pond in Dalston is one such place- a homage to the Hawaiian dining craze sweeping across America, or from “across The Pond”, and certainly no relation to the downmarket ‘tiki huts’ blighting the landscapes of suburbia.

Cocktail Advent: Day 15 – Monk`s Punch

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December 15th, 2014

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Well, it seems here at Social and Cocktail we’ve missed a week of Advent Calendar Cocktails (too busy trying them out rather than writing about them, perhaps…), but we are now back on track and ready to count down the next ten days until a very merry Christmas day is upon us.