I adore a well made Mojito, but when I am served a badly made Mojito it makes me sad 🙁 When I heard about Funkin Cocktails and their Mojito cocktail mixer I knew I had to try it. Funkin Cocktails ban all artificial colours, flavours, preservatives and additives from their products, allowing their products to be 100% natural fresh fruit cocktail mixers.
The Mojito cocktail mixer comes in one carton which makes 7 drinks. All you need to add is rum and ice, shake it up and pour over a glass full of ice.
I used a green chilli to rub the rim of the glass – giving it a delicious amount of heat that complimented the natural sweetness of the mixer.
This drink is perfect for serving to friends and is incredibly easy to shake up as the simpleness of Funkin Cocktails allows the process to be fast, easy and delicious. Now I have discovered Funkin Cocktails – there is always time for cocktails!
To try Funkin Cocktails shop here: http://www.funkincocktails.co.uk/mojito
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Every time I make fresh pasta I wonder why I have previously bought the packet stuff.
This fresh pasta is crazy easy to make and takes two mins to cook. You can also decide exactly which fillings you want inside. I chose fresh chilli, Sicilian sundried tomatoes and english farmhouse cheddar.
The recipe is quite rough as I am not one to measure out my ingredients. As I have been cooking for so long I judge it all by eye. All you need is flour, salt and water. That’s it! Mix two handfuls of plain flour and the salt with one glass of tepid water and combine using your hands till the dough is in a smooth ball. Add any extra flour if the dough is too sticky and extra water if the dough is too dry. I use my pasta maker to roll the fresh pasta in to sheets but you can just as easily use a rolling pin – make sure you flour the surfaces and rolling pin first. The pasta sheet should be about 5mm thick. If it’s too thin the pasta can then easily rip and the filling will disperse in the boiling water. If you don’t have a pasta cutter a cookie cutter in a circle or square shape will do. Allow it to be big enough to hold your chosen pasta filling.
It’s a good idea to prep your fillings in advance. Chop the sundried tomatoes and chillis and crumble the cheddar. Once the pasta is cut in to squares or circles you then add the filling then fold the square of circle in half and pinch the top to form what looks like a mini Cornish pasty. It’s very simple and very pretty!
To cook boil the water till it’s bubbling away, add the pasta gently one by one. Cook them for about two minutes each. Remove using a spoon with holes to drain and place directly in to your serving bowl. Drizzle a little of the sundried tomato oil that was in the jar, some toasted pumpkin seeds and pine nuts and add a dash of sea salt.
Tomorrow is officially Record Store Day 2015 which means get down to your local record shop and spend some cash on vinyl, check out the exclusive product releases and enjoy the festivities.
Check out Sounds Of The Universe, Sister Ray, The Book & Record Bar & Flashback Records. Pass through as many as you can!
Soho’s free live music festival kicks off at 12pm with performances throughout the day as well as Exclusive vinyl and CD releases
Live bands, DJ’s, in-store parties
The line-up for the day is:
John Cooper Clarke
Gang of Four
Look out for….THE 101ERS
ELGIN AVENUE BREAKDOWN (REVISITED)
Record Store Day 2015 Release. Double red vinyl. ‘Elgin Avenue Breakdown’ was a compilation album of the band’s recordings originally released in 1981 because of The Clash’s popularity. Based on the CD re-issue by EMI in 2005 with liners by Allan Jones and detailed notes on each track by the band’s drummer Richard Dudanski. This album was previously available on CD but not on vinyl. The 101ers were a pub rock band from the 1970s, notable as being the band that Joe Strummer left to join The Clash. The group played at free festivals, such as Stonehenge, and established itself on the London pub rock circuit prior to the advent of punk. Formed in May 1974, they made their performing debut under the name El Huaso and the 101 All Stars. The name eventually shortened to 101ers. This collection features the demos, studio recordings, BBC sessions, and live audience tapes.
SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE is always good to swing by.
They’ve got Lee Perry, Marvin Gaye, Northern Soul, Rhoda Daka, Sex Pistols and many more RSD exclusives. They always throw a big party outside which is what I’m looking forward to.
Lulu Williams, Record Store Day 2015, Sounds Of The Universe
On Saturday we went to The Classic Carboot Sale at Southbank. It was a great day out with DJs spinning records, a craft beer bus, loads of vintage goodies and fab retro homeware. The fella bought another Gabicci knitted shirt for his collection, I was the most controlled I have ever been and did not buy anything! Although, it was REALLY hard not to. The location was fantastic as it was right on the Thames. I would be browsing a rack of 1960s shift dresses and the London Eye would be in the background. I would’ve spent all day there if I could’ve and now I’ve been to one I’ll keep my eye out for the next.
Find out more here: www.http://classiccarbootsale.co.uk/
After reading Pandora Sykes’ recent blog post “Lead With The Feet” I am now obsessed with Malone Souliers. Here’s a little about the company before I yap on about how fabulous their SS15 collection is.
The SS15 look book features a selection of incredibly stylish shoes, all placed in fetish poses. What attracts me to this collection the most is the different texture and colour elements the label combines; shocking pink pony skin on a classic mule design, brightly coloured leather shoe ties and stunning combinations of snakeskin and suede.
If you’re looking to treat yourself to a stunning pair of shoes Malone Souliers is the answer.
Keep your ear pricked for the name – they will be huge this summer.
Recently I discovered the online fashion boutique Pretty Little Thing: www.PrettyLittleThing.com. It’s a seriously awesome online shop selling everything from flatforms to waterfall coats and co-ords. On the subject of co-ords I’m seriously obsessed with Pretty Little Thing’s Zafia khaki crepe palazzo trousers and knot crop top.
How chic is that? It transports me back to how I imagine the 1970s to be; martini in hand by the side of some exotic swimming pool, chaps in aviator sunglasses smoking cigars. I would style it with vintage platforms, nude lippy and big voluptuous curly hair.
Another amazing item that caught my eye was the Amie camel suedette tassel jacket.
I’m actually dreaming about this! I would wear it with worn denim shorts and super cute printed 1970s-esque shirt tucked in to the shorts.
I really recommend you checking out their online shop: www.prettylittlething.com Pretty Little Thing have so many stylish pieces at really affordable prices. I know where I’ll be shopping this summer!
Bora Aksu presented a stunning collection at London Fashion Week. A sumptuous mix of texture, drapery and elegance created the dreamy romantic looks. MTV presenter Laura Whitmore modelled a stunning black number.
J. JS Lee brought back the 1960s design culture within her autumn/winter 2015 presentation at London Fashion Week. The new looks were a playful mix of tailoring and shearling. Greyscale tones, dusky rose shades and sharp pattern cutting stood stylishly dominant in this beautiful autumn/winter collection. Here are my favourite looks: