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Alexander & James

As a lover of internet shopping (who doesn’t enjoy getting exciting parcels in the post) I was happy to hear of Alexander & James, a new online destination for luxury spirits. They’ve got all my favourites – gin, whisky, vodka and rum and all the extras that make a lovely ritual out of an evening tipple – like the beautifully named “nosing glasses”.

Alexander & James
Alexander & James

You can create bespoke gift sets for those hard to buy for people (my Dad comes to mind – he’d love a bottle of the Bushmills whisky. Plus the Alexander & James site has lots of tips for boozing. I like the cocktail recipes and interviews with people like female master whisky blender Maureen Robinson.

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Vodka gimlet

Alexander & James shared their excellent gimlet recipe with me. It’s a quick cocktail with a refreshing hint of basil, great for entertaining friends on balmy nights. Get mixing!

Vodka Gimlet
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1006 calories
110 g
0 g
1 g
4 g
0 g
725 g
87 g
73 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
725g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1006
Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 87mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 110g
37%
Dietary Fiber 7g
27%
Sugars 73g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
66%
Iron
119%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 265 ml Cîroc vodka
  2. 90 ml freshly pressed lime juice
  3. 90 ml sugar syrup
  4. 12 basil leaves
  5. A dozen ice cubes to taste
  6. Glass pitcher
Instructions
  1. Combine the vodka, sugar syrup, lime juice and six basil leaves in a pitcher no more than one hour before guests arrive.
  2. Allow these mixed ingredients to chill in the refrigerator.
  3. Just before serving, add ice cubes to the pitcher and stir.
  4. Strain into Alexander & James tumblers and garnish with a basil sprig.
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calories
1006
fat
1g
protein
4g
carbs
110g
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