The Dispensary Bar – NEW Espresso Martini Cocktail

About The Cocktail

We’ve created an espresso martini using only Scottish brands! We’ve paired Sutors Gin Vodka and Dear Green cold brew with our own blend of coffee liqueur using Old Mother Hunt golden rum, coffee, vanilla pods and demera sugar for an incredible serve. Now available from our online store. 

The Drink

I was gifted 3 cans, so I knew my weekend was sorted.

Firstly this is very cool having a cocktail in a can, as its easy to story and also easy to drink either from the can or pour into a glass.

The labelling I really liked as it looked very classic, and modern at the same time.

Now time to taste…

I had put the can in the fridge to keep it nice and cool for a few hours, before I opened it and poured.

The smell was really nice, similar to the way they smell at the bars…but with a slight twist which I am guessing is due to the contents…maybe the rum?

I took a taste, then another taste hmm the first thing that struck me was the fizz this was a little off putting but ignoring that the flavour was very smooth and really nice.

I finished my glass, and right up to the last sip I thought the same as when I first tasted it.

I decided to put the remaining opened half a can back in the fridge to try the next day, as I knew the fizz would have fully gone by then to see how it was the next day.

The next day I poured the contents in to a nice glass, sat down and finished it. Yes! this was so much nicer, no fizz but all the remaining taste much better! I am guessing to keep it nice and fresh that’s why fizz is added, which makes sense.

So much better the next day, and I enjoyed it very much.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

Firstly a big thank you to The Dispensary Bar for the Espresso Martini’s, and making my weekend extra special with a lovely cocktail.

I have no hesitation recommending The Dispensary Bar’s Espresso Martini, or any of their other cocktails.

If you do get this I would say if you want optimal taste to what you are probably used to, crack open the can the night before and chill over night then drink it.

Please do check them out as they do great cocktails, and the guys behind the bar are really nice 🙂

Cheers

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Promo : Gifted

The review posted was not influenced in any way just because it was gifted, all comments and thoughts in this blog post are my 100% honest opinion.

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Slange Var Drink Event : Review

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26 Bell Street
Glasgow G1 1LG

V: 5th February 2019.    W: www.slangevar.com


Tonight’s event was held in Glasgow Merchant City’s new restaurant Mharsanta, which I have now added to my list to visit and try the food.

I love finding new drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic…

Over the past few years, I have dipped my taste buds in Rum, Wine and Gin and this year its Craft Beers. When I got the invite to this event, it sounded interesting and I added it to my calendar.

The event tonight was to introduce us to a new drink hitting the market, a cocktail making section, tastings and music…this sounded like a fun event and I couldn’t wait to go.

The drink is called “Slange Var” and its a fresh, zesty and alcohol-free. Tonight I got to try this drink as a mixer in several styles of cocktails and on its own.

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The room the event was in was decorated very nice, and it really complimented what tonight was about.

 

I got speaking to the founder of Slange Var her name was Sarah, she was a lovely lady and she told me that Slange Var is intended to be a sipping drink, rather than one you would finish very fast.

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Sarah came up with the idea of an alternative to a soft drink / sugary drink that you could have when you go out for the night. Sarah noticed that everyone who had an alcoholic drink would be sipping, but the people who had non-alcoholic drinks were finishing fast.

I got speaking to a few people since the event of different ages, who don’t drink alcohol and they also said this is one of their issues when they go out as they are always finished first.

During the event, I got up and took a little cocktail lesson, where I mixed a cocktail with Slange Var. I choose a raspberry one as I have a sweet tooth, and as you can see from the photo below I took it very seriously but really enjoyed making it and drinking it.

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Slange Var on it’s on is a nice refreshing drink and would be perfect for a nice summer cooling down drink. Slange Var used as a mixer, with tonight’s cocktails were very good!! there was a cocktail that had whisky and one with red wine (This was my fave).

Overall

Firstly a big thanks for my invite to tonight’s event, and it was lovely meeting everyone from Slange Var and all the bloggers I connected with.

Tonight’s event was a very good one for me, I got to chat with many different people and connected with a few other bloggers which is always lovely to do.

I learned of a new drink and liked its taste, which was good. For me, it was better as a mixer for a cocktail, but I have a very sweet tooth. On its own, I would probably have it with ice, and on a nice sunny day to cool down.

I look forward to trying this drink again soon.

Check them out www.slangevar.com

Cheers

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Absurb Burd (Glasgow) : Review

3 Stock Exchange
Nelson Mandela Place
Glasgow G2 1QY

V: 18th July 2018      T:  +44 141 378 5001  W: www.absurdbird.com

Child Friendly: Yes (well behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card


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Absurb recently opened in Glasgow, around 2 weeks at the time I am typing this up.

I spotted an offer on itison for 2 mains and a beer or wine for £16, this was a great deal so I couldn’t pass on this plus I wanted to visit Absurb and see what it was like.

On entering its good a cool vibe, and I was greeted by the restaurant manager. I had a booking for a time and was a little early so I sat at the bar which is in the centre of the whole restaurant.

The decor is very interesting, it’s like its split in to little rooms….some look like a retro diner and some like an American dining room.

So while I waited for my table I spoke to the barman and asked him for a nice sweet rum-based cocktail, and he made me a rum-based (not vodka) Espresso Martini

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It was £5.95 which is a good price, plus it was very good.

Now time to eat..

The Food…

So this is what I ordered…

ABSURD BIRD LAGER 4%

I thought let’s try the restaurants own beer to see what it was like.

This was actually a nice beer, very light and worked perfectly with the rest of the meal.

DIRTY PULLED CHICKEN (normally £11.60)

BBQ pulled chicken, topped with sour cream, guacamole & jalapeños

Visually when it arrived it was like wow and mmm, so now it was time to dig in and see if it tasted as good as it looked.

First impression was the pulled chicken could be a little warmer, it was just warm enough (not sure if it was meant to be this way so continued).

This was very nice every bite very good, nice tastes and textures. I would defo have this again…well once I try the other waffles and also the burgers.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 5

Overall

Overall my first visit here was very good, I could see the staff just clicked and worked well together even though its newly opened there was a sense of family and closeness with them.

The staff were all very friendly and helpful, and the food and atmosphere was very good.

Guys and gals if you do like fried chicken, you must take a visit here. If your not to sure get the deal, and give it a shot.

Absurb I will see you soon to try the burgers.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 5

 

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