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  • Slurp! It’s our Easter cocktail

    To make Jake’s Easter cocktail, muddle  (crush) two inches of cucumber in a shaker, add 20ml lemon juice, 12.5ml sugar syrup, 25ml Pimms, and 25ml of gin. Shake over ice and serve over cubed ice in a jam jar or long vessel, top with ginger ale and serve with a cucumber twist. The newly hatched […]

  • Shake it up on Mother’s Day

    Chin! chin! It’s gin (of course) in 'Spring Forward', a little pick me up and knock it back for Mother's Day, concocted for Muddy Stilettos by our resident mixologist Jake Merrick-Wren.

  • February’s cocktail: the 12-bore tipple

    It's Pancake Day on Tuesday so you'll need some booze to wash it down won't you? South American tequila meets Somerset brandy in February's cocktail – and there's port in there too

  • January’s cocktail: The Noilly Gimlet

    Jake from The Wren's Nest has concocted a shake-up which is light, refreshing and a very healthy looking green. His Noilly Gimlet uses an 18% abv fortified wine as a base rather than the traditional gin, so it's *hardly alcoholic at all* – perfect for Dry January then.

  • December’s cocktail: Christmas morning royale

    Everyone loves bubbles at Christmas...don't they? Here's Jake's take on the classic Buck's Fizz or Mimosa, the 'Christmas morning royale'...

  • November’s cocktail: marmalade fizz

    Hey, we’re not only getting recipes from Somerset’s top mixologist, we’re also getting a whet-your-whistlestop tour of the history of cocktail. This month Jake’s giving us his twist on the classic ‘Ramos gin fizz’ invented by Harry Ramos in 1888 at his bar in New Orleans. Legend has it that the drink was so popular […]

    • Cocktail of the month: The hung, drawn and quartered

      With Halloween in mind, October’s recipe from Muddy’s resident mixologist Jake Merrick-Wren of The Wren’s Nest, is the gruesomely named but delicious Hung, Drawn & Quartered. Or should that be ‘hanged’? I’ve no idea, you tell me. This macabre tipple has been inspired by the infamous Bloody Assizes of 1685, in which Judge Jeffreys tried […]

    • Cocktail of the month: The Quantock Bramble

      Aren’t I good to you? Muddy’s only gone and teamed up with mixologist Jake Merrick-Wren from bespoke bartending service The Wren’s Nest to bring you the recipe for a new cocktail or deliciously boozy drink every month. And with the hedgerows popping with juicy blackberries at this time of year, what better concoction to kick […]

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