Portly Drinks | Manhattan

Need I say more? It’s my favourite cocktail. 2 parts Bourbon 1 part Martini Rosso Lemon Wedge 2 dashes Angostura Bitters (Optional) Chuck it all in a glass and enjoy! PG

Portly Drinks | Aperini

Who doesn’t love a spritz in the summer? Aldi have got their own version of the classic Aperol called Aperini. It’s a game changer!  I love an Aperol Spritz and now you can have that same bitter citrus drink for a fraction of the price. Aperol as I write this is around £15 in most…

Portly Drinks | Coffee | Lavazza

I think most of the time I am 90% coffee. It all starts with my morning espresso and then the giant flask of super strong coffee I take with me for the day… before my flask I was spending around £15 a day on coffee… For my espresso in the morning I use my Lavazza…

Portly Drinks | Dry Hopped Lager | Adnams, Southwold

I don’t normally like lager, if I do drink it, it’s normally in summer and served ice cold. However, with the new craft beer scene rising steadily in the UK I’ve found Adnams Dry Hopped Lager. This golden lager has a wonderful (as the name suggests) hoppy flavour using Galaxy Hops. The beer has slight…

Portly Drinks | Adnams | Adnams Brewery, Southwold, UK

The other week I was taken on a magical mystery tour across the Suffolk countryside to the sideside town of Southwold, home of the Adnams Brewery.  I have to say from the off that this tour was one of the best I have ever been on and our guide was unbelievably knowledgeable and in my…

Portly Drinks | Highland Park 12 Year Old Viking Honour

I was given this rather lovely bottle as a gift. What’s not to like free scotch for the win! Turns out that this whiskey is pretty damn good too! Highland Park is among the best when it comes to Single Malt Scotch (IMO) and this is 12 years old! Highland Park 12 Year Old Viking…

Portly Drinks | Gamma Ray American Pale Ale | Beavertown Brewery

Gamma Ray is this week’s addition to Portly Drinks, I had it a few weeks ago in a Vegan Restaurant Stem and Glory in Cambridge. I’m already a fan of Beavertown, being a particularly partial to their ‘Neck Oil’ brew. Gamma Ray is a wonderful session beer, that as they say at Beavertown ‘You can…

Portly Drinks | Rapture Red Hop Ale | Magic Rock Brewery

This week’s drink comes from Magic Rock Brewery up in Huddersfield.  It’s a deeply hoppy red ale which uses a combination of 5 malts and 6 different types of hops to create a flavourful and full bodied ale coming in at a reasonable 4.6%. Magic Rock was founded by two brothers and their brewer mate,…

Portly Drinks | Clean Water Lager | Brewgooder

Craft beer has exploded in recent months and I must say I’m loving it.  You really cannot beat a refreshing quality beer.  We start this new series with a particularly good beer. Good on two levels as well. Not only does Clean Water Lager taste fantastically refreshing with its subtle hoppy notes, unique to the…