Author Archives: Kay Cooks

Some Thoughts On Gin

If I was a man, I’d be able to say gin is my mistress. As it is, I’ll just call her my bosom buddy. She is so diverse. Her botanicals vary from brand to brand. And she is as smooth … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Vodka…

I often tend to tease vodka for its simplicity, but when you get down to it, it’s as pure an alcohol as you can drink. And there’s a lot to be said for purity. It provides subtlety and chic, two … Continue reading

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It’s That Turkey Time Of Year Again…

… which means that a number of food writers (you know who you are) will be putting out columns packed with what I can only call Anti-Turkey Propaganda. You know the story before it’s even gone to press: turkey is … Continue reading

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Making Martinis

My lovely publishing team at Octopus had me make them a martini. You’d have thought they’d have learnt after the last time, but that’s another story. Just call me One Take Kay! K xx

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This Just In…

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Big Thanks…

… to The Earlybird and The Handbook for such a lovely opening review for Make Mine A Martini. Very touched. If you haven’t paid them a visit yet for their bang-up-to-the-minute latest on what’s happening in London, you really should. K … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Rum

When it comes to rum, I owe a huge debt to my husband Fred. Apart from him plucking me off the dusty singleton shelf where I had sat for too long and being a marvellous barman, he is also Jamaican. Therefore rum, not blood, … Continue reading

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Martini Extras!

It turns out that, not unlike a generously poured third or fourth cocktail, Make Mine A Martini is a book with overspill, and there’s all kinds of fun stuff I couldn’t quite squeeze in between its covers. So I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Out Today!

Incredibly excited not only to turn 50 today, but to see Make Mine A Martini hit the shelves too. Make my day and go buy a copy!! K xx

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The Lost Art Of The Cocktail Party

The lovely people at A Little Bird have asked me to write a guest blog on The Lost Art Of The Cocktail Party. Enjoy! K xx

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