Born In The 80s: Cocktails at Rub

Last week I dragged my buddies from UNiDAYS and our photography club Snap Collective (go follow us on Insta!) to Rub as they’d invited me down to try their new 80s themed cocktails. Every month we have a new theme for our photography club and for April it’s food & drink! Obviously, this is my favourite subject to talk about, photograph, blog about, everything, you guys know that. I love food, I’m a fat kid inside so whenever I have the chance to review food and drinks, I jump at it.

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How To Stay On Track With Food

Staying on track on a ‘diet’ can be super tough. That’s why I’m so glad that I’ve finally found a lifestyle that I feel like I can stick to! I’ve done my fair share of fad diets and workouts in my time so I finally feel like I’m there with something sustainable! Here I’ve got some tips on how to stay on track with your food and not cave when someone hands you a £1 McDonalds voucher in the street.

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Coco Vail Beer Hall Barcelona

Coco Vail is Barcelona’s first beer hall and is a seriously great place to spend a few afternoon hours during a Barcelona city break. We loved it so much here that we actually went back twice during a 4 day break, the first time for lunch and then the second time just for a drink but both times we were so glad we went.

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Summer-Ready Elderflower Ginberry Cocktails

Sometimes you just need a cocktail, right? Spring is on the way and it’ll soon be summer BBQ season and I can’t wait. We’ve been practicing a few tasty cocktails in preparation and this is one of the tastiest mixes that we’ve come up with.

If you like gin, elderflower and berry flavours in your cocktails this will be right up your street. Simply mix all the ingredients below and serve in funky glasses or tumblers.We picked up the mason jar style cocktail glasses from Tiger for a bargain £2 each. This recipe can easily be multiplied by larger quantities and made into a large bowl of punch or served in a jug for guests to serve themselves.

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The Stoli Lemonade

When you say ‘Stoli’ to me, I automatically think of Ab Fab and Patsy’s classic Stoli & Bolly combination. Who doesn’t? But the old classic is getting a modern 2014 re-vamp. Stoli went on a tour in a 1950s van around London with their new Stole Lemonade creation, offering it up to the lovely local public! Unfortunately, I was unable to go but I really wanted to try this glorified vodka lemonade so they kindly sent me a bottle and I wanted to share the recipe with you guys! It’s a really refreshing summer drink and it’s great because you can alter the sweetness, lemony-ness and vodka measure in your own pitcher unlike the giant watery Wetherspoon’s pitchers that sometimes grace the table. Grab yourself a pretty mason jar and some straws and settle down for an evening in the sun. Multiply the recipe by 4 to share the pitcher with friends.

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