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What’s Katie Doing? Blog | Gin Travel Food|#ginblogger #femaletravelblogger | 62 countries📍🇬🇧 next 🇱🇹👇Celebrate 100 years of the negroni 🥃 #N100👇

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[ad - gifted product] Rather than doing dry January or veganuary, I’m doing try-anuary (try January!) and only *trying* to be good with less drinking, more vegan dishes and of course trying out new things This isn’t a vegan dish but it is a something new to try - a one pot dish that uses up any leftover cheese from the festive period - with only one pot to wash up what could be better?! To make this one pot cheesy pasta dish I started out making a roux with flour, butter & veggie stock in my @ourplace Perfect Pot When the flour is cooked out I added all the odds and ends of cheese in the fridge that haven’t been eaten yet (cut up small so they melted quickly!) As soon as it was a molten pot of cheesy goodness I added @zenb_uk Pasta Agile (gifted) this pasta is a healthy twist on a regular pasta: 1️⃣ it’s made from yellow peas 2️⃣ it’s gluten free! 3️⃣ it’s high in protein 4️⃣ it’s also high in fibre And the Agile is quick cook pasta shape - so you don’t need a separate pot to boil it in - just mix in and cook in the sauce, covered, for 2 minutes (with a ratio of 2:1 pasta to liquid) I finished the pasta with freshly chopped parsley (that also needed using up) and a sprinkle of truffle pasta (ohlala!) It’s just the comfort food needed for the current gloomy and rainy UK weather! ❓Will you be trying this recipe this January❓ #whatskatiedoingblog #zenb #zenbpasta #pastaagile #onepotcheesepasta #onepotrecipe #onepotrecipes #perfectpot #cheeseplease #trufflemacncheese #tryjanuary #usingupleftovers

Happy New Year everyone! I’m guessing that #topnine isn’t a thing this year - but I still wanted to share the posts that you lot liked the most! (I know video recaps are all the rage - I’ll try to do that later!) So here are the ones you liked the most, top row from left: 1️⃣ Me & cocktail @theperseverancemarylebone 2️⃣ my new gin shelf in the new kitchen! 3️⃣ pocket negroni can! @whiteboxcocktails @houseofcans Middle row: 4️⃣ me on my first birthday post COVID lockdowns 5️⃣ gin tasting on a boat with @martinmillersgin_uk 6️⃣ blood orange negroni! Bottom row: 7️⃣ cocktails @silverleaf_bar 8️⃣ matching my fave @campariuk at the Baglioni Hotel 9️⃣ my nearest distillery 🤔 @halfhitchgin in Camden market ❓which is your fave❓ #whatskatiedoingblog #top9 #top9of2022 #alltheginthings #ginshelf #ginshelfie #bloodorangenegroni #cocktails #camdentown #camdendistillery #camdenmarket #halfhitchgin

[Ad gifted] @kranebet_official botanic juniper liqueur is a little juniper bomb of a liqueur At 40% it still packs a punch, but the sweetness of the liqueur means it’s great for those who prefer a sweeter drink I made 2 negronis to test it out - a light and a dark - perfect for #negroniadaydecember! Light: 25ml @kranebet_official juniper liqueur 10ml @suzeofficial 25ml bianco vermouth Dark: 25ml @kranebet_official juniper liqueur 15ml @campariuk 25ml @sacredgin English spiced vermouth ❓which negroni would you try❓ #whatskatiedoingblog #negronivent #negronivent2022 #kranebet #kranebetbotanicjuniperliqueur #ginliqueur #ginliqueurcocktails #negroni #negronilovers #negronioclock #negronitwist #whitenegroni #lightnegroni

[ad gifted] anyone fancy a Christmas giveaway?! 🎄🍸🎄 I’ve teamed up with @hykegin to offer one lucky follower a bottle of Hyke Gin! This gin is super sustainable - made from a spirit made with surplus table grapes from the supermarket supply chain. It’s then flavoured with botanicals inspired by the grapes origins in Africa & South America - including some of my favourites - green & black cardamom, classic gin botanicals and some more unusual ones. ⭐️ to win a bottle: ✅ like and save this post ✅ follow @whatskatiedoing and @hykegin ✅ comment on which Christmas themed botanical is part of the mix! (Hint 3 wise men…😉) Feel free to share and tag your friends so they can enter too! Competition closes at midday on Friday 23rd December and the winner will be contacted by me via Instagram that afternoon (note your gin will be posted after this so expect it early in the New Year) 🚫 competition not affiliated with Instagram 🔞 over 18s only 🇬🇧 U.K. addresses only - sorry to my international followers! You’ll be contacted from this account if you win 🍀good luck all & Happy Christmas!🎄 #whatskatiedoingblog #hykegin #sustainablegin #wastenot #wingin #christmasbotanicals #gincompetition #christmasgin #ginforthewin #gintastic #gintonic #ginandtonic

A warming negroni in front of the fire. This one doesn’t really fit any category for #negroniadaydecember 🤔 maybe spice or ginger without the bread?! 😂 Made with @6oclockgin mango and ginger gin, Stones ginger wine and Campari this is a fruity gingery twist on a classic negroni and perfect to warm your cockles, this was created by my Mum who loves ginger! #whatskatiedoingblog @negroniclubuk #negronivent2022 #negronivent #6oclockgin #mangoandgingergin #gingernegroni #spicednegroni #stonesgingerwine #campari #nonegroniwithoutcampari

No negroni without Campari?! The prompt for todays #negronivent2022 is #Campari so I had to throw back to this Camparino event last year where I was SURROUNDED by Campari bottles - bliss 🥰 If you love the bitter this is for you, if you don’t then try a different mix - variations on the classic Campari exist for a reason and I don’t think anyone should miss out! #whatskatiedoingblog #negroniadaydecember #negroniaday #negroniadaykeepsthedoctoraway #negronivent #negroniventuk @campariuk @campariofficial @camparigroupuk @negroniclubuk #camparino #nonegroniwithoutcampari

Today’s #negronivent prompt is #Scottish and you can’t get more Scottish than my winning negroni recipe with Irn Bru syrup and @highlandliquorcompany Seven Crofts gin The recipe if you want to try it: 25ml Irn Bru syrup* 25ml Seven Crofts gin 25ml white vermouth 10ml Suze Mix together with ice and serve with an orange slice to garnish *to make Irn Bru syrup simply simmer @irnbru on the stove until it’s reduced to half the volume and let cool #negronivent2022 #whatskatiedoingblog #scottishnegroni #scottish🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 #irnbrunegroni #cocktailtwist #negronitwist #negroniadaydecember

#negronivent Amaro is the prompt for day 1 of negronivent so I asked my fave bar to knock one up using Amaro Montenegro Thanks @valentino.girotto for this! Drinking listening to Christmas tunes before I go home and put the decorations up - a perfect start to the month #whatskatiedoingblog #negroniadaydecember #negronivent2022 #negroni #amaro #amaronegroni #negronioclock #negronispotting #negronitwist #crossroadsbarcamden

😍 Moroccan Sunsets in the desert with @bombaysapphireuk Sunset edition 🍸 If you’ve been following my stories you’ll have seen I visited Morocco last week and had a fab time all around the country! The luxury desert camp at Erg Chigaga was just one highlight, where the tradition is to have sun downers up the largest dune overlooking the Sahara Desert Perfectly topped off with included drinks - I was happy to find this edition of @bombaysapphireuk ❤️ Thanks to @authentic_morocco for arranging this trip, we loved it!

[ad - gifted] win this premium gin advent calendar from @masterofmalt ! 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 Check out my advent calendar blog to find out more about it via the link in my bio To enter simply: ✅ like this post ✅ follow @whatskatiedoing ✅ comment on why you should win below! Competition not affiliated with Instagram 🔞 over 18s only 🇬🇧 postal to U.K. addresses only (sorry international followers) Competition closes at midnight Sunday 27th GMT Winner will be contacted directly from this account only and asked for their full name & postal address only 🍀good luck everyone!🍀 #whatskatiedoingblog #ginadventcalendar #adventcalendar #ginvent #masterofmalt #premiumginadventcalendar #gincompetition #wingin

Introducing my new gin/cocktail shelf! Swipe ⬅️ to see a close up but broadly the shelves are themed: 🔝bitters & over sized bottles 🥃 negroni shelf (aged and autumnal gins at the moment) ⚓️Navy gins & cocktail accessories & glasses 📚books & 🍸 martini gins 🍹🍷 liqueurs & other 🥤tonics & mixers ❓spot anything that takes your fancy❓ #whatskatiedoingblog #ginshelf #ginshelfie #ginshelfies #ginshelfieadventures #kitchenmakeover #negroni #martini #ginandtonic #cocktailhour #cocktailshelf #cocktailshelfie #cocktailacessories @negroniclubuk @martiniclubuk @the_gin_cooperative

Classy cocktail sets for the perfect gift

The set includes a bottle of their famous pre-mixed negroni and 2 of their rose liqueur glasses to create their perfect serve. Or you can build your own set by buying the tumblers for £13.95 for the pair, and pairing with your choice of pre-mixed cocktail – they have the Pink negroni and a Rhubarb negroni in a 1 litre pack for £44.95, as well as a Fig Martinez for something different. When you’re ready to serve, rinse your martini glasses with a wash of the Sacred English Dry Vermouth and discard the rest, then top up the glass with Sacred Gin straight out of the freezer. Included in the bundle is a bottle of Gibson Edition Copperhead Gin (enhanced and redistilled with pickling spices), savoury semi-dry Gibson Edition Del Professore Vermouth, personalised custom made nickel martini glass, branded side bowl for onions, jar with signature double pickled onions, branded cocktails napkins, porcupine cocktails skewers and step by step recipe of “How to make an Ultimate Gibson Martini”.

How to serve pink gin

Broadly speaking there are some key ways to serve Pink Gins: gin and a mixer (e.g. tonic, lemonade or ginger ale), in sour cocktail with lemon juice and sugar syrup, topped up with Prosecco, as a replacement for ‘regular gin’ in classic gin cocktails and neat! Read on to see more serving suggestions for full strength pink gins: You can serve a Pink gin very simply with a light tonic and a berry garnish. This cocktail results in a pink cocktail though, balancing the fruit flavours with lemon juice and fresh basil for a refreshing serve. Serve Warner’s Pink Berry over ice with a splash of Mediterranean tonic and garnish with raspberries and mint.

Cooking with gin: savoury edition

Place the cooling rack over the rice mixture, lay the fish on top, season with salt and pepper and place the baking dish over low heat. Seal the dish tightly with tinfoil (the tinfoil should not touch the fish if possible), leave over the heat for another 1-2 minutes, then turn off the heat and leave the fish to smoke for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile take the pan you were using and add the sliced mushrooms and shallots and saute over a low heat until they soften, c. 3 minutes • Pour the mixture into an 8 x 8 x 2-inch (20.32 x 20.32 x 5.08-centimeter) pan and freeze it for 1 hour.

Cooking with gin: sweet edition

This is the first, adapted from Sainsbury’s magazine, a blood orange drizzle cake with Thunderflower gin in the drizzle, perfect for the season: 225g very soft unsalted butter, plus extra to grease juice of 2 blood oranges (zest these for the cake mix before juicing them!) Add a spoonful of the flour mix to the butter mixture and combine, then add a spoonful of the soaked fruit mixture and combine. Add in the Autumn Edition and stir to combine Pour into a lined loaf tin and bake for 1 hour, until a skewer comes out clean Serve with a garnish of Hayman’s Sloe Gin-sweetened cream, flaked chocolate, and drizzle over the remaining coulis As we are a month away from Lent starting, why not get prepared for Shrove Tuesday with these pancakes, which use both gin and tonic in the pancake mix and syrup to drizzle over:

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