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How To Make a Zombie Cocktail

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One of the family of great rum cocktails which includes the Mai Tai, Scorpion, Planter's Punch and Rum Runner, the Zombie is a complex, multi-layered cocktail.

How To Make a Corpse Reviver #2 Cocktail

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The Corpse Reviver #2. Despite a somewhat intimidating title, the Corpse Reviver #2, when made correctly, is a wonderfully complex, balanced and sophisticated cocktail.

How To Make a Piňa Colada

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The Piňa Colada is an institution. One of the few survivors of the 1980's craze for over-the-top tropical cocktails and garish garnishes, it is nevertheless a modern classic.

How To Make Planter's Punch

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The Planter's Punch is product of the plantations of the Caribbean.

How to open a coconut

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They say there's more than one way to skin a cat - and they're probably right.

How To Make Shortcrust Pastry

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Creating and using home-made shortcrust pastry is a foolproof way to improve your dishes and add a level of sophistication that can't quite be achieved using shop-bought, frozen pastry.

How to eat a balanced diet

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Sometimes, working out what we are supposed to eat (and avoid) to keep healthy can seem an impossible task. In the world of nutrition, advice is being updated, challenged and revised all the time.

How to make the world's best chocolate chip cookies

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This is the simplest and best recipe for chocolate chip cookies that I have ever found.

How to Roast a Chicken

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The roast chicken is the perfect Sunday lunch, accompanied by vegetables and roast potatoes.

How to make apple and onion stuffing

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Perfect for stuffing a chicken but equally appetising cooked separately - here's a quick and effective way to make your own stuffing without having to resort to pre-made packets from the supermar

How to make Vegetarian Chilli

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Chilli con carne is a great dish but veggies shouldn't be left out of the mix.

How to drink vodka properly.

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This does not involve a mixer like coke or orange juice.

How to select the correct wine for different meals

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The most important thing to remember is that the "correct" wine to accompany any meal is the one that you most enjoy with that meal.

How to bake vegan banana-chocolate-peanut butter cookies

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Vegan baking may seem intimidating if you haven't tried it before, but these cookies are far easier than most traditional cookie recipes.

How To Make A Pancake

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The Pancake: A great breakfast or dessert, served up with lemon or ice-cream, it's both versatile and straightforward! Here's one of my favourite recipes:

How to peel tomatoes

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As random as this sounds, you will find that peeling tomatoes is actually a hard job.

How to make Grenadine

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Grenadine is a non-alcoholic syrup commonly used in cocktails and baking. You can buy it in the shops but home made versions are much tastier!

How to make a Gin Daisy cocktail

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A Daisy is a genre of cocktails which consist of citrus and pomegranate. Surprisingly a Gin Daisy contains Gin!

How to make sugar syrup (also known as Syrup de Gomme)

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Sugar syrup, or gomme is used in many cocktails to add sweetness. It can be replaced with sugar in any recipe, however it means that the drink will need to be shaken more to disolve the sugar.

How to make sugar syrup or syrup de gomme

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Sugar syrup, or gomme is used in many cocktails to add sweetness. It can be replaced with sugar in any recipe, however it means that the drink will need to be shaken more to disolve the sugar.

How to make a Gin Fizz cocktail

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Simple but fantastic!

How to make a Gimlet cocktail

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The Gimlet is a gin based aperitif. Very simple to make, it has two main ingredients...

How to make a Daiquiri cocktail

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The Daiquiri is a classic cocktail from Cuba. Can be served straight up (in a martini glass), on the rocks (in a short glass over ice), or frozen (put in a blender with ice and whizzed to a slush).

How to make a Cuba Libra cocktail

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Basically a posh rum and coke!

How to make a Screwdriver cocktail

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Named after the common DIY tool the screwdriver, as workmen used to use theirs to stir their 'juice flasks', which contained vodka too!!

How to blow a bubble with bubble gum

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Have you ever wondered how your friends are able to make such big bubbles with their bubble gum? Wonder no more and follow these steps to become a bubble gum pro.

How to make an Orange Flambe garnish for a cocktail

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If you've ever ordered a Cosmo in a half decent cocktail bar you've probably seen the bartender do something with an orange zest and a lighter which looks pretty cool...I'll show you ho

How to make a Cosmopolitan cocktail

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Made super-famous by Carrie and the girls in Sex and the City the Cosmo is a great cocktail if made correctly.

How to make a perfect zesty garnish for cocktails

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Many cocktails call for an orange or lemon zest garnish, but how do you make one that looks nice?

How to make a Breakfast Martini cocktail

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The breakfast martini was created by the bartending legend that is Salvatore Calabrese. Sure to get you going on a morning!

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