The Kemsing Sour

Written by Suzie // July 6, 2020

Having the title the ‘Dockers Spirit Cocktail and Recipe Creator’ does, at times, bring about a certain level of anxiety. Like any modern woman, I like to think I know my gin and I know my cocktails. But drinking cocktails and creating cocktails are not always the same thing! Rest assured, then, that I have […]

World Martini Day – Kemsing Style

Written by Suzie // June 19, 2020

Have you noticed now that there are ‘days’ for everything? World Cupcake Day, World Sibling Day, World Kiss a Ginger Day (actually, I kinda like that one, being of the ginger persuasion…) but my two favourite days have to be World Gin Day and World Martini Day. And guess what? Today just happens to be […]

Classic Cocktails Part 1: The Kemsing Martini

Written by Suzie // June 7, 2020

The classic Martini is, in my humble opinion, an incredibly underrated and powerful classic. It is synonymous with elegance and style – James Bond, Marilyn Monroe, Jay Gatsby, Clark Gable, Frank Sinatra; whether fictional or real, Martini drinkers seem to ooze sophistication. And yet, walk into any cocktail bar today, and the likelihood is the […]

The Kemsing Red

Written by Suzie // May 28, 2020

My relationship with Campari has been a somewhat tempestuous one. At 21, my grandmother gave me a bottle of Campari that had, undoubtedly, languished in her drinks cabinet (which is a bit of a misnomer as the only other thing it contained was a bottle of Baileys and a bottle of Ginger Wine) for the […]

Cheesecake: Kemsing-style

Written by Suzie // May 18, 2020

I love gin and tonic, and I love cheesecake, so this recipe did seem like a bit of a no-brainer to me in that I would at some point have to try it and include it on the blog. I decided to make this on a quiet Sunday teatime. I thought I had plenty of […]

Sitting on the Dockland Bay (Martini)

Written by Suzie // May 13, 2020

Go on, admit it, you’re now singing that Otis Redding classic… My go-to drink whenever I’m out for cocktails, is a Dry Martini, and I’m a firm believer that every bar person should be able to make one, and that the quality of an establishment is in the quality of the martini. Believe me, this […]