Name a more iconic summer drink, I’ll wait…
Strawberry daiquiris are boozy, sugary and all-round delicious crowd-pleasing drinks, so it’s only right you become the master daiquiri maker for the bank holiday weekend!
Despite how delicious they are, they’re also incredibly easy to make. You only need 4 ingredients, a blender and voila!
Be warned, this recipe only calls for 10ml of rum but that’s barely a drizzle so feel free to add more – always drink responsibly though, of course.
- 500g Strawberries
- 100g Ice
- 10ml Rum
- Half a lime Lime
- Blend your strawberries and sieve through the puree.
- Add puree, ice, rum and half a squeeze of lime into a blender.
Add as many amazing garnishes as you like, including fresh strawberries and even a drizzle of rum on the top.
From this recipe, you can pretty much make any other flavour combination of daiquiris you like! Why not make a few different flavours and layer them in a tall glass to create a rainbow daiquiri!?
Costa Coffee is giving away free drinks to all customers today
Calling all coffee lovers!
Costa Coffee is reopening for sit in customers today, and giving away thousands of coffees to celebrate.
The high street chain is celebrating its reopening by giving shoppers a much-needed free drink.
By the end of July, around 2,000 Costa Coffee stores will reopen according to the company’s plans.
Anyone who registers with the Costa Coffee Club app or already is a member will receive 300 points from today which is equivalent to £3. You can spend this on a drink or any food item of your choice!
It’s amazing news for coffee lovers, most of whom have been struggling without a delicious coffee the whole of lockdown. Even better news is that the points will be valid for 12 months from activation, anyone over 16 can take part.
Neil Lake, managing director of Costa Coffee UK&I, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback from our customers as we begin to re-open our stores.
“As we near our next key milestone of 2000+ store re-openings by the end of July, we’re delighted to treat Costa Coffee fans to a handcrafted drink, on us.
“To ensure both our customers and team members are safe we have introduced some new measures across our estate, while also maintaining the warm environment that we know they have been missing.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone through our doors to enjoy their favourite Costa Coffee drink!”
You can also use the app to order your drink to have it ready and waiting for you when you arrive at your chosen store.
Use the store locator here to find your nearest Costa Coffee.
There’s a new tequila and taco bar opening in south Manchester next week
Who’s round is it?
There’s a brand new bar opening in Withington specialising in tequila and tacos – meet Southside Tequila Joint.
It’s one of the (very) few good things to come out of lockdown, a brand new bar on Wilmslow Road. With lockdown taking away any open date pressures, the guys behind this new venture could really hone in on exactly what they wanted this bar to be.
And that they did.
Southside Tequila Joint is in the old Solomon’s spot, and is actually the love child of Solomons’ owners Ruper Cade and Rick McClean with the addition of the man behind Crazy Pedro’s, Bunny Jackson’s and Wolf at the Door, Lyndon Higginson.
Throughout lockdown they’ve been putting a shift in getting this place just about perfect for a grand opening next week.
They’ve opened up the bar adding boujee booth seating and adding an impressive terrace outback complete with mismatched furniture.
That’s not the end of the updates either, they’ve opened up downstairs to give way to loads more seating and even another bar.
They’ve also fixed that age-old problem we all have. You know when it’s time to go home on a night out but you really want just one last drink on your way home? Southside is gonna be open until 2am every night. Yep, you read that right.
There will be a huge range of tequilas on offer – word on the street is that it will be on of the best in the country.
And for when you get a bit peckish, tacos from the newly refurbished kitchen!
Southside Tequila Joint is opening on July 8th at 5pm. Call 0161 434 123 for bookings. Keep up to date on their Instagram here.
Anyone going to Wetherspoons will have to fill in a form before entering the pub
It’s part of the new government guidelines…
As part of the Government’s Test and Trace policy, Wetherspoons will be refusing entry to customers who do not fill out a short form.
This weekend the hospitality industry is set to reopen, which will see the much-anticipated reopening of pubs, restaurants, bars and cafes – but they are going to look a lot different than they did when they closed back in March.
As part of its reopening plan, Wetherspoons has announced that anyone wishing to eat or drink in the restaurant will have to fill out a short form.
A spokesperson for the pub chain said: “Wetherspoon will introduce NHS Test and Trace in all its pubs in England from reopening on Saturday July 4.
“Wetherspoon is to ask customers to fill out a short form, each time they visit, which contains their name and telephone number.”
They continued: “Customers will be asked to record their arrival and departure times, and to leave the form in a box as they exit.
“The forms will be stored confidentially for 21 days. After that, they can be safely disposed of.”
The new system has been put in place by the government to ensure that localised outbreaks of coronavirus can be controlled.
The guidance from the government says: “You should assist this service by keeping a temporary record of your customers and visitors for 21 days, in a way that is manageable for your business, and assist NHS Test and Trace with requests for that data if needed. This could help contain clusters or outbreaks.”
Alongside the short form, Wetherspoons will look a little different inside, including plastic screens, disposable menus and ordering on an app.
The menus will also be slightly shorter than usual and the usual condiment caddies will be replaced with disposable sachets of sauces.
The pubs will also have a one way entrance and exist system where possible, multiple hand sanitising stations and a dedicated member of staff cleaning touch points throughout the day.
Are you heading out to the pubs this weekend?