All posts tagged: vodka

The Troyka Bar is Backstage Dubai

Seventies ‘teatime’ and TV was fun – Getting dressed up in pyjamas to see the spectacle of a large mahogany box (TV) wheeled out. The TV set was the thing that made it exciting. Because seventies TV programmes were not. They were usually made up of  bad actors, wearing various shades of brown  and trying not to wobble the stage set when they closed a door. But the massive mahogany TV can make the long winter nights something to savour. If the picture goes wobbly – just bang it in the right place to get a good picture, which feels like ‘The Fonz’ Fonzerelli in ‘Happy Days’. Because, If the content is a little ‘tongue in cheek’ and it doesn’t run as smoothly as you’d hope… They are some of the reasons for enjoying it. So let us introduce you to the mahogany clad Ascot Hotel in Bur Dubai. With its faux-period facade, and an interior filled with regency fittings that hark back to a time of kitsch grandeur  – It is the seventies sitcom of …

Fat Nancy’s Summer of Love

Ingredients 8 red grapes (preferably seedless) 50ml Finlandia mango vodka 25ml freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon) 50ml freshly pressed (cloudy) apple juice 20ml passion fruit coulee (pass one passion fruit inside through a sieve) Sauvignon Blanc (enough to top) Ice cubes Muddle the grapes in the bottom of a Boston shaker with the mango vodka, add the lemon juice, apple juice and passion fruit coulee. Fill the shaker to the top with ice, shake it like a Polaroid picture and strain over ice into a Singapore sling glass or large wine glass. Top with Sauvignon Blanc.