Cocktail Hour: Margarita Recipe

Margarita Recipe

The origins of the Margarita are as cloudy as this exciting, refreshing cocktail itself. We don’t know whether it was ‘Pancho’ Morales who made the first Margarita at Tommy’s Place Bar in 1942 or whether it was invented for Mexican showgirl Rita de la Rosa in 1938 as claimed by Tequila maker Jose Cuervo. One thing we do know, however, is that the time to enjoy an exciting, refreshing Margarita is right now, so pull out your tequila, pop on your Sombrero and get mixing.
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Coffee Machine Milk Frothing

Coffee Machine Milk Frothing

Read on to get that elusive silky foam topping your Cappuccino.

Your new coffee machine is producing the perfect crema and a rich espresso so you know have your grind just right. But if you are topping your cappuccino with flat foam, a massive milk bubble or a stiff meringue you are doing it wrong. Follow these tips to make the perfect microfoam that pours out like sauce and has a rich, sweet taste. To prepare your espresso, go to our Coffee Machine Use and Care guide.
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Cocktail Hour: Bloody Mary Recipe

Bloody Mary Recipe

This strong pick me up, a favourite for early evening, has several origin claimants. The earliest is Fernand Petiot who claims to have invented the Bloody Mary in 1921 at the New York Bar in Paris which later became Harry’s New York bar and a frequent haunt of Ernest Hemingway, among others. However Petiot later admitted he had actually refined the original tomato juice and vodka, named and created by comedian George Jessel in 1939 during a visit to the 21 club in New York.
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Top Tasting Tea

Top Tasting Tea

Optimise the taste of your tea with a temperature controlled kettle.

Did you know that brewing your water to the correct temperature will make the tea taste as it should? Forget the mantra your Dad drummed into you about pouring the water while boiling – your temperature controlled kettle will ensure your tea tastes terrific by heating it to the correct temperature according to your favourite leaf type. Find out more with our Kettle Buying Guide. If you don’t fancy updating your kettle just yet, use a thermometer to gauge the water before pouring.
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Make Perfect Coffee in your Coffee Plunger

Perfect Coffee

It’s hard to believe that our ancestors were pretty happy with making their coffee through an old sock, until someone had the bright idea of attaching a screen to a rod and pressing it into the pot of boiled coffee beans. Finally the plunger was born, brought into our homes by Michael Caine in The Ipcress File back in the ‘60’s.
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Cocktail Hour: Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

Australians have taken the Espresso Martini to heart after it was invented in London in the 1980’s. The story goes that a now-famous model came in to the bar of Dick Bradsell, inventor of other modern classics such as The Bramble. Her request for a particular type of drink resulted in this fabulous cocktail that will both a make a hit and give you a hit. Stock yourself up with all your vital cocktail making equipment at Kitchen Warehouse, including a fantastic range of glasses for all drink occasions. Check out our Cocktail Equipment buying guide and glassware guide for more information.
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Caesar Salad Recipe

Caesar Salad

Bacon and Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Italian-American restaurateur Caesar Cardini created the caesar salad using a collection of left-over ingredients at his restaurant in Tijuana Mexico. Caesar opened the restaurant in Mexico for Americans wishing to avoid the restrictions of prohibition. The original Caesar salad, made from Romaine, garlic, croutons, parmesan cheese, boiled eggs, olive oil and Worcestershire Sauce was an immediate hit and has gone on to become an international sensation.
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Favourite Desserts: Cheesecake


Easy Lemon Cheesecake for a quick, yummy dessert

For barbeque season, friends popping round or just a sweet tooth this lemon cheesecake recipe is fantastically quick to make and is so delicious it will be eaten just as quickly. Make sure you have a block of cream cheese in the fridge and a can of condensed milk in the cupboard at all times for cheesecake emergencies.
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