Negroni Week

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In honour of ‘Negroni Week’ we thought you’d enjoy a special cocktail recipe by our very own Rich Woods. Why not try his very clever (and tasty) Ristretto Negroni:

Ristretto Negroni
30ml Bombay Sapphire gin
20ml Cocchi di Torino
20ml Campari
10ml Aperol

Make the cocktail and slow drip through a cold-brew coffee tower, through crushed coffee beans. The process takes 24hrs.

Measure 80ml and pour into a mixing tin two-thirds filled with cube ice. Stir until icy cold and strain over a fresh ice block. Garnish with a dehydrated orange wheel.

 

An Indulgent Afternoon at Chewton Glen

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Last weekend we made a special trip to the New Forest for a Shy PR afternoon getaway to the wonderful Chewton Glen. It’s a firm favourite among the team… to put it simply, its proper lush.

Chewton Glen is the perfect country getaway, it’s not far from London and it’s the very epitome of luxury – its luxury incarnate. The service is unquestionably second to none. It’s perfect for busy Londoners who are in need of much deserved pampering.

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Situated in New Milton, Hampshire, Chewton Glen has something for everyone… a swimming pool, luxury spa, tennis courts, 130 acres of grounds to wander around, and it’s only a 15 minute walk to the beach (can be accessed through the grounds of the hotel).

When we arrived the only thing on our minds of course was food, so we headed straight to ‘The Dining Room’ for Afternoon Tea with a glass of Taittinger Champagne.

Our Afternoon Tea comprised of Scottish smoked salmon, rare roast beef and horseradish, Somerset brie and pear chutney and Flambards egg and cress sandwiches. With warm home-made scones, clotted cream and jam and a tasty selection of cakes – our fave by far was the macaroon!

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After all that food we were stuffed and wanted to walk if off – well at least some of it. We took a leisurely stroll to discover all the little secret corners of Chewton Glen. The grounds are stunning and so peaceful. We got so lost in its beauty we almost forgot we had to head back to London.

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Chewton Glen is the ideal place to surprise a loved one for a romantic weekend, or treat mum to an indulgent Afternoon Tea. Whoever you take it’s guaranteed to get you major brownie points. Chewton Glen is truly a special place and it’s why it’s always top of our list when we need to escape London.

www.chewtonglen.com