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UWE Bar School’s Perfect night In!

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

So as you’ve seen in the film, the guys from UWE Bar School certainly showed us some pretty good cocktail-shakin’ tips and a nice easy bar food-inspired recipe! Try these yourself if you really want to impress at a party, or if you’ve got your mates round and fancy drinking something a bit more special and sophisticated. Here’s how to make what you saw in the video!


Equipment: the basics

Before you start thinking about the delicious liquid consumption ahead, you’ll need the right kit to be able to make your divine drinks. You can buy everything from Drink Stuff (either individually or in a cocktail starter kits, which aren’t too expensive) – here’s what the guys used in the video:

• Boston tin + glass (to shake the drinks)
• Hawthorn strainer (when pouring the drink out of the tin – it stops the ice coming out)
• 25ml and 50ml measures
• Bar spoon (stirring and swizzling the drinks)
• Muddler (for squishing all the fruit together – can just use a rolling or bottom of a bar spoon to save money!)

Sustainability? What’s that got to do with me?

Monday, October 24th, 2011

This is a Guest Blog post from Tania, one of our presenters who features in the ‘Paint the Town Green‘ video we did at UWE – here’s her behind-the-scenes insights!

‘I’m just a regular student. Sure, I care about the environment and saving the planet and stuff, but while I’m at uni what can I do to help? So when I had to spend the day learning about sustainability, I was a little sceptical. However I learnt a fair bit about how I can improve my lifestyle and in turn, reduce my impact on the environment.

My first task of the day was to visit a farmers market, which comes to UWE Frenchay campus every first Tuesday of the month. I couldn’t believe I’d never been before! There were loads of fresh yummy produce which is locally sourced, and it’s at decent prices too. I bought some beautiful sausages, potatoes, cheese and a great little chutney to top it all off.

Food shopping in Bristol

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Bristol is a food lovers’ paradise, especially if you’re into buying locally – there’s so much on offer!

HIDDEN TREASURES (from a local Bristolian!)

Situated on St Marks Road, this specialist food company is legendary – selling all sorts of amazing Asian and Ethnic products.

St Marks Road
This whole street is generally amazing – offering a truly international flavour with great Indian sweet shops, vegetarian and curry type restaurants – here are a couple of favourites.