Gasm-ing Through the Season

As we enjoy a delightful period of cold, sunny weather—which we certainly deserve after the relentless rainfall that’s caused such havoc over the country—we’ve all been busying ourselves driving the company and getting stuck into the tail end of the shooting season.  You might have seen hardy outdoor types dressed in green (or you may be one of them yourself) looking distinctly chilly, but do spare a thought for those who are doing so without a couple of bottles of Sloeberry Gasm in their wicker hamper. As with most traditions, there is a practical reason for blending gin with bubbles: in cold weather, the warming kick from the sloe gin heats the blood, fortifies the soul and steadies the hand.

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The only excuse for those who have failed to purchase flavoured Prosecco style cocktails online is not having heard of Gasm Drinks., not to put too fine a point on it, this blog is here to put right. Please do let us know whether you’re enjoying it. We are really keen to hear your thoughts and ideas and, if there’s a topic you’d like us to write about, simply get in touch and we’ll do it! Feedback is the Holy Grail of content; we’d love to hear what you think.

Vital Valentine’s preparations.

Anyway, back to late January and early February. As makers of the finest-quality fizz cocktails that are perfect for sharing with a special someone, our thoughts have naturally turned to Valentine’s Day. We have all sorts of intensely pleasurable tips to make the day especially memorable, but the first and most important is this: try something different. Champagne, as lovely as it so often is, is a well-trodden path. Why not buy something out-of-the-ordinary, surprising, original and utterly delicious? That’s right: our entirely objective, unbiased tip is to buy flavoured Prosecco-style drinks online. The first step to a cosy and delightful romantic evening is to get them a bottle or two of our matchless fizz cocktails. You can do this by clicking here: you and your partner won’t regret it!

Sorry M&S – this food is made at home.

Now that the booze is sorted, you can turn your attention to the food. And a great romantic meal should always be cooked from scratch: the extra effort shows you care, and you can use better ingredients and still spend less than you would on a takeaway or restaurant. At the same time, you don’t want to spend the whole evening in the kitchen, so a quick, delicious two-course meal is, as far as we’re concerned, the way to go. The good news is, Gasm fans, we have just the thing. You will need a bottle of Razz Gasm and one of Plum Gasm, so start the ball rolling and purchase flavoured Prosecco-style drinks online.

Quick, easy and spectacular duck breasts.

Duck breast is a wonderful ingredient: it’s easy to cook, not too expensive and easy to present beautifully. You can buy good quality duck breast in any supermarket or butcher: buy one good-sized duck breast per person. Take them out of the fridge for an hour before you cook them. While they’re coming to room temperature, finely chop an inch of ginger, one red chilli and a large clove of garlic and place in a bowl. Next, take a sharp knife and score the skin of the breastsneatly in a criss-cross pattern. Place the duck breasts in a cold, heavy frying pan and place on a medium heat. While the skin is starting to cook, put a pan of water to boil. Wait until the fat has started to render and the skin is a golden brown colour. Then turn the duck breasts skin side up and put into an oven at 180˚ for 7-9 minutes. Remove and place on a wooden board to rest.

Oodles of noodles.

Place egg noodles in the boiling water and cook for a few minutes. Meanwhile, take a wok and stir fry the ginger, garlic and chilli. Add a good splash of soy sauce and then combine with the drained egg noodles. You might want to steam a bit of broccoli, too. Finally, place the noodles in the centre of a plate, slice the duck breast into five pieces and fan the slices over the bed of noodles, making sure to pour the resting juices over the top. Add the steamed broccoli on the side and serve with Plum Gasm: heaven! 

Zingy Razz Gasm sorbet – no ice cream maker needed!

For a light and exquisite pudding, why not impress them with a fresh, fruity and glorious sorbet? Start with a 125ml of well-chilled Razz Gasm. Get a punnet of raspberries (keep a few back for presentation) and blend the raspberries with the Plum Gasm and two tablespoons of icing sugar for about 30 seconds. Pour the mixture into a Tupperware box with lid and freeze for about five hours. If you freeze it for longer, or overnight, that’s fine, just make sure to remove the sorbet for ten minutes before serving. Scoop the sorbet into a glass bowl, scatter a couple of raspberries over the top and garnish with a dainty mint leaf. Enjoy with the rest of the bottle of Razz Gasm. Voila.

Minimum effort; maximum satisfaction.

We reckon that this intensely pleasurable two-course meal will take less than an hour to prepare. Given that there’s a few glasses of Gasm involved, we’re also sure that it’ll strike the right notes and impress that special someone. So purchase flavoured Prosecco online, grab a couple of bottles of Razz Gasm and Plum Gasm, don your apron and good luck! Let us know how you get on…