We are all aware these are unprecedented times we are living in. As all of our 14 Hogarths have had to close their doors (for the time being we will be back) we all need to work together to help us end this crisis as quickly as possible and STAY HOME. To highlight the importance of this our parent company has come up with the slogan S-H-I-N-E

We ask people show their respect and support to the dedicated few that are working through this crisis. This is done in 3 easy steps:

  1. Simply display a homemade poster with the word “SHINE” (even better if you get your children to make this with you)
  2. Decorate your window with Christmas lights
  3. Continue to follow Government advice: Stay At Home, Wash Hands Frequently for 20 seconds, don’t touch your face and practice social distancing when you have to go out.

Christmas lights are a symbol of light, good and hope. Christmas is celebrated in December as it is in the middle of the darkest winter months, so to give people encouragement and hope Christians chose this time to celebrate to help each other through the dark winter.

This is our exact message here, the world seems to be a pretty scary place at the moment, but by all working together and giving each other encouragement to follow the rules we will get through this quickly.

We may not be able to control what’s going on in the outside world but we can still control how we can show support and how we react inside our homes.

So come on and SHINE, open the loft hatch and dig out the lights to display in your windows, when the night shift workers are either returning or leaving for their frontline work you can brighten up their journey and light up their way.

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Yes that’s right. We’ve created a cocktail featuring Percy Pigs!

Here at Hogarths we love taking your favourite treats and turning them into something magical. As a nation, we adore it when our favourite flavours are re-imagined into boozy treats. We have taken everything from Parma Violets to Fruits Pastels and turned them into cocktails to remember.

When deciding on our next innovation – there was one sweet treat that we all were raving mad about. Perched in the pen at M&S, these perfectly piggy treats are a must have whenever we pop into the department store. So when it comes to creating a new Perfect Serve with the nation’s favourite sweet flavour well – this time – even we have outdone ourselves.

Here’s introducing The Pink Pig.

Made with your favourite M&S piggy treats, our Pink Pig cocktail contains Percy Pigs, a dollop of Percy Pigs sauce and garnished with a sweet amount of candy-floss. Creating a pig-tastic cocktail that you will love time and time again.

Our Pink Pig contains:

Gordons Pink Gin, (some of our bars may swap this to Puerto D’Indias Pink Gin) Strawberry Syrup, Cranberry Juice with M&S Percy Pig Sauce all Topped with Lemonade.

Available in Hogarths, this pink piggy potion will put a curl in your tail and leaving you oinking all night long.

When it comes to drinks, this is not just a Perfect Serve, this is a Hogarths Pink Pig perfect serve.

Pancake Day – One of the nation’s favourite celebrations. An entire day dedicated the fluffy, flour based treats that makes the entire of the British Isle go absolutely flippin’ mad.

Tuesday sees many of us grab our frying pans, clutching our spatulas and tossing multiples of these scrumptious snacks before coating them in an array of taste bud tingling toppings. From Lemon and Sugar to Chocolate & Strawberries, we love everything about pancakes and here at Hogarths we feel the passion for the pancake.

As many boozy blogs out there will be focusing on how to make your pancakes gintastic. We’ve decided this year that we would do something a little different and provide you with a pancake recipe that we believe is just simply rumtastic.

Here’s introducing Spiced Monkey Pancakes.

Based on the base recipe from the great minds at Spicy Southern Kitchen, our version is created from a concoction of spices, rum caramel sauce and topped with delicious bananas – resulting in a pancake recipe to rumember.

Here’s what you need

1 Large Banana

2 Medium Eggs

Splash of Vanilla Extract

½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg

½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon

 

Topping

Banana (sliced evenly)

Rum Caramel Sauce (https://spicysouthernkitchen.com/)

1/4 cup melted butter

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup water

Tablespoon of Spiced Rum (we recommend Dead Man’s Finger or Cargo Cult)

How to Make these Perfect Pancakes

In a bowl, mash 1 large banana with a fork until it becomes puree

Stir in 2 beaten eggs and spices.

Heat a large non-stick frying pan or pancake pan over a medium heat and brush with ½ tsp oil.

Pour the mixture into the pan (depending on the size of your pancakes) and cook for 1-2 minutes each side.

How to Make Cracking Caramel Sauce

Combine all the ingredients together and bring to a boil.

Continue to boil until mixture thickens slightly, about 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and add your hearty splash of spiced rum.

So if you are fancying a little something extra this Pancake Day. Get yourself in the kitchen and rustle up these rumtastic treats that will definitely keep you flipping time and time again.

Valentines Day is here, whether you’re taken, single, it’s complicated or looking for a night with your ‘Gal’-entines or ‘Pal’-entines. Look no further than – Hogarths.

An ideal date for gin-lovers, rum lovers, cocktails lovers, beer lovers and more, a date in your nearest Hogarths is what you need.

Here are our top three reasons, why a date at Hogarths should be at the top of your list this Valentines.

Gin Flights

Our flight of gins can be enjoyed all to yourself or if you’re wanting to spread some love you can share them. Simply choose which gin flight you would like, you will receive a measure of 3 different gins presented on a wooden tray accompanied by the perfect serve mixer, either tonic or lemonade.

There are 4 different flights to choose from: ‘Pretty In Pink’, ‘Tanqueray Flight’, ‘Edinburgh Liqueur Flight’ and our very own ‘Willie Hogarths Flight’.

Gin Sharing Trays 

The clue is in the title, sharing, is after all, caring. Our gin sharing trays have been carefully selected with our best selling gins and gin liqueurs. Each tray comes with five 50ml measures of gin, or gin liqueur, and five mixers with a selection of garnish.

Think Pink

Best of the rest, as we have over 140 gins to choose from (bear in mind we’ve not mentioned our rum, vodka and cocktail selection) Here are best of the rest.

  • Edinburgh Raspberry
  • Puerto D’Indias Pink
  • Pinkster
  • Parma Violet

What’s even better is we aren’t all about gin, we have a great selection of cask ales, draught lagers, bottle beers and much more.

So whether you’re spending your valentine weekend with your significant other, boyfriend, husband, girlfriend, wife, gals, pals or even a friend with benefits – come to Hogarths and share some lovin with us.

 

As the most romantic day of the year soon approaches, love is in the air at Hogarths and we are here to help you spread the love this Valentines. Many of you will run out over the next couple of days, purchase flowers, chocolates and even the odd bottle of scent but for those of you struggling about the ideal present – we are here to help.

Wondering what to get for your loved one this Valentines? Well, look no further. Here at Hogarths we have taken the stress out of Valentines shopping and present you with our Top 5 ginspirational gifts to give your significant gin other out there something a little bit special this February 14th.

Our Ginspirational Gin Gifts

Not on the High Street – Gin Heart

Handcrafted in the West Country, this elegant elderflower gin liqueur is a must for gin lovers out there. Priced at just £10 this love-heart shaped gin bottle is a must for showing our significant gin lover out there how much you really love them.

Available on Not on The High Street. Com

 

Edinburgh Gin – Valentines Bouquet

Perfectly packaged, this limited release gift pack houses a 70cl bottle of Valentine’s Gin paired with its matching bouquet. Designed and hand-tied in partnership with MUD Urban Flowers and priced at £65, this is a gift to really show someone how much they love gin and how much you love them.

Buy Now https://www.edinburghgin.com/valentines-bouquet

 

Getting Personal – To My Valentine Gin Bottle

Their personalised bottle of Sorel gin is a gin-credible gift for the one you love this Valentine’s Day! Featuring a red and light pink love heart design label (that you can personalise with your lover’s name) alongside the words ‘To My Valentine’.

Available for £29.99 on https://www.gettingpersonal.co.uk/

 

John Lewis – Keep your Gin Up Book

If your Valentines is a book worm then this is the gift for them. This book holds hundreds of quips and quotes interspersed with glorious gin recipes – Just remember to read the whole recipe before you start pouring your favourite G&T.

Available online for £7.99 https://www.johnlewis.com/allsorted-keep-your-gin-up-book/p3509749

 

Eden Mill – Love Gin Gift Set

Eden Mill Love Gin Gift Box Set is a perfect gift to give to someone special this Valentines. Containing a bottle of their famous pale pink ‘Love Gin’ this beautifully presented gift box includes two gorgeous Eden Mill embossed tulip glasses too!

Available directly from Eden Mill website for £36.99 https://www.edenmill.com/love-gin-gift-set-c-3-p-35061

 

If you want to give your special loved one a date to remember, then bring them along to Hogarth’s this weekend and share some of our perfect serves with your perfect partner and have a Valentines like no other.

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As women’s sporting glory is on the rise, February marks the most important date for your rugby diary – The Six Nations Tournament. Can our ladies lead the us to a Six Nation Title? 

No matter what the outcome, we will be 100% behind the ladies in each and every game. With our immense range of flat-screen TVs and fantastic range of libations, we have everything you need to cheer on the ladies as they try their way to the top of the Six Nations leader board and could the English Roses take the title again for the 16th time running. 

Can’t wait for the fun to begin? Well, you don’t have to wait long as all the action kicks off this weekend with the first round starting this Sunday at 12:30. The first match sees the Red Roses take on France at their home in Stade du Hameau, Pau. Can the girls get the 6 Nations off to a trytastic opening and set the tone for the remaining teams in the competition? We know they can!  And at 13:00 Wales face Italy on home turf at Cardiff Arms Park. The last time these two met ended in a draw.

We have all the upcoming fixtures so whatever your plans are this February, make them about supporting our ladies and cheering them onto the championship title. 

Women 6 Nations Competition Fixtures

Round 1

Sunday 2nd Feb 12:30

France v England

13:00

Ireland v Scotland

Wales v Italy

Round 2 

Saturday 8th Feb 20:00

France v Italy

Sunday 9th Feb 12:10 

Scotland v England

13:00

Italy v Wales 

So as many of us stand behind the boys each and every year, start 2020 by backing the ladies wearing the same shirt and who time and time again prove that rugby is so much more than just a men’s sport. 

Come on girls. We know you can do it!