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Cocktail Recipe Card: The White Lady

Cocktail Recipe Card: The White Lady

This week Siobhan has picked her favourite cocktail, The White Lady...

Sacred Reads: The Beautiful and Damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sacred Reads: The Beautiful and Damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald is Fitzgerald's second novel, the precursor to the brilliant The Great Gatsby.  Set in the 1920s (the book was published in 1922), the first part of the book relates the initial meeting and courtship of Anthony Patch and Gloria Gilbert...

Cocktail Recipe Card: The Sacred Penicillin

Cocktail Recipe Card: The Sacred Penicillin

This is Sacred's take on this classic cocktail that seems so fitting right now!

Cocktail Recipe Card: Corpse Reviver No. 2

Cocktail Recipe Card: Corpse Reviver No. 2

Harry Craddock, author of the 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book, observed of a drink of this nature that "Four taken in quick succession will un-revive the corpse again" and thus the cocktail was named. 

Sacred Reads: Love Me Back, Merritt Tierce

Sacred Reads: Love Me Back, Merritt Tierce

This is a compelling, visceral account of Marie, a young, single-mother, who waits tables in a series of Texas restaurants. When she wants to be, she is good at her job and works hard - she takes time to study the wines for the new menu - but she is also hell-bent on a path of self-destruction.

Cocktail Recipe Card: The Martinez

Cocktail Recipe Card: The Martinez

Ian's favourite classic cocktail is the Martinez, so this week's cocktail is just that!

Sacred Reads: Breakfast at Tiffany's, Truman Capote

Sacred Reads: Breakfast at Tiffany's, Truman Capote

Many people are familiar with the film Breakfast at Tiffany's which launched Audrey Hepburn, who plays Holly Golightly, into a style icon for generations to come. However, not so many are acquainted with the slim novella by Truman Capote on which the screen adaptation is based. In both versions, the Martinis flow freely...

Sacred Reads: The Slaves of Solitude, Patrick Hamilton

Sacred Reads: The Slaves of Solitude, Patrick Hamilton

The Slaves of Solitude, which was written in 1947, has, as its might title suggest, a certain resonance with current events.

Cocktail Recipe Card:: The Gimlet

Cocktail Recipe Card:: The Gimlet

Hilary loves a gimlet, so we thought we would share this very simple classic cocktail to try at home.

Sacred Reads: The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler

Sacred Reads: The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler

The Long Goodbye  is considered by many to be Raymond Chandler's finest novel. Those who are not familiar with his work might assume...

Sacred Reads: I'll go to Bed at Noon, Gerard Woodward

Sacred Reads: I'll go to Bed at Noon, Gerard Woodward

I'll Go to Bed at Noon by Gerard Woodward is an account of an impoverished middle-class family living in north London in the 1970s. However, this is not a whimsical story of make-do-and-mend and or putting on a brave face for the neighbours...

Sacred Reads: London Belongs to Me, Norman Collins

Sacred Reads: London Belongs to Me, Norman Collins

Set in South London between 23 December 1938 and the height of the Blitz in Christmas 1940, London Belongs to Me follows the lives of the inhabitants of a south London boarding house and is packed with memorable period detail

Sacred Reads

Sacred Reads

Gin is not only delicious to drink, it is complex and interesting, rich in culture and history. Literature is littered with references to gin, from Scott Fitzgerald to Raymond Chandler to Patrick Hamilton - and there is no tonic quite like reading to offer some respite from these strange and unpredictable times. 

With that in mind, over the coming weeks we will be sharing some of our favourite books with you, all of which will have an association with our favourite tipples. 

Sacred is hiring two Summer Brand Ambassadors

Sacred is hiring two Summer Brand Ambassadors

We're hiring two Summer Brand Ambassadors - click for more details.


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