IN THE PINK?
For a gorgeous summer drink, try mixing the new offering from Martini with pomegranate juice.
The delicately spiced Martini Rosato is great as a long drink over ice, topped with pomegranate juice and garnished with a wedge of lime.
Diet-conscious drinkers will appreciate the fact that it’s low in calories, and one 70ml serving is equivalent to just one unit of alcohol.
Make yourself feel even more virtuous by mixing it with antioxidant-packed Pomegreat juice, which is free from all artificial colouring, preservatives and sweeteners.
Martini Rosato is available from most supermarkets, bars and off-licences, priced from £6.19 for a 750ml bottle.
Pomegreat (£1.49 for a 1L carton) is available at leading supermarkets nationwide.
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Heinz is bringing a taste of New York to salads and sandwiches with the launch of its fantastic new Deli Mayos. Delicious creamy mayonnaise has been blended with complementary ingredients to create four delicious flavours with no artificial colouring or preservatives.
The Heinz Deli Mayo range, which comes in 280ml deli-style glass jars, is available in Sundried Tomatoes, Caramelised Onion, Roasted Garlic, and Moroccan Style flavours which are not only an ideal accompaniment to sandwiches, salads and jacket potatoes, but are also great as a dip straight from the fridge.
This range of naturally flavoured mayonnaise is perfect to liven up lunches by adding a great-tasting deli touch. Choose your favourite, or keep all four in the fridge to make sure your sandwiches are never bland.
The sauces are available to buy from most good supermarkets.
STEP UP TO THE PLATE
A tantalising new cookery series for BBC 2 daytime TV will be launched in July.
Hosted by Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton Du Beke, Step up to the Plate pits a group of home cooks against Britain’s best chefs. It’s an exciting kitchen cook-off in which only one team can win.
Each episode features a team of home cooks whose delicious dishes always leave their friends begging for more. It’s a real David and Goliath contest – the valiant home cooks have nothing to lose, but the professional chefs have their reputations at stake. They just can’t afford to be beaten.
The resident professionals are some of the most prestigious and celebrated chefs working in the UK, including Jean-Christophe Novelli and Aldo Zilli. These chefs are top of their game. They’re set to put their careers on the line as they battle it out against the novices. Plus, there’s an unexpected twist in store for the experts and it will leave them with a crucial disadvantage.
World-renowned food critic Loyd Grossman will blind taste the dishes at the end of the show and decide on the winner. A cash prize is up for grabs for the home cooks each weekday afternoon.
The programme is scheduled to start in July.
There’s no escaping Sex and the City movie mania – bartenders across the land must be bracing themselves for gaggles of women ordering cosmopolitans in the style of Carrie and co.
If you consider the cranberry and vodka cocktail to be as passé as giant corsages or kitten heels, impress your friends with a cocktail using Chambord.
The suitably stylish French liqueur is made in the Loire Valley from red and black raspberries, Madagascan vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, honey and cognac.
Toast the film in style with a Chambord Champagne cocktail – just add 10ml Chambord to the bottom of a flute glass, top with Champagne and a fresh raspberry.
Chambord is available from Sainsbury’s and Asda, priced from £6.49 (20cl bottle).