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Why Pumpkins and Halloween

Why Pumpkins? We all know that Halloween is synonymous with pumpkins, but what is the story behind Halloween, and why have these funny orange vegetables made their way onto our doorsteps and our kitchen tables? Halloween has its roots in the ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of Samhain, which was celebrated on the night of October 31. The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, believed that the dead returned to earth on Samhain. It marked a pivotal time of year when seasons changed, but also observers believed the boundary between this world and the next became especially thin at this time, enabling them to connect with the dead. This belief is...

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PRESS RELEASE: Drunken Berries Prosecco mixers to launch in over 450 Tesco stores.

Award winning Prosecco mixer brand Drunken Berries, who became the first food and drink business to successfully complete a Tesco BackIt crowd funding campaign, has gone on to secure a listing in over 450 Tesco stores for its Raspberry Gin Prosecco Mixer. The Tesco BackIt platform gives small food and drink businesses the chance to tell their story and show off their products through running a crowdfunding campaign to help them grow. Husband and Wife team Andre and Gemma Glanville said, "We are thrilled to be the first BackIt campaign to list with Tesco. With Prosecco enjoying record sales in the U.K. we are hoping that people will enjoy creating a Raspberry Gin Bellini style cocktail by simply adding it...

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The Drunken Berries Cocktail. A medley of all your favourite berries with a subtle spicy twist. 8 piece(s) Blueberries, Blackberries and Raspberries 50ml. Vodka 100ml. Ginger Ale 50ml. Drunken Berries Raspberry Gin Coulis  1 wedge of Lime 1 Mint Sprig Recipe: Muddle 4 blueberries, blackberries and raspberries in a highball glass or jam jar using a muddler or end of a clean rolling pin, to extract juices and flavour. Fill the glass with crushed ice. Pour 50ml Vodka and 50ml Drunken Berries Raspberry Gin Coulis into the glass. Stir the mixture until well combined. Add 100ml ginger ale, or enough to fill the glass. Garnish with a wedge of lime and mint.  Blackberry Brandy Bellini Blackberry Brandy Coulis with Prosecco, plus...

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