GET THE DRINKS IN: Lockdown Liquor Hail Mary
Regular SLMan readers will know we’re big fans of Lockdown Liquor – the overnight success from lockdown 1.0 – so it’s safe to say we’re pretty excited about its latest collaboration with The Pickle House. The pair’s new Hail Mary is a take on the classic bloody Mary, featuring vodka, a spiced tomato mix, lemon and sriracha. Ideal for weekend brunch (or a Saturday morning remedy), the pre-mixed cocktail is best served over ice with the usual accompaniments. Bottles start from £12.99 and are available for nationwide delivery.
EAT WELL AT HOME: Kricket Butter Chicken Curry Kit
Indian restaurant chain Kricket has just expanded its DIY at-home collection. The Butter Chicken Curry Kit has everything you need to recreate the most-loved dishes at home, including tandoori free-range chicken with a rich buttery makhani sauce; burnt garlic tarka dal; black pepper papads; ghee pilau rice; and fenugreek, ginger and mango chutney to accompany each dish. The best bit? All of that only takes 30 minutes to prepare – ideal for a quick alternative to your Saturday night takeaway. Kits start from £30 and are available for nationwide delivery.
HAVE A LAUGH: Mondo Brewing x Friendship Adventure Virtual Comedy Night
Battersea-based Mondo Brewing has joined forces with Brixton-based brewery and comedy heroes Friendship Adventure for a virtual comedy night. On Thursday 1st April at 8pm, tune into pre-recorded stand-up by John Robins, Lou Sanders, Ben Target, James Dowdeswell, and Naz Osmanoglu, with other names to be announced later this week. Add a beer bundle onto your ticket and you’re set to go – choose from the Friendship Adventure’s 330ml taster 12-pack (£36.50) or Mondo’s 440ml taster six-pack (£27). The show will be available to watch for seven days after the premier on the 1st April if you can’t make the live performance.
MEET YOUR MATES HERE: GoBoat London
Now that groups of six are allowed to meet outdoors again, round up the troops and head to Paddington or Kingston for a trip down the Thames. Bookings reopened this week so you can enjoy a boat ride via GoBoat London. From Paddington, the journey starts at Merchant Square and finishes in Camden Lock, while those in the Surrey area should head to Kingston which begins at Riverside Walk and ends in Teddington Lock. Bring the beer and some snacks for the journey, and enjoy the ride. Prices start from £79 per hour.
TRY SOMETHING NEW: Prairie Fire x Cut Rum Caribbean BBQ Kit
Bring the flavours of the Caribbean into your kitchen with this new BBQ kit by Prairie Fire in collaboration with Cut Rum. The kit, which feeds two to three, contains a whole slow-cooked jerk chicken, Jamaican-style rice and peas, jalapeno cheesy corn, a bottle of bespoke Cut Rum Jerk BBQ Sauce, a bottle of Prairie’s Caribbean Hot Sauce, and two spiced rum cakes with banana and coconut cream. To wash everything down, there are two pre-mixed passionfruit punch cocktails. Kits cost £70 and are available for nationwide delivery.
TALK TO A MUSIC LEGEND: In The Room With Nile Rogers
Partnering with the National Portrait Gallery and Universal Music, this never-before-created experience by Here In The Room gives users the chance to engage with some of the most famous faces in entertainment. First up, it’s the iconic guitarist, singer-songwriter and record producer Nile Rogers who’s behind some of the biggest hits from the past four decades. In this one of a kind experience you’ll get to ask Nile questions, receiving answers in real time. This cool virtual Q&A has been filmed with 8K cameras so it’ll look like he’s in the room with you. For full access, tickets cost £20, 5% of which will support the work of the National Portrait Gallery.
DITCH THE WEEKEND PAPERS FOR THIS: Life Lessons By Captain Sir Tom Moore
Pay homage to a hero who passed away last month by reading his memoir this weekend. Released on Friday, the book is full of the wit, warmth and wisdom that made defined him. Alongside the inspiring story of how he raised tens of millions for the NHS, the book details Sir Tom’s life in the army during World War 2.
TUNE INTO A VIRTUAL FITNESS EVENT: Battersea Power Station Spring Into Spring
Offset any Easter treats and tune into this fitness event from Battersea Power Station. The annual ‘Spring Into Spring’ event is going virtual via Instagram so you can get involved from the comfort of your own home. Over the Easter weekend, there are three events to tune into, including a boxing class on Friday, a HIIT session led by British Military Fitness on Saturday, and a talk on low mood and depression from Boom Cycle on Sunday. Plus, Battersea Power Station has created six recipes to try over the course of the weekend, all of which can be downloaded online.
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