Win tickets to the Ideal Home Show courtesy of Harveys®

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12/03/12: The competition is now closed – thank you to everyone who took part! We’ll be picking ten winners through the many, many entries we received and will be notifying them soon.

Harveys is creating a ‘Half Hour Haven’ this Spring at the Ideal Home Show, Earls Court, London and to celebrate is giving away ten pairs of tickets to readers of this site!

Harveys Bristol Cream

A Harveys Half Hour is the perfect way to take a moment out just for you. When we’re all so time poor, there are few chances to relax and unwind. Whether you enjoy gardening, reading or catching up with friends, make sure you dedicate half an hour to do doing something you love and enjoy a glass of chilled Harveys Bristol Cream® served over ice with a slice of orange.

Visit our vintage garden, stand 1E46 in Ideal Gardens and revive yourself with a Harveys Half Hour and a refreshing sample of Harveys Bristol Cream.

For inspiration on how to take your Harveys Half Hour and for some delicious cocktail recipes visit Drink Aware
Enjoy Harveys responsibly.

For your chance to win one of ten pairs of tickets, just answer the following question:

What is the perfect accompaniment to Harveys Bristol Cream over ice?

A. a slice of orange
B. a slice of lemon
C. a slice of pineapple

Simply email us on with your answer – it couldn’t be easier!

All winners will be notified by email and supplied with a ticket before the start of the Ideal Home Show.


The Ideal Home Show returns to Earls Court from 16th March to 1st April 2012 and will feature over 600 quality exhibitors from the worlds of interiors, home improvements, gardens, gadgets, food, housewares and more.


Harveys is introducing The Harveys Half Hour to the women of Britain this Spring, inviting them to indulge in half an hour of “me-time” as part of their daily routine. As everyone deserves some time to unwind, The Harveys Half Hour encourages people to do something good for their soul, whether it’s pottering in the garden, catching up with friends of cooking up a feast – and what better way of doing so then whilst enjoying a refreshing glass of Harveys Bristol Cream®.

Made exclusively from grapes grown at Harvey’s own vineyards and blended using traditional methods at its bodegas in Fino, Amontillado, Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez wines, the sensational, silky and smooth taste means its the perfect drink to unwind with. Best served over ice with a slice of orange, this easy combination brings out the taste of candied orange and perfectly complements the dried fruit and toasted almond flavours of this delicious sherry.

Alternatively, Harveys is also equally delicious served in a cocktail – why not try one of the following wonderful recipes?

Harveys Cocktail Recipes

Using the quintessential Harveys Bristol Cream in its iconic blue bottle, you’ll find that sherry is a wonderful secret ingredient in many a cocktail. Give one of the following delicious and refreshing cocktails from Harveys a try – perfect for a spring or summer get-together.

Harveys over ice with a slice of orange
The simplest of serves, Harveys over ice with a slice of orange brings out the taste of candied orange and perfectly complements the dried fruit and toasted almond flavours of this delicious sherry

Place two or three cubes of ice in a tumbler
Pour over 50ml Harveys Bristol Cream
Garnish with a slice of orange

Harveys & LemonadeHarveys & Lemonade
A glass of Harveys topped-up with lemonade and filled with vibrant fruit is a refreshing way to wind down after a long day.

Place some ice, apple slices, orange segments and blueberries in a highball glass
Pour over 50ml Harveys Bristol Cream
Top up with good quality lemonade
Stir generously and garnish with a twist of orange peel

Harveys Frosted Apple & Ginger

Harveys Frosted Apple & Ginger
Harveys frosted apple and ginger is bursting with effervescent flavours and is great to mix in a punch bowl that you can share with friends.

Fill a highball glass with ice (crushed ice looks even better!)
Pour over 50ml Harveys Bristol Cream and 50ml premium pressed apple juice
Top up with a dash of ginger ale
Swirl with a cinnamon stick and leave in the glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint and apple slices

Harveys Bristol Cream Soda
This refreshing long drink combines the bitter with the sweet and the smooth with the fizzy and is best served muddled over plenty of ice.

Fill a high ball with ice cubes
Squeeze in the juice from a few lime wedges
Add 25ml Harveys Bristol Cream, 15ml fresh orange juice, 25 ml Courvoisier VS and 5ml vanilla syrup
Top with lemonade and gently stir

Harveys Bristol Punch
A sweet short burst of tropical flavours with a hint of zingy lime; perfect for a fun summer’s day

Add 25ml Harveys Bristol Cream, 10ml fresh lime juice, 25ml fresh pineapple juice, 25ml Brugal Anejo, 10ml Galliano and 5ml orgeat syrup into a cocktail shaker
Fill with ice and shake vigourously for 10 seconds
Garnish with pineapple and fresh grated nutmeg
Serve and enjoy

Harveys ‘Sloe Boat to Jerez’
This cocktail conjures up feelings of relaxing in the warm Mediterranean sun with this dryer option splashed over ice

Add 25ml Harveys Fino, 20ml fresh lemon juice, 5ml sugar syrup and soda water into an ice filled highball
Gently stir in 25ml sloe gin
Garnish with wedge fresh lemon
Serve in glass mugs decorated with star anise

Harveys Bristol Cream (75cl RRP £9.04) is widely available across the UK.

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