11 February

Thatcher became Britain's 1st female party leader

Whisky Mac

So we are drinking a...

Whisky Mac

It was on this date back in 1975 that Maggie became the leader of the UK Conservative party and the first woman to head any British political party, though it wasn't for another four years that she actually entered 10 Downing Street as Prime Minister.

Although Thatcher was brought up a teetotaller, and even at Oxford University would finish a night with coca, she soon developed a taste for the odd dram. It's a parody of Thatcher's marriage that she'd guzzle whisky while Dennis sipped his gin and tonic, so we're recommending a mixing Scotch whisky and green ginger wine to toast the Iron Lady with a Whisky Mac.

It's the anniversary of Whitney Houston's death

Sadly, Whitney Houston was found dead in her bath at the Beverly Hills Hilton on 11th February 2012. And, in the manner of Michael Jackson, Whitney had a career based on an incredible voice and stage presence, yet overshadowed by serial indiscretions.

By the time she died, drugs, alcohol and cigarettes had taken their toll on Whitney's mind, and the voice which had made her the fourth biggest-selling female artist of all time. Amazingly, despite wearing both a wig and dentures, her beauty had not faded. So, in honour of the godmother of the power ballad, someone who sang about the love that seems to have eluded her for much of her life, we are drinking an Elle Loves.

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