Category Archives: Booze

Friday Night Cocktail: Aperol Spritz

It’s the return of the Friday Night Cocktail, however, it seemed better to put this out earlier in the week, so that if you decide it looks good, you can make sure you have everything you need before Friday! I’ve … Continue reading

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Food Budget Reset

It’s September and with the sole of exception of Saturday because it’s family dinner so it won’t be OTT, I’m not drinking alcohol this month. There are two months of the year where we’re encouraged to give up drinking for … Continue reading

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Preserving: Cocktail Cherries

I love cherries in all forms but especially cocktail cherries. Ages ago, I started making my own and while it’s been a while since I’ve mentioned it here, I have perfected my method recipe to make it easier, so it’s … Continue reading

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Recommendations: 19 Crimes Red Wine

I’m not a wine snob. As a general rule, if it’s white I don’t like it to be too sweet and I don’t like oaky wine, if it’s fizz I’d prefer a cremant over prosecco, with red I generally pick … Continue reading

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Recommendations: Blanquette de Limoux

It’s Christmas and most of the country is drinking it’s weight in prosecco! I have drunk a fair bit in my time but it’s not my first choice of fizz. I tend to pick a crémant or a cava because … Continue reading

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Recommendation: Elvis Juice

I quite like Brewdog beers (I also like the Lone Wolf gin they make but like the navy strength over the ordinary one, of course I do!). This one is my favourite, Elvis Juice

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Monday Miscellany

Sunday morning looked like this. It made me very, very happy! This and the predicted temps for this week not going above 30 degrees mean that I won’t be watering every day and/or feeling guilty for the days that I … Continue reading

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Sunday Music: I’ve Drunk Every Gin

This seemed appropriate for a weekend that contained the Queen’s official birthday and World Gin day.    

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World Gin Day

I had a really fun conversation last night at work drinks. One of the guys was telling me that World Gin Day was completely made up. Well yes, all such things are, I said that I knew this because it … Continue reading

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Too much rhubarb? Make gin

This weekend I started some rhubarb gin. I had 777g of washed, chopped rhubarb (this actually isn’t from my plants, it’s from Dionne’s massive plants!), I added 350g of sugar and then covered with 900ml gin*.It’s in a dark cupboard, … Continue reading

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