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The Moll Cocktail

We’re back to the classic Savoy Cocktail Book for this one. I haven’t been able to track down much of anything about the provenance of the Moll, but it presumably takes its name from the word for a gangster’s girl (who often, herself, packed a piece) that was being popularized in the nascent… 158 more words

Good Drinks

Sloe gin & Sloe syrup

There are only a few sloe berries left on the trees, so it’s the last chance to pick them and to turn them into sometihing delicious. 387 more words


Ready Steady Sloe!

A boozy Christmas gift in the making…

In September, The Grumpy Chef and I spent a lovely day in Churchill, Somerset, rambling through the lush green foothills of the Mendips, fighting off spiders (and there were many!) and foraging for sloe berries, with which we planned to brew our very own batch of sloe gin. 386 more words


Week 28

WEEK 28 – Grand Total = £10.83

Monday 13th October - Day 193 – Total Cost =  £0.88

  • 4 x tea @home
  • 1 x glass of white wine – Yamada Pecorino (Zacagnini), as before = £0.88 per glass…
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sea buckthorn vodka

Ok, so this isn’t beer and to be truthful it isn’t even fermentation of any sort, but it is creating a drink substance so I feel justified in adding it here.  591 more words


The Blackthorn Bush and Sloe Gin

Now we have the first frost it is the perfect time to pick Sloes from the Blackthorn bushes and make Sloe Gin that will be ready in time for Christmas. 198 more words


Explorer Beastie in Autumn

A couple of weeks ago, Explorer Beastie and I had a chance to head out West and enjoy a little quiet time. Autumn is far and away my favourite season, and I’d argue that the Irish countryside looks its best at this time of year. 271 more words