How to make Hazelnut, Walnut &/or Pistachio nut Bourbon or Whisky

How to make Hazelnut, Walnut &/or Pistachio nut Bourbon or Whisky

December 15th, 2015

There is something really refreshing about the taste of nuts at the back of your throat; it's a taste that can add a velvet complexity to a cocktail or indeed to whisky based dessert such as a Cranachan. If you are used [...]

Gin Safari & Wild booze Events in Bristol & Bath 2016

Gin Safari & Wild booze Events in Bristol & Bath 2016

November 30th, 2015

Gin safari, Wild Booze walks and Family soda & Sweet adventures! Book your Gin Safari. Dates will be announced soon for your Family Soda and Sweet Adventures and the original wild booze walks here! All courses are held in Bristol or[...]

How to make wild spiced mulled apple juice

How to make wild spiced mulled apple juice

November 12th, 2015

Of all the seasons Autumn is the one that evokes more feelings of nostalgia than any other. A whiff of bonfire smoke or the smell of windfall apples fermenting at our feet can evoke long forgotten memories.  The traditional festivals of t[...]

Wild Blackberry Wine

Wild Blackberry Wine

August 3rd, 2015

Many older foraging books, and my childhood memories of the 1980's, insist that blackberries are an autumnal fruit rarely seen before the end of August. These days if you wait until autumn to pick blackberries you will be disappointed. The[...]

Elderflower Sherbet Lemon & Elderflower Syrup

Elderflower Sherbet Lemon & Elderflower Syrup

June 22nd, 2015

Elderflower Sherbet lemon drink and elderflower syrup This year thus far has been a year of travel and I can safely say that I have seen elderflower in bloom from Scotland to Brighton. Such a delightful sight from the train window[...]

The Wild Martini

The Wild Martini

June 18th, 2015

The Wild Martini From its origins sometime in the 18th century the Martini has endured and evolved. It's a sophisticated cocktail that gets an upgrade every few years. From the Dry Martini in the roaring 1920's, to James Bonds Vesper Martini[...]

Andy’s wild booze walks – Bristol and Bath

Andy's wild booze walks - Bristol and Bath

May 29th, 2015

Andy's Wild Booze walks - New dates and venues added When you take a sip of a Martini you could be imbibing hundreds of wild plants as both vermouth and gin can be made from any number of plants. Some of[...]

How to make Mediterranean tonic water

How to make Mediterranean tonic water

May 26th, 2015

Mediterranean tonic water - A recipe from Wild Booze and Hedgerow Cocktails At the moment I'm writing a book about making wild cocktails called, Wild Booze and Hedgerow Cocktails. The book itself is a distillation of some of the wild booze[...]

Wild booze and Hedgerow cocktails – The Bitter May Queen Cocktail

Wild booze and Hedgerow cocktails - The Bitter May Queen Cocktail

May 1st, 2015

Over the last year or so my attentions have been rather more focused on creating infusions and cocktails. Thus, I decided to start work on a book WILD BOOZE & Hedgerow Cocktails. It's a book that you can help create[...]

Beer tasting

Beer tasting

March 17th, 2015

Beer tasting Brewing Britain my beer book will be released in paperback in June (2015) and I thought it high time that I published a bit of it to give you a "taste". ‘An author sitting sharing a beer with a couple o[...]

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