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Magna Carta of Booze - Pt 1 Booze predictions for 2015

Magna Carta of Booze – Pt 1 Booze predictions for 2015

January 30th, 2015

Magna Carta of Booze - Booze predictions for 2015 The Magna Carta was signed on the 19th June 1215, which is now just 20 weeks away. I've decided to go back in time in 20ish year (or there about) increments in search of the alcoholic drinks that were invented during that time period and/or what we were drinking. Next week I'll take at look at what we were drinking in 1995, 1975 and 1955. But for now, charge[Read More]

Elderflower Liquor and The Elderflower Tom Collins

Elderflower Liquor and The Elderflower Tom Collins

January 30th, 2015

Elderflowers are generally in bloom when the warmer weather decides to stay. Their delicate scent drifting in the gentle spring morning breeze and lightly perfuming the air. I wonder if this is why we go so made for anything to do with this the most perfect of our native trees? The Elderflower Tom Collins Although the Elderflower Tom Collins is nothing new I can see it becoming very popular this summer as it marries an element of[Read More]

How to open beer without an opener

How to open beer without an opener

January 9th, 2015

The smoking ban is suposed to have had a huge impact on the amount we drink. Perhaps it has but not for the reasons that many of us think. When you smoke you have a lighter on you at all times. It was a sacred item when needed but they would also readly change hands as one of the most stolen items in a pub. Despite this fact it was always easy to come but[Read More]

What is the Nitrous Oxide/C02 infuser?

What is the Nitrous Oxide/C02 infuser?

December 21st, 2014

What is the Nitrous Oxide/CO2 infuser? Just a month ago I got a new bit of kit, a Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) infuser. It uses both Co2 and Nitrous Oxide canisters and it makes infusions in minutes rather than days or even months. Imagine, sloe gin in 300 seconds!  It has been a bit of godsend considering I'm currently experimenting with wild cocktails. Not to mention the fact that it ensures a ready supply of tasty booze f[Read More]

Wild booze walks 2015

Wild booze walks 2015

December 10th, 2014

Wild booze walks 2015 - NEW DATES DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND What could be better than a stroll along aside the gentle flow of the river Avon. Along through the beautiful Avon gorge and under Brunel's masterful suspension bridge. With a group of like-minded people for company and an expert guide pointing out some of the wonderful plants that can be turned into great drinks? Well doing all that with a drink in your hand of[Read More]

Boozy advent calendar part two, the run up to Christmas day

Boozy advent calendar part two, the run up to Christmas day

November 29th, 2014

"I am in the presence of the Ghost of Christmas yet to come? " said Scrooge. The Spirit answered not, but pointed onward with its hand. " You are about to show me shadows of the things that have not happened, but will happen... I couldn't resist but put a quote from my favourite Christmas story when I realised the boozy advent calendar consists of three spirits. I guess that make the wine infusions Jacob Marley. If you[Read More]

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