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[...]

Drink Weeds

Drink Weeds

March 6th, 2015

As I look out of my office window into my back garden/yard I don’t see an ugly patch of weeds like most others will, I see a cocktail cabinet full to the brim of new and exciting combinations. And, when I[...]

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1875 The Pisco Sour and the Tom Collins and 1855 The Americano

February 25th, 2015

1875 The Pisco Sour and the Tom Collins Continuing my 800 years of the history of booze. I take a look at 1875 and 1855. The 19th Century was a great time for cocktails and it is hard to pick two[...]

Golden ales from Kits

Golden ales from Kits

February 20th, 2015

Golden Ales from kits It might not yet be summer, indeed as I write it's not even spring and yet and yet, I'm starting to think about what I want to drink during the summer months. I'm sure I am not[...]

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