Monthly Archive: December 2013

Hangover tea – part 12 in 12 drinks for Christmas 0

Hangover tea – part 12 in 12 drinks for Christmas

Hangovers and hangover cures All three of my books contain homebrew recipes as does a large propotion of this blog. It would seem only fair that I at least acknowledge that I might be...

Posset old fashioned Egg nog – part 10 and 11 in the 12 drinks for Christmas 0

Posset old fashioned Egg nog – part 10 and 11 in the 12 drinks for Christmas

Posset Possets have been entrenched in British culture for around 1000 years and were well known right up until the end of the 19th Century. Richard Cook in his 1827 book, Oxford Night Caps...

Khrenovukha – Horseradish vodka – part 9 in the 12 drinks for Christmas 2

Khrenovukha – Horseradish vodka – part 9 in the 12 drinks for Christmas

Khrenovukha – Horseradish vodka I was first given this traditional recipe for Khrenovukha by my Russian friend Sasha and it appeared in my first drinks book, Booze for Free. Having played around with it...

Mulled saison – part eight in Andy’s 12 drinks for Christmas 0

Mulled saison – part eight in Andy’s 12 drinks for Christmas

Here is a twist on the traditional mulled cider or wine, a mulled saison. A saison (also spelt Saision depending on where you come from), is a beer that derives from Wallonia, one of...

Homemade Vermouth – 12 drinks for Christmas part 7 5

Homemade Vermouth – 12 drinks for Christmas part 7

Time can certainly do wonders to some wines but for others there really is no hope. Well, that’s what I thought until I started messing around making Vermouth. As long as bottle of wine...

Andy’s Sloe Christmas Cocktail – 12 drinks of Christmas part 6 1

Andy’s Sloe Christmas Cocktail – 12 drinks of Christmas part 6

I’ve been currently reading the brilliant Boozehound by Jason Wilson, it’s a travelogue cocktail book and it is enough to turn the most temperant of people into raging boozehounds. Wilson helps give you a...

Quick and easy African Ginger beer part five in the 12 drinks for Christmas 1

Quick and easy African Ginger beer part five in the 12 drinks for Christmas

Quick and Easy African Ginger Beer Various ginger drinks are popular not just in the Congo but throughout West and Central African. These non-alcoholic ginger drinks differs from traditional ginger beer as they are...

Lumumba Cocktail – drink four in the 12 drinks for Christmas 4

Lumumba Cocktail – drink four in the 12 drinks for Christmas

Lumumba Cocktail One of the alcoholic drinks of choice in the Congo is Lumumba cocktail which is made with Brandy or Cognac and chocolate milk and its drunk hot or cold and it is...

Fruit juice wine 3

Fruit juice wine

Part three in the 12 drinks for Christmas. Part one was T’ej an Ethiopian beer and part two was Bastard Chilli vodka. The aim is to have drinks that will be ready in time...

Bastard Chilli Vodka 6

Bastard Chilli Vodka

This is drink 2nd in the 12 drinks of Christmas, part one T’ej beer is here.  I named Bastard Chilli vodka as in reality it is nothing more than a bit of a bastard...