Wild booze, wild/foraged cocktails, gin safaris, gin workshops and talks

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Wild booze, foraged cocktails, gin safari and foraged Gin workshops

Andy Hamilton Wild foraged cocktail designer

Photo by Alfredo Caliz

Over the past decade I have been honing new ways to share my joint lifelong obsessions of plants and booze. My aim has always been to entertain as much as inform to allow the group or audience to dictate what they get from me and thus create an event perfect for that moment in time. For dates and details of my wild booze/foraged cocktails walk, Gin safari’s, foraged Gin workshops and boozy talks see below. As alcohol is consumed all participants are asked not to drive and they must all be over 18.

Your event

Be it booze walk, wild booze and foraged cocktail consultancy, wild gin safari or foraged gin workshop I am available for your bespoke and very special event. Such as a birthday, sophisticated and stag and hen do, company event, or if you are just plain interested. Prices start at £300 for events and will depend on locality and my involvement consultancy starts at £30 per email.

Wild booze/foraged cocktails, gin events and talks 2017

Some new events and some classic events for you to enjoy in my 2017 calendar. Be you someone who wants to learn about how to make gin, forage their own drinks cabinet or if you are just looking for a fun and different afternoon out.

Wild Gin Workshop – Arch House Deli, Clifton, Bristol – March 27th from 6pm – £40

Andy Hamilton making a kelp manhattan

Photo by Alfredo caliz

When you make your own gin you can capture your memories, the plants and herbs that are the smells of blissful afternoons with friends and loved ones. You can literally be drunk on nostalgia with this class for a glass that helps you to balance the flavours that go into your very own foraged gin. On this workshop we will familiarise ourselves with the plants used in gin. I’ll conduct a gin tasting so you’ll have an idea of how yours should taste and we’ll even get a chance to make some gin.

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Gardens Illustrated Festival – Westonbirt School, Tetbury, March 26th 2.30pm

In this sometimes off the wall, yet entertaining and accidently informative talk Andy will weave drink and plant knowledge into this biographical talk. You’ll leave not only knowing more about the everyday plants you walk past and how to make better alcoholic drinks, but about this very strange but endearing man. For tickets

Residential wild food and booze weekend – Monkton Wyle Court – April 21st – 23rd £TBA

Combining the foraging skills of myself and the eminent and charismatic foraging genius that is Martin Bailey of Goforaging.co.uk . More details to follow – Save the date!

Wild booze Dorset, Dorchester, May 13th, 2pm – £40

When you take a sip of a Martini you could be consuming hundreds of wild plants as both vermouth and gin can be made from any number of plants. Some of these plants can be fairly exotic, others may be growing in your back garden and it is very possible to make your own wild infusions that will taste every bit as amazing as your favourite gin or vermouth.

A stagger through the hedgerows down Dorchester way – For more information and how to book, check out Hedgerow Harvests.

Wild Booze & foraged cocktails London, June 4th, £40

More details and how to book to follow

Wild Gin Workshop, Bristol, July 8th. £40

When you make your own gin you can capture your memories, the plants and herbs that are the smells of blissful afternoons with friends and loved ones. You can literally be drunk on nostalgia with this class for a glass that helps you to balance the flavours that go into your very own foraged gin. On this workshop we will familiarise ourselves with the plants used in gin. I’ll conduct a gin tasting so you’ll have an idea of how yours should taste and we’ll even get a chance to make some of your own gin.

Wild Booze & Foraged cocktails London September 4th, £40

More details to follow.

My credentials

I’ve worked with the BBC both TV and Radio, written for the Telegraph and Guardian, consulted for Discovery channel and various independent TV companies, I’ve had many TV appearances my favourite was getting Jilly Goolden (80’s wine icon) to taste my home brew wine on the Titchmarsh show with a close second of giving toffee apples and booze to the Autumnwatch team. I’ve three books all of which explore the world of home booze making and foraging. I also tinker around on Youtube – See video below – and I create content for the Botanist Gin website and help out with their academies whilst also running foraging walks for bartenders through Remy Cointreau.