Category Archives: Drinking/home brewing

Booze walks – Part of the Bristol Walking Festival

Booze walks This year, and for a limited time only, I’ll be running two exclusive Booze walks. They are 2 hour long strolls, around the stunning backdrop of Brunel’s masterpiece suspension bridge and through the worlds first heritage site Avon … Continue reading

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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 for Christmas. This basic fruit juice … Continue reading

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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 of a drink and you sort … Continue reading

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Wild Summer flower cordial and Pine needle cordial

Wild summer flower cordial After a quick discussion with Leo from my favourite cafe. The Duchess of Totterdown in Bristol, I found myself out picking wild flowers around Arno’s Vale and Totterdown so they could serve a localy sourced wild … Continue reading

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Dandelion Champagne

This recipe and 100 others can be found in Booze for free available in the UK and USA. Although elderflower champagne is a than this cherrished favourite drink during the summer months there are other drinks out there that in … Continue reading

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UK Homebrew Shops – Brewing Britain

Directory – UK Homebrew Equipment suppliers – Find you local home brew shop I thought it might be helpful to post this list of all the UK homebrew shops that I am aware of so that you can find your … Continue reading

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Beer and babies a match made in heaven?

Of course I’m also not that I’m suggesting your next bit of family time for the over 5′s involves pepper pig drinking games or that you call your next brew a child friendly Iggle Piggle pale ale to consume only “in the beer garden”. No, I’m simply suggesting that there are some transferable skills that the good brewer will develop. Continue reading

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Natural hangover cures

My book, Booze for free is now the estimated cause of over one million hangovers*. So, to pay back my karmic debt I thought it time I shared how I deal with my monumentous hangovers, naturally. The best natural hangover … Continue reading

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There is more to life than sloe gin – How to make herbal and fruit alcohol infusions out of almost anything

This time of year everyone starts talking about one drink, sloe gin. Indeed, this is the fifth blog post I’ve written about the stuff as sloe gin really has got so popular. I do love the stuff, but not everyone … Continue reading

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Vino Hedgio – Foraged Wine

I’ve had a few email’s about my appearance on The Alan Titchmarsh show on 28th September. They all ask for the Vino Hedgio recipe and as I like to please, here it is. It was the one that Jilly Goolden … Continue reading

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