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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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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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What to do with the left over sloes from sloe gin

What to do with left over sloes from Sloe Gin I once had a demijohn full of sloes just sitting up on a shelf, I forgot about it for months or perhaps even (2) years. The sloes were perfectly preserved … Continue reading

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Sloe Gin Recipe

Sloes grow on the blackthorn bush (Prunus spinosa)which are not only very common throughout Europe but can be found on all of the non-frozen continents of the Earth. I have heard it suggested that you should beat the blackthorn to … Continue reading

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Five Plum Wine recipe

Five Plum Wine This is an extract from my bestselling home brew book Booze for Free published by Eden Project Books, RRP £9.99 for hardback (but you can often get it much cheaper online). Over the year different plums will … Continue reading

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