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Andy’s wild booze walks – Bristol and Bath

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 … Continue reading

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How to make Mediterranean tonic water

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 … Continue reading

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Wild booze and Hedgerow cocktails – The Bitter May Queen Cocktail

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 … Continue reading

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Beer tasting

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 … Continue reading

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Drink Weeds

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Homemade buckfast and what were we drinking in 1895?

Homemade Buckfast and what we what we were drinking in 1895 I’ll be continuing my countdown of 800 years of booze to coincide with 800 years since the signing of the Magna Carta.  Thus far I’ve covered predictions for 2015 … Continue reading

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What were we drinking in 1975 and 1955

As part of my countdown to 1215 and signing of the Magna Carta here is what we were drinking in 1975… What were we drinking in 1975? In the UK the rot has started to set in and Lager sales … Continue reading

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Magna Carta of Booze – Pt 1 Booze predictions for 2015

Magna Carta of Booze – Booze predictions for 2015 The Magna Carta was signed on the 19th June 1215, which is now just 20 weeks away. I’ve decided to go back in time in 20ish year (or there about) increments … Continue reading

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Elderflower Liquor and The Elderflower Tom Collins

Elderflowers are generally in bloom when the warmer weather decides to stay. Their delicate scent drifting in the gentle spring morning breeze and lightly perfuming the air. I wonder if this is why we go so made for anything to … Continue reading

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