The Other Andy Hamilton All other other Andy Hamiltons are imitations

Drink Weeds 2

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...

1875 The Pisco Sour and the Tom Collins and 1855 The Americano 0

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...

Golden ales from Kits 5

Golden ales from Kits

Golden Ales from kits It might not yet be summer, indeed as I write it’s not even spring and yet and yet, I’m starting to think about what I want to drink during the...

Homemade buckfast and what were we drinking in 1895? 8

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...

What were we drinking in 1935 and 1915 0

What were we drinking in 1935 and 1915

What were we drinking 1935 and 1915? Continuing the countdown to the magna carta was signed I’m looking at 800 years of boozing. So What were we drinking in 1935 and 1915? 1935 The...

What were we drinking in 1975 and 1955 2

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...

What were we drinking in 1995 2

What were we drinking in 1995

What were we drinking in 1995? The New York times reports that IPA sales are strong and Brooklyn Brewery release 2000 barrels of a new lemony East India Pale Ale. Mirco-brewing in the states...

Magna Carta of Booze – Pt 1 Booze predictions for 2015 1

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...

Elderflower Liquor and The Elderflower Tom Collins 5

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...

How to open beer without an opener 7

How to open beer without an opener

The smoking ban is suposed to have had a huge impact on the amount we drink. Perhaps it has but not for the reasons that many of us think. When you smoke you have...