GIN!

Due to London wine week I sort of missed world gin day. It was a rivalry between drinking local and drinking global. Of course this isn’t entirely true. I did manage to have a lunch involving several gin and tonics and a gin and tonic smoke salmon (yay pished fish) bagel, which was all of…

Mothers Ruin!

‘can you drink gin again yet?’ A former housemate of mine had to ask. We’d had a slight run-in with a bottle of it during revision for finals. This resulted in neither of us drinking it for a fair while. We both do now, so she brought a bottle from her local micro-distillery when she…

´╗┐All Gone

The negroni party has yet to happen. Far too many things are happening in life right now for me to want to host a large party. However it is still my birthday this week so I wanted to do something. Cue the five year old negroni. What can I say? It was awesome. It was…

It’s gin oop north

The other half of the christmas present from my sister was a hamper of gins. Last night we opened the largest of the bottles (still only 40cl). It’s a gin called Masons and it’s from somewhere in Yorkshire. It’s a London Gin made in small copper stills. When I first opened it there was a…

First world problems

It’s my birthday next month and I’ve decided to have a Negroni party, because of course I’ve decided to have a negroni party. Being me, rather than just serving Negroni’s, I’m serving bottle aged Negroni’s. The Negroni is a fantastic drink with a lovely combination of bitter from the campari, sweet from the vermouth and…

Piss up in a distillery

My sister got lovely-girlfriend and I tickets to go on a tour of the Sipsmith distillery for christmas this year. Yay! When we came to redeem the vouchers, the choices were last Wednesday, or waiting until the end of April. Patience not being one of my virtues (I suppose it’s higher up the list than…