Five reasons to love miniatures

Alcoholic miniatures I am talking about.  Five reasons to love alcoholic miniatures.     You can buy them for just a few Pounds and the reasons go beyond just wanting a small drink.  We have a whole stash of miniatures (though mostly gin, I have to admit) thanks to my doing Ginmas for a few years so I thought I would tell you why I love them so much. Small

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Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin — Review

You know how chuffed I was when I finally got the last letter of my gin alphabet last year? To finally be able to line up up all 26 bottles felt like a real achievement.   If collecting gin can be classed as an achievement.  If you have no idea what I am talking about, take a peak at this blog post: My A-Z of Gin But it got me

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Homemade Co Gin Kit — A review

This is the gin kit for you if you have ever wanted to make your own gin but haven’t known where to start. Making gin is easy, you just put juniper berries in vodka, right? Wrong. That’s like saying you can make decent wine by adding a grain of yeast to a bottle of grape juice. You can’t. Don’t ask how I know, but suffice to say you don’t live

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How to make an A to Z of Gin!

I have made an A to Z of Gin!  I am actually quite proud of it, daft as that sounds.   Four years ago I visited my first gin distillery, more out of curiosity than anything else.  I drank the occasional gin but I still wasn’t sure it was the drink for me.  Certainly I had realised that tonic wasn’t.   Gin was just on the verge of the massive boom

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Ginmas — Week 4

Ginmas 2017 and it is already week 4 So I promised to do a gin a day for the whole of December but only got as far as Christmas Eve.   Which makes it more of a Ginvent than Ginmas and, therefore, week four only features two gins.    To be brutally honest I just ran out of steam and on Christmas Day I was in a turkey induced coma so

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Ginmas — Week 3. Have you got a best gin yet?

Ginmas 2017 and we are already at week 3 ! December is whizzing by and it will soon be the end of the year.  How does that happen? Life has been so frantic this year I have really appreicated my evening sit down with a glass of gin and reading a little more about each distillery, so here is a roundup of the seven from this week. 6 O Clock

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Ginmas — Week 2. What’s your favourite gin?

What is your favourite gin? Week 2 of my Ginmas posts and these are the gins I am enjoying this week Another week, another seven gins!   This is a little snapshot of the seven gins I shared on week two of Ginmas.   How can it now be half way through the month?!  For every item I cross off the “to do” list it seems two more get added.  But at

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Ginmas — Week 1. A gin a day in December

I decided to try a gin a day in December and called it Ginmas.  Come back every week this month to see what I am drinking and sharing.   How can a whole week of December have passed already?!  I have loved doing Ginmas again this year and have tried to include gins that I didn’t feature last year so I learn a bit more about the huge, and ever

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How to make your own gin filled Christmas crackers

Ever thought about how to make your own gin filled Christmas crackers?   It is surprisingly simple When I talked about doing crackers with gin in, Mr B said “ooh I like that idea, especially the spicier ones as that would work really well with cheese”. No, you muppet, not actual crackers, I am talking about Christmas crackers.   Gone are the days when we have a plastic thimble that wouldn’t

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Gin of the Month — December — Blogger Gin

The gin of the month for December is really rather special.  It is Blogger Gin.  Made by bloggers, for bloggers.  And when I say made by bloggers, I actually mean me!    Not on my own of course, with the help with a great bunch of people who I have affectionately named the A Team (which makes me Mrs T by the way) and whom I want to thank. First

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The Gin Gift Guide

You can’t move this year for gin related gift ideas.   If it isn’t gin and tonic tea bags (yes they do exist, Fortnums do them), to gin t-shirts then it is actual gin in a multitude of flavours and containers.    I have seen so many different ideas for the gin enthusiast this year I thought I would do a short round up of them all. Kicking off, of course,

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Sorry Heston, your perfect G&T recipe is wrong

Yep. Wrong.   Sorry Heston, but your perfect G&T recipe is wrong.   You and I nearly came to blows over your perfect cup of tea making a few years ago and now it looks like we are going to fall out again, this time over gin.  Which is a shame, as I am a huge fan of yours, hell our kitchen is a like a shrine to you with our ever

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