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Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin

In 1988 Pam and Martin Brook bought a rundown dairy farm in the hinterland of Byron Bay. 30 years on they have planted over 35,000 subtropical rainforest trees, completely transforming the area and creating a thriving ecosystem which is teaming with life and a pretty fabulous distillery.

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Aphrodite’s Rickey

Friday night most certainly reeks of cocktails, so here is a little recipe to kick off your weekend!  For this cocktail you'll need a bottle of Strawberry & Balsamico Gin.  Fresh strawberries, strawberry and black pepper distillates and "the very finest balsamic vinegar money can buy*" are added to a classic gin base to create this fruit gin. 

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Malfy Gin Rosa

As you lot have probably already gathered, I'm having something of a love affair with Malfy gin.  Hubby got me started on it with their Con Limone, then came my favourite Originale.  I previously explained that I went all Veruca Salt about getting my hands on the Con Arancia then they only went and did it again. … Continue reading Malfy Gin Rosa

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Schweppes 1783 Explodes onto the Market

I'm pretty sure Schweppes tonic has been around since the dawning of time, well, 1871 if we're being precise.  That was when they marketed Schweppes Indian Tonic – the first carbonated tonic.  I will always think fondly of Schweppes Indian Tonic as it reminds me of my Papa.  He loved a G&T, so there was… Continue reading Schweppes 1783 Explodes onto the Market

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Gin Judging (…for absolute beginners!)

So, on the 11th June I had the absolute honour of being a judge for The Gin Guide's 2018 Gin awards...I'm still floating around in a haze of excitement and confusion about exactly how it happened, but the story goes something like this...I should also point out for those of your in a rush...this is… Continue reading Gin Judging (…for absolute beginners!)

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Rhubarb Sour

As I mentioned in a previous cocktail post, last gin day Teacher Buddy #1 and I actually tried our hand at making some different cocktails, rather than falling into our usual routine of faves.  I'm so pleased we did, because this is now most definitely a new favourite of mine!  Taken from probably my most… Continue reading Rhubarb Sour

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Gin Basil Smash

Well it's certainly heating up isn't it folks!  I've spent the day at an incredible STEM event with some of the kids from school, came home to continue proof reading reports and now my brain pretty much resembles blancmange.  So rather than pouring myself a nice simple G&T for some reason I decided to cocktail it… Continue reading Gin Basil Smash