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Ice and a Slice

**DISCOUNT CODE FEATURED BELOW** I remember when I was little and the excitement associated with getting post.  Grown-ups always got post, kids didn't.  So when an envelope or package did arrive for me I was completely beside myself, particularly if it wasn't around my birthday or Christmas, well everyone gets post then.  Now that I… Continue reading Ice and a Slice

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Red Snapper

After accidentally having one too many grown up drinks last night and being up early this morning to walk Juniper and pick some more sloes, I have been left feeling a little jaded.  In my younger days of galavanting, the remnants of the night before could be seen off quickly and fairly painlessly with three… Continue reading Red Snapper

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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!)