Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry daiquiri cocktail

It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy this fruity drink in the sunshine. If you grow your own strawberries, you may find yourself with an abundance of them, some of which may be a little overripe. A strawberry daiquiri is perfect for using up your excess crop. Strawberry daiquiri’s are typically made with ice,… Continue reading Strawberry Daiquiri

Mint Julep

Mint Julep

The 30th May is Mint Julep Day. The bourbon based Mint Julep has been the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, on May 1st, since 1939 – bourbon being the signature spirit of Kentucky. Juleps originated in Persia and Michaelangelo apparently had a daily dose for medicinal values…use home-grown mint for your own delicious version!… Continue reading Mint Julep

Damson Gin

Our simple homemade Damson Gin recipe will be great in a few months, ready for autumn! Ingredients 1 Litre Gin 500g Damsons 250g Caster Sugar Method Rinse and remove any leaves and stalks from the Damsons, then pat dry. Tip into a freezer bag and freeze overnight. The next day, bash the bag of damsons… Continue reading Damson Gin

Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Black elder in flower

Homemade Elderberry Syrup The Recipe: This is our family recipe, and we think it makes the best elderberry syrup we have ever tasted. Pick the berries on a dry day,  (I added pieces of ginger before simmering) You will need: * Loads of elderberries – get a couple of kilos to begin with (take whole… Continue reading Elderberry Syrup Recipe

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