Wild Cherry Whiskey

Wild Cherry Whiskey

My favourite fruit is the cherry and I thought I would combine this with one of my favourite drinks -whiskey to make this super simple after-dinner beverage.  If you like bakewell tarts you are going to love this recipe.  You don’t need a fancy whiskey either because the cherries will take over and the stones add an almondy […]

Beech Leaf Gin

Beech Leaf Gin

The spring equivalent of autumn’s sloe gin, it has a nutty and complex flavour.   It is a old english recipe copying the french noyau which uses almonds and apricot stones to create a bitter element.  Beech leafs are just starting to unfurl at the moment and they are every where…when you start looking.  I am lucky […]

Making Sloe Gin + Vodka

Making Sloe Gin + Vodka

One of winters last great foraging bounty- the Sloe. Best picked  November time.  You can tell they are ripe if they pop when squeezed.   Sloes are actually a medieval plum and very tart when eaten raw.  Mixed with alcohol and sugar though it gives a marvellously balanced beverage.  The recipe is very simple but it is important to […]