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Grow your own cocktails #9: Golden Adam and Eve

As summer turns into autumn, this makes a delicious seasonal alternative to  G&T that apparently costs a mere £1.30 per glass to make. OK, it’s not quite as cheap as the elderflower champagne we made earlier this year: sugar + lemon + 500 elderflower heads + boiling water = 40 litres of elderflower champagne (enough for a […]

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Grow your own cocktails #7: Bolshoi Basil

  Basil may not be the first herb that springs to mind when you think about cocktails but this sophisticated drink is surprisingly summery and delicious. Bolshoi Basil   40ml Russian Standard Vodka 30ml French Lime Juice 3 Fresh basil sprigs 2 tsp. Sugar Soda water   Muddle the basil and sugar in a high […]

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Grow your own cocktails #4: Garden cocktail menu launched

As you may have realised, I think cocktails and gardening go together perfectly (thus explaining the Pimms Plant, Mojito planter and cocktail garden posts.). As such, I was gratified to discover that awarding-winning restaurant and bar, The Refinery in London has just launched its veg and herb patch cocktail menu, created by Chris Edwards and Richard Proud […]

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Grow your own cocktails #3: Create a cocktail garden

  Following on from my grow your own cocktails articles, I’ve discovered* a fabulously researched and detailed piece on creating cocktail gardens that’s well worth reading (tarragon, sorrel and borage sound particularly interesting options, particularly as borage is a really common weed so it’s nice that it has a use in cocktails. I’m thinking that […]

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Grow your own cocktails #2: Mojitos

After posting my Grow Your Own Cocktails piece, I was sent a link to this fab Mojito kit that contains all you need to grow and make fresh Mojitos (oh, for a cachaca plant). Better yet, the lovely PR has sorted out a 10% discount on anything from the website, which also includes jam making […]

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