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Posts tagged “booze

A World of Spirits: Bols Genever

Hello and welcome back to the return of “A World of Spirits” ! And I guess, the return of drink society! I have been AFC (away from computer) for almost a month due to birthday shenanigans, holidays and various changes in my job world. However I will be posting twice this week to hopefully slightly make up for it. Today, as I went to Amsterdam last month, I will be covering Bols Genever.

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Bar Books Pt. 2

Possibly my most thumbed through tome in my collection, today I will be covering and reviewing “Imbibe!” by David Wondrich.

The blurb says “A lively, historically informed, and definitive guide to classic American mixology” and that’s exactly what it is.

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Irish Whiskey and Honeycomb Ice Cream

Possibly my most requested recipe of all time, this whiskey and honeycomb ice-cream provides a pretty strong rival to the ever classic rum and raisin combination.

This delicious caramel coloured ice cream is super easy to make and tastes incredible.

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Bar Books Pt. 1

Yeah yeah I know, another project, you didn’t even finish rum pt.2 yet! I just wanted to try a little something different to go with my regular food and drink sections.

Today I am going to be posting a review of one my favourite books. I’m planning on doing this roughly in order of books than have provided me with the most use over the last couple of years or so, or ones that I think show the most interest for the craft. Although I have called the series bar books I will be including food as well.

Today I will be covering the first book ever published on cocktails by the worlds first ever celebrity bartender, Jerry Thomas.

Read all about “How to mix drinks or The Bon Vivants Companion” after the break.

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Beer Glazed Soft Pretzels

I decided to try my hand at baking for the first time ever with pretty good results! If you are reading from the future, yes, hello, this was my first attempt at baking any bread related products. I know I’m super successful now so it looks kind of silly to see this, but they did turn out good.

To read more about my beer glazed pretzels, stay tuned after the jump.

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Modern Mixology: Cocktails Served in a Bottle

I was originally planning on writing a post about classic cocktails today, but that was before I got a delivery of these gorgeous bottles:

More info and pictures after the jump.

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A World of Spirits: Sipsmith Gin

Hello and welcome to another distillery visit edition! The aim is to eventually visit every distillery in the world and write about it. But as for the moment I am poor, it will have to be distilleries rather close to home. Being English that means one thing. Gin. Which I am perfectly happy to comply with as gin is tasty. In fact I think where most people have the equivalent to 9 nails worth of iron in their blood, I have 12 martinis worth.

And what better gin to write about than the relatively new offering, Sipsmith. Before I start I must note that this was the last set of photos taken on my old camera before I upgraded so please try and forgive the low resolution, regular high quality pictures will resume as of next post.

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