Monthly Archives: May 2011

Cocktail of the Week – Old Fashioned

As I drink my way through this collection of classic cocktails, I can confidently say that there are some of them that I’d happily make (and drink) again and again. (But not in one sitting. Drink sensibly kids. (In fact, … Continue reading

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Sightings from the Heathrow Express

I was down in London for my work this week, and, as I sat on the Heathrow Express, looking out of the window, I saw a few things that made me smile. So, I’d like to take you on virtual … Continue reading

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Cocktail of the Week – Mint Julep

Mint juleps just sound incredibly exotic, don’t they? The name gives no clue as to what they’re made of or how they’re made (with the obvious exception that they contain mint…) Of course, they’re inextricably connected with the Deep South; … Continue reading

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The Running Playlist

Being over 30 and spending my working life sitting on my hind end, I’ve had to admit that I need to take up some form of exercise. (Sarah talks about her views on exercise here.) As I’m spectacularly uncompetitive (except in … Continue reading

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Cocktail of the Week – Tom Collins

Next in my list of classic cocktails is the Tom Collins. But who is this Tom Collins? Wikipedia links the name with an obscure hoax in 1870’s New York, but that strikes me as more than slightly dubious. Another theory I’ve … Continue reading

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Cocktail of the Week – Dirty Martini

Based on Sarah’s suggestion, this is a new feature, based on my adventures through various classic cocktails. Cocktails seem to fit with the theme of the blog, being both pointless and ephemeral. However, I’ll only be making the classic cocktails, so … Continue reading

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From the Workbench 3 – The Bank Holiday

Here in the UK we’ve just experienced a rash of bank holidays, due to Easter and the royal wedding. (And, no, I don’t why the banks are used to indicate public holidays…) It’s traditional for bank holidays be used as an opportunity … Continue reading

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