Archive for Drinks

12 (Easy, Edible and Homemade) Gifts of Christmas

It’s the beginning of December. Our tree is up, wreath on the door and nutcracker in place. Now I can sit back… and really panic. For, added to the usual holiday card and gift exchange madness with which you are no doubt familiar is, for…

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The New Orleans Hurricane

Some things about New Orleans just never let go.

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The Secret to the Perfect Cup of Tea

Announcing the debut of my new column, A Bite of Britain, in Honest Cooking magazine! Have a cuppatea while you read…

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Pimm’s No.1 Cup Cocktail

The sun is shining, it’s unseasonably warm and, in case you hadn’t heard, we have a royal wedding to celebrate. It’s officially Pimm’s O’Clock in Britain.

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The Sundowner

In South Africa they have a lovely tradition of ‘sundowners’. This is a time, conveniently at cocktail hour, when the whole country stops and salutes the setting of the sun.

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Agua de Sandía

Agua de Sandía may sound fancy but it’s just Spanish for watermelon juice. Well, watermelon water, to be perfectly literal, but we wouldn’t say that in English so I’m going with watermelon juice.

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Mrs. Aristidou’s ‘Mandarinatha’

Yes, I’m back from Cyprus and you will be happy to know that, even with the charms of a mountain village and the turquoise waters of the Med to distract me, I still kicked into ‘work’ mode a couple of times. The first was when…

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Nan’s Bootleg ‘Kahlua’

You may not know this, but Kahlua was the original ‘third culture’ liqueur. Originating in Mexico in the 1930’s, it is most commonly brewed with vodka and then mixed into ‘White’ or ‘Black Russians’, depending on whether you do cream or not. So how did…

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