My Foodie Adventures

Making up healthy recipes as I go along...

Month: June 2017

Non-Alcoholic Gin & Tonic with Eteaket Gin Tea

So, there’s a heatwave. Is it a heatwave if it lasts this long or is it just the weather? Every year, the newspapers blare out warnings of an incoming heat wave.

If it happens every year, it can’t be a freak occurrence. Look, I just Googled it:

“A prolonged period of abnormally hot weather.”

Last year was set to be the hottest on record, the year before that was too… I think. I’m writing recipes, not conducting research on global climate patterns.

Any way. As I write this, it’s half past 1 and it’s currently 17℃ (Yay! I found the button) here in Edinburgh. That’s pretty warm. It’s also a Tuesday.

The reason I’m giving you the lowdown on my surroundings is because this is the perfect temperature for a Gin and Tonic. However, it’s not the perfect time. People tend to judge you when you sit in your living room drinking cocktails while they’re at work. I think it’s just jealousy but I’m not in the mood to challenge it.

That’s why I made a non-alcoholic version of this classic summer drink.

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The Ron Swanson Flip Cocktail

I love a good cocktail. You probably already know that if you’ve ever read this blog before.

I also like pop culture references… same as above…

So when I bought a bottle of Rittenhouse Bottled In Bond as a treat for my birthday week, I felt it was imperative that I combine those two loves in a delicious way.

After considering about 2 options. I settled on making a drink which would make Ron Swanson proud. Which meant I needed to make bacon whiskey.

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My Return To Form… Again

Hello there! Long time no see!

You see, that’s funny because I haven’t blogged in a while and I’m making it sound like I just nipped out for a bit.

The truth behind my lacklustre performance in the blogging department has been a multitude of problems, beset upon me from all sides

The main issue has been, simply, a lack of confidence. You see, I work as a bar supervisor. I recently turned 29. You can probably see where this is going. I had been applying for more grown up jobs and had been knocked back each and every time. Which, as it would, left me wondering… Do I even know what I’m doing?

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