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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