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first gin… in over forty years.

Ever since an “unfortunate incident” with gin when I was about 16 I haven’t been able to even smell the stuff without feeling queasy. So when we were offered complimentary gin cocktails at a recent foodie event I thought “uh oh”. But in the name of research I stepped up to the bar and asked what these locally made gins were all about. Turns out there were two on offer: one made from wild berries and the other from orange blossom (azahar) and citrus. And well, how could I turn down a cocktail with azahar in it? Here you see it, mixed with a citrus tonic that for some reason was blue, and it was actually quite lovely. Though I doubt I am about to turn into a regular G&T drinker anytime soon.

What’s your favourite cocktail?