Secret Notes

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This is just a work-in-progress article, a fully-fledged version with tasting notes, pictures and spelling/grammar corrections will be posted next week.

I’m working on a full article for Organic Fruit Cup following a request on Twitter.

I was surprised that there appears to be no organic vermouth available in the UK, I wonder if organic wormwood is hard to find or something?

So I am currently making my own organic flavour-infused aromatized wine that I can then mix with Organic Gin/Vodka/ whisky to make a fruit cup that I can then mix with Organic Lemonade.

My Recipe:

One bottle of Organic Red Wine (Italian Terra Viva Merlot 2010 – £6.99 Waitrose)

Juice and Peel of one organic lemon and organic orange

Peel of half an organic cucumber

One organic teabag infused in  the wine for 15 mins (Organic Earl Grey – £1.29 Waitrose)

One dessert spoon of organic brown sugar

I’m going to leave it to infuse in a Kilner Jar for 24 hrs and give it a taste, if it’s ready then I’ll staring and bottle, if not I’ll leave it a bit longer. If it needs more sugar I shall add some.

If you can get organic cinnamon/nutmeg/cloves you could also use these in your infusion.

When mixing it with gin, I’d suggest mixing your aromatized wine in equal measure.

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partial to a martini? to a smoke-hazed gin joint & a perfect tipple poured with the style, swank & skill of a true aficionado? …then pull up your stool to the bar, prepare to stock up your cocktail cabinet & get ready to drink it all in as we introduce you to a stitch in times’ resident barman… David T. Smith is a drinks enthusiast currently residing in the U.K. a long-time fan of tasting & exploring various types of alcohol, he has a fascination for vintage spirits and cocktails, in particular their heritage & origins; this was strengthened last year when he presented a talk and accompanying monograph on the Martini. it was as a result of his research of this topic that he was introduced to drinks paraphernalia, & he is now the happy owner of a colourful collection of bottles, books, and gadgets from a wide range of eras… an avid believer in the validity and variety of personal opinion, particularly in the subjective area of tasting, he enjoys hosting tasting sessions for friends, constantly challenging them to find their own favourite tipple. in addition to all of this, he is also interested in economics, three-piece suits, board games & keeping alive the art of engaging in enjoyable conversation with a good glass of port whilst surrounded by pipe smoke… www.summerfruitcup.com Thanks to Analiebe for writing this rather flattering blurb for me.

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