Sunday, 13 November 2011

Backgammon and Gin

I spent a delightfully octogenarian afternoon yesterday with my friend Danny at his house playing backgammon, eating mince pies and drinking Devon Lemonade.
Here's the Devon Lemonade recipe courtesy of Paul.

Devon Lemonade
  • Plymouth Gin (has to be Plymouth)
  • Elderflower Cordial
  • Sparkling water
  • Fresh mint, lemon, cucumber
  • One part gin
  • Half a part elderflower cordial
  • Three parts sparkling water
Pour into a glass over ice, stir and top with a sprig of mint, lemon and cucumber.
Danny had spent the afternoon gardening and, though this cocktail is ideal for summer, it also makes a great refreshing autumnal drink. Watch out though, you will be knocking them back.

The mince pies were ASDA's extra special range. £2 for 6. Feedback: Large, very filling, good quality pastry. A great mince pie.

Danny beat me at Backgammon which is embarrassing as he'd never played before... I look forward to the rematch. I'll maybe need a lighter cocktail.

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