What is better than a chocolate cake? Chocolate cake with acoholic icing. This was one of two delicious birthday treats made by my mother and for this one she steeped stawberries in port and blended them up with icing sugar to make a gorgeously sloppy, sweet, fruity-boozy topping. Fresh strawberries finished it off a treat!
On a recent trip to Koba, an excellent Korean restaurant in Bloomsbury, I tried an alcohol that had previously never passed my lips. Soju is a clear alcohol of around 20% ABV made, on this occasion, from sweet potatoes. At first sight and taste, one could think it to be vodka. Served in shot glasses, […]
The mojito has become something of a cliché in the cocktail world. Its condemnation is the epitome of petty snobbishness, stemming principally from its popularity as opposed to the quality of the concoction. Although not a favourite of mine, it is worth drinking just to parry this jejune opinion and is a joy to drink […]
It was impossible to spend a week in Budapest without at least sampling some of the local alcoholic eccentricities, which is what led to a number of encounters with the unique spirit, Unicum. Although Unicum can be drank as an apéritif, on this occasion I drunk it as a digestif and would in fact recommend […]