gin twist

entrance: to fill with wonder and delight

according to Toast in 1823 the world was entranced by gin twists. So much so that poems were written.

As I’m something of a gin lover I decided to give it a go and let me tell you it is lovely and lemony and warming and soothing. And it was certainly a delight to sit sipping it by the fire. Not sure I was entranced though. I clearly take fresh lemons completely for granted.

40ml gin

juice of half a lemon

1 heaped tablespoon brown sugar

120ml boiling water

a lemon twist (which I forgot- maybe that’s why I wasn’t entranced!)

:: I’d also recommend you listen to Toasts Christmas Quartet.

4 Responses to “gin twist”

  1. Sasha Says:
    December 12th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Exactly needed on this frosty day!

  2. Evie Says:
    December 12th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Oooooh any excuse to drink gin is always a good one!

  3. Laura Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 5:47 am

    I’d love to try it instead of a hot toddy one night! Thank-you!

  4. Dotty Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I must try this- I was going to buy a medicinal bottle of whisky today, but was put off by the price! I have gin in already though!

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