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DT #335, 1 December 2014 (Atomic Firewater)   1 comment

Atomic Fire Water label

DT #335, 1 December 2014 (Atomic Firewater)

Running in the dark.
There’s a hill climb either way.
But, booze greets you soon.

Name: Atomic Firewater
Type: booze
Recipe: vodka, apples, too much cinnamon, a minimum amount of sugar, and 8 weeks to infuse
Venue: house

Review/notes: See the recipe, above: it took so long to make it and I’ll never have that recipe again.  Okay, that was silly, but this is very good.

Update 2 Dec 2014: Sal Ferrara, whose company makes Atomic Fireballs after which the label (above) is patterned, died yesterday. R.I.P.  Here’s the obituary: http://chicagosuntimes.com/news/salvatore-ferrara-ii-dies-grew-ferrara-candy-company-maker-of-lemonheads-and-atomic-fireballs/

Atomic Fire Water

 

The run was pretty much a dealer’s choice: I decided to walk as far as the Oxford Train Station to clear foot traffic in the dark then run to Besselsleigh but as I passed the Bus Station the Swindon bus was pulling in so I decided to just catch it as far as the Gablecross Cop Shop and then run the rest of the way home:

2014-12-01 Gablecross to Old Town

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DT #322, 18 November 2014 (Sloe Gin Fizz)   Leave a comment

sloe gin fizz done simple

 

Jonestown Massacre:
Marking official start of
The Christmas Season!

Name: Sloe Gin Fizz
Type: booze
Recipe: 2 shots of sloe gin, a twist of lime, some ice, and club soda to top up a glass…but I didn’t have lime and I’m becoming too British for ice
Venue: house

Review/notes: The Jonestown Massacre has been an endless source of tasteless humour for me.  The sloe gin fizz was the nearest thing I could find to Kool-Aid for today’s tipple.

jonestownhash061028

 

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DT #318, 14 November 2014 (Two Cures Sloe Gin)   3 comments

Two Cures label lo res

 

Strangled up my mind…
People just get uglier…
Have no sense of time.

Name: Two Cures Slow Gin
Type: booze
Recipe: This batch started a year ago, with full description here and the final quality control tasting here.
Venue: house

Two Cures poured up

Review/notes: Sloe gin…takes a year to mature (more if you’re patient).  Didn’t pick any sloes this year because I waited for the first frost (which came a week ago, months after the greedy amateurs had obliterated the crop).  But, I have 3 litres of this batch so it will be a long time before I lament, “awww, momma, can this really be the end?”

Two Cures filtering

Filtering for quality

 

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DT #278, 5 October 2014 (Andwell Gold Muddler)   Leave a comment

Andwell Gold Muddler

Qualification.
The marathon need only
Count as completed.

Name: Andwell Gold Muddler
Type: Blonde ale
Venue: Steam Railway, Swindon

Review/notes: First cool temperatures of the Autumn, today, so I picked up a bunch of windfall apples on today’s run to make an apple infused vodka.  I also had to drop by the Co-op for some supper ingredients (roasting a chicken and baking some cauliflower in gorgonzola), so popped into the Steam Rail for a pint.  The Gold Muddler had the crisp, steely edge that really suited the single digit (Celsius) temperatures.

Also, this was the end of the taper.  To qualify for the Ridgeway Challenge I needed to complete a marathon in a certain time-frame and I’ve trained for it as though I was planning to race but the pubs in the vicinity all open early and there are four of them on the race route…it will be a training run more than anything else.  Shooting for 4 hours including the 4 pub stops.

Here’s the apple pie vodka infusion to be named at a later date:

drunken bunny apple pie vodka to be named

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Sloe Gin 2013: 6 Month QC   1 comment

Sloe Gin Quality Control 2014-05-14

The  Two Cures Sloe Gin continues to age gracefully and I am going to let it sit until pouring up time, 6 months from now.  The colour is deepening and the flavours remain spicy and maybe just a little harsh but mellowing well.  So, sealing it up and putting it back under the stairs until November seems the right thing to do, now.

After topping up with fresh gin, we have:

85.91% aged 6 months (the amount of original sugar, as well)
2.20% aged 5 months
2.26% aged 4 months
2.32% aged 3 months
2.38% aged 2 months
2.44% aged 1 month
2.50% raw gin

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Sloe Gin 2013: 5 Month QC   1 comment

2014-04-14 sloe gin taste test

The  Two Cures Sloe Gin is finally fully presentable…smooth, rich, and deep in flavours including vanilla, fruit and spices.  There was no oil (from the nuts) left on the filtered liquid this time and it barely tasted like the 40% alcohol by volume base liquor.  Five months in and 7 to go, it will only get richer and more complex from here. After topping up with fresh gin, we have:

88.11% aged 5 months (the amount of original sugar, as well)
2.26% aged 4 months
2.32% aged 3 months
2.38% aged 2 months
2.44% aged 1 month
2.50% raw gin

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Sloe Gin 2013: 4 Month QC   2 comments

Two Cures at 14 March 2014

 

Four months in and the  Two Cures Sloe Gin is starting to smooth significantly.  A bit cloudy on the Quality Control filtration but the final stuff (in November) will get decanted.  For now, it looks good and tastes better.

After topping up with fresh gin, we have:

90.36% aged 4 months (the amount of original sugar, as well)
2.32% aged 3 months
2.38% aged 2 months
2.44% aged 1 month
2.50% raw gin

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