Since having the Bacon infused Bourbon at PDT a couple of weeks ago and being broke after a long (but extremely enjoyable) summer of visiting buddies, I have decided to  live a solitary few weeks of playing scientist and tampering with my drinks cabinet. Here are the first two, Bacon Rye and Cucumber Gin…

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After being to the bar a few times in Edinburgh, it’s time to see how the cocktail its named after tastes.

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With the newfound ability to find Crème de Violet on the shelves of liquor stores, here’s a slight take on the famous “Recipes for Mixed Drinks”.

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Like the inevitable album title track, here lies my first offering to the world of cocktails…

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Yep, a Difford’s one again! After being intrigued by this one online, I saw miniatures of St Germain on sale at Astor Wines for $4 and couldn’t pass it up, plus I never got round to actually getting that orange bitters!

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So first up is Maker’s Mark. And with this I am going to follow the recipe set out in the excellent and very informative guide of Simon Difford at www.diffordsguide.com. They have an iPhone app too!

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After seeing the date of the last post on pastamasta, it seems evident that I haven’t done much cooking in the past eight months! This is mainly due to that fact that I have been crazy at work and eating Fornino’s for the past 30 weeks (which reminds me I must add something about their Spinach Pizza sometime). However, that is not the only reason. Recently my focus has turned to the creation (and consumption) of drinks.

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