By Bernie Bell
I don’t like gin – I actively dislike it – to me, it’s like drinking perfume. Mike has been known to indulge, but that was in his past life as a middle-class English person. I have tried Sloe gin, and didn’t like that either – a bit sickly. BUT…..a bit before Christmas, we were in Judith Glue’s and there was a gin–tasting table, with free tots of gin, to tempt the punters – and it worked. We both tried a tot of Rock Rose Caithness Gin, and it was gorgeous, as reported at the end of this piece……………
We bought a bottle, and it stood in the cupboard, until yesterday evening when, after my tea, I was ready for the first ice cream of the season as my afters – Orkney Ice Cream, of course! So, here it is, nicely timed for the warmer weather coming – not exactly a recipe – a bowl of Vanilla Orkney Ice Cream, with a drizzle – just a drizzle, of Rock Rose Caithness Sloe Gin, over it. Seriously good. Try it.
I like to spread the good stuff.
Pic by M Bell – delectation by B Bell
Tut, tut Bernie you know what they say about Gin, ‘Mother’s Ruin’ you’ll be on the slippery slope to ruination now, LOL.
Have a good Easter.
PS I will wave to you from Hatston Ferry Terminal when we stop there on Monday evening.
I slalomed down that slope, long ago, Charlie! I’m 64 years old tomorrow, and, this morning, was thinking of what I was getting up to, at 16 – GOOD TIMES!
We’re right across the bay from Hatston – right across – just to the left of Gairsay
As I still worship the dreaded ‘weed’ I’ll be out at the stern having a fag as I’ve found it pointless to turn-in then to be rudely awakened by the rattling and banging from the car-deck as we unload and load at Hatston. I usually try and get the ‘direct’ boat but on this occasion, needs must.