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Day 266/365: Booze! [20180923|19:40]
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I asked for rhubarb gin as my birthday presents, and my siblings-out-law delivered. Well, Amazon Prime did the delivery but the sibs, bless them, believe me when I say I desire something, and thus ordered exactly what I wanted.

Cue receiving two types of rhubarb-and-ginger gin. Please forgive the quality of the photos. I'd been drinking, you see.

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From one set of out-laws: Jawbox Small Batch Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Liqueur and a fancy gin glass. The cocktail contains ice cubes, soda water, and a small piece of crystallised ginger. It was lovely.

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From the other set of outlaws: Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger Gin. The cocktail contains ice cubes, soda water, and ajika salt. Ajika is a Georgian/Abkhaz spice. We call it "crack salt", as everything savoury that you sprinkle it on instantly becomes 100x more edible. Anyway, it may sound a peculiar thing to put in a cocktail, but it was the perfect complement to this gin.

One other exciting occurrence was buying a Kilner jar and foraging a big lot of perfectly ripe damsons with the children. Then going home, putting all the damsons in the jar and submerging them in sugar and vodka, along with a bit of pear and apple. This should be ready to drink around Christmas time.

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I know I'm getting old when making my own liqueurs from foraged fruit is a highlight of my birthday!

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[User Picture]From: christina_maria
2018-09-23 19:43 (UTC)
ooh my! Those look good. What nice outlaws you have! XD I love those glasses, but I totally would be knocking it over in no time. *lol*
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-09-24 09:33 (UTC)
It's a pretty sturdy glass. The base is quite heavy - I think you'd be hard pressed to knock it over with just a brush of your hand. :)
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[User Picture]From: christina_maria
2018-09-24 14:00 (UTC)
I dunno, I am pretty talented at being klutzy. XD I may have to search them out and test it one day *lol*
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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2018-09-24 07:21 (UTC)
Ooooooh, flavoured gin sounds almost as delightful as flavoured vodka! I must try.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-09-24 09:34 (UTC)
Excellent! If you plan on trying them neat, I'd recommend the Jawbox over the Whitney & Neill.
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[User Picture]From: meathiel
2018-09-24 09:59 (UTC)
I didn't know rhubarb & ginger gin was a thing. I sounds interesting, though.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-10-01 14:51 (UTC)
It's quite tasty. The ginger gives it a good kick.
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