The violets prattle and titter, and gaze on the stars high above. -Heinrich Heine I never had a thing for violet flavoured foods until I moved to Scotland. It’s no secret that candy in the UK is quite different from what I was eating back home in America. It wasn’t until a walk in nature and the onset of an allergy attack that I discovered the glorious flavour violet. I stood coughing and watery-eyed as my mother-in-law said, “I’ve some Parma Violets, would you like some?” I looked at the purple candy in the old school wrapper and placed one in my mouth with absolutely no idea what to expect. Parma Violets inspired today’s post about this alcohol-free violet lime Rickey recipe I love! O.M.G. via GIPHY Naturally, I became obsessed. I needed any and all things violet. Violet Bonbons. Violet Creams. They even have Parma Violet CHEESE (yes, cheeeeeze!). Things got a little extreme. via GIPHY So, naturally, when I came across some violet syrup the other week, I had to go for it. I mean, why not What is a Lime Rickey? I feel about a thousand years old, but a Rickey is an old-fashioned cocktail, created back… View Post
There is a divide in the non-drinking community where some people believe that drinking mocktails and zero alcohol beers, wines and spirits is counter-productive to abstainig from alcohol. I disagree. Some people genuinely like mixology or the taste of beer. Back in my twenties, I used to watch my father nurse a six-pack of Odoul’s Beer over the summer and not get it.“What’s the point in drinking a beer with no alcohol?” To which my father would reply, “I like the taste of beer, but I don’t like the effects of alcohol.” Fast-forward about a decade and I totally see where he was coming from. Where I can understand people being concerned about the cognitive associations between a zero alcohol glass of Chardonnay, I can also understand that some people like the taste of a drink but not its side effects. Okay, now that we’ve scratched that surface – on to today’s post; How to fake a Rum and Coke. via GIPHY How to fake a Rum & Coke First, a public service announcement: I drink sugar-free beverages – or as they say here in Scotland, ‘fizzy drinks’ – so if that’s not your thing, you might not like this.… View Post
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