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Or Where’s My Lost Shaker of Salt?*

Running in the park with the dog this morning,  I was cheered by the sight of countless tiny wild daisies raising their little heads up through the deep green grass.  Having just returned from a week in Spain, the language was still riffling through my head.  Daisy is Margarita in Spanish.  The rare confluence of English sunshine, cheerful wildflowers, and guests coming for dinner had me hankering after making juicy Margaritas for cocktail hour.

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Green Envy

Daytime cocktails- The Green Envy

Green Envy

Lovely lunch party on a promising spring day. What to drink during the daytime? You have some cocktail-phobic friends coming so you don’t want anything too strong, but the occasion calls for something more festive than the usual Pinot Grigio. Try gently easing your friends into cocktails by starting with sparkling wine-based concoctions. I have never met anyone who didn’t like this on first sip. It’s crisp, refreshing, unusual and not too sweet. The resulting alcohol content is actually the same as that of the sparkling wine you choose to use.

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Gin-spiration

East Sussex in April.  Gorgeous sunny skies belie vicious Arctic gale force winds.  Surf pounding menacingly on the beach whilst nascent daffodils are buffeted horizontal.  My hair has gone all Boris Johnson as I flee to the comfort of indoors at cocktail-o’clock, pondering what to drink?  The Bourbon has been put to the back of the drinks cabinet, and it’s not quite Vodka weather.  Rum would do in a pinch, but for a bracing, clean cocktail as refreshing as the wind, as full of promise as spring, it has to be Gin.  Gin is an anagram of Spring.

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