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What the Dickens?!

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Day two of Melissa's favourite Christmas cocktails & we've moved onto something a little more adventurous (that may take a little more preparation time, but is more than worth it!)...inspired by Charles Dickens very own recipe, a fabulously festive hot gin punch, perfect to warm up your chilly guests when arriving in from the cold.

You will need:

3 x teacups of Hendrick's gin
3 x teacups of Madeira wine
3 x cloves
1 x teaspoon of cinnamon powder
2 x teaspoon brown sugar
4 x tablespoon honey
6 x large lemon & orange twists (rind)
1 x slice of orange
1 x pineapple
Juice of 2 lemons

Pinch of grated nutmeg


Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and place on a low heat.
Let the concoction cook without boiling for 20 minutes. 
Taste and re-balance the sweet/sour flavours with more honey or lemon, if needed. 

Cook for a further ten minutes & serve hot - we love the idea of pouring it from a chintzy teapot - if Christmas isn't the time for a little whimsy, then when is?image description

One thought on “What the Dickens?!”

  • Doma

    Great theme song, but this show, to me, was a step down from the wacky (and very strange) lacuny of Lidsville and the visual brilliance of H.R. Pufnstuf. Not to mention the deservedly cult greatness of Land Of The Lost.Had a video with a few shows of Sigmund and, while the pilot was nicely done, the other shows were all staged on a set (if I remember it correctly) and didn't have the openness offered by location filming. It was a pretty boring and static affair.Still, with their wide range of shows, the Krofft guys gave me long lasting memories of Saturday morning worlds that stretched the imagination to a groovy and far-out point.

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