I very rarely drink - well, apart from a single glass of wine with some meals - and so I'm finding practising my newly learned cocktail making skills a bit of a challenge in itself.
On Sunday I made a gin based Tom Collins, but it wasn't great. I don't like gin, so it was off to a rocky start anyway. For clarification, that's not quite as stupid a statement as it perhaps sounds. I've managed to drink Plymouth gin with only a small amount of complaining... I was hoping that making it into a proper cocktail following a proper recipe, might make it more palateable.
I didn't drink much of it, I didn't have any syrup left (I'd used cordial as a substitute), and so I wasn't able to try another version until today. Today I made a Joseph Collins, which uses Vodka. I followed the base recipe, as I wanted to see if I liked the basic drink before I started trying variations thereof.
It was quite acceptable. However, I drink the hard stuff so rarely that I don't think I'll be ready to try a new variation for another couple of days.
Did I imagine Tilda's disapproving looks?