G&T. It’s definitely my favourite tipple of the Summer, but it’s just turned Autumn so while I’ll still be supping these beauties for the foreseeable, my mind is already turning to the colder winter months round the corner. I tasted my first Sloe Gin last winter, and it was so good that I have committed 140cl of gin to try and make my own. The blackthorn bushes I have my eye on are laden with fruit which are just about ready. At least I think and hope they are – I’m not sure how much longer I can wait.. I’ll be picking my sloes and drowning them in the gin very soon. Just then the agonising wait till Christmas and hopefully a nice present for myself and maybe a few friends and family to enjoy!