Just for fun

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Just for fun

Post: #266273 oldfella
Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:36 pm

I can't do great things, so I do little things with love.

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Re: Just for fun

Post: #266283 fatboylard
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:09 am

I'll have a double with tonic please barkeep! :drunken:

Not being in a position to distil I'd be tempted to throw all the herbs, flowers and spices into a jar along with a bottle of vodka & leave for a couple of weeks, maybe add a little wine afterwards to give a bit of 'vinous' character.

Now then, where to find some Mithridate...

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Re: Just for fun

Post: #266285 The Riff-Raff Element
Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:00 am

fatboylard wrote:
Now then, where to find some Mithridate...


Certainly seems to be a bit of a sticking point. The best way would be to get Jamie Oliver or St Delia to use it in some recipe for the perfect mash and Sainsbury's would stock it like a shot.

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Re: Just for fun

Post: #266291 oldfella
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:23 am

Good one Jon
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Re: Just for fun

Post: #266292 Davie Crockett
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:53 am

Mithridate recipe:

Costmary: 1·66 grams
Sweet flag: 20 grams
Hypericum, gum, sagapenum, acacia juice, Illyrian iris (probably I. germanica), cardamom: 8 grams each
Anise: 12 grams
Gallic nard (Valeriana italica), gentian root and dried rose-leaves: 16 grams each
Poppy-tears (Papaver rhoeas, a wild poppy with low opiate content) and parsley: 17 grams each
Casia, saxifrage, darnel, long pepper: 20·66 grams each
Storax: 21 grams
Castoreum, frankincense, hypocistis juice, myrrh and opopanax: 24 grams each
Malabathrum leaves: 24 grams
flower of round rush, turpentine-resin, galbanum, Cretan carrot seeds: 24·66 grams each
Nard and opobalsam: 25 grams each
Shepherd's purse: 25 grams
Rhubarb root: 28 grams
Saffron, ginger, cinnamon: 29 grams each.

Pound together and mix with honey.
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Re: Just for fun

Post: #266299 boboff
Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:45 am

Do they do any of that at Waitrose?
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