In preparation for tomorrow's Neighbourhood Watch party, to give our livers a head start, Z and I are having an alcohol-free day, or at least part of one. It's possible that the very last droplet of wine last night was consumed after midnight, and we might be forced to have a small glass of sauv blanc with the halibut steaks and boulangere potatoes later on. But in the meantime we're enjoying a new cocktail:
Crush some juniper berries and infuse them in a small quantity of tonic water. Add a few drops of angostura bitters, stir well and strain over ice and a slice of lime. Top up with tonic to desired level.
This is called a Ginless Wonder.