With the exception of water (and even then maybe not) people are very particular about how they like their beverages; strong, hot, milk in after and many other variations can enhance or upset our enjoyment of a drink. When it comes to making this concoction it is all about how strong you like it. For this unbelievably simple drink just dilute the Blood Tonic with hot water, squeeze in a little orange juice and then top with a slice of orange.
I think the burnt orange colour looks so cheerful and comforting. I really enjoyed this and because it was hot it meant I could also inhale the vapours coming off the top. It has a great flavour but it’s very hard to describe; a little bit like Vimto but deeper and more complex. I think a warm flask full of this on a cold walk would be a great thing.
Thanks to Mr Fitzpatricks for the samples. All opinions expressed are my own.