Q1. What is your Name?
Q2. Do you represent a business? If yes, what is the name and your role.
Q3. Where are you located in the world?
Fife, Scotland, UK
Q4. What is your favourite Summer drink and why?
I’m a tea enthusiast but also a ginthusiast, so a delicate cocktail that combines the two would be perfect.
I usually find a G&T goes down a treat in the summer months…and the rest of the year too!
Q5. What is the perfect Summer’s day setting to enjoy the drink?
Surrounded by giggling friends at the seaside…
Q6. Is there a right or wrong way to prepare the drink? i.e. Never drink without ice?
A good tonic is desirable where gin is concerned, no slimline thanks…and the accompanying garnish must compliment the flavours in the drink.
As for tea, I like it ‘the colour of my desk’ – never milky baby tea but not too stewed either, and perhaps a generous slice of gingerbread on the side.
Q7. Is the presentation of the drink important? i.e. ceremony, type of glass, setting.
I collect tea cups, my house is full of them and so I’m extremely happy to see my drink served in a flowery cup and saucer.
A good old mug of tea at the end of the day is my usual staple but I like to get my tea sets out to have a proper party every so often.
Q8. Is there a Summer’s day drink that you feel is underrated? If so, why?
Banyuls – Perhaps unknown rather than underrated, it is hard to find in the UK. It is a delicious French fortified wine that is my all time favourite apéritif. Luckily, my best friend lives in France with her wine maker husband (http://www.tramontanewines.com/en/) and so I try to make regular trips to sample their latest vintage.
Q9. Where can people find out more about you? i.e. shop address, Twitter username, website url