09 December 2010
day 9::christmas pudding
To celebrate her birthday, my friend organised an event-filled day, kicking off with the recording of a live TV show and ending up in the cellars of Gordon's Wine Bar. In between there was a full English, cocktails and a trip to the National Portrait Gallery to see the Taylor Wessing Photographic portraits (some fabulous photos of defiant looking women this year), all against the background of the distant chants of students protesting, helicopters buzzing constantly overhead and a deserted Embankment, blocked off to traffic. One of the more intoxicating elements was the Christmas Pudding cocktail, a mixture of drambuie (which I can't even think about without wanting to laugh) cherry brandy, and Guiness. As Christmas Puddings go, it wasn't bad.
At home, I've stuck to a more traditional recipe.