How did yeast nearly kill Harry Houdini? Is sticking toddlers in a Royal Mail postbox treason? What the hell is a spirit trumpet? We answer all these questions with a couple of beers in this week’s podcast
This week, the Thinking Drinkers hail Harry Houdini’s almost fatal attempt to escape from an urn full of fermenting Tetley’s Beer, light a firework under several myths surrounding Guy Fawkes and big-up the famous Northampton massif with Three Hills brewery.
And as promised, here’s our super duper mulled cider recipe. How do you like them apples?
1½ litres of dry cider
400ml apple juice
80g dark brown sugar
2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
4 whole cloves
zest 1 orange, pared into strips
1 tbsp allspice berries
Add cider, Calvados, apple juice and sugar to a saucepan, gently heat, then add the orange zest and spices, simmer on a low heat for 20 mins.
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