It’s margarita time again as tequila makes a come back

One of the most perfect cocktails ever created - the margarita

One of the most perfect cocktails ever created – the margarita

It was the rock’n’roll drink of the 70s and 80s and if you weren’t shooting it with salt and lemon you were elegantly sipping it in a margarita or tequila sunrise cocktail.

Tequila, which comes from Mexico, started to become really popular around the world in the 70s and became synonymous with rock’n’roll when the tequila sunrise cocktail was created on The Rolling Stones’ 1972 tour of America.

There were even a couple of huge hits written in tribute to the drink during those decades – Tequila Sunrise by The Eagles and Marguerita Time (sic) by Status Quo.

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Giant super sweet blackberries set to be a ‘game changer’

They’ve always been seen as the poor relation to strawberries, blueberries and raspberries – but all that is set to change very soon for the humble blackberry.

This summer British berry growers are starting to reap the rewards of a new variety of blackberry called Driscoll’s Victoria which I can best describe as an absolute whopper
both in size and in taste.

Not only are these blackberries far sweeter and juicier than traditional UK varieties but they are, on average, also twice the size.

Just look at that whopper - the giant Driscoll's Victoria is twice the size of regular blackberries

Just look at that whopper – the giant Driscoll’s Victoria is twice the size of regular blackberries

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Bumper crop of English apricots on way

Last year you may remember me revealing the arrival of England’s first ever commercially grown quantities of apricots.

The handful of growers based mainly around the southern counties and the Isle of Wight produced a credible 30 tonnes which were all eagerly snapped up by British shoppers.

Well this summer I’m hearing that there’s even better news as near perfect growing conditions are set to produce, weather permitting, a whopping 200 tonnes with the first apricots set to be sold by Tesco this week.

England's largest grower of apricots Nigel Bardsley checking this year's bumper crop

England’s largest grower of apricots Nigel Bardsley checking this year’s bumper crop

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