Bizarre mixtures

At the risk of adding to the revulsion prompted by David Miles's trio of killer cocktails (Letters, 25 June), my mother-in-law's favoured combination is sherry and ginger beer. I attribute this taste to the bar staff on Saga cruise ships, who undoubtedly compete in foisting ever more bizarre mixtures on their unsuspecting clients.

Peter Barnes
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

This article first appeared in the 02 July 2001 issue of the New Statesman, Best of young British