H​ammond and May go live to confront drink problem

D​ependance is a real issue, say tragically separated presenters

37w ago

R​ichard Hammond and James May will tonight host a live YouTube broadcast to discuss their struggle with the drink that almost destroyed 18th century London - gin.

O​n the eve of World Gin Day, Hammond and May were hoping to each produce a Frozé cocktail in collaboration with World Gin Day founder and mothers’ ruin expert Emma Stokes, AKA the Gin Monkey. But the event has run into problems.

’​Making this cocktail is dependant on owning a functioning food blender,’ says Hendricks (other gins are available) enthusiast Hammond. ‘James has sent me one, but it’s arrived in bits’.

M​ay, who is known to like a tall one around 6.30pm, explained. ‘I knew Hammond wouldn’t have a blender, so I sent him one by courier. But for some reason I still can’t fathom, just before I packaged it up, I completely dismantled it. Maybe I thought that was funny.’

’​Normally,’ continues Hammond, ‘I would just go to the shops in my E-Type Gin-and-Jag and buy another one, but that isn’t possible because of lockdown. I’ve got no choice. I’ll have to reassemble this one before I can show the viewers how to make the cocktail.‘

B​ut May remains optimistic. ‘I can talk him through the reassembly process, and hopefully he’ll have it done before our 45-minute YouTube slot expires. Mind you, I am 150 miles away, and our internet connections are about as reliable as a pissed alarm clock.’

‘T​hese two really are idiots. They’ve potentially turned this simple idea into car-crash internet TV,’ says Rachael Hogg, editor of FoodTribe. ‘But at least Hammond’s the right man for the job.’


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Comments (41)

  • Won’t have much affect on Hammond driving 👀

      8 months ago
  • Looking forward to it. But we all know if this is the thing we’re most excited for, lockdown has hit us all hard...

      8 months ago
  • It’s gin! Who gives a shit

      8 months ago
  • Hey Mr May,

    Can you make an Unpimp my ride episode? Thank you in advance!

      7 months ago
  • Solid ✊🏾🍹

      8 months ago