Make this blackberry gin recipe ahead of Christmas with just three ingredients and it will be ready to enjoy over ice or as a dop in a glass of fizz over the festive period. It will keep for a month so label accordingly.
A bee balances two water droplets on its back as it perches on a flower. The picture was taken by keen photographer Agus Sudarmanto near Doha, Qatar. He said: "There is no rain at all here so we have to spray water periodically on flowers. This is the reason there were drops on the bee, but it was amazing how it was just delicately balanced on his back."