We toast our tipples to Martin Frobisher, that most fervent of fruiterers! He sailed the 16th-century seas, discovering remarkable fruits which he bashed and bottled, to embolden his crew. His were unassuming, underestimated fruit tipples. Their raison d’rink? Courage without the Dutch! And so rum became redundant, scurvy scarpered – and England was enriched by Frobisher’s formidable fruitage.