Crochet - Granny Spike Stitch - leaves fewer gaps, because the second double crochet is crochet through the top of the second double crochet of the row below. Possibly use a dc,tc, dc pattern in the clusters? From Do It Darling.
Bulldog gin is distilled in England using a traditional pot still but unconventional botanicals such as dragon eye, poppy and lotus leaves. Other, more conventional botanicals include lemon peel, almond, cassia, lavender, orris, liquorice, angelica, coriander and, of course, juniper. At The Horns we like it as a G&T with Fever-Tree Or 1724 tonic garnished with Star Anise and a slice of Orange Bulldog themselves recommend a twist of lime instead. You decide how you like it