Inspired by Africa and handcrafted in England, Whitley Neill Gin combines an unusual bunch of botanicals, including the carefully selected, rare Cape Gooseberries and Baobob fruit. Its other more traditional botanicals such as juniper, coriander, lemon and orange peel result in a well-balanced, smooth gin.
I’ve literally fallen in love with Gordon’s Pink! Seriously surprised by its sweet berry notes and pink hue, I knew this gin would make a meringue masterpiece. Queue one pretty, pink pavlova! If you’re looking for a show-stopper recipe for over the festive season, this Gordon’s Pink Pavlova is it.
Launching exclusively in ILoveGin this month, the new Schweppes premium range is acclaim to Jacob Schweppe – the founder of one of the most iconic mixer brands in the drinks industry. With over two centuries serving Great Britain, this year marks the 225-year anniversary of Jacob Schweppe bringing his bottled bubbles to the city of London for the first time. The Schweppes 1783 range includes variety of premium mixers, perfect for pairing with gin.
It’s the most recognisable gin brand there is but here’s an unusual and modern take on a classic recipe that’s well worth a taste. Gordon’s Pink Gin is inspired by the original Gordon’s recipe which dates to the 1800s, but this contemporary twist is full of sweet berry notes, making it the sassy drink to choose this season.
The first ever gin and tonic cake I baked was a lemon drizzle, so as well as paying tribute to Malfy Con Limone Gin, this cake has all kinds of nostalgia floating around the kitchen as I bake. You can’t beat an old classic, and the flavour combo in this bake is simply divine.
Move over coffee and walnut cake, it’s all about the espresso and pistachio bake! This month’s Peter Spanton Cardamom Tonic really lends itself to this recipe; balancing beautifully with the flavours in this gin and tonic espresso, cardamom and pistachio cake. A trio of absolutely delightful flavours, and topped with a Slingsby Gin mascarpone too, it’s indulgent and moreish.
Johdi the Gintern has created this epic Gin Afternoon Tea using this month’s Beauty and the Beast box. Think Tiger Gin soaked sultanas and 6 O’clock Damson gin jam! “As soon I spotted the Damson Gin in this month’s box, I knew there would be a jam recipe. With the damson season ending, and access to a damson tree it was an obvious seasonal recipe!”
I recently visited Liverpool to catch up with Terry, the brains behind Turncoat Gin. As they’re moving premises, I was unable to visit the distillery but watch this space as I’ll be visiting their new digs soon!
This month’s members selection is seaside in box, and I was super excited to make fritto misto with a Dà Mhìle gin mayonnaise. I love it when a gin lends itself to a savoury recipe and there was no better way to pair a seaweed gin than with seafood.
Forest Gin really is true to its name – from wild, foraged botanicals, right down to being hand bottled in the heart of Macclesfield Forest, there really is no better fit for this beauty.