With spring now upon us and days starting to resemble summer we’ve discovered the perfect gin to match the weather! A Chelsea-based grocer called Partridges have created Flower Gin, which is made using a mix of 19 botanicals including rose petals, marigold, verbena, cassia bark and juniper, all wrapped up in a beautiful gin bottle!
The release of the gin coincides with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Partridges’ 45th anniversary year, we don’t know about you but when the summer is upon us or the weather is nice we love nothing more than sitting in a garden or park, sipping on a nice G&T while admiring flowers, nature and the world, so this gin would fit in perfectly with this.
Breakfast doesn’t have to be a boring time of the day, put away that bowl of cereal and make one of these gin jams or gin marmalade and grab your favourite bread, toast it and spread a thick layer on and enjoy!
Strawberry Gin Jam
Okay now we’d first like to apologise as we know this will make you crave some scones with cream and strawberry gin jam on but we’ve got some great news, the strawberry gin jam is easy to make and you only need gin, strawberries, sugar and lemon to make it! (Optional lavender to make the gin infused with strawberries & lavender). You will need to make the gin (15 mins) first and then after that you can start making the jam (20 mins).
Riding the bus has never sounded so fun thanks to a company called Foozie, they run events on a classic open top double decker bus and they’ve just announced two new events which are right up our street!
There are hundreds (if not thousands) of gins around and so there’ll always be those that are a bit more unusual than others. We’ve put together 11 of the one’s we think are pretty different and might surprise you, how many have you tried?
Yep, you read that right, there’s a gin cruise coming to the UK and it sounds fabulous!
Run by a company called Dorset Cruise, the boat will sail around the coastal area of Poole in Dorset and you’ve got two different cruise choices to pick from. Both of which take place on board the vintage 1938 boat which looks beautiful it it’s own right but paired with what you get up to on board makes it very special.
We all have our favourite gins, you know the one you always make sure you have a bottle of in the cupboard or on the side, it’s the one that when it runs out you have a mini panic! Well how about using that and mixing up the garnishes you use to get new flavours and tastes from it.
The video below shows you how to make your favourite gin & tonic and mix it up four different ways!
Top Tip: If you’ve got a bottle of gin which you’re not a huge fan of this makes a great way to make use of it to try new garnishes and you may end up loving the gin with a particular garnish.
Sometimes combining two of our favourite things can make something super delicious! So when we first heard about combining gin with tea we thought this sounded right up our street.
This rather British take on a classic Martini involves adding Earl Grey to the mix, now let’s face it, there’s always time for a cup of tea so why not have one in the evening and have some lovely gin in it too!
Sometimes all it takes is combining two things you love to make something new and exciting. This is the case with a turbo G&T, which combines gin with coffee, specifically cold brew coffee. It’s surprising that these two great things have never crossed paths properly before until now!
Maybe they were just happy to do their own things, whether it was coffee, being there for those early starts, to give you a little energy and then resting itself in the evening whereas gin has always been there in the evenings, waiting for you after a long night. Luckily for us someone decided to put these two things together with some tonic and created what is now known as a Turbo Gin & Tonic!