Time to test your gin knowledge… how many of the 15 gins can you get?
Summer is here! And what is the best way to celebrate the sun? A good drink in the park, of course! This month ILoveGin loves Sacred Gin, one of the tastiest inventions of the last couple of years. Made in the most peculiar way, it is perfect to make cocktails and G&Ts shine. Here are some delicious ones you need to try using it…
A unique gin train is coming to the UK and it’s pretty blue and looks a whole lot of fun for gin lovers out there! The train will let you travel around the world (not literally sadly) but virtually via some very clever technology and best of all you get to do it while sipping on some delicious cocktails and G&Ts from Bombay Sapphire!
“Miraculous…a taste bomb which makes just about every other gin taste like smokey firewater…a stand-alone sipping marvel.” Robert Sandall, GQ
Do you remember when at school you thought that all those hours spent studying maths and chemistry were wasted – “because you’ll never become a chemist without a calculator”. Well, if Ian Hart – the founder of Sacred – skipped his homework, his Gin wouldn’t be anywhere near as special and delicious!
Last year ILoveGin set out to find a ‘Gintern’ who would visit distilleries around the country, taste-test new gins and mixers, and report back to the team in London. The job advert went viral and was featured on hundreds of websites, newspapers, and on TV, and shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media with over 5,000 people submitting an application! And now we have found our winner!
Stick your head through one of Ugly Betty’s portholes and you get a fragrant burst of juniper, coriander, orange and cinnamon. This bulbous copper pot still, complete with large chimney and heavy duty escape hatch, is reminiscent of an ancient time-machine or underwater sub. But Ugly Betty’s mission is to produce large quantities of gin.
What better way to celebrate the best day of the year (in our minds anyway!), that is World Gin Day, than with a bottle of gin made especially celebrate the day!
On Saturday 10th June over 100 events will be happening all over the world in bars, hotels and other venues to celebrate #WorldGinDay, and the creator of this wonderful day Emma Stokes (aka Gin Monkey) have teamed up with That Boutique-y Gin Company to create the unique “World Gin Day 7 Continents Gin”. it features a single botanical from each continent. So from Europe, the classic (and required) Juniper is added, followed by North American Angelica Root, Asian Cinnamon, African Liquorice Root, Australian Coriander Seed and South American Lime Zest. The gin is then treated to one final pinch of Antartic sea salt!
Although the sky is still grey, summer is around the corner and, when the sun shows up, drinking some good G&Ts in the park is obligatory for us gin lovers! We enjoy a good drink, but what if you could make G&T ice cream at home? And what if we gave you a 5-step super easy recipe that not only takes no time, but it’s incredibly delicious and refreshing?
What could be better than G&T ice cream on a nice sunny day! Well, when we heard about a G&T ice cream parlour that was opening up we asked ourselves this and were stuck for things that were better.
Opening on June 9th for only 2 days (to coincide with World Gin Day on the 10th) the popup parlour will serve gin infused ice cream with a range of toppings such as dried olive, crystallised rosemary and even gin-soaked orange peel!