I’m sure we’ve all had that moment in a relationship where we’ve thought ‘is this it, is he the one? Could I do better, would I be better on my own?’
When you ask yourself this, the answer to it all is … gin!
Let me explain in 16 points:
1. Gin doesn’t make you cry
It won’t stand you up, it won’t look at other girls, your G&T will have it’s full attention on you! You might have cried into a glass of gin before but this is likely the result of a boy and not the gin itself!
Because we have been drinking a lot of Gin lately, mass-production and the consequent standardisation of flavours has become the norm to satisfy our thirst for this juniper based spirit. Tarquin has brought back the beauty of craftsmanship and we are VERY grateful for it! This gin is produced in tiny batches on the coast of north Cornwall and every batch has a slightly different flavour. Unbottling Tarquin’s gin is pretty much like opening a Kinder egg, you never know what surprise you are going to get but it never disappoints 😉
The wonderful juniper spirit, if you hadn’t realised already we really love gin and so we’ve created the ultimate list of gin cocktails so you can find the best gin cocktails to make, try or dream about.
There’s something for everyone, from the gin lover who drinks gin whenever they can, to the other end of the scale to that person who says they ‘hate gin’, we’re pretty confident that if they try a few from this list we’ll have changed their mind on this superb spirit.
The qualities of this juniper based spirit mean that it can pair really well with a range of other flavours, from fruits such as grapefruit, to herbs and spices, meaning the possibilities of gin based cocktails are nearly endless. We’ve all had the struggle of searching online for a cocktail and come across hundreds of websites all with individual recipes, or lists of recipes which are simply uninspiring so we thought we’d make you the ultimate gin cocktail list with everything from a classic Bramble to a Strawberry, Basil & Pink Peppercorn Negroni. Chin chin! (or should that be Gin Gin!?)
The Boxer has been fighting its way to the top of the craft gin market since 2014 with a secret weapon. This not-so-classic dry gin gets its vibrant and complex taste from the marriage of Himalayan and Bulgarian juniper, lots of carefully sourced botanicals, and British wheat.
A new year calls for some new ginspiration and we couldn’t help but fall in love with this recipe for a Grapefruit and Thyme G&T that we spotted on laurens blog, not only do the photos look incredible we tried it out and it tastes great too!
So we say this is a must make this year, when you’re next at the shops make sure you pick up a grapefruit and some thyme leaves (fresh ones) and you’ll be able to make this at home whenever you fancy a little treat!
Do of course take the below with a pinch of salt! We are not medical professionals, and the article is intended as entertainment only.
With Dry January being mentioned all over the place we thought we’d give you 8 reasons why DryGinuary (where you spend the month celebrating Gin!) might just be better for you. I’m sure we’ve all read that a small glass of red might be good for you, so now lets see what our favourite friend Gin has to offer!
1. Drinking gin may help stop wrinkles & reduces ageing!
Juniper berries have high levels of antioxidants, which can help you stay healthy, fight wrinkles and keep you looking youthful. We can’t promise drinking gin will directly lead to this but the juniper berry is a powerful little thing that can also help cell regeneration and also reduce inflammation. (source)
Christmas day is around the corner and we are so excited!! It is THE day when the whole family gets together and shares the most precious things, like gin. And what’s the best way to share gin with all your loved ones? PUNCH!
Here is a collection of the best recipes for all tastes – hot, juicy, classic you name it.