This Pub Has Over 600 Different Gins Available!

Old Bell Inn Gin Emporium Ever been to a pub and got excited about the number of gins that are behind the bar? Well if you head across to the Old Bell Inn near Manchester you’ll be greeted with around 600 different gins, yes you read that right, it’s not a typo they have six hundred different gins for you to taste!

This achievement has allowed the pub to be officially recognised as the Guinness World Record holder for the most gins in a pub! Not a bad effort we think!

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Best Summer Cocktails

A Bar Has Just Opened With The Coolest Summer Cocktails Ever

2 days ago we came across something very exciting… the launch of a new bar in New York which have created some awesome cocktail lollies!

Prosecco with a cocktail infused lolly stuck in them, keeping them cool and delivering unique tastes! Are these not simply the best cocktail ideas for the summer?!

We think so, the only shame is these are only available currently in a bar in New York, hopefully some bars in the UK might hopefully cotton on to this. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter as we’ll likely be doing a DIY version of this so you can make a Gin & Tonic version this summer!

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5 Simple Gin Cocktails

Spring is on it’s way and there’s nothing I enjoy more on a sunny day that a classic Gin and Tonic cocktail, however we’ve covered this previously with ‘The Perfect Serve‘ so now we are here to share a few other gin cocktail recipes for you to try with you’re favourite gin.

 

Gin Fizzgin fizz 2

  • 50ml gin
  • 30ml lemon juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 an egg white (optional)
  • Chilled soda water, quantity to taste

Method

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Irish Gin for Paddy’s Day

Known for their Whisky, Guinness and Baileys this may come a surprise to some of you but Ireland is in fact, home to a rich and lively gin drinking scene, and the country is hardly inexperienced when it comes to distilling it too.

History 

Distilling is an ancient art in Ireland- for how long we do not know exactly – but probably just longer than 1,000 years.

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Top 10 British gins to try before you die..

There are SO many gins out there that it can sometimes be overwhelming when you stand at the bar and order a G&T and the barman turns and asks you what gin you’d like…he points at a whole back bar stacked full of GIN! This shouldn’t be a mad moment of panic where you feel so under pressure that you end up going for the closest bottle or the one you vaguely recognise or stands out on the shelf! This should be your time to shine and impress Mr Bartender with your Gin knowledge…so let’s start with some top British Gins.

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gin and tonic

10 Reasons why drinking gin could be good for you!

Do of course take the below with a pinch of salt! We are not medical professionals, and the article is intended as entertainment only. On the other hand, what isn’t made better by a good G&T? 🙂

 

We’ve all heard a glass of red wine is good for you, but what if you fancy something a little lighter? a spirit perhaps?

Juniper berries are packed with health benefits so it turns out gin is pretty good for you too…if you’re after a healthier (ish) tipple then why not go for this quintessentially British drink.

1. It’s packed full of herbal goodness

Gin isn’t only made with juniper berries, but plenty of other natural botanicals too; angelica root, rosemary, citrus peel, nutmeg, sage, lemongrass; the list is endless, most of which offer a wide range of healing benefits.

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Which garnish when?

Most of you gin drinkers can pretty much be divided into one of two sides – those who support the lemon, and those who defend the lime!

However, lately the list of potential garnishes for you G&T has grown, and we are now faced with a seemingly endless array of options, creating the perfect Gin and Tonic is more complicated than it sounds…

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Perfect Gin and Tonic

How to make the perfect Gin and Tonic

I simply love the sound of ice clinking against the glass and the fizz of the tonic as you pour yourself a drink at the end of a long day..

But there is so much more to a G&T than just being a refreshingly boozy offering that involves a shot of Gordon’s, topped with Schweppes Slimline tonic and maybe a slice of lemon if it’s there. Here’s how to make a perfect G&T every time:

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25 Gin and Tonic Facts to keep you going this Ginuary

You may be an avid gin and tonic drinker, but do you know your gin facts? To celebrate Ginuary we’ve pulled together 25 surprising Gin facts; there’s so much to know about this beguiling beverage.

1. Gin was born around 1689. The earliest known food pairing occurred in 1731: gingerbread. This became quite common and is still traditional in parts of England.

2. Gin is English – not Dutch. Genever, a malted spirit that is essentially light whisky with juniper. Gin was developed in London and is a unique and much purer spirit.

3. In 1721, Britain consumed 3.5 million gallons of gin.

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