If you are a cocktail lover, you’ll know that every drink changes when using a different brand of base spirit. These Peacocktails are particularly delicious because all the flavours to work perfectly together when made with Pickering’s gin but feel free to experiment and make them using another of your favourite gins too!
Gin School must be the best kind of school there is, right?! Burleighs 45 Gin School is set in the grounds of Bawdon Lodge Farm, Leicester, home to Burleighs Gin. The experience is an awesome day of all things gin; right from weighing your chosen botanicals, to producing gin in your own copper still, then sealing your finished bottle of gin by hand.
Making cocktails is a science and can be particularly tricky especially when you need one thousand different ingredients. We like our G&Ts because they are simple and always delicious! But what if we gave you some cocktail recipes that take as much time as a G&T to mix? Here are 7 delicious ones that you can make at home with your favourite Gin and other spirits!
The English Drinks Company succeeded in giving cucumbers the fame they deserve. In Cucumber Gin and Qcumber the taste of this underrated fruit (part of the melon family!) elevated to make a delicious G&T… or G&Q!
Rural Lancashire countryside is home to Brindle Distillery and signature gin, Cuckoo. Think peaceful, green, and pretty in the summer sunshine. It was exactly that on my recent visit to Brindle and I’m slightly envious of the landscape in which these guys get to call work.
As I arrive Mark Long, Head of Sales and Marketing, shows me fields of growing barley. He explains that if not grown on-site, all Cuckoo botanicals are sourced locally with the plan to become a single estate by September 2017.
Brindle’s commitment to sustainability runs deeper than simply produce alone; a renewable energy biomass boiler heats the copper still and the by-products of the distilling process are fed to the farm’s cattle and free-range chickens. Brindle even use straw to package Cuckoo keeping bottles safe in transit. Any natural waste material is composted and spread on fields, to enrich the soil for growing the following year’s grain.
It’s the tennis season and with the finals of Wimbledon this weekend there’s never been a better time to mix gin and tennis! Forget the Pimms, forget the Strawberries & Cream (well in the traditional sense at least) and have a look at these wonderful gin based drinks perfect for drinking and watching with!