After being announced last year the world’s very first gin which is distilled with pure collagen is now available to purchase in the UK! The gin is distilled with pure collagen, something you’d normally find in face creams!
The cleverly named gin is called CollaGin and it contains actual collagen in a powder form which is said to not affect the taste of the gin nor be broken down by the alcohol. So why collagen and what does it do, well Collagen is a protein which is the key to the elasticity of your skin and 3/4 of your skin is made up of this. When we age, the collagen in our skin breaks down and this can cause wrinkles and make you loose that youthful looking skin.
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.
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).
Spring is finally here, (well.. at least on paper!) and our thirst for a refreshing, bright G&T to enjoy in the sun has inspired us to look for some great recipes to share with you. We shall forget about the warming flavours of cinnamon and star anise and say a big HELLO! to elderflower, rose, cucumber and all the tangy and dazzling garnishes out there.
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.