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.
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.
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…
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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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.
We all love a little drink every now and again but you may not realise the calories that are hidden within your pint of beer, your favourite cocktail or that glass of wine you have a little too often. We’ve looked into some of the most popular drinks to not only look at the average calories they contain but also how much exercise you’d need to do to burn that off and it makes for some interesting reading.
We kick it off with a look a pint of beer and a glass of wine (175ml) two of the most popular drinks in the UK and the rest of the world, the humble pint of beer varies depending on strength and brand but an average pint (568ml) contains approximately 180 calories and a glass of standard glass (175ml) of red wine typically has around
If you hadn’t guessed already we love gin and if you’re anything like us you’ll be able to relate to one or two of these quotes. Maybe you’ll relate to all of them or maybe you’re friend is a bit of a gin lover and they’ll relate to them so feel free to share it with them.
The classic Gin and Tonic diet!
So you’re a fan of Gin and Tonics? Well we’ve just found a whole new way of enjoying them, from replacing your usual lemon with new and exciting ingredients to making a sorbet and experiencing enjoying your favourite gin in a way you’ve never even imagined!
1. Gin & Tonic Floats
Just like the old days with a coke float but a bit more sophisticated with a lime sherbet Gin and Tonic float!