Peter Spanton Tonic Water

peter spanton 1Tonic water, made with bitter quinine mixed with sugar and lemon, was used in India by the British army to ward off Malaria – often helped down with a ration of gin. Years later is it now the quintessential mixer for Gin. Peter Spanton Beverages has looked back to redefine modern tonic water.

Our second “ILoveGin club” monthly G&T box will feature two of the Peter Spanton range: Their Classic No.1 Tonic Water, and their No.9 Cardamom Tonic Water.

 

In their signature classic No 1. London Tonic, the strong taste of quinine is balanced with Sicilian lemon oil and the essence of bitter orange peel. It is sweetened with Sucralose which is 600 times sweeter than sugar so only a very small amount is needed to produce a perfect tonic of under 4 calories.

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The Story of 6 O’clock Gin

Those of you lucky enough to be in the first 250 members from last month, I hope you enjoyed our first ever monthly G&T box! This month we have teamed up with Bramley and Gage to bring you 6 O’clock gins. Each kit will feature a miniature strikingly smooth London Dry Gin and a miniature of their delicious Sloe Gin.

Here’s a little more about Bramley and Gage and the history of 6 O’clock gin.

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Gin and Mint Cocktails

5 Must Try Gin & Mint Cocktails For The Summer

Yes we love gin, yes we love the summer and so we’re a little mad about any type of refreshing summer cocktails especially those that have mint in them! So we’ve found our 5 favourite summer gin cocktails which contain mint (and often cucumber) and put them all in one place for you to look through and decide which (if not all) to make.

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Gin Drinkers are the best

15 Reasons Gin Drinkers Are The Best People

That’s right, we think gin drinkers are the best and we’re going to tell you why! Yes we might be just a little bias as we love gin too but we think the 15 reasons below back up our opinion 😉 Agree? if you do you may love our monthly Gin & Tonic tasting club and you can get new gins delivered each month.

1. We love trying new things!

One of the best things about gin is that there are hundreds of different ones out there and although we do all have our own favourites we all love to try new ones!

2. We love enjoying a tipple together

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BTW – Bermondsey Tonic Water

Our first featured tonic in the I Love Gin club will be BTW – joining Jensen’s Gins at the end of this month to create the very first I Love Gin subscription box!

Tonic-splash-GBWThe Story

At Bermondsey Tonic Water they love gin almost as much as us and they understand the huge significance of a decent gin and tonic! So they have created the perfect tonic designed to preserve and compliment distinct flavours in every gin.

 

Handmade in Bermondsey (just ’round the corner from the Jensen’s Gin Distillery, in fact!), to a Victorian recipe, using a range of all natural ingredients including quinine extracted from the bark of the South American cinchona tree, BTW carefully craft their tonic in super small batches of around 60 litres by soaking Cinchona bark in BTW syrup.

 

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The Story of Jensen’s Gin

We’re thrilled to announce that Jensen’s Gin will be the first gin to feature in our I Love Gin club box at the end of this month alongside BTW Tonic Water!

jensens bermondsey dryThe Story

Christian Jensen, a banking IT specialist, was working in Tokyo and came across a hidden bar serving a “Naked Martini” – just London Dry gin and a twist of lime. Jensen enjoyed the drink so much he regularly returned to the bar during his stay, and on his last visit before returning to London he was presented with a bottle of the gin by the owner. This gin was no longer in production, and the brand on the label was illegible. Jensen made it his personal mission to find or recreate his new favourite spirit when he was back in London.

 

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