Dry Ginuary

8 Reasons Why Dry GINuary is Better For You Than Dry January

Do of course take the below with a pinch of salt! We are not medical professionals, and the article is intended as entertainment only.

With Dry January being mentioned all over the place we thought we’d give you 8 reasons why DryGinuary (where you spend the month celebrating Gin!) might just be better for you. I’m sure we’ve all read that a small glass of red might be good for you, so now lets see what our favourite friend Gin has to offer!

1. Drinking gin may help stop wrinkles & reduces ageing!

Juniper berries have high levels of antioxidants, which can help you stay healthy, fight wrinkles and keep you looking youthful. We can’t promise drinking gin will directly lead to this but the juniper berry is a powerful little thing that can also help cell regeneration and also reduce inflammation. (source)

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Blackberry Gin

Blackberry gin is another top creation to emerge from the booming flavoured gin scene, its fragrant sweetness and spectacular shades making it a must to try over the summer.

But while the name may seem simple enough, what exactly is blackberry gin? What does it taste like? And where can you buy it? Here, ILoveGin explore answers to all these questions and more.

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Rhubarb Gin Recipe

There are a number of great flavoured gin recipes available online, including ones for rhubarb gin – a fantastically refreshing and fruity drink to try for summer.

But what exactly is rhubarb gin, and can you make it yourself? Here, ILoveGin explore one great yet simple and easy to follow rhubarb gin recipe, as well as answers to frequently asked questions around rhubarb gin.

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Is Gin Flavoured Vodka?

Yes, in theory gin can be seen as vodka flavoured with particular ingredients. Gin is essentially a neutral spirit that’s been flavoured with juniper berries – Vodka being a neutral spirit.

One of the defining characteristics of gin, which all traditional gins must have to be classed as such by law, is a predominant flavour of juniper. In addition to this, both gin and vodka must have an ABV (alcohol by volume) content of 37.5% or more, as is the case with all spirits.

Therefore, if you flavour some vodka with juniper and other botanicals, you’ll have made gin. This is something that many gin-lovers will try out for themselves, with a whole host of fantastic online homemade gin recipes to try out.

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Sloes aka blackthorn

Sloe Gin – What is it and how can I make my own?

You might have heard of sloe gin before, but what exactly is it and how is it different from regular gin?

Sloes are a type of fruit, part of the same family as cherries and plums and Sloe Gin is made by infusing gin with ripe sloes and usually adding sugar to the mix. This is then left to mature over several months and then strained off, leaving you with a tasty, sweet and fruity liqueur. The alcohol content varies between 15-30% ABV but EU regulations state that to be called Sloe Gin, it must have a minimum of 25% ABV.

There are a number of fantastic sloe gins available, including 6 O’clock Sloe Gin, Sipsmith Sloe Gin, Elephant Sloe Gin and Hayman’s Sloe Gin however, it’s really easy to make your own at home, especially if you have access to fresh sloes.

Here, ILoveGin explores some fantastic recipes for how to make your own sloe gin from home, as well as what differentiates this kind from other gins, sloe gin cocktails and more.

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Panda G&T

How Many Calories Are In a Gin and Tonic (and Other Favourite Drinks)?

According to Drinkaware, a gin and tonic with 25ml of gin (with 37.5% ABV) has 97 calories. However, with such a range of different gins and tonics out there, all containing a variety of ingredients, the calories in a G&T will depend on the type of gin, as well as the type of tonic used.

Today, many have become more concerned about their health, and the food and drink they put into their bodies (and rightfully so!) – looking for the “healthiest” drinks with the fewest calories to help them with this.

However, drinking alcoholic beverages, such as ILoveGin’s favourite, expertly crafted gins, should always be considered as a treat to be indulged in sensibly.

While sadly, there’s no such thing as a healthy gin, or a healthy G&T for that matter, depending on the bottle you go for, it could be substantially lower in calories than other common drinks – including beer and wine.

Here, ILoveGin explores how many calories are in gins, tonics and more.

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Rhubarb raspberry

Rhubarb and Raspberry Gin

With summer just around the corner, what better way to enjoy the sun than with a refreshing fruity flavoured gin?

Tarquin’s have created a Rhubarb and Raspberry Gin, bringing to each glass its idyllic Cornish coast heritage, reminiscent of summer holidays and sunny seaside days out.   

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Blueberry Gin

Pink gin has become a sweet and summery trend many gin fanatics know and love, but could blue become the new pink?

Blueberry gin has emerged as yet another colourful, fruity sweet gin, variations of it expertly crafted by renowned British distillers. But what exactly is blueberry gin? How is it made? And what’s the best way to enjoy it?

Here, ILoveGin explores answers to all these questions and more…

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Berry Gins

Gin has become an incredibly divergent spirit, gin lovers now able to appreciate the tipple in a range of different variations – including a wide assortment of flavours and infusions.

Berry gins have become a well-loved branch of the spirit, with blackberry, blueberry, rhubarb and raspberry flavours filling our virtual shelves here at ILoveGin. One of the defining ingredients in gin itself is even a berry – the juniper berry.

Here, ILoveGin explores the world of berry gins, including popular types, the mixers that work best with them, and where to find them.

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This Device Turns Tap Water Into Gin

We’re very proud to announce a brand new product that we’ve been working on at ILoveGin headquarters that makes pouring yourself a G&T as easy as turning on the tap! Our special tap fitting combines botanicals and powered alcohol with a filtration and mixing system to literally provide gin on tap at home! The device will retail at £89 and cartridges will cost £10-15 with each cartridge able to produce 1 litre of 40% gin.

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