Europa 2 Cruise Ship

World’s Best Cruise Ship For Gin Lovers

If you’ve ever been on a cruise ship then you’ll know how amazing they are, not only do you get to travel to different destinations but you get to experience the thrill and luxury of being on board a ship sailing across the ocean. With many cruise ships getting bigger we know they bigger doesn’t always mean better, it really depends on what you want out of it!

Our favourite cruise ship…. is now the Europa 2, why you ask? Well because it can serve you a gin and tonic in 140+ different ways and has a selection of 35 different gins!

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World's Most Expensive Gin

World’s Most Expensive Gin

Have you ever walked into a shop selling alcohol and noticed the top shelf where all the bottles with a big price tag are? Well if you thought the prices you’ve seen in the past are big then you’ll be in for a surprise when you see what the world’s most expensive bottle of gin costs.

The gin is called Watenshi, and is on sale in Selfridges in Birmingham, known as the ‘Japanese Angel’ the gin costs a wallet crunching

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5 Ways to drink gin you’ve probably never thought of…

Here’s 5 recipes that will get you drinking/eating gin and tonic like never before…

Gin and Tonic Popsicles

Ice lollies for adults. Forget gin on rocks with slice of cucumber, lick it off the stick and you won’t even notice you got yourself drunk.

These are so great for a sunny summers day and not hard to make. Why not make a batch now so they are ready for when the sun comes out.

DP2M1150 Recipe for Gin, Cucumber and white current lollies

  • 350g fresh white currants
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 cup gin
  • ½l  water
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 1 sliced cucumber

Simmer the the white currants and sugar with about ½ a cup of water for 8-10 mins. Leave to cool. Strain, and push pulp through sieve to remove seeds. Add the lemon juice, gin and water. Pour into the popsicle mould (if you don’t have one then plastic champagne glasses work well – probably about 7-8) insert cucumber or lemon slices and freeze for at least 5 hours.

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This Pub Has Over 600 Different Gins Available!

Old Bell Inn Gin Emporium Ever been to a pub and got excited about the number of gins that are behind the bar? Well if you head across to the Old Bell Inn near Manchester you’ll be greeted with around 600 different gins, yes you read that right, it’s not a typo they have six hundred different gins for you to taste!

This achievement has allowed the pub to be officially recognised as the Guinness World Record holder for the most gins in a pub! Not a bad effort we think!

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Irish Gin for Paddy’s Day

Known for their Whisky, Guinness and Baileys this may come a surprise to some of you but Ireland is in fact, home to a rich and lively gin drinking scene, and the country is hardly inexperienced when it comes to distilling it too.

History 

Distilling is an ancient art in Ireland- for how long we do not know exactly – but probably just longer than 1,000 years.

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Top 10 British gins to try before you die..

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.

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10 Reasons why drinking gin could be good for you!

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.

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Which garnish when?

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…

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25 Gin and Tonic Facts to keep you going this Ginuary

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.

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