Gin is not just a drink, it’s a culture. In an era where binge culture, and having everything now-now-now, negates from the notion of sitting back, in good company, in the perfect setting and enjoying a fine drink. Now we are not going on a hipster millennial rant before you decide to navigate away, don’t worry, we are not becoming that annoying “craft beer *wearing lumberjack shirt*) guy. No, we are simply tipping our hat to all your gin lovers out there, those who enjoy an elaborate gin concoction, all the way to the purists who accept nothing else but a simple pour over ice and maybe with tonic. This article is to celebrate you and the wonderful gin culture which brings people together, whatever the season, a reason to be happy, a reason to raise a glass and cheers to good health. From here in London all the way to our friends in Tokyo and beyond, every country has a signature pour and everyone who loves gin has an idea about how it should be served.
This sugar syrup recipe is cheap and easy to make at home. Perfect for gin cocktails this Summer. BBQ season is upon us.
Sugar syrup is a staple for every aspiring home cocktail mixologist, all the way to the pros. Sadly, it’s expensive to buy but being it so vital for many delicious cocktails, why not make it at home and subsequently pat yourself on the back for being a total kitchen hero and saving yourself some pennies. It’s cheap and easy to put together and also opens up a realm of creative possibility, ginger sugar syrup I hear you cry?- Lavender? Thyme maybe? Before you know it, you will be taking over the “craft beer guy” in your circle of friends as the one who is prattle on about what they have been “brewing” at home.
Last month I was invited to take a look around Copper River Distillery in Chatham, Kent. I had already tried their delicious Dockyard Gin, so was very excited! Let me tell you why this is such a amazing distillery to visit!
Originally Dutch but born in the UK, Double Dutch tonic is the result of the love for superlative drinks and excellent concoctions. Science is to thank for the unusual ingredient pairings in the super-fancy-looking bottles.
Pickering’s finds it roots in Bombay, India and is based on a recipe found on a fragment of paper dated 17 July 1947. It is only after 66 years that this recipe saw the light again… and we are really glad it did!
I was recently invited by Didsbury Gin to their launch party! This was to celebrate their new stunning branding and gin menu at Innside by Melia hotel in Manchester. We also played gin-fuelled golf, which is an strange but amazing combination…
These mixers were designed to let the gin sing! Bottlegreen mixers are the perfect accompaniment to your favourite premium gin. By enhancing and enriching the qualities in the high-end spirits, Bottlegreen tonic waters work in harmony to create the most refreshing and delicious drinks.
After checking out some St. Patrick’s Day drinks from Taste Cocktails, I felt inspired by this one! TheLast Word is a Prohibition-era cocktail that is sweet and sharp at the same time. With a pale green hue, it’s perfect for Paddy’s weekend!
I have wanted to go on the Gin Journey in London for ages now, so I was extremely excited to get on board last week! The Gin Journey is a posh bar crawl round town with ALL the gin… you are taken on an educational gin-fuelled tour whilst experiencing some incredible cocktail bars. We ginned our way around London, but they have Leeds and Newcastle tours coming soon as well!