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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6 Best Places to Drink Gin in London

Gin is thriving, the world is once again infatuated with this juniper based spirit and small-batch distilleries are popping up across the globe. The G&T is seeing a new lease of life, being served up in stunning glassware, with big ice and a beautiful array of garnishes, not to mention Fever-tree causing a stir in the mixer category with their natural tonic waters. Bartenders are offering a plethora of beautiful G&T’s and the classic gin-based cocktails have come roaring back into fashion too.

With gin’s resurgence, we’ve seen a vast array of ‘gin palaces’ arrive on the scene ready to serve you up the perfect concoction. Here are 5 of our favourite places to get a great gin drink in London.

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5 Simple Gin Cocktails

Spring is on it’s way and there’s nothing I enjoy more on a sunny day that a classic Gin and Tonic cocktail, however we’ve covered this previously with ‘The Perfect Serve‘ so now we are here to share a few other gin cocktail recipes for you to try with you’re favourite gin.

 

Gin Fizzgin fizz 2

  • 50ml gin
  • 30ml lemon juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 an egg white (optional)
  • Chilled soda water, quantity to taste

Method

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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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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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Perfect Gin and Tonic

How to make the perfect Gin and Tonic

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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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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