Green fingers and gin go together remarkably well; here are 5 gin cocktails that you can make with ingredients freshly plucked from the garden!
We don’t just mean, “go grab an apple and get some fresh juice from it”, these are drinks that make full use of a range of flowers, veggies and herbs because, as we always say, there's no reason for your cocktails to be full of juice and sugar. These are all simple and easy to make drinks with bursting with the feel of a springtime garden!
A delightfully simple floral cocktail, complemented by the equally bold Black Shuck Gin, The Hibiscus is bright, gently earthy and allows a good gin to shine through brilliantly.
- Fill a coupe glass with crushed ice.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the petals of two hibiscus flowers and ½ shot of sugar syrup.
Sugar Snap is bright and sharp, the slight touch of absinthe works beautifully with the peas and adds a fabulous touch of complexity . The clean and refreshing Silverback Gin is the perfect base for such an exciting range of flavours.
The Ramon Gin Fizz is a classic but this rhubarb and rose twist is incredible, using a classic London Dry and Edinburgh's marvelous Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Liqueur, you can make a long, creamy drink with tart fruit and roses. Beautiful!
An English Garden is a modern classic and the light and gentle Portobello Road is ideal for it; long, fresh and clean tasting, the English Garden is the drink you need to have on a long summer's day, as you rest in the shade.
Sharp and savoury, a Basil Rickey, especially one plucked fresh from the garden, is refreshingly delicious, especially with a navy strength gin like Perry's Tot.
As much as we love our office, the Gin Festival team were extremely happy to visit The Lakes Gin Distillery recently for a look around and a taste of this fantastic spirit.
To celebrate our new stock of Sanction Gin, we spoke with its creator - Matthew from Gin Without Borders - to find out more about the story behind the drink.
We chat to Moritz from multicultural Kalevala about chemical engineering, their official Head of Happiness, and distilling in Finland.
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