Spring has finally sprung! Here are 5 fabulous, spring inspired gin cocktails to put a spring in your step!
As idyllic as crocuses peeking through the earth and gamboling lambs are, if you’re anything like us, you want something with a bit more of a kick (and some juniper) to celebrate the end of cold and dark winter days. Inspired by the flavours of spring and the light freshness of the season, we’ve put together a few cocktails that are simply perfect for this time of year. So take a gander and see which ones you’re going to be making next!
Fresh and aromatic, The 1776 is simply perfect for lounging around in gentle sunshine! Aromatic savoury tones meld perfectly with the lightness of the gin and the sharp ginger ale. The Portobello Road shines through perfectly, it's mellow flavours adding a real layer of complexity to the fresh cocktail.
Love martinis but fancy something a little fresher, a little more in keeping with the season? Then Spring Martini is just what you're looking for! Delightfully revitalizing after winter, No. 209 makes a delightfully balanced martini.
Spring is a time for fresh starts and new beginnings but there's nothing wrong with a touch of nostalgia either! Zymurgorium's Sweet Violet Gin Liqueur tastes very much like parma violets but with the added benefit of gin! Mixing incredibly well with dry vermouth and grapefruit juice, this is a complex and delicious beverage!
Simply stunning, the Rose Blush, with Gin Sea, is as light and romantic as new beginnings on a spring evening. The gentle citrus of Gin Sea providing a wonderful base for this classically inspired cocktail.
A Tom Collins is a classic but this twist on it, with elderflower and mint, is a delight! Jensen's Bermondsey Dry is a soft and delicate London Dry that works wonders with the gentle floral nature of this Collins.
Lucky enough to have a new Gin Festival In A Box? Try using them to make our favourite Gin Festival cocktails at home.
For National Curry Week we wanted to look at pairing curry with gin cocktails, so we visited Indian Street Food bar Bundobust, in Leeds, to see how it’s done.
6 O'Clock Gin is our Gin of the Month, so we sat down with Michael Kain, head distiller at Bramley and Gage, to chat about this superb modern gin.
If you are a bit of gin lover or interested in finding a gin that you really like then the Gin Festival would be a perfect event for you.