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Cuddle Up for a Cosy Night In With Gin

It’s that time of the year when love is in the air. Whether you’re planning on spending time with your partner in gin, or just your best gin buddies, follow our top tips to snuggle up and stay cosy for the perfect #ginnightin.

THE GIN LOVE

With a whole section dedicated to Valentine’s Day, we have the perfect gift at any price range! Our top pick is the Gin Festival In A Box Cosy Nights In Limited Edition. With the tasty Pink Royal gin, 6 premium tonics and 2 gorgeous glasses it's perfect for gin lovers.

ROMANTIC COCKTAILS

Welcome your gin loving partner with a delicious cocktail, take a look at our top 5 Romantic Gin Cocktail Recipes to keep you going all evening!

THE FOOD OF LOVE

Experiment and pair your gin with the perfect food, here’s a few ideas for a starter, snacks and a main. We’ve even added a gin-soaked recipe at the end if you want to go the extra mile.

PATÉ

Did you know that paté is often seasoned with juniper berries (the main botanical in gin)? No - neither did we! It is and it pairs fabulously with a G&T.

INDIAN STREET FOOD

Deep-fried spicy Indian snacks like bhajis and samosas are beautifully lifted by the refreshing botanicals in a G&T.

FISH & CHIPS

A G&T, or one of our romantic cocktails, is the perfect contrast to the rich batter and salty chips.

GIN-CURED SALMON

Give this a try - one taste and you’ll never go back! For the (many) of you that have never cured salmon, it’s really easy and requires no cooking - the cheats way to cook! This is the seriously tasty traditional way to prepare salmon. You end up with a gorgeous piece of fish, similar to smoked salmon, in that you can eat it raw, but the smokiness is replaced with a fresh citrus zing and peppery burst.

Ingredients

1 side of salmon, 1kg in weight, skinned and trimmed

150ml of gin - we recommend Premium Harrogate Gin for a burst of citrus

50g of sugar

50g of table salt, fine

25g of lemon zest, (if possible micro-planed)

1 pinch of white peppercorns, crushed

Method

Mix the gin, sugar, salt, peppercorns and lemon zest and brush generously onto both sides of the fish until it is covered. Then pop the fish in a Tupperware box (airtight) with the lid on and leave for 45 minutes. Take the salmon out of the Tupperware, wipe off the curing mixture and serve with new potatoes and salad leaves - it’s really that easy!

THE FIRE

Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, snuggling up next to a fire is what a cosy night in is all about! Make it romantic and stargaze or just sit around the fire pit/chiminea with your partner in gin. Keep your hands warm with a batch of Winter Warming Cocktails - they can even stay in the slow cooker or pan so you’re not chained to drinks duty, winner!

It’s that time of the year when love is in the air. Whether you’re planning on spending time with your partner in gin, or just your best gin buddies, follow our top tips to snuggle up and stay cosy for the perfect #ginnightin.

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