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Laura Mountstevens

Well we had to start somewhere so I got some equally gin obsessed and some gin converts together and we had a a 'ginathon' ( a gin tasting session) 
what said ginathon may have looked like
                            ^^^^^^^^^ a picture taken at  said ginathon.... ^^^^^^^^^
These gins were the lucky ones... i already had my favourites but i wanted to appeal to everyone's tastes and also include a few you may never normally think to try but intreaging gins.
The best of British tin includes gins that are easy drinkers and Gins that can be mixed with something other then tonic or if adventurous even shaken into a cocktail.
The Plymouth Gin is a good all rounder.. the Dartmoor water makes it  smooth and soft, perfect for a good night in on the sofa or that staple gin to have when you get that 'i need a gin' feeling. Mixed with tonic or on its own with a bit of ice its easy peasy, - add a slice lemon or lime to jazz it up this gin really doesn't mind.
-Try it with an elderflower spritz, because its smooth if your maybe not a fan of fizzy tonic try it with some grapefruit juice the smoothness makes that grapefruit tang worth it!
 London No1 This gin really gets the taste buds excited, its floral with a slight warmth, The blue tint actually comes from the gardenia that is distilled with.
It is quite a woody gin and has aspects of ginger and cardamon. Its perfect for a warm up tipple and great if your brave enough to have it on the rocks, -the flavours are more intense this way and really come through. 
This is perfect with a bubbly tonic and a zesty lemon or lime slice squeezed into the glass first and then rubbed around the glass lip for a really juicy hit- or in the winter why not try with a stick of cinnamon or ginger beer.
Fancy it as a cocktail then try this....

The Blue Pegu

50ml London No. 1 Original Blue Gin                      
25ml  Cointreau
1 tsp Lime Juice                                               
dash bitters (Angostura)
ice
Slice of lime for Garnish (optional)

Pour the ingredients into a metal shaker filled with ice
Shake until the outside of the shaker frosts
Strain into a chilled glass
Garnish with a slice of lime if desired

 

 Sipsmiths The quintessential expression of a classic, traditional London Dry Gin. Bold, complex and aromatic – smooth enough for a Martini, yet rich and balanced, perfect for a G&T.
You cant get any more British than this gin, its distilled in a traditional copper pot and there are no flashy exotic ingredients used here, just a very well-made, carefully balanced spirit. Its smoothness, rich botanicals, warmth on the tongue and peppery finish make this everything a gin should be. 
I like this one as it really comes through with any mixer, and when i have had no tonic in the fridge i have had this with cranberry juice (its 2 oddly pleasurable dry experiences in one hit!) 
Try this as a White lady .....
  • 35ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin
  • 25ml Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 25ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 25ml Simple Syrup
  • One Egg White
  • Lemon Twist to garnish
  1. Combine the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and dry shake
  2. Add the ice and shake again
  3. Fine strain into a chilled martini glass
  4. Garnish with lemon zest twist

 

       Brokers premium Well what can i say about this gin, it really is a gentleman of the gin world which is why it probably has been awarded its top hat, it aims to please and deliver and boy it does! From the first pour you can smell the citrus ingredients and it is the first time i have really come across orange aromas as well as lemon and lime,.It has a spicy alore but only this really comes through towards the end of your sip, its traditional and classic. Try it with some fresh red berries or even frozen berries instead of ice as the berries melt the juices turn the drink a lovely colour and taste amazing!

Try this with brokers..

The Bramble                                            

40ml gin
20ml sugar syrup
20ml lemon juice
10ml crème de mure
Berries or lemon zest for garnish

Take a large measure of dry gin and shake together with the lemon and sugar syrup, pour over crushed ice and drizzle the crème de mure through the drink. Garnish with a lemon zest or some fresh seasonal berries. A true party pleaser.

 

 

Here are some of the wonderful gins you will find in our flavour selection tin of gin .......

 6 O'Clock Damson Gin Miniature - 5cl6 O'Clock Damson Gin -6 O'Clock Damson Gin is typically made in exactly the same way as the Sloe Gin, however the use of the damsons gives this Gin a slightly smoother sweeter drink. Its perfect if you like to drink it neat as it is very similar to a liqueur. The damson comes through in sweet notes andit  is almost jammy with tastes of berries and cherries!..... I have tried this added to some prosecco or champagne the dryness of the wine goes wonderful with the gin, but the sweetness of the damson gives it a little tickle. for a touch of glamour finish off with a cherry or a strawberry.

 

 

 

Edgerton Blue Spice Gin Miniature - 5clEdgerton blue spiced gin -The Blue Spice Gin has earthy flavour to it,  whilst still retaining its award winning qualities.

The Edgerton Blue Spice Gin uses 17 different botanicals in a triple-distilling process to give it a more complexed, well-balanced flavour. Hints of lavender, citrus peel and spices such as black peppercorns make way for the botanicals of Fenugreek and Cardamom to leave a warm spicy finish. This gin hits the spot its not spicy in a way that you think and do not be put off as you will be pleasantly surprised! The gin is so versatile, its earthy to mix well with a ginger beer but citrusy to mix well with tonic... personally i like this with a bit of ginger beer,and there are not many gins that i like with orange juice but this one taste lovely with some OJ!

 

JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin Miniature - 5clJJ Whitley Elderflower GinJJ This gin contains a subtle mix of flavours which can be found growing throughout rural England with the addition of real elderflower extract and cinnamon extract. This Gin is very yummy and perfect on a lovely summer days & perfect in the winter for a cheer up on a gloomy evening . Some Elderflower Gins are more like liqueurs however this gin isn't as heavy, the flavours of the gin are all there then Elderflower sits in just behind and hits your pallet and all your sweet buds in one hit. This gin is perfect for BBQ's sunny days and with friends. for a good balance of sweet and sharp Its perfect with a cold bubbly tonic, but works really well with most gin cocktails.

For a lovely soft sweet cocktail try it with a cocktail i made myself... i call it a apple blossom

Apple Blossom

50ml JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin

75ml Pressed fresh apple juice 

75ml of elderflower fIzz ( for example bottlegreen eldeflower spritz)

serve in a long glass with slices of apple and lots of ice!

 

I hope you enjoy it as much as me!

 

 

Raisthorpe Manor Rhubarb Gin Liqueur Miniature - 5clRaisthorpe Rhubarb Gin hand crafted using traditional methods and to the highest quality. A wonderfully fresh, fragrant Gin which has a delicate rose colour with intense Rhubarb aromas. Its smells like a pudding in a bottle but do not be to put off buy the intense sweet smell, when mixed its just right! Its very drinkable and goes down very .... VERY well, The rhubarb isn't to overpowering, its more of an undertone, but when combined with the smell and the taste this gin has a permanant place within my top ten. I love how you can drink this straight or mix it with almost everything, try it with tonic water and a bit of fresh rubbed mint or as a pretty pale pink martini.

 

 

 

 

Author- Laura Mounstevens  Tin of Gin 

 

 


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