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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Valentine's Day - BLOOM, Thomas Dakin & Greenall's Have Got it Sorted

 
Start Valentine's Day well with one of these three brilliant Valentine's gifts:

Fuss free Valentine's gift for the girls

BLOOM Gin, with it's stunning eau de nil floral bottle and pretty heart gift tag, is the perfect gift for a gin lover who loves a floral, delicate gin. 
 
BLOOM gin was inspired by nature with the flowers of chamomile and honeysuckle, and the citrus fruit pomelo making the three main botanicals. The heart gift tag gives the recipe for two easy cocktails: BLOOM & Tonic and French 75 which will be a hit on Valentine's Day:
 
Pour 50ml of BLOOM London Dry Gin and 200ml of tonic water into an ice filled glass and garnish with quartered strawberries or blackberries

Available from: Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Ocado, Asda and Morrisions. RRP: £24.00 for 70cl. ABV: 40%  http://www.waitrose.com/shop/ProductView-10317--115845-Bloom+London+Gin

A sure fire winner Valentine's gift for the boys

Red is the colour associated with Valentine's day but it is always difficult to find something in this colour for the man in your life. Thomas Dakin Gin with its distinct bottle and red label is the solution the problem! Why not create The Dakinez for your loved one:
 
Chill a martini glass. Add 35ml Thomas Dakin Gin, 15ml Martini Rosso (red Vermouth), 10ml Cointreau and 1 x dash of Angostura Bitters into a mixing glass wth ice. Stir well with a bar spoon and fine strain into the chilled glass and garnish with a twist of orange.

Available from Waitrose, Harvey Nicols Stores nationwide, Booths, 31Dover.com and GinFoundry.comRRP:  £29.00 for 70cl. ABV 42% http://shop.31dover.com/search?w=thomas%20dakin

Wild About You - Wild Berry from Greenall's

Show you are wild about your Valentine with a different gin from the world's oldest gin distillery, Greenall's Wild Berry Gin. 
 
Inspired by the blackberries growing in English hedgerows, Greenall's The Original London Dry Gin, is combined with raspberries to give a vibrant, fruity, versatile gin which works well in cocktails. Why not start the evening with Wild About You cocktail:
 

Add ice to a cocktail shaker and pour in 50ml Greenall's Wild Berry Gin, 25ml lemon juice, 15ml vanilla syrup, 3 raspberries and 3 blackberries. Shake and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with raspberry, blackberry and a lemon twist on a cocktail stick.

Available from Tesco's and Amazon. RRP: £15.50 for 70cl. ABV: 37.5%  http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=285617059 

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