Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Celebrate St George's Day on 23rd April with Thomas Dakin

Thomas Dakin, the quintessential English Gin, is the perfect gin to celebrate St George's Day on the 23rd April 2017.

A patriotic cocktail is The Thomas Dakin Cottonopolis, which celebrates Manchester's role in the Industrial Revolution putting Britain's cotton mills on the map during the 17th, 18th and 19th century:

  • Chill a large Martini glass with ice and remove the ice.
  • Add ice to a cocktail shaker and add 35ml Thomas Dakin Gin
  • 20ml Cointreau
  • 1 teaspoon of marmalade
  • 2 squeezed lime wedges
  • 30ml cranberry juice and a few drops of Peychaud or Angostura bitters (optional).
  • Shake hard and strain into the Martini glass ensuring you remove any bits of marmalade.
  • Garnish with an orange peel twist.

If you are in Manchester why not visit the Gin Garden at 1842, The Corn Exchange, Lime Street, Preston PR1 2NN. T: 01772 821 768 where you can try many delicious Thomas Dakin Gins.

Thomas Dakin Gin is a classic style London Dry Gin which takes it name from the forefather of English gin, Thomas Dakin, who created the world's first quality gin in 1761 in the North West of England. Distilled in small batches in a baby copper pot still, the Master Distiller uses a secret recipe of eleven botanicals including some traditionally used for making cordials in the 18th century, as well as juniper, orange peel and English coriander with the unique addition of red cole (horseradish) to give the gin its long, lingering finish.

Available from: Waitrose, Harvey Nichols, Booths,,, as well as fine bars and restaurants in Machester and throughout the UK, as well as World Duty-Free Airport shops in the UK and Spain. RRP: £29.00 for 70cl. ABV: 42%



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