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Monday, 29 May 2017

Gins to Help You Celebrate World Gin Day on the 10th June

With just over two weeks until World Gin Day it is time to start planning how you want to celebrate! Why not create a delicious cocktail or visit a stunning bar?

BLOOM Gin

BLOOM Gin is the gin for summer cocktails, inspired by nature with the flowers of chamomile and honeysuckle, and citrus fruit pomelo contributing to the delicate gin drinking experience. A perfect drink on World Gin Day is BLOOM Gin and Tonic with Strawberries:

  • Quarter two strawberries, place in a balloon glass and add ice.
  • Pour 50ml BLOOM Gin over the ice and top with 200ml high-quality tonic water.
  • Stir gently to ensure that the flavours are well mixed.

The Pennethorne's Bar in Somerset House, described as one of London's 'hidden gems' will be serving gorgeous BLOOM Gin cocktails, which have been specially created by their Head Mixologist. The three cocktails to help you celebrate World Gin Day are Rose BLOOM, BLOOMING Love and Spring Blossom:

Pennethorne's Bar, Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA T: 020 3751 0570 is open from 10am-10pm on the 10th June 2017. http://pennethornes.co.uk/

BLOOM Gin is available from: Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Harvey Nichols, Tesco, Asda, Ocado, Morrisons and 31Dover.com. RRP: £24.00 for 70cl. ABV: 40%

http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/gin/bloom-gin-70cl

Thomas Dakin Gin

Thomas Dakin Gin is a classic style London Dry Gin which takes its name from the forefather of English gin, Thomas Dakin, who created the world's first quality gin in 1761. 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) which gives Thomas Dakin its long, lingering finish. A delicious cocktail for World Gin Day is Thomas Dakin The Bee's Knees:

  • In a shaker stir 2 tsp of honey with 35ml Thomas Dakin Gin until dissolved.
  • Add ice and 25ml of lemon juice, shake and strain into a martini glass.
  • Garnish with a thin orange wheel float.

If you live near Preston why not visit Thomas Dakin Gin Garden pop-up at 1842 Preston at the Old Corn Exchange, Preston, on World Gin Day. It will be a brilliant location to celebrate the festival this year with a wide selection of Thomas Dakin cocktails.

Thomas Dakin Gin Garden at 1842 Preston, The Old Corn Exchange, Lune Street, Preston PR1 2NN. Tel: 01772 821 768 Open from 10am-2.30am on the 10th June.

http://bar1842.co.uk/

Thomas Dakin is available from: Waitrose and Harvey Nichols stores nationwide. It is also available in Amazon, Booths, Tescos, thedrinkshop.com, Ocado.com, 31Dover.com and GinFoundry.com. RRP: £29.00 for 70cl. ABV: 42%

http://www.waitrose.com/shop/DisplayProductFlyout?productId=485765

Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin

The heritage of Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin is firmly rooted in the Ancient Spice Route, what better way to conjure up images of the heat of the Orient during the long summer evenings than drinking an Opihr cocktail.

Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin is a unique style of London Dry Gin created by the Master Gin Distiller, Joanne Moore, using exotic botanicals, herbs and spices. Traditionally merchants would travel thousands of miles along the route, trading exotic spices and botanicals from distant lands. Opihr's hand-picked botanicals epitomise the exotic intensity of the Orient, with spicy cubeb berries from Indonesia, black pepper romIndia and coriander from Morocco.

A delicious margarita Opihrian style is the Phoenician Rita, which is a great cocktail, where you will discover the botanicals and spice of Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin with a courageous citrus boost. A half salt rim for the adventurous souls!

  • Add ice to a cocktail shaker.
  • Pour in 50ml Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin, 20ml Cointreau, 20ml lime juice, 10ml sugar syrup and 2 dashes Grapefruit Bitters.
  • Shake and fine strain into a coupe glass.

Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin is available from: Waitrose, Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, Ocado, Booths, Sainsbury's, seven regional Harvey Nichols stores nationwide and 31Dover.com. RRP: £23.00 for 70cl. ABV: 40% https://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=285353514

On the 10th June to celebrate World Gin Day pan-asian style, Oka Restaurants have created a bespoke cocktail, The Opihr Zen Garden Cocktail, which will be served at Oka Restaurants across London. This summery cocktail combines the exotic flavours of Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin with an Asian twist of lime lychee and soy sauce. Oka Restaurants are open daily but it might be worth checking their website for opening times as they vary at each restaurant. www.okarestaurant.co.uk. The cocktail costs £10.

 

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