Gin galore

Our cupboards are not usually chock full of alcohol. I know, poor us! By that I mean, we tend to buy a bottle of wine and drink it the same day, we don’t have a big supply in waiting. But all that changes at Christmas!

The kitchen cupboards currently have a selection to rival any local pub, from champagne to novelty bottles of Disaronno. Good times! And taking up a large amount of space is flavoured gins.

I have a cranberry gin from M&S, an elderflower one from Edinburgh Gins and a classic sloe gin from Warner Edwards.

So what’s a girl to do, but get stuck in there. I’ve looked up a few ideas of what to mix them with to ring the changes (though of course, sometimes you can’t beat a classic tonic).

How about adding a dash of lime to the cranberry gin? Or a sprig of thyme? I also think it’d go well with orange juice – cranberry and orange is a festive combo.

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The elderflower gin will be perfect in the summer, with the addition of some cucumber strips or fresh grapefruit juice.

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Meanwhile the sloe gin will be perfect for New Year’s Eve, topped up with champagne and garnished with blackberries.

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So cheers to the festive booze fest!

Bethan x

 

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