It’s Almost The Weekend, So Celebrate With Gin

With the sun intermittently deciding to come out it’s hard to know whether ‘summer’ is really here. Regardless of that the weekend is almost here, Thursday is the new Friday after all, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with an alcoholic drink. I don’t drink that often, I’m not the kind of person who has a glass of wine (or two) with dinner but I am a spirit person. When I was younger I was always a vodka drinker as that was the standard going out drink but in the last few years, I’ve developed more of an attraction to other spirits, specifically gin.

For me gin is far more a summer drink as it’s soft and refreshing so when the team at ILoveGin asked if I wanted to try out one of their Gin and Tonic boxes* I wasn’t going to say no. Much like a beauty subscription box each month you receive a box with some new gin’s to try and the accompanying tonic’s to enjoy with them. I know I am very much a creature of a habit so a box like this is perfect for me as I can try gins’ I’ve never tried before without the worry of standing in the spirit isle of Tesco staring at bottles’ and finally settling on one because it’s on offer (We’ve all done it!)


The best thing is the boxes are only £14 which is a complete bargain as there’s enough for four G&T’s inside. I spend pretty much this amount on my Birchbox every month and sometimes end up a bit disappointed, but I know Gin would never do that to me! The box I received had two bottles of premium tonic alongside two small bottles of gin (one being sloe gin which I had never tried). I loved the in-box leaflet which gave information and guidance about the contents. The sun might not have been shining this week but gin has regained my faith in the summer.

What’s your favourite summertime drink?
August 4, 2016
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  • Reply Fran || FrannyMac

    I would 100% rather get this in the post than a Birchbox, mostly because I kept getting so many repeats!
    I wouldn’t mind repeat gin though..
    ♥ Fran – xx

    August 4, 2016 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Oh my goodness! There is a BOX OF GIN???? Hello, why have I not known this before?!

    August 7, 2016 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Mum in a Nutshell

    I’m going to out my hands up here and admit that I have never tried gin! I’m getting the hints that its become quite popular now so maybe I’m missing out?

    August 7, 2016 at 8:28 pm
  • Reply Baby Isabella

    My mummy is yet to find a gin she likes…. Tanqueray is kinda nice especially if mixed with Elderflower! Yummy!

    August 7, 2016 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply Nikki Hamilton

    Ive never tried Gin but now that i dont drink for medical reasons my fave drink when out has to be a fresh orange and lemonade!

    August 7, 2016 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply Abs

    I totally chuckled at the birch box comment, but you’re right – Gin NEVER lets ya down!

    August 7, 2016 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Jordanne Lee

    Is it bad that I only want to drink it because the bottle is blue?! Haha. I’m not a gin fan tbh but my favourite summer time drink has to be vodka, orange & grenadine!

    Jordanne ||

    August 8, 2016 at 12:44 am
  • Reply Gym Bunny Mummy

    I love gin, it’s so much more refreshing than other drinks & no where near as sugar laden as cocktails

    August 8, 2016 at 7:39 am
  • Reply Elizabeth

    Oh yes! I am a gin fan for sure. This sounds like a super box!

    August 8, 2016 at 7:44 am
  • Reply Anosa

    I love the idea of a monthly sub box to try out new Gin, I too am a creature of habit so this would be a great opportunity to expand my taste

    August 8, 2016 at 8:10 am
  • Reply Yvonne

    You had me sold at your headline lol! Unfortunately it is monday when I am reading this, wonder if I can pretend its the weekend? These boxes look fab, I know a few gin drinkers who would like to try this out. xxx

    August 8, 2016 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Ickle Pickle

    I have to say Pimms is my absolute favourite summer drink – but I love gin too. It is the only spirit I like! Kaz x

    August 8, 2016 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply Viki Marden

    My favourite summertime drink is a nice glass of fuit infusion wine from Echo falls x

    August 8, 2016 at 7:15 pm
  • Reply fashion-mommy

    This may just be the best idea ever, love the idea of trying new gin.

    August 8, 2016 at 10:15 pm
  • Reply Melanie Edjourian

    These sound great I think the subscription box for gin is a great idea as you get to sample them and get large one if you like them 😉

    August 8, 2016 at 11:06 pm
  • Reply Tommy Joseph

    A subscription for drinks – amazing!! I love a Gin Bramble in the summer, so tasty and refreshing!

    August 9, 2016 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Candace

    Oh wow. I know quite a few people who would love this. Personally I don’t like gin but I know I’m one of the few lol

    August 12, 2016 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Angela Milnes

    I’m not a gin drinker myself but I have a few friends that would like this.

    August 12, 2016 at 4:12 pm
  • Reply Anna Nuttall

    I always have a G+T at my parents house, it like a family tradition to have it with a sunday roast. xx

    August 13, 2016 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply La French Connection

    Here is a typically British drink that I’m not used to ordering when I go out. In France we call it Gin Tonic, and my Friend who lived in London for years asked for a Gin AND Tonic in a bar here, and the waiter actually asked her “why do you say “AND” tonic?” ahah!

    Mika |

    August 13, 2016 at 7:40 pm
  • Reply Sarah@WhimsicalMumblings

    I am a huge fan of subscription boxes, and this one sounds so unique!
    Sadly..I absolutely detest gin! Haha. A wine box though? ^_^

    August 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm
  • Reply Jess | The Indigo Hours

    Oooh this sounds like such a fun subscription! I’m not a gin drinker (blergh! Give me rum anyday!) but my best friend is… Potential birthday present right here! 😀

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

    August 13, 2016 at 11:14 pm
  • Reply Lubka Henry

    Oh these looks so tempting. I’d love to get a box like this prior the weekend 🙂

    August 14, 2016 at 7:19 am
  • Reply Sarah | LavenderLife

    The packaging is so beautiful! I’m a big fan of gin, will have to try this brand sometime.

    Sarah |

    August 14, 2016 at 9:04 am
  • Reply North East Family Fun

    My hubby loves gin and I have tried a few gin cocktails recently and loved them. Love this box for trying something new x (Sam – Life As Mrs R)

    August 14, 2016 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Tara | C&CO.

    I feel like gin is really having a moment right now!

    August 14, 2016 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply Beautyqueenuk

    I do love Gin so this sounds great to me, and £14 sounds like a bargain x

    August 14, 2016 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    This sounds really good – how hadn’t I heard about this before!

    August 14, 2016 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply kerry norris

    I love G and T. How have I not heard about these before!! Such a great idea and reasonably priced

    August 15, 2016 at 5:13 am
  • Reply Tanya Brannan

    What a fabulous box! I didn’t even know you could get a Gin subscription box – Genius idea!!

    August 15, 2016 at 9:23 am
  • Reply Kira L Curtis

    My favourites summertime drink is just about any cocktail! I’ve never actually tried gin before so trying at least one month of this would be quite good as an introduction to gin! 😀

    August 15, 2016 at 11:24 pm
  • Reply Jemma Andrew-Adiamah

    I love cocktails in the summer. Will have to check out this subscription box.

    August 16, 2016 at 5:36 am
  • Reply Evelina

    If I liked gin that would be a perfect present.

    August 16, 2016 at 11:28 am
  • Reply Bethany Naismith

    That box is awesome! Love a good gin, thanks for introducing me to this…. I think it could be my new favourite thing

    August 18, 2016 at 8:36 am
  • Reply Emily

    Those bottles are really pretty. The subscription sounds like a great idea for gin lovers – will keep it in mind when I’m choosing Christmas gifts.

    August 19, 2016 at 10:13 pm
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