Ten Of My Favourite Gins And Accessories

Ten Of My Favourite Gins And Accessories

I’ve been a gin fan for quite a while but it’s only been in the past 18 months or so since the gin faze has blown up that I’ve drunk a lot more. Me and Luke went to the Gin Festival last year and managed to try out quite a few drink brands and it just seems to be our thing now where we’ll try out different one’s when ever we’re out for dinner.

Personally I am less of a traditional dry gin fan which is why when I tried out Tinker* at last year’s Gin Festival I fell in love with it. When we went last year the brand had only just established and they’re still a small batch gin brand but it’s such a refreshing light and fruity citrus flavour. It’s made using the modern Spanish approach and isn’t like your traditional gin. The citrus flavour isn’t overpowering though so it’s really fresh and tastes great with so many different garnishes such as orange peel or pear.

Another citrus based gin I’ve been loving is Malfy which my parents brought round for us to try. This is a totally different type of citrus to Tinker as this smells and tastes a little more like artificial lemon compared to the freshness of Tinker. This isn’t a bad thing though, it reminds me a little of lemoncello. It’s definitely a refreshing gin and something which I think will be perfect in the summer time.

Gin Luqeurs

I’ve never really tried a gin liqeur but I have been trying out a few different varieties and The Lakes Distillery have just realised a Rhubarb and Rosehip* liqueur which is a beautiful pale pink colour which has both a fruity and floral taste. This liqueur uses a lot of botanicals which are native to the Lake District National Park such as Cumbrian juniper so it’s quite unique in its flavour. This works better with something like apple juice as opposed to lemonade or tonic, but it also adds a really nice flavour in with prosecco which my mum loved.

Now usually I am not a huge fan of cream based liqueurs but the Cathy & Black Yorkshire Gin Cream Liqueur* is so moreish. Made from the freshest silky smooth cream and Slingsby Gin which is a locally made gin it’s so smooth, silky and refreshing which is perfect neat over ice or in an alcoholic milkshake. I am a huge fan of hard shakes and this makes a great additional to the sweet treat, especially a nice chocolate shake.

Gin

You can’t beat a traditional dry gin and Gordan’s* have been crafting theirs for almost 250 years so they must be doing something something right. It was one of the first gins to be served with tonic and despite it’s age the recipe has remained in tact and hasn’t changed because why fix something that isn’t broken?! It’s described as the ‘ginniest’ of gins as there’s a high juniper content so it’s very classic, although they pride themselves on high quality so only 10% of the juniper berries are good enough to make it into Gordon’s.

This kind of gin tastes really fresh and works so well with such a variety of mixers, but the great thing about traditional dry gins is that they’re perfect for experimenting with additional items with such as these Popaball bubbles*. Now I absolutely love bubble tea so I was so excited to try these out as soon as I saw them and they didn’t disappoint. You get a lemon and a blueberry flavour and just by adding a few into your drink they will soak in some fluid and when you drink them up at the end they’ll pop in your mouth with so much flavour. I prefered the lemon balls as I’m not the biggest blueberry fan but my dad loved these ones.

Also from Popaball is this blue pearl gin shimmer* which I absolutely love. I bought my mum the rose gold prosecco shimmer for Christmas and she loved it and I’m so happy that I have tried the gin version. All you have to do is add about a third of a teaspoon to your gin once and watch it fizz and sparkle and show off the most beautiful mermaidy blue shimmer. It has a slightly sherbert taste to it which made the drink a little sweeter which I personally loved. Check out my Instagram images for a sneak peek at how it made my drink look.

Gin Tonic

One of the other great things about a dry crisp gin is that you can flavour it with mixers which with other gins might overpower it. Sekforde* is an alternative to tonic and is made with carbonated spring water and botanicals with no artificial flavourings, sweeteners or preservatives meaning it’s only 17kcal per serve. Perfect if like me you are trying to be healthier. The bottle that I have was flavoured with a hint of raspberry which gave it a sweeter flavouring than you’d get with a traditional tonic.

Gin Based Gifts

Over Christmas I saw a buzz around the Lake Distillery Gin Baubles* and I did debate about buying some but when I had made my decision they’d sold out but I managed to lay my hands on one post Christmas which is absolutely adorable. You get 20cl of speciality gin within the bauble and the great thing is you can keep the bauble and keep filling it up right through to Christmas. The speciality gin has a mixed fruity and smoky smell but tasted really fresh and worked really well paired with an elderflower tonic.

The final gin related product I am absolutely loving is this Gin Mug* which features the slogan ‘There is a good chance this is gin’ which I think is so cool. Why not make people wonder what it is you’re really drinking… is it tea or is it just a gin and tonic?! No one will ever know!

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20 Comments

  1. April 5, 2018 / 6:50 pm

    All of these gin products and accessories look great, just wish I was a gin fan, but my bestie is so will show her this im sure she will love it.

  2. April 5, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    My dad has a great gin collection. Before I got pregnant, visiting his house in the summer was like walking into your own personal bar. Can’t wait to try out some new flavours post baby!

  3. April 5, 2018 / 9:52 pm

    I like the set up of your photos! Not very knowledgeable about gin (or alcohol) in general, but I think the mug is really cute!

  4. April 6, 2018 / 4:13 am

    We don’t drink gin and I’m actually not aware of these flavours, but the Rose and citrus one seems appealing to me. All these flavours look tempting.

  5. April 6, 2018 / 7:45 am

    What a fabulous selection.My best friend is a big gin fan so she would be in gin heaven with these.I do love those bubbles and shimmer dust .

  6. April 6, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    I am not much of a Gin drinker but love all the gins you have showcased here. It all looks so good and delicious, oh and love the mug too

  7. April 6, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    Now these are some awesome sounding gins, Ash is into them so perhaps in the future I will have to get him one or two to try!

  8. April 7, 2018 / 9:09 am

    I wasn’t a fan of gin until my Mum made me a punk gin and tonic with berries in it a couple of months ago and I love it x

  9. April 8, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    Oh this is right up my street! I love a good gin accessory! I’m really into a good stirring spoon at the moment and metal straws ha ha. Simple things to make my gin look fancier

  10. April 8, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    I don’t actually drink, but the different flavour combinations sound good. Pretty glasses and bottles too 🙂 x

  11. April 8, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    That is a lovely selection of gin I have only tried the Gordons gin and loved it. I will have to try the others at some point

  12. Dannii
    April 8, 2018 / 6:50 pm

    There some fantastic gift ideas for gin lovers. Those gin baubles are going to be in a few Christmas stockings this year.

  13. April 8, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    Ooh my kind of post! I never used to like Gin, I believed it to be very sour in some cases and honestly, never gave it a chance. But now, I’m obsessed. I love that there are so many various ways to drink (Addition of fruit) and different flavours – My favourite is definitely Nettle Gin paired with Elderflower tonic – Yum! Total Gin convert!

  14. April 8, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    AS A gin fan – I absolutely love this selection and also gives me some great tips when looking for booze gifts for someone.

  15. April 9, 2018 / 7:04 am

    My boyfriend is obsessed with gin! I on the other hand am not! So this is so helpful as his birthday is coming up, thank you

  16. April 9, 2018 / 8:59 am

    I really love gin . I usually go to party’s and have it . But I have never tasted any of them you mentioned . Love to try them for sure.

  17. Jem
    April 10, 2018 / 9:05 am

    These are lovely ideas for gin lovers. My best friend would love this.

  18. April 11, 2018 / 10:01 am

    I love my Greenalls wild berry gin at the moment and for the summer cucumber gin is so refreshing. Have you tried pink grapefruit too – it’s delicious!!

  19. April 12, 2018 / 1:11 am

    Oh I do love a G&T in the summer sunshine – I will try anything but really like Hendricks or Gordons with some sliced cucumber – perfection

    Laura x

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