It’s Almost The Weekend, So Celebrate With Gin

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?


  1. August 4, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    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

  2. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    August 7, 2016 / 8:09 pm

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

  3. Mum in a Nutshell
    August 7, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    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?

  4. August 7, 2016 / 9:03 pm

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

  5. August 7, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    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!

  6. Abs
    August 7, 2016 / 9:26 pm

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

  7. August 8, 2016 / 12:44 am

    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 ||

  8. Gym Bunny Mummy
    August 8, 2016 / 7:39 am

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

  9. August 8, 2016 / 7:44 am

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

  10. August 8, 2016 / 8:10 am

    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

  11. Yvonne
    August 8, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    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

  12. Ickle Pickle
    August 8, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    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

  13. Viki Marden
    August 8, 2016 / 7:15 pm

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

  14. fashion-mommy
    August 8, 2016 / 10:15 pm

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

  15. Melanie Edjourian
    August 8, 2016 / 11:06 pm

    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 😉

  16. Tommy Joseph
    August 9, 2016 / 8:36 pm

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

  17. August 12, 2016 / 11:30 am

    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

  18. Angela Milnes
    August 12, 2016 / 4:12 pm

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

  19. La French Connection
    August 13, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    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 |

  20. August 13, 2016 / 9:00 pm

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

  21. August 13, 2016 / 11:14 pm

    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

  22. August 14, 2016 / 7:19 am

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

  23. August 14, 2016 / 9:04 am

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

    Sarah |

  24. August 14, 2016 / 10:49 am

    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)

  25. August 14, 2016 / 1:17 pm

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

  26. Beautyqueenuk
    August 14, 2016 / 3:46 pm

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

  27. Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️
    August 14, 2016 / 6:54 pm

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

  28. kerry norris
    August 15, 2016 / 5:13 am

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

  29. Tanya Brannan
    August 15, 2016 / 9:23 am

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

  30. Kira L Curtis
    August 15, 2016 / 11:24 pm

    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! 😀

  31. August 16, 2016 / 5:36 am

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

  32. Evelina
    August 16, 2016 / 11:28 am

    If I liked gin that would be a perfect present.

  33. Bethany Naismith
    August 18, 2016 / 8:36 am

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

  34. August 19, 2016 / 10:13 pm

    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.

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