WORLD GIN DAY

World Gin Day returns tomorrow and what started off as an initiative by Neil Houston in 2009 to get his friends together to drink gin has recently grown into a global celebration!

The concept is simple: get people enjoying gin together all over the world!

If you are signed up to our mailing list then you should have received an e-mail from us yesterday offering you a voucher of 2 Gin Cocktails for £10 starting today and valid till Sunday, 14th June, 2015.

Whether you’re already a fan of a classic G&T or looking to find the perfect cocktail to get you started, we’ve put together two suggestions featuring two of the greatest Gins in the world, Beefeater 24 and Hendrick’s.


LAVENDER WHITE LADY - WITH BEEFEATER 24 GIN

Beefeater 24 is a premium London Dry Gin, which means that no colouring or flavour has been added after distillation. The recipe includes the core botanicals that define the distinctive, instantly recognisable Beefeater taste – juniper, coriander, angelica root and seed, Seville orange peel, lemon peel, orris and almond. To these are added a unique blend of Chinese green and rare Japanese Sencha teas, extra citrus in the form of grapefruit, and liquorice.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Beefeater 24 Gin
  • 0.5 parts lime juice
  • 2 parts lemon juice with added sugar
  • egg white (optional)
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • 3 dashes lavender bitters

Preparation:

  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with cubed ice and shake hard
  • Strain onto a chilled coupe or martini glass
  • Garnish with Fresh Lavender


HENDRICK'S SUMMER GARDEN - WITH HENDRICK'S GIN

Distilled and bottled in Scotland, Hendrick’s is a super premium gin with a subtly different botanicals recipe that includes traditional botanical ingredients alongside a unique infusion of rose petals and cucumber. These bring something new to the gin taste spectrum enhancing the classic juniper and citrus flavours with fresh, floral, slightly aromatic notes and a silky smooth texture.

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Hendrick's Gin
  • 0.5 parts elderflower cordial
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 3 slices of cucumber
  • 2 parts apple juice
  • 2 parts cranberry juice

Preparation:

  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with cubed ice and shake hard
  • Empty contents directly onto a Collins or tall glass
  • Peel a cucumber and use the skin to make a cucumber twist for the garnish

We are also running a competition on Facebook till Sunday, 14th June, 2015 giving you a chance to either win 2 tickets to the Beefeater Distillery or a unique Hendrick’s Tea Pot Set and Cucumber Cultivation Kits!

To find out more about these amazing Gins click on the links below:

http://www.hendricksgin.com

http://www.beefeatergin.com

Happy World Gin Day

The Snug

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