World Gin Day 13th June 2020
We are here for you on this World Gin Day with a list of rather fabulous gins from across the UK to enjoy at home, we have also included a tasty gin cocktail that you can make at home too.
In the absence of gin festivals taking place in the park or gin tastings in the pub, there are a whole plethora of live IGTV gin events taking place this weekend.
Whitley Neill, Gooseberry Gin Limited Edition, 70cl, £24, TheDropStore.com
Gooseberry is an on-trend flavour that is growing in popularity and has synergy with the British summer as gooseberries come into season. This is the first limited edition flavour in the popular Whitley Neill Gin range and boasts tastes of vanilla, stone fruits, pear and white pepper spice. This gin is idea served up with cloudy apple and tonic water for a refreshing gooseberry fool cocktail. Join Whitley Neill gin founder Johnny Neill on Instagram live at 5pm on 13th June via @whitleyneillgin to see live distillation).
Bolney Estate Gin, 70cl, £35, bolneywineestate.com
Bolney Estate Gin is a classic, dry English gin, from Sussex. Its vibrant freshness of lemon oil and fennel is delicately balanced with hints of bay and juniper. As richly scented as a country hedgerow, it has an earthy, floral depth and a spiciness on the nose and finish. It gives a natural zing to a G&T and a satisfying heart to any cocktail, impressing the most discerning gin connoisseurs and cocktail lovers alike.
Caorunn Gin, 70cl, £29, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco
The Big Bakes and Caorunn Gin have joined forces to help Brits find an altogether more exciting way to enjoy their favourite tipple by creating the ultimate gin-infused treat of gin and tonic cupcakes. The G&T cupcakes have a delectable gin infused sponge, which is drizzled with a delightful tonic syrup and finally topped with a light and crisp botanical infused buttercream (recipe available from 13th June via @thebig_bakes and @caorunngin).
Slingsby Marmalade Gin, 70cl, £39.99, spiritofharrogate.co.uk
Harrogate-based Slingsby Gin has teamed up with stylish food writer and influencer Anna Barnett to celebrate World Gin Day. Slingsby Gin fan Anna, will be hosting a live cook-a-long on her Instagram profile, where gin lovers will have the chance to create an exclusive new recipe at home, but with a citrusy twist. Anna will be showing cooking enthusiasts how to make Slingsby Gin drunken apricots with meringue and citrus cream. The key ingredient in this brand new recipe is the latest flavour variant in Slingsby’s product portfolio Slingsby Marmalade Gin (Instagram live, 6pm, 13th June via @annabarnettcooks).
Holy Island Gin, 70cl, £38, holyislandgin.co.uk
While we’re all staying home for this year’s World Gin Day, there’s no reason not to try out a few new recipes in your home bar. Take a happy hour trip to Holy Island and let your tastebuds take you on a journey with a wonderful Holy Island’s Hibiscus Gin Sour.
Holy Island’s Hibiscus Gin Sour
60ml Holy Island Gin
25ml freshly squeezed lemon
25ml homemade hibiscus and lemon syrup
1 egg white
Garnish with twist of lemon