Full disclosure: I was invited to try this gluten free afternoon tea for the purposes of this review. All opinions on how fit it is are my own (and Lizzie’s) If there’s three things on a weekend that I love, it’s a day out in Liverpool, a cheeky gin & tonic and on an ideal… Read More
Hey hey hey, it’s that time again! I’m going to talk about my favourite tipples. You….let’s face it, you must know by now I like gin. You might have seen my World Gin Day post about my favourite summer gins. And you might have seen that time the babes at Signature Living sent me and my bestie around some of their Liverpool cocktail bars.
Have you seen those “What I got for my birthday” videos on Youtube? Well, I got a load of gin. Like, loads.
Sooo it’s easily time for an updated list of some of my favourite drinks!
Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger 💜
In that post I mentioned that their Rhubarb & Ginger gin was my favourite, well my friends got my a bottle for my birthday in September!
My perfect serve recommendation for this is served with ginger beer with a slice of lime, although it’s lovely with lemonade as well.
Bloom & Fentiman’s 🌸
Bloom isn’t a gin that’s particularly stood out to me before but I absolutely love the packaging of these premixed bottles! There’s no need to worry about a perfect serve with these bottles!
Incidentally if you do go for their standard gin, the perfect serve is tonic with a strawberry garnish. They also have a Jasmine & Rose gin (best garnished with blackberries and mint) and a Strawberry Gin Liqueur (which goes amazingly with Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic, and is best garnished with grapefruit segments and mint).
Whitley Neill Quince Gin 🍋
Another fittie from Whitley Neill, this one I first tried at the Alma de Cuba event. It’s absolutely gorgeous – kind of a mix between a citrusy flavour and something like peach. I like having this with a slice of orange.
The Alma De Cuba cocktail competition runner up combined this with Licor 43, Giffard Banane, Lemon juice, pineapple juice and egg whites!
Tanqueray Sevilla 🍊
This gin is one I never know how to order. Most bartenders don’t know what I’m on about when I automatically pronounce Sevilla the Spanish way, so ordering tends to be a lucky dip between asking for Tanqueray Sevilla / Tanqueray Seville / Tanqueray Orange / the Orange Tanqueray / that new orange one. I prefer this gin served with lemonade along with, of course, a slice of orange.
Larios Citrus 💃
THIS GIN YOU GUYS! OH MY LORD!
We tried this when we were on our Spanish Marella Spirit cruise. We did the old sneaking a bottle on board trick for pre dinner G&T and got through it…embarrassingly quickly. Unfortunately for the rest of the cruise, it evaded us like the plague whichever supermarket we checked.
My parents have just got back from Santa Susanna and HALLELUJAH brought a bottle or two back. Between this and Larios Rose I’m a bit convinced the Spanish have gin nailed the best.
The perfect serve is, of course, with a slice of orange.
Is gin gluten free?
I just want to clear something up as I talk about gin so much on the blog. I always make it very clear that while I’m gluten free and sensitive to contamination, I can’t give advice for anyone with coeliac.
Coeliac UK advises that distillation means that most spirits are safe, even if they do contain wheat, barley or rye along the line – as with everything though, educate yourself on the ingredients first and make the decision for yourself.
Keep an eye out for my Christmas Gift Guide!
It’s nearly that time of year, so keep an eye out for the Gluten Free Horizons Christmas Gift Guide for Gin Lovers for lots of gin related gift ideas!