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Celebrate World Gin Day

Sparkly Sloe Gin Jellies

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It’s World Gin Day – celebrate with these boozy jellies!

Sparkly Sloe Gin Jellies

Granulated sugar 50g (2oz)
Orange rind 2 broad strips
Gelatine 5 leaves
Sloe gin 175ml (6fl oz)
Sparkling white wine/Prosecco/Cava 350-375ml (12fl oz)
Blueberries and icing sugar to decorate (optional)

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RECIPE

Gin is enjoying a remarkable growth in popularity; 2018 was another record year for British gin production with exports exceeding £567 million.

British gin exports have more than doubled since 2008, with our gin manufacturers dominating the EU market and with gin sales growing rapidly in the USA and the Far East.

The Gin Guild has identified around 280 active gin distilleries across Britain and over 860 UK gin brands!

With so many gin brands to choose from why not try something different this weekend?

Here are five of our favourite tipples.

HENDRICK’S GIN
Infused with the remarkable Bulgarian Rosa Damascena and specially selected cucumbers from the finest producers. Distilled in Scotland

TREVETHAN CORNISH GIN
Bold in flavour with subtle citrus and floral notes. Includes botanicals sourced from our the hedgerows in the Cornish countryside.

OPIHR ORIENTAL SPICED GIN
Made in the oldest distillery in England, where the botanicals are married with fine English spirit to produce an exotic oriental spiced gin.

BARRA ATLANTIC GIN
The spirit of Barra people inspires this unique gin. The main botanical, carrageen seaweed, is collected wild on the shores of the Isle of Barra.

MASONS DRY YORKSHIRE GIN
Delicately soft juniper and lavender mix with fresh lime and coriander notes for a sweet, subtle flavour and a slightly dry finish.

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The PERFECT Espresso Martini made easy

When I was young, my mum ordered a cocktail kit for me, which I absolutely loved.

It was packed full of stirrers and umbrellas and decorative straws, and I spent hours fixing exotically embellished cocktails of Ribena for my friends.

Nowadays, I’m not a Ribena fan, but I still love a cocktail. My favourite is Espresso Martini and I have now mastered this classic at home. Here’s how to make it – it’s really easy and just perfect for the New Year celebrations on Thursday.

 

 

Espresso Martini

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • Espresso 25ml (1fl oz), sweetened with sugar if you like, cold
  • Tia Maria or Kahlua 40ml (1½fl oz)
  • Vanilla vodka 50ml (2fl oz)
  • Ice
  • Coffee beans

Instructions

  1. Place martini glasses in the fridge to chill.
  2. Pour espresso and alcohol into a cocktail shaker and then fill with ice.
  3. Shake well to combine and then strain into chilled glasses.
  4. Garnish with coffee beans. Repeat to make the required number of cocktails.
  5. Serve immediately.

 

Tip. If you don’t have an espresso maker at home you could buy it from your local coffee shop, then allow to cool and store in the fridge until required.

 

 

Competition | Win a Cocktail Kit

Competition | Win cocktail kit

Win a fabulous Cocktail Kit and 150 Party Drinks Book.

No fun party is complete without cocktails! Which is why this Cocktail Kit has been specially chosen so you have all the essentials you need to mix up a variety of cocktails and deal with any drink request!

This fun set contains the 150 Party Drinks Book, an easy to follow cocktail recipe guide with colour images.

To help get you mixing we’ve included a Manhattan Cocktail Shaker with built in strainer, a Wooden Muddler for crushing cocktail ingredients, a Freeflow Pourer and and Jigger Spirit Measure for serving spirits and a Twisted Mixing Spoon for stirring and layering cocktails.

To finish off your cocktail creations the kit also contains decorative Swizzle Stick Disc Stirrers, Foil Cocktail Umbrellas and Indoor Sparklers to really make your cocktails sparkle! A great introduction to cocktail mixing.

Kit contains:
1 x Manhattan Cocktail Shaker
1 x 150 Party Drinks Book
1 x Wooden Muddler
1 x Twisted Mixing Spoon
1 x Spirit Jigger Measure
1 x Stainless Steel Freeflow Pourer
25 x Swizzle Stick Disc Stirrers
24 x Foil Cocktail Umbrellas
10 x Indoor Sparklers

Enter now at Facebook or our website.

Good luck.

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