My Foodie Adventures

Making up healthy recipes as I go along...

Date: 1st August 2016

Gordon’s Cucumber Mint Gimlet

Similar to the Martini, this is one of those classic gin cocktails which boils down to drinking lightly flavoured spirits. It’s usually made with just sweetened lime juice and a boat load of Gin. I thought I’d think outside the box and give it a much more British, summery feel with the inclusion of a splash of homemade Cucumber and Mint syrup.

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Rosemary & Elderflower Gordon’s Gin and Tonic

I’m not being deliberately obtuse in my choice of drinks. I didn’t want this to be a pedestrian, prosaic blog post about gin. Essentially, I didn’t want to talk to you like you’re idiots. You know how to make a Gin and Tonic. What I wanted was to help elevate your drinks so that next time you’re at a party or cocktail evening, you can start pulling these out the bag like it’s no big deal.

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Gordon’s Gin Bramble

This has long been one of my favourite Summer cocktails. Occasionally, with a fruity cocktail you end up with a ¬†glass of saccharine goop. The joy of the Bramble is that it balances the sweetness of using Creme de Cassis (or Creme de Mure) with the tartness of red berries and lemon juice. Again, this one is usually a stronger one but it doesn’t do any damage to put a splash of soda water in to lighten the tone.

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Gordon’s Gin Negroni

This is one of those cocktails that just makes you effortlessly cool. I like a good Martini but I always have the worry of the glass being too fragile while I’m drinking it. I’m concerned that one decent sneeze and the glass would explode. And don’t even get me started on walking between 2 points with that glass! It’s like a bloody wave pool.

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Gordon’s Gin Pickled Onion Martini

Don’t walk away, seriously! This works. If you like your drinks a little stronger, then this one is for you. No one in my family likes what basically amounts to drinking straight spirits, apart from me. So I got to enjoy this one all to myself. I was in one of those situations where everyone tried it, pulled a face, said it was nice but too strong and handed it back to me. So I got one compliment and that’s all I need.

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Gordon’s Gin Cocktail Party

I recently received a wonderful email. A far cry from my usual spam and newsletters I’ve signed up for.

Gordon’s asked me if I would be willing to write a blog post about their gin. Willing? Like I was going to say no? They even sent me a bottle to get me started on my gin based adventure. I knew this blogging malarky would eventually pay off!

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Gordon’s Gin and Tonic Float

Do you remember, as a child, that time when you put ice cream in lemonade? It was a revelation, right?!

You were just messing about, being a child, and you created something utterly delicious.

That’s what I wanted to capture with this drink. I wanted the whimsy of youth mixed with a little refinement that comes with age. So I created the G&T Earl Grey Float.

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