Friday, July 13, 2012
putting the gin in imaGINation
we're on a gin kick around here. summer cocktails featuring this fresh tipple are the norm nearly every evening. the latest is a dash of homemade strawberry syrup and a generous bit of gin topped off with water freshly fizzed in our soda stream (i can HIGHLY recommend acquiring one of these little babies) and a couple of slices of strawberry, freshly plucked from the garden.
we've decided we're too old to drink cheap gin, so we've invested in some good stuff. picked up the botanist yesterday - i thought, hmm, i like the islay whiskies, so why not gin? it's cool and oh-so-very smooth. a very good addition to the posh gin collection. haven't tried the london no. 1 yet, but just the packaging (and the price €32), make it sure to be in the posh end. geranium, i told you about previously. and hendrick's is the gin that made me like gin. all we're lacking at the moment in the posh end is beefeater crown jewel in the purple bottle. will have to keep an eye out for that as we pass through the duty free next week.
happy weekend, one and all!