GinandElderflower CocktailI’d tried Gin many years ago and decided it wasn’t for me. I was into Jack Daniels, Bacardi abd vodka all mixed with sweet mixers, a Gin and Tonic was everything different to what I was used to, bitter flavours with a dry feel to it. that was about 6 years ago and I’ve never had it again... until now.
Gin has had a bit of an uprising recently every bar you go in has a range of Gins, close to where I’m from in Yorkshire we have a pub that claims to have to largest Gin collection in any pub. I decided to give it a second try look into mixers more and try bring some of the sweetness I like in a drink to offset the bitterness found in most gins.
I decided to start with a generic gin from the supermarket, I decided I don’t want to invest a lot incase I couldn’t find a balance I liked. There does seem to be a big difference between the premium Gins compared to generic supermarket versions so if you know you like Gin I’d recommend spending a bit more for the likes of Bombay sapphire or Tanquery. Check my page (link to Gins here ) for the best online prices.
My first attempt was a Gin and Elderflower cooler mixing cucumber and strawberries with Elderflower liquor gives a crisp and refreshing drink lime juice cuts through this sweetness and helps the flavours in the Gin come out. This would be amazing on a warm day.
So be like me , take something you thought you hated and give it a try again make a few changes and you may surprise yourself.
If you have any cocktail suggestions or requests contact me and I’ll see what I can mix up!