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Cocktail: Batch G&T

Ingredients: 50ml Lime Leaf Gin Naturally light tonic/li> Hibiscus petals Method: Fill a Copa glass with ice, swirl to cool the glass and drain excess water. Add gin, top up with tonic and garnish with hibiscus.   Make yourself one of these!💕 

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Talking Gin with Batch

Batch Brew Limited in Burnley on location, botanicals, inspiration and their ethos… How, when and why was Batch started? Batch Brew Limited was founded in 2011 by two beer-loving friends. Originally a brewery, Batch produced a number of craft beers in Winchester. In 2014, director Phil was on holiday in Spain and fell in love […]

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Cocktail: G & Tea

Ingredients: Illicit Gin 3 tbsp loose earl grey tea Peach Liqueur Lemon Juice Simple Syrup Tonic Water Method: Mix the tea with the gin and leave to infuse for up to 2 hours. Strain and discard the tea leaves. Mix the gin with the gin and chilled tonic water, peach liqueur, simple syrup and lemon […]

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New Tradition with ILLICIT Spirits

Claire speaks to the owner and distiller of ILLICIT Spirits Darran Edmond ILLICIT SPIRITS are an urban craft distillery established in 2017, producing small-batch spirits using truly traditional methods. ILLICIT Spirits is hidden under an archway in Glasgow where illegal raves used to take place. Read on to find out more about this underground distillery… […]

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A Curious Tale from The Secret Garden

Claire speaks to Francesca from the Old Curiosity Distillery to find out about the magic behind their gins and hears all about the latest flavour expression to emerge from The Secret Herb Garden: Lemon Verbena Gin. But first… A brief history of the Old Curiosity The story begins when Hamish, a wine merchant, began to […]

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Cocktail: Old Curiosity’s Rose 75

Ingredients: 50ml Old Curiosity Apothecary Rose Gin (the brand-new Lemon Verbena also works wonderfully!) 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp sugar syrup Champagne Ice Lemon Zest Method: Pour the lemon juice, sugar syrup and gin into a cocktail shaker, then fill up with ice. Shake well then strain into a champagne flute. Top with a […]

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Cocktail: Frankie & Eileen’s Negroni

Ingredients: 30ml Frankie & Eileen’s Gin 30ml Cochi Sweet Vermouth 15ml Campari 15ml Aperol 1 orange, segments and zest Method: Pour all ingredients into a rocks glass over ice. Stir gently and garnish with an orange wedge.   Make yourself one of these!💕 

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Cocktail: Frankie & Eileen’s Hibiscus Gin Sour

Ingredients: 70ml Frankie & Eileen’s gin 20ml oz fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/2 tsp hibiscus simple syrup 1 tsp Chambord 1 egg white HIBISCUS SIMPLE SYRUP 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup dried hibiscus flowers Method: Add all of the ingredients in a large cocktail shaker with ice. Shake very hard for 30 […]

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Frankie and Eileens’s Gin: A Tale Of Two Grandmothers

I recently had the pleasure of speaking to Jonathan Mitchell about the brand-new Frankie and Eileen’s Gin; the product of a small-scale, family-run, independent craft distillery based just outside of Randalstown, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. While the quality of the spirit speaks volumes by itself, the story of the two women who inspired Jonathan not […]