The Ultimate Gin Lovers Gift Guide Featuring Rhubarb Gin, Hendrick's & More!

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The Ultimate Gin Lovers Gift Guide Featuring Rhubarb Gin, Hendrick's & More!

Let's talk about gin... it's sophisticated, modern and one of the most fashionable drinks out there. If you're new to the gin scene, then worry not, we will keep you clued-up with our Ultimate Gin Lovers Gift Guide. Oh and a gift to yourself totally counts!

Parma Violet Gin

You only have to look on Facebook to see that Parma Violet Gin is super popular. The gentle floral flavours remind us of our childhood, and this purple coloured gin makes us all warm and fuzzy inside, and not just because of the alcohol content.

Aldi are the latest to release a parma violet gin, and there's will be the cheapest around, at just £10 a bottle! The Infusionist Small Batch Violet Shimmer Infused Gin Liqueur is due to appear in Aldi stores next month, from 26th April, so although it's too late to get one for Mother's Day you can try the new tipple in time for Easter.

Parma Violet Gins...

You can always make your own parma violet gin by adding Violet Syrup* to any gin.

Rhubarb Gin

Rhubarb Gin is one of the most popular flavours, and I think it's fair to thank Edinburgh Gin's Rhubarb and Ginger Liqueur* for that. It's a supermarket top-seller and was one of the first on the scene.

Check out these other Rhubarb Gins...

Pink Gin

A girls' night in favourite - pink gin flies off the shelves in the supermarkets. What flavour is it? That varies from brand to brand... some have a a delicate rose flavour, whilst others are more fruity in taste...

Gin Gift Sets

The Ultimate Gin Lovers Gift Guide Featuring Rhubarb Gin, Hendrick's & More!

Gin Gift Sets* are a nice way to try different gins without committing to the full bottle. They are especially nice for Christmas time and birthdays...

Aldi Gin

When it comes to buying gin*, you'll struggle to find a better selection of 'smaller brands' at supermarket prices. They hold 'Gin Festivals' several times throughout the year, when you can pick up a delicious gin for less.

Tip - look out for Aldi's own version of those big brand favourites... especially that Hendricks one!

Sloe Gin

Sloe Gin* is a gin liqueur flavoured with sloe berries. The dark coloured drink is deep and rather plummy in taste, so is great for the Autumn and Winter months.

Gingerbread Gin

If you fancy some festive flavoured tipple, then you may be lucky enough to snap up some gingerbread gin. It is seasonal, with both Aldi and Asda selling it during Christmas 2018.

Asda had the Gingerbread Gin Liqueur for £12 and Aldi were selling their version for just £9.99 a bottle.

New Gin

The Ultimate Gin Lovers Gift Guide Featuring Rhubarb Gin, Hendrick's & More!

Gin is 'in', so there are new distilleries popping up all over the UK, all the time. The best way to discover new gins is to visit local farmer's markets, festivals and Amazon*.

Gin Glasses

What does one drink gin out of? Some people prefer a short whisky glass or a hi-ball, whilst the current fashion is to sip it from a balloon glass*. You can find gin glasses in high street stores like Matalan* or Debenhams*, as well as online.

Gin Cocktails

Prefer a cocktail? Gin makes a great base for many a cocktail. One of the most simple gin cocktails to make is a Tom Collins...

Ingredients

  • 50ml gin
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 25ml sugar syrup
  • 125ml chilled soda water

Method

  • Pour all ingredients into a hi-ball glass, over plenty of ice and stir gently.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Here are some gin cocktail sets that you can buy...

Gin Baubles

Gin Baubles* are a Christmas tree addition that would certainly make things festive. Scottish Distiller, Pickering's were one of the first to launch them and for that we are truly thankful...

Q&A

What is gin made of?

Gin is made up of neutral grain alcohol and distilled botanicals such as juniper, cloves, angelica, liquorice and many more.

Is drinking gin good for you?

Well, obviously gin can be bad for health if drunk in large quantities due to the alcohol content. Having said that, there are many that would argue that as it is made from "superfood" juniper berries, the flavanoids can improve skin, hair and nails by heightening blood circulation and eliminating water retention.

What is a good gin to buy?

Some people are happy with a bottle of Gordon's* from Tesco, whereas other prefer a small batch gin like Gin Bothy*. It's all down to personal taste, but here are some of our recommendations...

What is the difference between vodka and gin?

The difference between vodka and gin is that vodka is made by the distillation of potatoes, rye or wheat. By volume, it's mostly water and ethanol.

Gin on the other hand is distilled with botanicals - mostly juniper berries - and malt or grain.

Flavour-wise both taste different, with gin often boasting a slightly floral taste, whilst vodka having a more sharp, clean flavour.

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  • Leona T.

    we can have 1 each :joy: xx

    • Kelly B.

      u need get this made it's must xx

      • Emily W.

        Let Christmas be gin! :christmas_tree::christmas_tree::innocent:

        • Michelle M.

          perfect gift for your mum. Jinty would love this. :joy:

          • Michelle M.

            she will love it and look great in it. Mx

            • Kim L.

              I like the Christmas t shirt :joy:

              • Diane A.

                Collect them for my tree :christmas_tree: xx

                • Maria P.

                  Yes please for my x-mass present xx

                  • Patricia G.

                    Merry christmas eh ??:yum::kissing_heart::kissing_heart:

                    • Kerrie G.

                      they hav these in northend! Saw them today xx

                      • Gemma P.

                        ....where do we start?! xx

                        • Vikki H.

                          I know you love your gin x

                          • Patricia B.

                            Will see if they have it in next week.

                            • Caroline R.

                              I was just saying to Brian that my supply is getting low. Xx

                              • Loreto T.

                                OMG That's the second time today someone has mentioned me and gin in the same sentence :joy::joy:

                                • Charlotte R.

                                  Be there first thing in the morning :heart_eyes:

                                  • Teresa C.

                                    Thank my love will spend an hour picking some out lol xx

                                    • Hayley M.

                                      We need to get ourselves to a Lidl!!! Xx

                                      • Camilla G.

                                        Noooo just for the wedding please after that you can recycle them lol :joy:

                                        • Vickie I.

                                          Bn there today!! Got seth the train set!! I was to much in a rush to drool over the gin!! :pensive: x