Wow! Two non-fashion blog posts in one week? First hygge and now Gin, but in this weather the two are a match made in heaven. Agree? I am so excited to partner up with The GinKin for this post and share this delicious Winter Gin & Tonic Recipe with you all. But not just any G&T recipe. This one is made with special Gin and has a lovely story behind it that is close to my heart / home. Not to mention that it’s the tastiest gin I have ever tried, but first, let me tell you about The Gin Kin.
Once upon a time (6 months ago) a bunch of lovely people (and Gin lovers) decided to put together an online Gin Community called the GinKin. Lets be honest, we’re all a bit crazy for gin here in UK, so I completely agree The GinKin community was needed. So that we can celebrate all things gin together. Chin Chin! Learn about new gin brands, find out things we didn’t know about old classic brands and get to know the creators too. As well as news, stories and information about gin, The GinKin regularly share new Gin Cocktail Recipes, Reviews of Gin you may have never heard of before and run regular exciting competitions. I’d give them a “like” on Facebook to stay tuned or sign up to their newsletter.
Now let me tell you more about CRAFTER’S GIN and why it’s so “blooming” amazing. For one, it is literally blooming as it’s made with a blend of carefully selected 12 aromatic herbs that give out the most divine aroma and taste. When drinking Crafter’s nr. 38 Copper distilled aromatic gin, a mix of rose, elderberry, lavender, rosehip flower, and meadowsweet can be tasted. Are you still with me or in heaven? Wait till you hear the best part. This gin changes colour when you pour it into tonic water (I tried to capture it in one of my images above) and that’s just true magic. The rosehip extract contains a natural pigment that gives the gin a rose gold colour. The trick is knowing when to stop pouring here. Ha! Why is Crafter’s Gin special to me you may ask? It was created in the beautiful coastal Estonia and as you guys already know, that’s where I’m originally from. The bottle was designed by an Estonian jewellery designer and to be honest – I don’t think I’ll ever drink another gin again.
My Winter Gin and Tonic Recipe is quiet simple and this is how I made it:
- Fill your favourite Gin Glass / Mule Mug with ice (as much or as little as you prefer)
- Add a measure of Crafter’s Gin (and watch the colour magically change)
- Pour in Tonic Water (unflavoured)
- Add a slice or two of Fresh Grapefruit
- Decorate with Fresh Rosemary
Et Voila! I think you’ll agree that this gorgeous gin doesn’t need much and grapefruit (or orange) always make me think of Christmas. The most perfect drink to enjoy with someone this Winter and is perfect for those who aren’t fans of mulled wine.
EXCITING NEWS – WIN a bottle of CRAFTER’S GIN!
The lovely folk at The GinKin would love to gift one of YOU a bottle of this magical Crafter’s Gin! Isn’t it the most perfect thing to WIN at this time of year?
ENTER TO WIN HERE!
GOOD LUCK! x
Hope you enjoyed this post guys and remember, drink responsibly.
Huge thanks to The GinKin for sponsoring this post.
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