So tomorrow, the 11th of June, brings us World Gin Day. The very best of all of the days! As a gin lover I thought I should share with you my ideas for 6 Ways to Celebrate World Gin Day!
Personally, this year I shall be celebrating with a few G&Ts with friends in Manchester as I am having a bit of a leaving do! The ideas I have for you to celebrate World Gin Day with involve everything from baking to afternoon tea as well as finding a gin bar to enjoy a gin in!
Try out a Gin Journey
Gin Journey runs in London, Liverpool and Manchester. Expect a tour of the city via some amazing bars with cocktails curated especially for the journey. I recently experienced London’s, but I have Manchester’s firmly on my list of things to do. However, with my move I’m hoping that Birmingham may feature on their list soon!
Bake meringues and make a Gin and Tonic Eton Mess
Or cheat, don’t bake meringues, just make the gin soaked strawberries, whip up some cream and add shop bought meringues. This is a wonderfully summery dessert and the gin makes a fantastic addition- in this case I suggest Bloom gin, it is pretty much designed to go with strawberries.
Have a Gin Themed Afternoon Tea
So Fortnum and Mason make jam that has gin in it. Wonderful wonderful blackcurrant and gin jam. It goes amazingly with scones and isn’t that boozy in taste at all. So why not get yourself a jar, bake up some goodies and enjoy an afternoon tea for a less boozy World Gin Day celebration.
Pinterest constantly showed these to me last year, but they all used cucumber. Cucumber is not so great for me so I had a bit of fun trying out some gins and fruit combos for ice lollies. My favourite combo was definitely the Bloom Gin and strawberries ice lolly. But I can also recommend Botanist and kiwi fruit or Martin Miller’s and pear, both really really work!
Enjoy the Perfect Gin and Tonic
I love finding new gins to try, this necessarily isn’t about making your gin and tonic perfect. But actually finding a new gin and garnish combination that works for you. I recently enjoyed Martin Miller’s with strawberries and black pepper, also the East London Liquor Co with lime and Fever Tree Mediterranean tonic. It’s always worth having a google to see what people are trying with their gins or heading to a gin bar for some tips!
Head out to celebrate in One of Manchester’s Best Gin Bars
If you’re a fellow Manchester based Gin Lover, why not head out to go and visit a gin bar to celebrate? I recently wrote about my top 5 gin bars (link above). Hopefully there’s somewhere new or an old favourite on my list you’d like to head too to celebrate. I think on World Gin Day you’ll be finding me at Atlas Bar, they have some gin’s on their menu I have yet to try!
So what are you doing for World Gin Day? Or will you be giving gin a go for the first time? Let me know what you have planned in the comments,
P.S. I’m joining in with Charlotte’s Food Year Linkup! Check out all of the other amazing posts on her linkup 🙂