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The Autumnal Drink: The Gin and Ginger | Gin Diaries

November 18, 2016

Oh Autumn, how I love you. An excuse to stay in and keep warm. The perfect season for the introvert in me, and there’s nothing like a warming drink for those Friday nights in.

My new drink find for Autumn, the Gin and Ginger Ale or Gin and Ginger Beer is the perfect warming drink. I always thought something other than tonic would be over powering with gin, but actually it really works. Although I’m still yet to convince Mr W, he’s very much a Dark and Stormy kinda guy. I wonder if I can convince you guys with this wonderful drink…

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Hoxton Gin sells itself as a gin with attitude, which is probably why it can hold itself when mixed with a premium Ginger Ale. Hoxton gin is a refreshing mix of coconut and vanilla flavours as well as citrus hints. This combination tastes almost like a rum cocktail. This drink is very much something that would appeal to a non-gin drinker!

If you yourself want to enjoy a Hoxton Gin and Ginger, here’s how:

  • 50 ml Hoxton Gin
  • Chilled Premium Ginger Ale
  • Fresh Grapefruit or Lime

Fill a tall glass with ice, pour the Hoxton gin within and top with ginger ale. Garnish with a zest of fresh grapefruit (or lime) peel, a wedge of either fruit and serve.

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Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer is well known for it’s spiciness and autumnal feel. It is made to a recipe that contains secret ingredients. These are combined with ginger shipped from the Far East, steeped for up to 6 weeks to produce its deep, deliciously spicy flavour. For this drink I decided to add more spice to the mix, with Opihr Gin. A spicy gin with hints of cardamon and black pepper, that works very well with the deep flavours of the Crabbies.

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If you yourself want to enjoy a Gin and Crabbies, here’s how:

  • 50 ml Opihr Gin
  • Chilled Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer
  • Fresh Lime

Fill a tall glass with ice, pour the Opihr gin within and top with Crabbies Ginger Beer. Garnish with a slice of lime and serve.

Obviously both recipes are seriously simple, and sometimes that’s the beauty of gin. Easy to make when you’re at home chilling out! What’s your favourite Autumn drink? Have you tried an alternative to a normal G&T? Would you try a Gin an Ginger? Let me know in the comments,

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26 Comments

  • Reply Elsa Eats November 21, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Ginger in any drink is awesome, especially at this time of the year! Will look to trying some of these in future!

    • Reply MissPond November 25, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      I’d never been so in to it before, but it is so wonderfully autumnal!

  • Reply Lyndsay November 19, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Oh god, that sounds SO GOOD – I’m pregnant at the moment so can’t drink but I’ll be trying this one in a couple of months time for sure! πŸ™‚

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches Travel & Lifestyle Blog

    • Reply MissPond November 25, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      It’s so good, I promise it’ll be worth the wait!

  • Reply Liz November 18, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    I’m not a gin drinker but I love all the fruits and different flavours you added so I may just make it up without the gin for a refreshing alternative.

    • Reply MissPond November 25, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      Lime and ginger does go well together!

  • Reply Keeley November 18, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    I love rum and ginger, and I love gin, so I reckon this would be the perfect drink for me. I actually think I have some ginger beer in the fridge so I’ll be pouring myself one shortly!

    • Reply MissPond November 25, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      It’s super tasty and very refreshing. Hope you enjoy(ed) πŸ™‚

  • Reply Natasha November 18, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Ooh this sounds so good right about now! Must try something like this over Christmas. – Tasha

    • Reply MissPond November 25, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      It’s definitely the perfect Christmas Drink!

  • Reply Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons November 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    OOF. . Seriously craving this right now! x

    • Reply MissPond November 25, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Hope you manage to make some soon to quench that craving!

  • Reply Jasmin Charlotte November 18, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Ohh I love crabbies so combining with gin sounds ideal! πŸ™‚

    • Reply MissPond November 25, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      It worked really well!

  • Reply The Purley Girly November 18, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Yum! I think this sounds delicious, and surely the ginger makes it medicinal so actually good for you? Here’s hoping. πŸ™‚

    • Reply MissPond November 25, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Oh definitely. It’s like a G&T is good for you too, because T stands for tonic. Tonic always helps…

  • Reply Sarah (Mum x3x) November 18, 2016 at 10:15 am

    I’m not a lover of gin but this sounds really, really nice! I’d love to try it πŸ™‚ xx

    • Reply MissPond November 25, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      It’s well worth a try, sometimes it’s about finding a gin that tastes right for you. Hoxton’s is wonderful because it’s a little different.

  • Reply Latoya November 18, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Love the sound of the gin and ginger combination, two of my favourites. I’m obsessed with Crabbies too.

    • Reply MissPond November 25, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      It went so well with the Crabbies πŸ™‚

  • Reply Bec November 18, 2016 at 9:29 am

    I need to buy this so N can try it – he loves ginger drinks (& gin) love bec xx

    • Reply MissPond November 25, 2016 at 2:18 pm

      He’d love the Hoxton’s definitely!

  • Reply Sophie O'Reilly November 18, 2016 at 9:13 am

    I’ve never been a Gin fan but this sounds great, I should try it!

    • Reply MissPond November 25, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      you should definitely give it a go πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jennifer McCambridge November 18, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Gin and Ginger is a wonderful combination, a lot of people don’t believe me on this!! Cheers!

    • Reply MissPond November 25, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      I’m happy that we’re in agreement. Hopefully we can persuade more people!

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