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How To Enjoy Gin This Autumn

Hey Cats


You may be asking yourself "Kelly, is this blog really necessary, no one needs to know how to enjoy gin, Spring, Summer, Winter or Autumn" and maybe you are right but never the less, I am going to share some ideas with you about getting your "warm and fuzzies" from gin as the colder temps set in.


Maybe if I paint you a little word picture you will feel better? Okay, it's Friday, it's been a long week.
You just got home, you took your uncomfy shoes off and you took your bra off through your sleeve like the classy badass babe you are. Pjs on, take out ordered, there is perhaps a pair of slipper socks involved, a scented candle or 2, you wanted Anthropologie but you settled for Primark candles, still good enough and you think, " you know what would complete this picture?- Gin".

Got you hooked? Let me reel you in. Any old gin won't do, you have worked hard this week babes, you need
a gin with a little extra flare that creams autumn and makes you feel all happy, warming your cockles as you sit back, relax and enjoy a chilled night in!


There are a couple of awesome ways to enjoy gin in the autumn, warming things up for a start, you don't have to settle for a classic G & T, although that's always welcome, you can also enjoy a hot toddy with a twist! It
might not match your Chinese takeout in terms of flavour but maybe enjoy my recipe with the aforementioned takeout first then move onto one of the other 2 recipes for afters. . .  let's dive in.

The Ultimate G & T- Orginal
What You Need:
- Gin
- Ice
- Lemon Peel or cucumber, depending on the gin
- Tonic

Take a tall glass and pack it full of ice. Take a measure of your favourite gin.
Garnish wise, this depends on the gin and your preference, I recommend a slice of lemon for a gin-like
Gordons or a slice of cucumber of a gin-like Hendricks. Then top this off with a tonic on choice. If you want to elevate the drink, take a lighter to a slice of lemon peel, this releases the oils of the lemon.


Hot Ginger and Cinnamon
What You Need:
- Stem ginger
- Gin
- Water
- Cinnamon stick

Place a measure of gin per person in a saucepan. Then add one ginger (from the stem ginger pot) chopped up into the pan. Add in a tablespoon (per person) on the stem ginger sugar syrup from the pot into the pan too.
Bring everything to simmer then strain to remove the bits of stem ginger.
Serve in a tumbler and garnish with a cinnamon stick and a fresh piece of lemon peel. Delicious, sweet
and heartwarming.



Spiced Cider & Gin
What You Need: Cider
- Cloves
- Cinnamon
- Gin
- Water
- Sugar Syrup

This is a little American meets Britain autumn (or fall) collaboration. Place a cup of cider per person in a pan. Pour in a measure of Gin person. Add in a couple of cinnamon sticks, a couple of cloves, a couple of tablespoons of sugar syrup and a cup of water. Let this all come to simmer. Serve in a tumbler and garnish with a cinnamon stick, sit yourself down, open a good book, sit back and relax.

There you have it, I just planned the perfect Friday night for you. I hope you enjoy sampling the recipes, being experimental and investive yourself, as well as trying new recipes for yourself. Let me know how you get on in the comments section below.

This article was written with my friends at ILoveGin.com, discover all the amazing gins they have and sign up to try different gin samples every month! Perfect for the colder months.  Plus they have some more super delicious Gin recipes and plenty of imaginative ways to enjoy.



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