7 of the best gin buys for Ginuary
For many, going Dry this January this year has little appeal. Instead, let’s pour ourselves a G&T and embrace ‘Ginuary’…
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This year January has fallen at the beginning of a new lockdown in most of the UK, the third in less than a year for most of us no less, so it makes sense that rather than stepping up for Dry January, Ginuary sounds much more pleasing.
As such, we’re sharing some of our favourite glasses, cocktail makers, accessories, and of course, gins themselves! Scroll down for the ultimate guide to pimping up your G&T experience.
Serve in style
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Take your gin and tonic party to the next level and invest in a bar cart! It’s ideal for when you have guests as you can store any accompaniments, mixers and bottles of gin in the bottom, whilst still showcasing your beautiful glasses on top. It’s a great investment and will take any post-lockdown gathering to the next level. This Luxe Round Bamboo Gold Bar Cart is perfect size for any home.
Read more: 7 party-ready drinks trolleys
Pour with pleasure
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We are obsessed with these individual gin glasses from Emma Britton. They’re seriously elegant, and will showcase your gin concoctions perfectly. The platinum silver ink gives them a unique finish that makes them an extra-special option for those great occasions we hope to have more of in a few months time!
Shake things up
Take your serving skills to the next level with this copper cocktail set. It will help you take your gin cocktails up a notch with its all encompassing kit, including a shaker, jigger, strainer and spoon! The modern design is chic and sophisticated, too, so why not get one for yourself? Currently costing just £19.99, it’s a bargain set.
Savour the aroma
The right glass can make all the difference to the taste of a good gin and tonic, and that’s why we love this set of four Authentis Gin Glasses from Heals. The set of four will fit perfectly in your cupboard and are ideal for entertaining (once we’re allowed again!), or for enjoying a quiet one at home. They’re currently on sale with 50% off at just £25 for the set.
Broaden your horizons
Image: Drinks by the Dram
It can be tricky settling on one quality bottle of spirit, so why not treat yourself to a selection and experience several different drums of flavour with Drinks by the Dram? With this beautiful little set you can try 12 miniature gins for less than £20! You can select your favourites ready for investing in a larger bottle. It also makes a wonderful gift for a gin lover.
The main event
Image: Mermaid Gin
Hand-crafted on the Isle of Wight using ten ethically sourced botanicals, this aesthetically-pleasing gin delivers on both taste and appearance. It has a smooth yet complex blend of fresh organic lemon zest and peppery grains of paradise, with a hint of sea air from locally foraged, fragrant rock samphire. It’s refreshing flavours mean it’s a must for any gin lover to enjoy this Ginuary.