My previously reported education in the delights of gin continues to go well.
This week’s lesson comes courtesy of a bottle of Hendrick’s Gin from one lovely friend, and the suggestion to serve that particular gin with cucumber from the equally lovely friend who got me in to gin in the first place.
Delicious, smooth and refreshing, I poured the gin over the ice and cucumber before topping with Fever Tree Indian Tonic and muddling gently for 3sp per serving for a single, or 5sp for a double.
Mr FFF and my mum have also confirmed that this is indeed delicious.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve recently been getting into gin.
My first ever home-poured G&T, I decided to go with a classic flavour that I love and chose Fever Tree Tonic with Elderflower as my mixer and lime as my garnish.
It was delicious – refreshing and zingy with a hint of sweetness from the elderflower – and works out at just 3sp per serving for a single, or 5sp for a double.
Not only do I like food, I also like a nice drink.
You know how some people have a particular drink that they always order? I’m not one of those people. For me, what I choose to drink depends very much on the mood I’m in, and if it’s to accompany or begin a meal, what I’m going to be eating.
As with food, I love to try different drinks and experiment with different flavour combinations – unless I’m in the mood for something in particular, you can pretty much guarantee that I’m going to pick something off a cocktail menu or wine list that I haven’t tried before to see what it’s like.
As drink is so often consumed before, with or after food, I thought it might be interesting to share some of the things I try with you.
We’ll be starting with gin
A dear friend of mine has been introducing me to gin over the past few years. She’s a big fan and I wasn’t. But when we first went to the BBC Good Food Show together a few years ago, I joined her in tasting all of the samples on offer. I must admit, I wasn’t keen at first (although I drank them anyway) but a few years on, I’d started to get quite a taste for it. So I asked for her advice on which to buy. She suggested several, and in the end, I went for Sipsmiths as they had a 35cl bottle available at Asda for £14.50 and I thought this would be a good place to start. I’ve since acquired a bottle of Hendricks from another kind friend and I’ve been trying different mixers and garnishes out over the past couple of weeks.
I look forward to sharing my drinks with you in the coming weeks. If you’ve got any favourites you think I should try, please let me know.