Take a trip down Gin Lane this Saturday as we dedicate the day to celebrating Mother’s Ruin. Whether you prefer a classic G&T or something slightly more Cosmopolitan like a Tom Collins Cocktail, gin has long been tradition in English society with the average person consuming 10 litres every year during the 1700s, and although we’re not advocating you guzzle nearly that amount there are plenty of delicious concoctions to be enjoying this weekend.
What started out as a cheap alternative to medicine to cure ailments such as gout and indigestion quickly turned into an epidemic known throughout history as the Gin Craze. Gin was the opium of the people; a poor man’s spirit with Bishop of Sodor and Man, Thomas Wilson claiming gin provided a ‘drunken ungovernable set of people’
Bobo Lobo, Evil Eye and Sotano have many gin cocktails on their menus to whet your appetite including Long Island Ice Teas, AK 47, Union Jack, Pink Lady and Bull Frog
Roll back to the 1940s and make a proper martini with this gin cocktail classic.
Gin and It
50ml/2fl oz gin
25ml/1fl oz sweet vermouth
Orange slice, twisted
1. Place all ingredients into a cocktail shacker with a handful of ice and stir.
2. Strain the cocktail into a coupette glass and garnish with the orange.
As the old saying goes “Drunk for 1 penny, Dead drunk for a tuppence, Straw for nothing.”