Ginuary is the month-long celebration dedicated to the quintessential spirit that has been a favourite for centuries – gin! Whether you're a seasoned gin enthusiast or a curious newcomer, there's always something new to discover about this versatile and beloved beverage.
The History of Gin
Gin's history is as rich and diverse as the botanicals that infuse its distinct flavour. Originating in the Netherlands in the 17th century, gin was initially crafted as a medicinal tonic. However, it didn't take long for the British to adopt and embrace this juniper-infused elixir, eventually giving rise to the iconic London Dry Gin.
Fast forward to today, and gin has become a global phenomenon, with countless variations and styles, each telling a unique story of craftsmanship and innovation.
Exploring the Types of Gin
1. London Dry Gin: A Timeless Classic
The classic London Dry Gin sets the standard for quality that gin connoisseurs appreciate. Expect a juniper-forward taste with citrus undertones, making it a versatile choice for a variety of classic cocktails. It's the perfect foundation for timeless cocktails like the iconic Gin and Tonic or a classic Martini.
2. Citrus-Infused Gin: Zest for Life
For those who crave a burst of citrus, a Citrus-Infused Gin delivers a refreshing and invigorating experience. Tonic water, soda water or our Elderflower Sparkler pair perfectly with the vibrant citrus flavour for a sophisticated and enjoyable drinking experience. Garnished with a slice of citrus, a sprig of mint, or a twist of lime, the beauty of a citrus-infused gin lies in its versatility, offering a myriad of delightful mixer pairings to suit every palate.
3. Botanical Garden Gin: A Symphony of Flavours
The Botanical Garden Gin is a celebration of nature's bounty. Infused with an array of botanicals, including lavender, rosemary, and chamomile, this gin transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary.
4. Barrel-Aged Gin: Aged to Perfection
Barrel-Aged Gin adds depth and complexity to the gin landscape. Aged in oak barrels, this spirit takes on rich, warm notes reminiscent of whiskey.
The Best Gin Mixers: Elevate Your Gin Experience with Frobishers
Pairing each classic gin with the right mixer enhances the drinking experience. Experiment with different combinations to find your perfect match, or try our suggestions below:
- London Dry Gin: Pair with our Sicilian Lemonade, Simply Elderflower Sparkler, any of our Sparkling Pressés, or even Orange or Grapefruit Juice
- Citrus-Infused Gin: Pair with our Simply Elderflower Sparkler, Ginger & Juniper Sparkler, Sicilian Lemonade Sparkler or Pressé
- Botanical Garden Gin: Pair with our Rhubarb & Raspberry Sparkling Pressé, Simply Elderflower Spectacular Sparkler, or Apple & Raspberry Fusion
- Barrel-Aged Gin: Pair with our Ginger & Juniper Sparkler, or Orange & Passionfruit Fusion
There's no better time to reflect on the diverse and delightful flavours in the world of gin. Whether you've explored the timeless allure of London Dry Gin or ventured into the aromatic landscapes of botanical-infused varieties, the possibilities are endless.
Don’t forget to stock up on the finest mixers from Frobishers to enhance your gin experience. With the option to build a custom box of 12 or 24 drinks, you can curate a selection tailored to your preferences. Choose from a range of Sparkling Presses, Spectacular Sparklers, Fusions, and Juices, creating the perfect canvas for your favourite gins.
Plus, with the convenience of having it delivered on a day of your choice, you can continue celebrating the art of mixology from the comfort of your home.