6 Boozy Advent Calendars That'll Make Christmas Extra Merry

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Advent calendars have had an adult upgrade, which is guaranteed to make Christmas extra merry. Alcohol-filled advent calendars are back in stores and...

The New Gin-Filled Advent Calendar Is Guaranteed To Make Your Christmas Merry

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Gin fans, prepare for a month filled with your favourite tipple because the gin advent calendar is back. This year the creators of last year’s oh-so...

13 Signs You're Obsessed With Gin

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to gin, us Brits are committed. We’re splurging £1 million on it every day and drinking around 19 million litres of the stuff every ...

There's An Actual Job Going Where You Get Paid To Drink Gin

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Hand in your notice and collect your P45, because there’s an opening available for what might be the best job ever. A company is looking to pay some...

Londoners! A Gin Bus Is Coming

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Love gin? Love, ahem, buses? Well your Friday just got 110% better, because news has reached us that in less than a week’s time, London will be home...

Bottomless Brunch Just Got A Gin-Filled Upgrade

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you love gin, then you might want to sit down. A restaurant has just launched bottomless brunch with all the gin you could ever wish for - we're t...

Eight of the Best Scottish Craft Gins This Summer

Christine Babington Smith | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Babington Smith

It's world gin day on the 11th June, yes I know some marketing genius has dreamt this up, but still it's a good excuse for a tipple of this delicious spirit. Gin is having a fashionable renaissance at the moment with a thriving industry, 70% of it supposedly made in Scotland, generating £1.76 billion of value to the UK economy.

There's A Gin Hotel Opening In London And You're All Invited

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Attention gin fans! You can now get boozy on your favourite beverage, without the pressure of having to get home. All you need to do head upstairs to ...

The World's First Anti-Ageing Gin Is Here

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Style

Want to do everything possible to stay looking youthful, but can't bear the thought of giving up alcohol? A new gin is claiming to answer your prayers...

London's Largest Gin Bar Just Opened And You're Invited

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Gin lovers, there's a new bar opening in London and it's about to become your favourite place. Ever. The aptly-named Gin Bar at Holborn Dining Room is...

The Ultimate Gin and Tonic

Victoria Ferran | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Gin, tonic, ice, and lemon. Serving a classic G&T couldn't be simpler, in theory. And yet home-made attempts are often lacklustre compared to bar-bought ones. Access to quality ingredients are not the problem - local supermarkets are awash with small-batch artisan gin brands

A 90 Year-Old Cocktail Mystery.. And Top Christmas Tipples

Victoria Ferran | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Buried deep inside the walls of The Savoy Hotel's American Bar lies a 90 year-old cocktail shaker filled with Plymouth Gin, Cointreau and lemon juice: The White Lady cocktail. It was lovingly laid down in 1927 by Harry Craddock - then head bartender - during an Art Deco refurb at the height of the Jazz Age. But despite many attempts to locate the ancient silver vessel, it has never been found.

You Can Now Send Your Friends Personalised Cocktails For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Forget cards, you can now send your friends personalised cocktails in the post for Christmas. The cute beverages, created by startup company Etched...

Selfridges Are Selling A £2000 Bottle Of Gin

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ladies and gentlemen, we've officially reached peak gin. Selfridges are selling a 70cl bottle of gin for £2000. Yes, really. In case maths isn'...

Lucy Sherriff

Meet The Entrepreneurs Breaking The Rules Of The Drinks Industry - With Sweets | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Mel Goldsmith is one half of Smith & Sinclair, an innovative company trying to change the perception of how alcohol is consumed. Mel, along with he...

Bitterness is Good

Jane Peyton | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

Bitter is a term often used as a pejorative. People can be described as bitter and twisted, an unpleasant task leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, something disagreeable can be a bitter pill to swallow. Well it's time to banish the negative connotations of the word 'bitter'.

Gin Advent Calendar Puts The Merry In 'Merry Christmas'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Gin-lovers, prepare to squeal with joy. Last year we brought you the gin-filled advent calendar from Gin Foundry which, to be honest, was one of th...

It's World Gin Day on Saturday, so Meet the London Brothers Behind the Largest Gin Specific Website in the World

Catherine Whyte | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Whyte

After the dry month of January had faded - and with it the nation's annual attempt at sobriety - I wrote about a number of craft distilleries on the London doorstep. It became something of an enjoyable learning curve, as I ginned up on the social carnage of the Gin Craze of the early 18th century and beyond.

Scented Gin for Shrinking Violets

Fi Bird | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fi Bird

Violets aren't always easy to see; perhaps this is why the Victorians associated the flower with modesty - the shrinking violet. I've often found them under the leaves of less bashful celandines. Once located, there is usually a mate or two on the patch.

Merchant House, London

Dom Ramsey | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dom Ramsey

I love a good cocktail. Unfortunately, I'm not very good at ordering them and nine times out of ten, what looks great on the menu turns out to be florescent pink and arrives topped with the entire contents of a can of spray cream. And glitter. Not exactly the sophisticated look I would like to project, but one I can't seem to escape.

Following Gin to Its Source

Mike Gerrard | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

Rain that fell on Iceland anything from 500-1000 years ago is only now being drunk - and some of it in gin and tonics. The rain that lands on lava rocks slowly soaks beneath the surface, and so dense and extensive are the layers of rock that the rainwater takes several hundred years to drip through.

What Makes a Summer Party Quintessentially British?

Desmond Payne | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Desmond Payne

When the weather is fine - not always a given - nothing beats a summer's day in England and I have gathered a few tips over the years that make for the ingredients of a garden party that will go with a swing.

London's Best Gin Cocktails

BarChick | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Secret Garden is one of the most refreshing and delicious drinks we've tasted recently; served in a coupe glass, the combination of Beefeater 24 Gin, Midori and cucumber makes for a pretty pale green coloured drink with a frothy egg white top and a sprig of thyme garnish. It's practically summer in a glass.

Bang for Your Buck

Ryan Cheti | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

A sense of value is a funny thing. Good value definitely doesn't always mean cheap. This'll be plainly obvious to all of us having bought a cheaper alternative to only find it break on first use. It however, also certainly doesn't mean the most expensive - there are plenty of products on the market that are simply there to exploit those with more money than sense.

Williams Chase Gin: The Distillery Tour

Rebecca Williams | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

I love Chase Gin SO much I travelled for hours to visit a muddy farm in Herefordshire to discover where the magic happens.