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Alex Mackenzie
12 Best Tonics and Mixers for your Gin and Tonic in 2019

12 Best Tonics and Mixers for your Gin and Tonic in 2019

What is the best tonic water on the market? A question that many of you ask, but it is not an easy question to answer. There are more and more choices of craft mixers and tonics out there, all offering something just a little bit different. How do you decide which to add to your favourite tipple or have on it's own for an alcohol free drink. When choosing a mixer for your gin, there are a couple of things to consider - The strength of the gin - the higher ABV%, in general, the more robust the mixer. A traditional...

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Alex Mackenzie
6 Gins of Christmas

6 Gins of Christmas

It's Christmas and time for parties, drinks with friends and family and an excuse to teat ourselves or to go that extra mile to impress. So what are you going to serve up in order to give you and your guests that 'Merry' Christmas feeling? Cocktails can be delicious, but require ingredients that you only use once in a blue moon and sit in the cupboard untouched for years on end. A gin and tonic is a classic, however we have some ideas of how you can make your gin and tonics that extra special with a Christmas twist. 1. Mulled Sloe...

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Jo Forker
The Science of Gin

The Science of Gin

The Science of Gin Recently I was lucky enough to be able to listen to an alternative perspective of gin as I took part in the inaugural ‘City Drinks’ hosted by Sir David Wootton at the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) in London. Proceeds from the evening went to the charity Lifelites who donate specialist assistive technology packages to over 10,000 children and young people with life-limiting, life-threatening and disabling conditions using every one of the 60 children's hospice services throughout the British Isles.   The main lecture was from Professor Andy Whiting of pHure Liquors who has applied modern thinking and...

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Alex Mackenzie
5 Top Gin and Tonics to drink this autumn.

5 Top Gin and Tonics to drink this autumn.

I love this time of year, when the trees have turned those love autumnal reds and oranges, the leaves are rustling and crunching underfoot and the heat of the summer is slowly declining. It is at this time of year when I start to relax in an evening next to a nice warm fire with a gin and tonic in my hand; autumn is well and truly upon us.  Here I've put together my 5 favourite gin and tonics to give you that autumnal feel.   1. Conker Dorset Spirit Served with Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water and a sprig of rosemary to garnish....

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