INTERNATIONAL G&T DAY: WHICH GIN ARE YOU?

It's International Gin & Tonic Day, so why not find out which gin matches your personality best and indulge in your new favourite gin-based cocktail?
INTERNATIONAL G&T DAY

Who doesn’t love a refreshing G&T? If it’s your tipple of choice, then it’s a good time to be alive!

In recent years it has become the trendiest craft spirit going – and with that, it has opened up a whole new world of boozy adventures for gin-lovers, with a stronger emphasis on experimenting with new flavours and supporting local distillers.

It’s International Gin and Tonic Day, so there’s never been a better time to indulge in the smooth spirit and here at Luxe HQ, we’ve curated some fabulous gins and cocktails to suit every personality and mood.

Here are some of our favourites. What’s your gin of choice and what does it say about you?

DAFFY’S GIN

DAFFY GIN

Cool and quirky. You’re creative but you’ve still got your feet on the ground. You’re the friend that’ll be fashionably late to the party but will never forget to bring a bottle of booze to share!

TRY THIS COCKTAIL:
50ml Daffy’s
25ml fresh lemon
12.5ml raspberry syrup
25ml egg white  

Mix it all together in a shaker and enjoy in a goblet. Garnish with a mint leaf – maybe add a dash of Prosecco if you’re craving something fizzy.


BATHTUB GIN

BATHTUB GIN

Chilled and sweet, you’re an easy going person that’s easy to talk to. You prefer having a quiet night in than going out and painting the town red. Everyone can always count on you to give quality advice.

TRY THIS COCKTAIL
50ml Bathtub Gin
50ml Lemonade
25ml Raspberry juice

Half fill a tall glass with ice cubes before adding the gin, juice and lemonade and stir. Garnish with fresh raspberries and a slice of lemon.


EDINBURGH PLUM AND VANILLA GIN LIQUEUR

EDINBURGH-PLUM-AND-VANILLA-GIN

A little girly but nothing wrong with that! You’re flirty, eccentric and have the most entertaining (if somewhat embarrassing) stories to tell. You’re open minded and live life to the fullest.

TRY THIS COCKTAIL
50ml of  Edinburgh Plum and Vanilla Gin Liqueur
30ml  Fentiman’s Victorian Lemonade
20ml Cranberry
10ml Elderflower Cordial

Pour all of the ingredients into a shaker and mix before pouring into a gin glass. Add ice and dark cherries to garnish.


SIPSMITH V.J.O.P.

SIPSMITH VJOP

You always see the silver lining in any situation and strive to brighten everyone’s day. Some would argue that you’re a little naive but you feel happiest when being kind to others. Much like a good gin, you provide those around you with reliable companionship and simple pleasures.

TRY THIS COCKTAIL
40ml V.J.O.P.
20ml Rose Tea
20ml Lemon Juice
15ml Sugar Syrup or honey to sweeten

Mix V.J.O.P. with the rose tea, lemon juice and sweetener of choice. Add large ice cubes and garnish with a slice of lemon.


ELEPHANT GIN

ELEPHANT GIN

Happiest when traveling, you get bored if you’re not exploring new things and places. You’d always opt for tagines over Sunday dinners and would rather spend money on a good rucksack then an expensive handbag. Your friends describe you as worldly, cool and outgoing and your Instagram fills everyone with wanderlust. 

TRY THIS COCKTAIL
50ml Elephant Gin
5ml Absinthe
Top with lemon tonic (or use tonic and lemon juice)
Garnish with Mint

Pour the gin, absinthe and lemon tonic to a snifter glass. Add crushed ice and mint leaves and enjoy!


ROCK ROSE HANDCRAFTED SCOTTISH GIN

ROCK ROSE

Creative yet practical. You’ve got a sensible head on your shoulders and always have an unique project on the go. You’re the friend that has dappled in every obscure hobby under the sun and knows exactly what to do in any crisis. You’re the dream maid of honour and never fail to plan the most incredible girls’ holidays.

TRY THIS COCKTAIL
50ml Gin
Lemon Tonic
15ml elderflower cordial

Add all the ingredients to a gin glass before garnishing with ice and juniper berries.


MCQUEEN SMOKEY CHILLI GIN

MCQUEEN SMOKEY CHILLI GIN

Feisty and bold, you’re not afraid to speak your mind. You’re always be the life and soul of the party and the loudest voice in the room! What people sometimes forget about you is that you work just as hard as you play and your game face is unrivalled. You’ve got the perfect work life balance and always ensure to make time for those around you.

TRY THIS COCKTAIL
50ml of McQueen Smokey Chilli Gin
40ml Ginger beer
20ml Lime Juice

Add all the ingredients to a tall glass half full with ice cubes and garnish with lime. 


POETIC LICENSE NORTHERN DRY GIN

POETIC LICENSE GIN

People don’t get the right idea about you. You stick to your guns and would rather be true to yourself than change in order to make gossipers happy. You’re a true friend that you can always count on when you need them the most.

TRY THIS COCKTAIL
50ml gin
30ml Bitter lemon
20ml Pineapple Juice

Add the gin, bitter lemon and pineapple juice to a shaker. Once mixed, pour into a gin glass with ice cubes and garnish with a mint leaf and wedge of lime. 


 

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