We’ve had lots to celebrate lately. The OH has just come through a really busy and important week at work, I’ve started two new jobs and as mentioned before, we’re in the final stages of buying a house. My oh my. I promise I will stop going on about it all soon, but it feels like we’re in a happy whirlwind right now!
A few things that have been getting me through this time include; good friends, films and lovely old gin (in moderation of course…ahem). To celebrate cocktail hour, Aldi kindly sent me a perfectly timed bottle of the multi award-winning Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin (£10.19) with cocktail making equipment, to create my favourite gin-based drink. They know how to spoil a lass.
During the summer I love a refreshing drink to while away a sunny afternoon but this summer of ours is soon going to change (it feels Autumnal already!) and I’ve been craving a little warmth in my Friday night tipple.
My favourite gin-based cocktail is simple; gin, ginger beer and lime with lots of ice. The lovely El from A Thrifty Mrs first introduced me to this beautiful bevvy as a change from my usual G&T; it is now a firm favourite. Apparently this is called a Foghorn, I call it The Autumnal.
Simply give half a lime a squeeze into a high ball glass full of ice. Add 50 ml of gin and top with ginger beer. Give your drink a quick stir, add a pretty straw and slurp away.
What’s your favourite gin-based cocktail?
Disclosure: Aldi provided me gin, cocktail equipment and Aldi vouchers for mixers.