According to science alcohol is a solution.

Many people my own age drink to get drunk and have no real appreciation of alcohol. I want to show our generation the beauty of booze.

EdgertonThis gin excites me. It’s pink! The pink comes from the use of Pommegranate in the distillation process. If you ask for a pink gin at a bar, you will most likely get a gin with a couple of dashes of bitters (most likely angostura), which gives it a pink hue. This drink came from the Royal Navy. Warships didn’t have space to store tonic water or other mixers, so bitters were a way to develop the taste of the gin, without wasting valuable space.Tasting NotesI wouldn’t say this Gin tasted like Pomegranate (for those of you getting too excited) but it does have a light refreshing taste to it. There is a slight fruitiness on the palate, with just a hint of juniper to remind you you’re drinking a gin.

Edgerton

This gin excites me. It’s pink! The pink comes from the use of Pommegranate in the distillation process. If you ask for a pink gin at a bar, you will most likely get a gin with a couple of dashes of bitters (most likely angostura), which gives it a pink hue. This drink came from the Royal Navy. Warships didn’t have space to store tonic water or other mixers, so bitters were a way to develop the taste of the gin, without wasting valuable space.

Tasting Notes

I wouldn’t say this Gin tasted like Pomegranate (for those of you getting too excited) but it does have a light refreshing taste to it. There is a slight fruitiness on the palate, with just a hint of juniper to remind you you’re drinking a gin.

Pink 47Pink 47 is named after the Khavaraya pink diamond and was originally found only in their diamond shaped bottle, but due to popular demand (Apparently) they created a more commercial version. The 47 comes from the 47% ABV, which is created after the Gin has been distilled four times. I am always wary of Gins that display any awards they’ve won on their bottle. To me it says that the gin isn’t good enough to hold its own and requires awards to thrust in your face to convince you to buy it.Tasting NotesThis Gin is not for me. It felt too heavy in my mouth, as if the gin was too thick. With this heaviness I would have expected the flavours to be rich to match the warming sensation, but instead I was hit with what felt like an attempt at citrus. I was very confused by this gin and will not write it off forever, but I am doubtful that I will find a way to use this gin. 
Interested in Warner Edwards Gin?Follow them on Twitter and Instagram.@warner_edwards

Interested in Warner Edwards Gin?

Follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

@warner_edwards

Warner EdwardsI tried Warner Edwards Gin for the first time last night and I must admit I’m a little bit in love with it. Distilled in an adorable farm in Harrington, Northamptonshire by Tom Warner and Sion Edwards (Lifelong Friends, how cute is that?), this Gin reminds me of traditional British Farms. Mr Warner is from England and Mr Edwards is from Wales, resulting in a mix of Welsh and English Botanicals.Tasting NotesAs soon as I tasted Warner Edwards I thought Nature. It’s taste and texture remind me of the agricultural ways of Britain. I would definitely describe this as a rich gin, that would suit any season. Elderflower is one of the botanicals and you can almost taste a meadow.The StillAfter investigating Warner Edwards website I discovered their Copper Still is called Curiosity and well the story behind it warmed my heart.’W.E. called her ‘Curiosity’ as when W.E. laid the new concrete floor a cat walked all over the floor during the night leaving her prints. The obvious 'Curiosity Killed the Cat…' with the lesser known rejoinder ‘….but satisfaction brought it back!’ However, the definition of curiosity is a strong desire to learn or know something or an unusual object or fact. W.E. felt that  this was apt so christened our still ‘Curiosity’!’

Warner Edwards

I tried Warner Edwards Gin for the first time last night and I must admit I’m a little bit in love with it. Distilled in an adorable farm in Harrington, Northamptonshire by Tom Warner and Sion Edwards (Lifelong Friends, how cute is that?), this Gin reminds me of traditional British Farms. Mr Warner is from England and Mr Edwards is from Wales, resulting in a mix of Welsh and English Botanicals.

Tasting Notes
As soon as I tasted Warner Edwards I thought Nature. It’s taste and texture remind me of the agricultural ways of Britain. I would definitely describe this as a rich gin, that would suit any season. Elderflower is one of the botanicals and you can almost taste a meadow.

The Still

After investigating Warner Edwards website I discovered their Copper Still is called Curiosity and well the story behind it warmed my heart.
W.E. called her ‘Curiosity’ as when W.E. laid the new concrete floor a cat walked all over the floor during the night leaving her prints. The obvious 'Curiosity Killed the Cat…' with the lesser known rejoinder ‘….but satisfaction brought it back!’ However, the definition of curiosity is a strong desire to learn or know something or an unusual object or fact. W.E. felt that  this was apt so christened our still ‘Curiosity’!’

GommeThe simplest and cheapest ingredient in the world. Sugar syrup. When inventing your own cocktails this is the perfect sweetener to start with.Made up of water and sugar, you can make this in seconds. Just always use 1 part sugar, 1 part water. This makes it easy to pour and just the right amount of sweetness. 

Gomme
The simplest and cheapest ingredient in the world. Sugar syrup. When inventing your own cocktails this is the perfect sweetener to start with.

Made up of water and sugar, you can make this in seconds. Just always use 1 part sugar, 1 part water. This makes it easy to pour and just the right amount of sweetness. 

GrenadineAn ingredient which appears in many a cocktail and is defiantly a must. It is simply pomegranate syrup and very sweet. Many brands taste nothing like Pomegranate, so I suggest making your own. It’s very easy and bloody fun. I promise it will work out cheaper than buying a brand and you’ll be proud to call it your own.Ingredients 
500ml Pomegranate juice (2 cups) 
1.5 cups of sugar
Isn’t that simple?
MethodHeatin a pan until a syrup. Take off the heat. (You may want to taste your syrup to check its sweet enough.)Then pop in a super cool bottle and you’re done. 
Corpse Revivor No2  This drink took me some time to get used to. I will forever remember the first time I made it. A gentleman asked for it and I was happy to make it, but I needed to check my specs as I couldn’t remember the ingredients. He quickly said ‘Don’t worry, I’ll teach you’. He guided me through the simple drink and I gave him an extra Cherry because he had truly been the nicest customer that evening. I’ve never forgotten how to make this drink since. His voice is permanently guiding me through each step.Method
Simply add all your ingredients to a boston shaker, with ice.
Shake. (Apparently you make your sex face when shaking, so keep an eye out next time you ask for a shaken drink)
Double strain into a coupet and add one Cherry (or two if you like them)

Corpse Revivor No2 
 
This drink took me some time to get used to. I will forever remember the first time I made it. A gentleman asked for it and I was happy to make it, but I needed to check my specs as I couldn’t remember the ingredients. He quickly said ‘Don’t worry, I’ll teach you’. He guided me through the simple drink and I gave him an extra Cherry because he had truly been the nicest customer that evening. I’ve never forgotten how to make this drink since. His voice is permanently guiding me through each step.

Method

  • Simply add all your ingredients to a boston shaker, with ice.
  • Shake. (Apparently you make your sex face when shaking, so keep an eye out next time you ask for a shaken drink)
  • Double strain into a coupet and add one Cherry (or two if you like them)
Gin Fizz Don’t get scared by the egg white. I pinky promise you it’s lush. When I learnt about eggs going into cocktails I was a little wary, then I tried a Flip and I was sold. Think creamy. Think fizzy. Welcome to the world of mixology.
Method
Add your Gin, Lemon Juice, Gomme and Egg white to a Boston Tin.
Fill with ice and whack on that Boston Glass.
Shake it. Hard. This isn’t the time to be delicate. Take all your anger out on that shake.
Strain into  your glass (Don’t double strain, you’ll loose all that lovely fizz)
Top with soda and lap up those bubbles.
Bramble Brambles are simple and delicious. It is the blackcurrant squash of the adult world. This drink looks a lot more impressive than it actually is, so it’s a good one to serve if you want to look like the boss.Method 
Fill your Rocks glass with crushed ice.
Add the Lemon Juice, Gomme and Gin and top up the ice.
Drizzle Chambord over the top of your drink. I suggest adding extra flare at this point.
Add Berries and Bam! One brilliant Bramble. 

Bramble
 Brambles are simple and delicious. It is the blackcurrant squash of the adult world. This drink looks a lot more impressive than it actually is, so it’s a good one to serve if you want to look like the boss.

Method 

  • Fill your Rocks glass with crushed ice.
  • Add the Lemon Juice, Gomme and Gin and top up the ice.
  • Drizzle Chambord over the top of your drink. I suggest adding extra flare at this point.
  • Add Berries and Bam! One brilliant Bramble. 
Tom CollinsA Tom Collins is made with Old Tom Gin. Old Tom’s are sweeter than other Gins. This was because when us Brits first started making Gin we were….Crap. So we sweetened it to make it taste better! How clever were we? If you were to make this drink with any other Gin it would become a John Collins. Easy Peasy Pudding and Pie.This shall be my summer drink. I can imagine sitting in a park, on a blanket with triangle sandwiches, cupcakes and a cracking Tom Collins. Long and refreshing. Just what everyone needs.Method 
Ice up your Collins glass (as I always say, fill it right to the top)
Add the Gomme, Lemon Juice and Old Tom Gin,starting with the cheapest first(just in case you make a boo boo).
Top up your glass with soda and give it a quick churn. I say quick because if you churn it too much your soda will go flat and who would want flat soda?
Garnish with a Lemon Wedge and sip until your heart in content.

Tom Collins
A Tom Collins is made with Old Tom Gin. Old Tom’s are sweeter than other Gins. This was because when us Brits first started making Gin we were….Crap. So we sweetened it to make it taste better! How clever were we? If you were to make this drink with any other Gin it would become a John Collins. Easy Peasy Pudding and Pie.
This shall be my summer drink. I can imagine sitting in a park, on a blanket with triangle sandwiches, cupcakes and a cracking Tom Collins. Long and refreshing. Just what everyone needs.

Method 

  • Ice up your Collins glass (as I always say, fill it right to the top)
  • Add the Gomme, Lemon Juice and Old Tom Gin,starting with the cheapest first(just in case you make a boo boo).
  • Top up your glass with soda and give it a quick churn. I say quick because if you churn it too much your soda will go flat and who would want flat soda?
  • Garnish with a Lemon Wedge and sip until your heart in content.