Prosecco and gin, two of life’s greatest pleasures on their own, but put them together and you’ve got something very special indeed.
Gin has long been a seminal British drink, a pre-dinner gin and tonic being something of an institution. Once the preserve of the equestrian set and the over 60s, this classic spirit has done a complete about turn. The renaissance – or gin-aissance, that the drink has enjoyed in the last 5-10 years, has created a surge in popularity that’s seen a great number of small batch distilleries cropping up all over the British Isles. Much to the delight of gin lovers, new and old.
One of our favourite gins is Warner Edwards, (https://www.warneredwards.com/) who are based in Harrington, Northamptonshire, local to us. Their fabulous German copper still, Curiosity (named in honour of the farm cat who made a path of paw prints across the still wet concrete floor while checking out the impressive still) creating award-winning gins made with local ingredients, including sloe berries and elderflowers.
Prosecco and gin are both extremely versatile drinks and together can create the most incredible cocktails. Work with the botanics that are the most prevalent in the gin to get the best results.
If you’d like to learn more about gin, then join us at The Glass House in Corby for a special gin tasting event with Warner Edwards (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/warner-edwards-gin-tasting-evening-tickets-40074107735?aff=eac2)
If you’d like to have a go at making your own gin and fizz cocktails here are a couple of our current favourites.
Mint Gin Fizz
Refreshing and easy to make – our kind of cocktail!
1 measure of gin, Hendrick’s works well here
Cucumber slices to garnish
- Add the gin and elderflower cordial to a champagne flute
- Tear the mint leaves and muddle them in to the glass
- Top with prosecco and garnish with cucumber slices
Rhubarb and Ginger Fizz
1 measure Warner Edwards’ rhubarb gin
Small piece of fresh, peeled or stem ginger
- Add the ginger to a champagne flute, if using stem ginger add a little of the syrup too
- Pour in the gin
- Top with Prosecco