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Our Little Gin Shack Club – you’ll be “Ginny Glad you Did!”

Here at the Little Gin Shack we want to share our news, tips and exciting developments with you. Whether it be advice on hosting your very own Gin Evening with good friends, delicious food matching ideas, or the latest trends in the gin market, we hope you will visit frequently to enable you to enjoy your favourite tipple to the full.

We intend to make sure we have something new to come back to and enjoy on a monthly basis. Below is this month's offering to keep you “gingauged!”

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Bespoke Tasting Evenings

For between 4-12 people

Join us for a really special evening of gin, matched with food, and some fun facts about your favourite tipple! An ideal way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or just a get together with friends. We can cater for groups between 4 and 12 people, and start around 18.00.

  • Welcome Prosecco with Gin Liqueur

  • A choice of 3 gins – either chosen by you or leave it to me

  • Gins served perfectly as 50ml, matched with Fever-Tree mixers

  • Tapas style food to complement each gin.

The cost per head is £40.00. We can cater for non-drinkers too with a range of alcohol-free options at a cost of £35.00. (would you believe a quality non-alcoholic gin can be more expensive that the real thing!)

Please contact us for further details.

 

Terms & Conditions

  • A deposit of 10% is taken on booking and is non-refundable.

  • Full payment is due 7 days prior to your event.

  • We reserve the right not to serve anyone who appears drunk on arrival.

  • There is no refund for reduced numbers attending as we would have catered for the number in your party.

Neil's Notes

So much happening in The Little Gin Shack.

I have been busy with Lee. tasting and stocking some wonderful new gins for Easter and beyond.

Holly’s Gin has proved already to be an absolute must have! In a 1930’s inspired green glass bottle – think the seaglass that you pick up on the beach – Holly has created a very drinkable gin – served with Fever-Tree tonic and a twist of orange peel. We love it! Made near Truro – Holly has worked incredibly hard to bring this gin to the market. Well done Holly!

Those clever people at Trevethan have also been busy – and for the spring and summer have 2 lovely additions to their range. Rhubarb & Apple and Passionfruit & Orange Blossom. 

 

 

Summer sipping in a bottle – so fresh and light I prefer it over ice with a dash of Fever-Tree Soda.

From our friends William and Rubina Tyler-Street, creators of Curio Gin, we add their namesake – Tyler - Street Gin. A collection of lemons, limes and oranges this makes the perfect G&T! Just choose your choice of citrus rind and sip away.

  

 

Not to be outdone on the innovation, George and Angie have been extremely busy in their still, keeping “Bonanza Boy” busy. To join Rock Original and Rock Pink are two new fabulous gins – Rock Gold and Blue Angel gin. 

 


Rock Gold, with its deep gold colour makes the base of the perfect Dirty Martini. Three parts Dry Vermouth in a chilled Martini glass, and add two parts Rock gold. Place four Queen olives onto a cocktail stick and stir slowly. Sip and cast yourself back to the 1950’s French Riviera!

 

Next up – Blue Angel Rock Gin. An orange infused gin with the addition of Spanish Gardenias, it is stunning over ice or with Fever-Tree Elderflower tonic. Inspired by Blue, Angie’s white Alsatian who graces the back label, this is a must for the warm spring and summer evenings!

A big THANK YOU” to Dave at the Atlantic Distillery for our very eye-catching Atlantic Distillery display stand. It is graced with all of their Organic gins in four sizes – 70cl, 50cl, 20cl and miniatures.

 

We also have some really lovely gift tins – a perfect present for your gin lover.

And finally, Lee made a delicious G&T drizzle cake. Shared on social media we have had dozens of requests for the recipe. So – here you go!

 

Lee's Gin & Tonic Drizzle Cake

The cake is made with the all-in-one method in a mixer; if you don't have one, then you can do it just as well with a hand mixer.

Ingredients

For the Cake:

115g  self-rising flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

75g ground almonds

175g unsalted butter (soft)

175g caster sugar

4 large limes (zested; keep the juice for the syrup)

2 large eggs

25ml premium gin (I used Blue Angel Rock Gin)

25ml tonic water

For the Syrup:

100ml lime juice (from limes above)

15ml premium gin

15ml tonic water

115g caster sugar sugar (see note below)

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180 C.

Lightly grease and line a loaf tin measuring 23 x 13 x 7 cm (9 x 5 1/2 x 3 inches). Set aside.

Sieve the flour and baking powder into the bowl of a food processor or stand mixer. Add all the remaining cake ingredients and mix at a high speed to create a light, airy and smooth cake mix.

Pour the mixture into your prepared tin. Bake in the center of the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until, when pierced with a skewer it comes out clean and dry.

Remove the cake from the oven, and leave it to stand on a cooling rack (do not remove the cake from the tin).

Place the lime juice, the gin, tonic and sugar into a saucepan, heat gently and stir until all the sugar dissolves. Do not boil.

Using a skewer, prick the cake all over and then slowly spoon over the syrup a little at a time. Always allow the syrup to soak in before adding any more.

Leave the cake to go completely cold in the tin. Once it is, you can remove it from the tin and either eat it or wrap it in a fresh sheet of greaseproof and pop it into an airtight tin. It will keep for a few days. No worries if it goes a little dry, just warm it up and serve with clotted cream or custard...enjoy!

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