It would seem that lockdown has produced a new appetite for a gin cocktail or two – funny that!
Every Monday morning I take a look at the online magazine’s page views - dull for some but deep geek wonderful for me. It probably comes as no surprise to you to learn that the number of days we’ve been in lockdown is directly proportionate to the number of cocktail recipes that have made it to the top of our ‘most viewed’ pages list.
And honestly, it starts my week with a little lift knowing I’m doing good for my community!
Our top 5 Summer Gin Cocktails created and photographed by the gorgeous Gill Murray - a woman who has been known to enjoy a wee tipple or two herself!Out of these, gin cocktails are scoring highest on the list of most searched for drinkies; and so to save you all the trouble of trailing through our Small City recipe archives here are our top 5 Summer Gin Cocktails.
These have all been created and photographed by the gorgeous Gill Murray - a woman who has been known to enjoy a wee tipple or two herself! If you'd like to see more of the same, give her food blog a follow at Gill Murray Photography >>>
Please don’t operate machinery or cars under the influence of gin; instead, throw on your dressing gown / yoga pants / best ballgown, step into the garden and soak up the good bits of life. Because it may be tough right now, and it may seem neverending, but this too shall pass – and until then there is gin!
If you’d like to experiment with different gins then head on over to our Buy Local, Eat Local in Lockdown feature to find your nearest shop or distillery selling or delivering during the lockdown.
That sharp, citrusy punch is why lemon works well the dry taste of gin, but if you like to mix things up a little then this is the cocktail for you. By making a syrup you balance the sour tang with a sweetness. The sprig of thyme then adds a subtle flavour, but it is wam, with a wonderful herby aroma and every so slightly minty overtones. Luscious!
A fruity gin cocktail made with Rock Rose original gin, Chambord and Crabbies raspberry ginger beer. Created by gin lover, Judith Murie, for Provender Brown's annual Wee G & T Festival.
Gingilla was named after my friend Gill, when experimenting one wet weekend! It is really tasty and perfect for those people less keen on the traditional dry gin cocktails
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Gill has taken her freshly grown mint and added it to slices of cucumber, freshly squeezed lime juice and of course a generous splash of gin to create this gloriously fresh summer cocktail.
The addition of sparking elderflower juice transforms this cocktail into a fizzy sensation that you just have to share. If yo'd like to go the whole way with your mixology skills, check out our recipe for elderflower cordial here.
Everything’s better with a good glug of gin, and this sweet bramble cocktail is no exception. The sharpness of the lime balances perfectly with the sweetness of the sugar syrup and when mixed together, it creates a deliciously sweet and sour tipple.
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Passion fruit, Gin and Prosecco make a deliciously fruity combination that goes down a treat while soaking up the summer sun in the garden.
The vanilla gives it a slightly decadent note with mint to liven up your tastebuds and add a flavour of far-off beaches and balmy holiday nights.
Get the Vanilla Orchid Gin Cocktail Recipe >>>
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La Sicilyana offers an online shopping experience for our exclusive range of wines (shipped to UK mainland) and food deli and essentials for Scone, Perth and surrounding areas.
Provender & Brown is open (social distancing applies)
Stocked with cupboard staples.
You can choose to collect your order from the store, have it brought to your car or delivered to your home.
The Perth Lockdown promotion delivers a Luxury Lockdown upgrade direct to your door in Perth and local area! Perth Gin Original 70cl, 4 x Fever Tree Premium Indian Tonic (200ml) and a pack of luxury Perth Gin Fudge made for us by the Loch Tay Soft Fudge Co.
PLEASE NOTE This one is only available for delivery in Perth and surrounding areas (Scone, Balbeggie, St.Madoes, Glencarse, Bridge of Earn, Forteviot, Dunning, Auchterarder, Methven, Luncarty and Stanley)
We are offering pick & mix gin hampers, with over 100 Scottish gin miniatures to pick from to create gift hampers as well as gin gift sets to choose from. We also list a large selection of full sized gin bottles.Website
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We sell a vast range of deli and speciality foods. bread and baking flours . Herbs and spices and dried goods. Teas and Coffees and a vast range of scottish cheese and preserves. Whisky bourbon gin rum Cognac and Fortified wines.We can deliver through out our local area. You can order online or phone.Website
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Our Tap room is offering free delivery to your doorstep of bottled beer within our local area and is also remaining open between 1pm and 5pm to sell bottles and our famous 'Growlers and Howlers' to the public, all in a safe and socially distanced way.Website
Collection of Loch Leven Gin From Loch Leven Brewery taproom or free local home delivery to post codes KY4, KY5, KY6, KY11, KY12, KY13, FK14, PH2 (SW of River Tay)Website
Loch Leven Brewery Tap Room
A small, family owned whisky & craft beer shop in Dunkeld. Free local delivery for anyone that is shielding - Click & Collect Service - Nationwide delivery for all our whiskies - Beyond the Box: Socially Distant Whisky Tastings.Website
Specialist whisky shop offering online orders and events.Website
We are currently offering mail order only: customers can order for free delivery to mainland UK for orders over £40 using code march40.
We also have an offer on almost half price bag in box cider due to being unable to service the hospitality industry.
There is also a new special offer every week.
Methven Post Office
Cockburns of Leith operates free delivery for all of Perth and Kinross, out of their warehouses in Livingston, their manager is Charlie Shentall who lives near Dunkeld and will ensure your contactless dropoff will go smoothly. Wines start at under £7 per bottle and there is a minimum order of 12 bottles and they can be mixed. The website secure shop takes care of the whole process and delivery days may be Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Charlie would be delighted to chat through the wines.Website
We distil award winning botanical "Wild Scottish Spirits" made from locally foraged, wild Scottish ingredients. An natural alternative to gin or whisky these are spirits with remarkable new flavours inspired by Scotland's wilderness. Grown, distilled and bottled on our small farm in Alyth, Perthshire.Website
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