With the weather so warm at the moment I need a drink which is really refreshing. Something cold. Something crisp and clean. I want something (I can’t believe I’m saying this) better than a beer. Don’t get me wrong, an ice cold pils would be nice and I wouldn’t kick someone in the eye if they offered one to me, I just need more that that for this thirst. There is, in my mind, only one thing which will fit the bill: a good G&T.

This need is the perfect excuse to crack open a bottle of Adnam’s Gin, which I’ve been holding onto for some time now. Plenty of ice, a good measure of gin, fever tree tonic water and a good portion of lime. Heaven. The gin in question is Adnam’s First Rate Gin (48%) £27.99, not to be confused with their standard copper house Gin, which has 6 different botanicas, this has 13 different botanicals, which are infused into the drink for a wonderful, floral bouquet and a sweet, complex flavour. For me, definitely the best gin I’ve ever had, and with the Fever Tree (widely regarded as one of the better tonics which are easily available (Tesco £1.69) ) probably one of the best G&T’s I’ve ever had.

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Gin and tonic Bliss

When it comes to gin I’m no connoisseur, I’ve probably only had about half a dozen different brands but it is hard to see how any other distiller can make anything which can top this. It’s Friday night. It’ the perfect weather. It’s time  for a long drink!