Do we think I might be able to squeeze one last little summer blog post in, before we move over to Autumn? Well, I’m going to try!
The weather is a little brighter today, so I have just the thing to make you feel like you’re drawing summer out just a little longer. Gin cocktails!
I’m not a big drinker, but one thing I do love is a cocktail. The fruitier and more colourful, the better.
With this in mind, I’d been following British Polo Gin for a while on social media and absolutely loving the brand. They just seemed to be doing everything right and I knew I had to get my hands on some. The lovely BGP team sent me some of their yummy gin for me to try along with their fabulous cocktail recipes. So I thought it’d make for a great blog post.
Our first tipple is the timeless, classic gin and tonic. You can’t go wrong!
British Polo Gin is 100% organic, meaning there is plenty of flavour in the gin. And is distilled four times, which removes the impurities and the kick of the alcohol. This means that you can serve the gin without too much tonic.
I’ve garnished the drink with strawberries and fresh basil leaves, as recommended by BPG themselves!
Next is the Chukka Cocktail. A signature cocktail, exclusive to British Polo Gin, based on the classic Tom Collins. This one is Sam’s favourite!
A Tom Collins cocktail is originally made from Old Tom style gin, which is a sweet gin. And as BPG is a naturally sweet gin, distilled from sugar beet and using liquorice as a botanical, this is the perfect match.
For this cocktail you will need…
- x2 shots of British Polo Gin
- x2 Shots of fresh lemon juice (x1 if from concentrate)
- x1 shot of Sugar Syrup
- x4 shots of soda water
- Mint and strawberry to granish
And lastly, my favourite! Like I said, the more fruity and colourful the better, for me. So I love this one.
BPG put this cocktail together for their partnership with Oxford University Polo Club. The pineapple and the blue colour make it a very tropical and to me, it just feels like holidays and summer!
For the Varsity Cocktail you will need…
- x1 shot of British Polo Gin
- x1 shot of Blue Curacao
- 1/2 shot of pineapple juice
- 1/2 teaspoon of line