Happy World Gin Day!

Today is National Gin Day and 2016 marks the eighth holiday of its kind.  The concept is simple.  Today is your day to have some gin, preferably with others.

Our recommendations?  The three listed here; Bloom, Greenall's and Nolet's.  We like our gin as a shot, chased with a sip of a Michelada.  The tastes of each and together are sublime.


BLOOM is a Quintessential Brand, which began in 1760, in Warrington, North West England.  Founder Thomas Dakin (a Warrington distiller) grew these endeavors, evolved and continues to create quality products.

Today, Quintessential Brands is a global team of 240 independent spirits with extensive expertise in crafting, distilling, selling and marketing spirits brands and private label products worldwide.

  • (1) 750ml Premium London Dry Gin

Here in the States, please, contact Crosby Lake Spirits to locate a vendor.


BLOOM London Dry Gin & Tonic

50ml BLOOM Premium London Dry Gin
200ml Fentimans Tonic Water
3 Strawberries (recommended as it works well with the gin's natural floral's)

Quarter 3 strawberries, place them at the bottom of a tall glass.  Add ice.  Pour BLOOM London Dry Gin over ice.  Stir gently to ensure that the flavors are well mixed. 

BLOOM Strawberry Garden

50ml BLOOM London Dry Gin
200ml Premium Tonic Water

Muddle 3 strawberries in the bottom of the glass.  Serve with ice, top with tonic and garnish.

The English Garden in BLOOM
50ml BLOOM London Dry Gin
25ml Lemon Juice
15ml Sugar Syrup
7 Mint Leaves

Shake BLOOM London Dry Gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup with ice.  Strain into a julep cup and garnish with mint leaves.

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Greenall's is also a Quintessential Brand.  As such, this award-winning gin has been distilled for over 250-years via seven generations, the fruits of master distillers.  The gin is super smooth and contains only the best botanicals, which, are culled from the world over.  This includes wild Tuscan juniper, delicate Moroccan coriander and zesty Spanish lemons.

Quintessential Brands epitomizes the essential qualities behind the world’s most iconic drinks brands.

  • (1) 750ml Original London Dry Gin


Greenall's French 75
25ml Greenall's The Original London Dry Gin
25ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
10ml Sugar Syrup
Good Quality Champagne or Prosecco

Shake the first 3 ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled champagne flute.  Top with champagne or prosecco.

Greenall’s Spring Collins
Fill glass with ice
Add 35ml Greenall’s The Original London Dry Gin
Add 10ml Elderflower Cordial
Add 20ml Lemon
Add 40ml Fresh Cucumber Juice
Top with 60ml Cloudy Apple and Stir

The Shark 75
4 Oz Greenall's The Original London Dry Gin
1 Lemon, Juiced
1 Cup Ice
1 Bottle Blue Soda (Can use Jones Blue Bubblegum Soda)
2 Maraschino Cherries
Blue Gummy Sharks, for Garnish

Add G&J Greenall’s Gin, lemon juice and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake, then strain mixture into serving glasses. Top with blue soda and drop a cherry into each glass. Garnish with gummy sharks on skewers.

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NOLET's has been crafted in Holland for over 300 years of ten-generation Nolet family skills.  The Silver edition was created for a new universe of gin aficionado's, employing botanical combinations which, have never been used before.  It's floral and fruity. 

  • (1) 750ml Silver (Imported from Holland)


NOLET’S Silver Martini
1.25 oz. NOLET’S Silver Dry Gin
Stir NOLET’S Silver with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

NOLET’S Silver Dutch Mule
1.25 oz. NOLET’S Silver Dry Gin
4 oz. Ginger Beer
Pour NOLET’S Silver and ginger beer into an ice-filled Collins glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

NOLET’S Silver Lemon Collins
1 oz. NOLET’S Silver Dry Gin
4 oz. Fresh Lemonade
.5 oz. Elderflower Liqueur
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
Stir ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and pour into a Collins glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

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