Gin Festival Cambridge

If  you follow me on social media you will know that I went to a Gin Festival in Cambridge a few weeks ago. I had such a good night doing something a bit different to normal and it was a chance to not be just Mummy for a while.

I haven’t always enjoyed drinking Gin, my love for it is quite a recent one. After discovering it one balmy summers evening in a Spanish bar where I was served an amazing, rather large, gin and tonic full of spices and flavour. Being a fan of fizzy drinks an alcoholic drink with fizz is usually popular with me and a G&T is no exception. 

Gin Festival Cambridge

At the festival there are hundreds of different gins to try either straight, as a G&T or in a cocktail.  You can speak to some of the brands and even attend masterclasses.

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Being fairly new to the world of Gin I read through the guide picking out gins I thought I would like. First up I tried PINKSTER, If Iā€™m honest it was the pink colouring of the Gin that sold it to me. You can clearly taste the raspberries and when topped off with the raspberry and mint garnish, with a splash of tonic you have a wonderfully refreshing drink.

Gin Festival Cambridge

Some Gins to mention are SIR ROBIN OF LOCSKSLEY GIN it was my second drink of choice, garnished with pink grapefruit and teamed with the Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic I found what might be my favourite of the night. ELY PINK GRAPEFRUIT, Masons Yorkshire, whose LAVENDER INFUSION is pretty special, and the amazing Gin Festival Exclusive YORKSHIRE GINFUSED STRAWBERRY AND MINT. Sipping on this took me back to a beach in Thailand drinking cocktails and watching the sunset. I also had a gorgeous cocktail, the Drunken Tulip, fruity with Prosecco it ticked all the boxes for me.

Gin Festival Cambridge

I loved the chilled out atmosphere, there was time to read and choose with no pressure to rush. The selfie machine was pretty funny and we got our best photo of the night of the two of us with it. Despite their being alcohol freely available there was none of the beer festival atmosphere that you get by the end of the night.

Gin Festival Cambridge

You can check out my full review of the night on the Gin Festival blog. Go and have a read and see if there are any festivals happening near you.

Gin Festival Cambridge

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21 Comments

  1. May 4, 2016 / 7:14 am

    I am so sad I couldn’t make it! A girlie night with gin is like my kind of heaven! x

    • MummyandMonkeys
      May 4, 2016 / 7:04 pm

      Aww I know, such a shame! We will have to do something soon x

  2. May 6, 2016 / 7:03 am

    I’ve never (I know…sad) tried gin but there’s some you’ve described which I really want to try! #PickNMix

  3. May 6, 2016 / 7:34 am

    This sounds amazing. I fell in love with gin last year and it is now my favourite alcoholic drink. Unfortunately as I’m preggers I won’t be enjoying any gin cocktails over the summer, they all sound amazing though. Looks like a great night out xx #picknmix

  4. May 6, 2016 / 8:17 am

    That looks like an amazing night out! I like gin but haven’t tried most of those you mentioned – they sound delicious though! Thanks for hosting #PickNMix and have a lovely weekend šŸ™‚

  5. May 6, 2016 / 8:24 am

    wow looks amazing! some of my friends are gin fans. me not so much. bad experience at uni! #PicknMix

  6. Helen
    May 6, 2016 / 8:37 am

    I’ve never tried Gin but this looks like a Gin lovers heaven! #picknmix

    Helen x

  7. May 6, 2016 / 11:12 am

    I’ve recently acquired a taste for gin too – I blame the kids!! #picknmix

  8. May 6, 2016 / 11:35 am

    Now this sounds like my kind of festival! I’ll have to see if anything is on locally. x #picknmix

  9. May 6, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    You lucky thing!! Think I’ll be trying a Drunken Tulip myself- sounds so good! Though anything with gin is a winner really #picknmix

  10. May 7, 2016 / 7:21 am

    This looks like a fantastic night. I dont drink gin anywhere near often enough šŸ™‚ I didn’t know there were so many different brands. #PicknMix x

  11. May 7, 2016 / 11:48 am

    Looks like you hd a great time! I am not a big giin drinker but would love to try some of those you have mentioned xx

    #picknmix

  12. May 8, 2016 / 7:08 am

    We have a fun festival near us in August and I was debating whether to go as I’m not a full on gin gmfan, but your post has made me reconsider, the mention of prosecco helped!

  13. May 8, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    I’ve never tried gin! I know I’m very much in the minority there and everyone I know seems to love it. Looks like a fun night šŸ™‚

    Stevie x

  14. May 8, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Although I don’t actually drink gin, this looks fab! Plus I’m pretty sure, given the opportunity, Id drink just about anything! #picknmix

  15. May 8, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    Ooh this looks perfect! I don’t drink gin that often so don’t really no much about it as a drink so I would love to go to a festival and lean some more! How exciting! šŸ™‚

    #PicnMix

  16. May 10, 2016 / 9:38 am

    I’ve never tried Gin before! I never knew there were so many different flavours either. #PicknMix

  17. May 10, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    Oh wow, this looks fab! I’ve only ever stuck to normal Gin and I’ve never seen any flavoured ones around, I need to broaden my horizons šŸ˜‰ x #picknmix

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