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.
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.
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 I’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.
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.
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.
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.