All posts tagged: gin

A Gin Fueled Instagram Diary

Let’s try something new and fun today, shall we? I don’t really refer to my social media feeds very often here (but please, do feel free to follow my Twitter and Facebook), but seeing that I love a good Instagram Diary from other fab bloggers, I thought it would be fun to do one myself and see how it goes. Another quick peek in my life, or at least the fun bits, cause no one wants to see me doing my day  job or slave away at home. Time to get into weekend-mode! Last weekend was a delightfully relax and at times sunny, and I enjoyed it to the fullest. A lazy afternoon in the garden with the kids, a spot of shopping, and to top it all off, a gin-tonic afficionado’s highlight of the year, the annual Gin Fair. Mr B and I made it a date in the shadow of the MAS, and being the addict that I am, I Instagrammed the shizzle out of it. A lot of old friends (Hi there …

Hendrick’s Quinetum

A true Gin Tonic revival! Gin Tonic has seen quite the boost in “coolness” these last few seasons. Once the drink for avid restaurant goers and British gentlemen (or those wanting to be one), it has evolved into the drink of choice of hipsters everywhere. Dedicated Gin Tonic bars are popping up left, right and center, the quality of spirits offered often ranging from cheesy pubs serving low rated liquor to mixologist masters serving the finest spirits. The secret of a perfect G&T lies in the marriage between the choice of gin and, even more so, the other half of this union, the tonic. Complementary at the least, the tonic has to enhance the subtleties and nuances of the spirit, elevating the whole to the next level and making the whole more than the sum of the parts. No one understood this better than Hendrick’s Gin, and in wanting to keep offering the best possible spirits to mixologists worldwide, they decided to research, create and launch Quinetum, a highly exclusive quinine cordial (don’t call it ‘just …

Wishlist Wednesday – Sipsmith London Dry Gin

A small departure from my usual beauty and fashion offerings, but stylish nonetheless. And not wishlist per se, as I already took it home with me, but coveted nonetheless. Two weekends ago saw the 3rd Gin Fair in Antwerp, and as a gin-tonic afficionados (that’s putting it midly), Mr B and I made it a date. Kids happily playing at their grandparents’, we prepared ourseleves for what was to come with a luch at Ellis Gourmet Burger and afterwards, off we went for an afternoon of gin-tasting, cocktail-pairing and all round new discoveries. We saw, tasted and learned a lot, but there was one stand-out for me, the one that kept luring me back, was the Sipsmith collection. They very kindly let me savour each and every one of their offerings, and having never heard of this London based distillery before, it only seemed natural to begin at the beginning, with the Sipsmith London Dry Gin. Their version of the classic London Dry Gin is like a truely sensual woman, well rounded and complex, perfectly …