Friday, 19 October 2018

G&T with ice please...

I very rarely drink alcohol and I can honestly say I never thought I would be writing a blog post about Gin. However, as of late I have been loving creating a variety of Gin concoctions, one of which I wanted to share with you all today. 

Gary is a huge Gin lover and has always enjoyed a cheeky G&T ever since I met him. Myself, on the other hand, haven't really been a fan - until recently that is. I'm not sure if it's a hormonal thing or because my taste buds have changed but now I love the taste. 

Previously, Gin used to really change my mood in the sense where I could have a glass and feel really angry for no good reason. I also know that Gin is known as a depressant for some people and can change people's emotions making them feel sad. 

This year I noticed that the old effects that Gin used to have on me and my mood has completely altered. I no longer get mood swings or feel angry, I now just feel happy and content. 

One thing I really enjoy about drinking Gin is the fact that you can create something different by changing the tonics and garnishes. It makes the drinking part that little bit more fun for me. 

I received this bottle of Premium Pink Gordon's Gin for my birthday this year and I have been loving it. Don't worry, I've been sharing its contents with friends and Gary, hence why there's only half a bottle left. 

I've particularly enjoyed having a play around with flavours and as someone with a sweet tooth, this is definitely one of my favourite Gins. 

Here's my chosen recipe...

  • 1 Gin glass (I got mine at a Gin festival but you can buy these pretty much anywhere)
  • 1 shot of Gordon's Premium Pink Distilled Gin (Approx 42ml) 
  • 3/4 ice cubes - crushed ice is usually better I think 
  • 2 large strawberries cut into quarters 
  • 250 ML of Elderflower Fever-Tree tonic (Full fat or low cal) 

Stir together and it creates this beautifully refreshing G&T that's perfect all year round. It's a great drink for a girls night in. I absolutely love it. You can also add raspberries if you want additional fruit. 

I hope you enjoy testing this out! 

Please note, this blog post isn't for everyone. You have to be over 18 years old to drink this in the UK.  If you have personal issues with alcohol or an addiction please seek the guidance you need. Here is the link to Alcoholics Anonymous who can provide you with the support. 

Monday, 15 October 2018

Beauty Christmas Advent Calendars 2018

The countdown for Christmas is on. With only a few months to go, it's got me thinking/excited about what advent calendars I would love to buy this year if I could afford to.  

After the huge Zoella scandal last year that was the talk of every blogger, vlogger and customer, I think people are more and more aware of what they are spending their money on and conscious of being over sold a product that quite frankly isn't reaching the standard that's expected. And let's be honest, the cost of advent calendars have again increased in price, so not all of these will be affordable for everyone, but I thought I would share with you what I found that I thought you would enjoy as well. 

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