Summer Gin Cocktails

What with social media, internet broadsheets (Showbiz section of the Mail) and 24-hour BBC World, the news cycle feels like it’s moving faster than a Tour D’ France athlete after a visit to a special Russian ‘doctor.’ The trouble with this, is any good news can easily get swept away in a storm of imminent economic collapse and the start of Cold War 2: This Time it’s Chillier.

For example, while you were trying to figure out the difference between a single market and a customs union, you may well have missed the news that Snoop Doggy Dogg made the largest ever glass of Gin ‘N’ Juice last month. That’s right; 180 bottles of gin, 154 bottles of apricot brandy and 38 jugs of orange juice, went into make the 500-litre paradise cocktail, which was topped with a pink umbrella-sized umbrella, a giant drinking straw and a garnish of melons and pineapples on a sword.

The D-O-double-G knows how to live. While most of us didn’t rediscover G&Ts until sometime around the turn of the decade, Snoop has been a bastion of the botanicals. A General of the juniper. He is truly gin gentry; having been waxing lyrical about the spirit since 1994. We sincerely hope that you’ll join us in honouring the great man’s most recent achievement and sip on some Gin ‘N’ Juice this summer.