WE ARE WARRIORS IN THE GIN REVOLUTION
Who is Barcelona Gin?
We love gin. That’s the bottom line.
Most great stories start with a drink, so let’s tell you ours.
We’re a group of friends (and a scruffy, hairy dog called Ruddles). We are united over a common love of all things gin.
We love everything about the gin revolution – from small batch distilleries to lip smackingly creative new gin cocktails. From sexy new cocktail bars to traditional old-fashioned gin joints. And from gin-related snacks to exotic garnishes.
We love drinking gin, whether it’s in the sunshine on a summer’s day or lifting our spirits on those dark winter nights. We love all things gin: food made with gin, drinks made from gin, gin ice cream, stories about gin, gin bars with great views, gin bars with great gins.
We spend our time between London (the home of gin) and Barcelona (the city that changed gin forever). So, this allows us to source and try gin products of all sorts including some which might not otherwise be readily available in the UK. That’s why we launched Gin and Juniper blog. So, join the revolution. Share the love. Gin is in.
Welcome to the revolution!
Steve, Ruddles (and the BarcelonaGin team)
To build a happy place where people who share our passion can find the latest drinks, the best bars, the most innovative bartenders, the best cocktail recipes, the current trends.
You’ll simply have to trust us here – we’re just a bunch of friends who share a passion for gin. We haven’t studied distilling techniques, nor have we spent years at cocktail school. But we know what we like – and since we’re nice people, we reckon that if we like it, we should share it with you. So, look out for regular updates on our current favourite tipple and we’ll let you know what we think of it – and why. And while we’re at it, we’ll drop in a selection of gin-related cocktail recipes from around the world, so you’ll never run out of great ideas.
In the end, we know it’s all just a matter of taste – and we know that when all is said and done, you’ll make up your own mind. We just want to make it easy for you to hit the nail on the head – every time.
Gin has been around in different forms for a long time – but how much do you really know of the history of your favourite drink? How did gin change the world? Which famous people liked a good G&T? Why did cats dispense gin to Londoners in the 18th century? Why was gin known as “mother’s ruin”?
All will be revealed in our regular gintriguing facts segment – updates every month with quirky and totally irrelevant ginformation that you can impress your friends with.
Gingredients in recipes
Gin has many uses and now that the gin revolution is well and truly with us, gin warriors around the world are coming up with new and interesting ways of keeping that gin flavour alive in some of your favourite things. We’ve tried gin cheesecake, gin truffles, gin chocolate. We’ve tried delicious gin ice lollies, gin ice cream, gina allioli, gin and tonic cronuts, raspberry gin trifles, gin pasta, gin popcorn and even gin macaroons. We’ll be sharing some of these great recipes over the coming months, so if you have any great gin recipes you’d like to share with us, please post them on our Facebook community page. We need to share the love and if they’re really good, we may even feature them right here on our blog.
Gin the news
Bite-size chunks of gin-related news, brought to you by our faithless newshound, Ruddles. We hope it will whet your appetite, keep you up to date with all things gin and generally entertain and inform you when you’ve run out of other things to do. Here, you’ll find what is happening in the world of gin right now. All gathered by Ruddles the gin dog.
Gin lovers of the world unite!
- 5 “go to” classic gins you can rely onIn this new world of 1000 gins, sometimes too much choice can be your enemy. We all know about the recent explosion of craft gins and often they can be quite expensive. So, it’s good to have a handful of “old faithfuls” classic gins that you know you can rely on for a good, standard … Continued
- Gin Gazpacho: for when the heat is on!When the heat is on and you just want something light, healthy and easy for lunch you could do worse than reach for a chilled bowl of home made Gazpacho soup. But we started thinking about making this traditional Spanish summer soup with the help of a little gin, so we began looking for recipes … Continued
- Home-made Pimms – put a little sunshine in your lifeWe’re now well and truly into summer and the social season lies ahead of us. In the UK we have three of the most social events of the year coming up including Wimbledon this week (where people watch tennis and drink Pimms); the Henley Royal Regatta (where boaters in straw hats row, while people drink … Continued
- Small bottle, big label: the story behind Angostura bittersWe recently published a little article about gin and bitters (including Angostura) – a pairing almost as old as gin itself. As cocktails become more daring and our tastes become more and more exotic, we are constantly searching for new twists and flavours to make sure we get the very best out of our drinks. … Continued