WE ARE WARRIORS IN THE GIN REVOLUTION
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!
- The Italian Job: penne pasta with ginWhat could be better on a cold winter’s day than a warming, comforting bowl of pasta to heat you up from the inside? How about a bowl of pasta that has gin as one of its main ingredients? Got your attention, didn’t we!There can be few more comforting things in the world than a hot, … Continued
- Gin punch: a giant cocktail served in a bowlWe all like a cocktail. But 200 years before the term was invented, we had to resort to other creative ways of getting our alcohol fix. In those days, there were no cocktail glasses, fancy recipes or bartender’s tools in those days – so they turned to punch! In its earliest days, in the 18th … Continued
- Smoky ice cubes: are they really a thing?No smoke without fire? Smoky ice cubes are indeed a thing. And they’re so easy to make. You could go all out and spend a day preparing a fire, smoking the wood and delicately infusing the ice. Or, you could simply buy a small bottle of liquid smoke and add a few drops to your … Continued
- Queen Bee cocktail: a blend of natural honey and citrus to get you buzzing!!Looking for a delicious new cocktail to get 2021 off to a great start? Then, look no further. Introducing the Queen Bee cocktail – a beautiful smooth and healthy gin cocktail that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Silky smooth blend of citrus and honey (with a coffee edge) Mixed from a … Continued