Celebrate World Gin Day with LSA International

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It’s no secret that gin is having a moment. There are pop up bars dedicated to the spirit, you can spend an afternoon tasting your way through different botanicals or tour a gin distillery to find out how it’s made. You can even pick up gin-flavoured popsicles, teabags & sweets on your weekly shop. It’s definitely the nation’s favourite tipple, and with the rise in popularity of the home bar it’s easier than ever to bring your favourite cocktail into the comfort of your own home. Let the good times be-gin with the LSA International Gin collection…

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When is a drinks trolley not just a drinks trolley? When it’s filled with the LSA gin collection. Featuring specific shapes to enhance the aroma of gin’s delicate botanicals, this must-have range of glassware is just the thing for creating your own Pinterest-worthy drinks trolley.

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Subtly flared stems, tapering forms and thick bases add distinctive detail to the handmade glasses, all of which are designed to enhance the taste, aroma and overall experience of your favourite gin cocktail. In celebration of World Gin Day that’s coming up on the 8th June, an expert mixologist has carefully created three gin cocktails which are the perfect complement to the glassware range.

Developed to suit all palettes, from herbaceous infusions to fragrant citrus punches – each cocktail is served in its own special LSA International Gin glass, which one will you try first?

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London Tonic

  • 50ml gin
  • top with tonic
  • Garnish: Cucumber spiral and long rosemary sprig

Place a long, thin cucumber spiral at the base of the Gin highball and fill glass with ice cubes. Pour over the gin and the tonic and garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

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G&Tea

  • 140ml gin
  • 20ml cranberry juice
  • 15ml apple juice
  • 25ml Earl Grey tea, cooled
  • 1 spoon black cherry jam
  • Garnish: 2 raspberries

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and top up with ice. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain and serve in the Gin cocktail glass. Garnish with two raspberries.

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Lavender Fields

  • 40ml gin
  • 15ml lavender syrup
  • 10ml maraschino liqueur
  • 15ml fresh lemon juice
  • Garnish: 1 or 2 fresh lavender sprigs

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and top up with ice. Shake for 10 seconds. Double strain and serve in the Gin coupe. Garnish with a sprig of fresh lavender.

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East West Twist

  • 50ml gin
  • 25ml lychee juice
  • 15ml jasmine tea, cooled
  • top up with soda
  • 15ml lemon wedge squeezed
  • Garnish: Lemon twist

Fill the Gin tumbler with ice cubes and pour over all the ingredients. Stir for 10 seconds and garnish with a twist of lemon peel.