I’ve decided to have a little break from the frugal here at Kitty’s Storecupboard and celebrate all things Gin in honour of World Gin Day. I know that there is now a ‘day’ for everything (yesterday was Iced Tea Day apparently), but I am particularly fond of Gin and reckon that this one is worth celebrating.
Another reason to mark this day on the blog (other than ‘I like Gin’) is that Gin is a wonderful and varied ingredient. Recently my friend Sarah and I made a rather fabulous Gin and Tonic Tart at her home which is a few miles from the Bombay Sapphire distillery – a perfect excuse for a blog post! Then, not long afterwards, another friend who is a fantastic baker put a picture of a Gin cake on Facebook and I decided that World Gin Day was not enough – the idea of ‘Kitty’s Storecupboard Gin Week‘ was born!
So, what you have to look forward to in the coming week is:
- Sarah’s Gin and Tonic tart – Sarah’s day job is making wine (alright for some!) and has a lot to say about flavour;
- Vicky’s Gin and Dubonnet Sponge Cake – Vicky is an old school friend who is part of the Clandestine Cake Club and is looking forward to starting her own baking blog soon; and
- (a different) Sarah’s lesson on distilling (and I assume tasting) Gin in Edinburgh –
Sarah has a blog promoting all things women in STEM and will, I’m sure, have something interesting to say about the technical side of distilling, with a bit of Gin tasting and feminism on the side!
So, with all that excitement to look forward to I am going to go and make myself the Allcock family cocktail, ‘Grandad’s Special‘. I’m not entirely sure that I have permission to share the recipe though – maybe if you’re good I’ll finish off ‘Kitty’s Storecupboard Gin Week‘ with it!