The first gin cocktail I ever drank was in my first semester of university, and me and my friends had a night out. It was James Bond themed so I ordered a Martini, shaken not stirred in Hifi in Leeds. I didn't have a clue what I asked for, I did not enjoy it in the slightest. The bartender was not impressed by these 19yo guys in cheap Primark suits and the cheapest clip on bow ties we could find... am I oversharing again...First gin cocktail you ever made?
The first gin cocktail I ever made was also in my first year of Uni. I did agency work on sporting events and such. I worked a lot of horse racing events such as Royal Ascot, it was at Ascot when I was asked to make one of the few cocktails I had been taught how to make, it was a Pink Gin: Gin, tonic and Angostura Bitters, delicious summer thirst quencher.Favourite gin cocktail at 7pm?
My favourite gin cocktail at 7pm is a Clover Club. Gin, dry vermouth, raspberries, eggwhite, lemon, sugar. Delicious, although I prefer it with a couple dashes absinthe. I also really like this as a fizz, served long over ice with soda. It is a very versatile drink that fits a lot of situations for me.Favourite gin cocktail at 10pm?
My favourite gin cocktail at 10pm is a nice wet martini. 2:1 gin:vermouth, I like a nice citrus forward gin like Tanqueray 10 paired alongside Dolin black dry vermouth and a couple dashes of orange bitters. Recently I've really enjoyed 58 Gin when I've seen that around. Martin Miller Westbourne is also a banger here if I fancy a little more oomph.Favourite bar in the world?
I have a lot of bars that I love dearly, and I will, go to regularly, and I am more than happy to tell you all about it when you are on a journey with me. But the bars I always return to without fail, is Swift, Cocktail Trading Company and Black Rock. Drinks are great and hospitality is always on point.