Sunday, 3 October 2010

The Damson Gin Story

This time last year I didn't even know what a Damson was...until a chance encounter in the Lake District last Christmas (but that's ANOTHER story...) that changed my view on Gin forever (note - this still doesn't make me a G&T fan).

So we did our research and learned that Damsons have a very short season (around 2 weeks in September), which coincidentally is when you should prepare your Damson Gin in time for Christmas celebrations.

Fostering the competitive spirit that we have, Ben and prepared our gin to different recipes - which are quite basic and the main difference is that my Tanqueray Gin has less fruit and more sugar, and Ben's Londons Beefeater Gin more fruit and less sugar - stay tuned!

Day 1 - 12 September 2010 - My Tanqueray Damson Gin

One week in... Tanqueray on the left!

Drunk Damsons

Week 3...what gorgeous colour!

A little smile on my face...

How can these little bundles of loveliness NOT put a smile on your face - especially on a drizzly autumn london day...

Add the Hummingbird Bakery to my list of things I will miss about London!