I'm helping with a gin tasting party (#gindig) on Friday, so I thought I'd do my first "how to" post. It's an exciting time in distilling and spirits. A lot of people say they don't like gin because they've only tried very dry traditional gins (Beefeater, London's, Seagrams, Tanqueray, etc). If this is you, I encourage you to give some of the new brands a taste. They are smooth and aromatic with lovely botanical infusions. Now don't worry - I'm going to lead you through party inspiration, history, spirit profiles and gin cocktails. Hang on to your hats!
1. Inspiration & Preparation
First, choose your theme, invitations and gins. I suggest Paperless Post for invitations; you can choose from paper or online options. If you aren't sure which gins to highlight, go to your local liquor store, ask questions and get suggestions. This article is a great place to start too. Later, I'll give you the profiles of the four local gins we'll be tasting at the party. In the meantime, enjoy this inspiration board. I love the number bottle stoppers!
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