Gin is the reigning champion of summer. It's a versatile, strong-yet-delicate liquor that can be infused with any flavour profile you want (and we've seen some pretty crazy ones). But what makes gin such a great choice for sultry summer nights? Let's discuss.
First of all, gin is light. While it packs a punch, the alcohol content is on par with vodka—and in most cases, less than rum. Gin is also easy to drink straight because of its smooth taste. So if you're not wanting to down a mouthful of sweet juice at a BBQ or during your summer picnic, gin is the way to go.
Second, there are endless ways to mix up a gin cocktail, and it's super easy to keep your drinks on theme for whatever summer adventure you're on. Want an ocean blue drink (with actual ocean in it) for your beachside vacation? Add tonic water and blue curacao for an easy-to-make and delicious concoction. If you're staying around home but want to feel like you're lounging on a patio in Spain, whip up a pitcher of sangria blanca by adding white wine and diced fruit to a shaker full of ice and gin
What is gin?
Well, it's very simple. Gin is a distilled alcoholic beverage that derives its predominant flavour from juniper berries (Juniperus communis).
Gin can be made anywhere in the world, and it's known by different names depending on the place and process of origin. Gin can be produced by either pot distillation or column distillation. It can also be flavoured with botanicals other than juniper berries.
You can't go wrong with gin—whether you're talking about the classic G&T or something a little more creative. Here are a few of our favourite Heads + Tails cocktails which are sure to tickle your taste buds:
The Heads + Tails signature blend of this classic Italian Aperitivo is a tantalisingly delicious ready-to-drink cocktail. It's made with Gin, Campari bitters, and sweet vermouth. We mix these tasty ingredients in a proprietary blend to create a perfectly bittersweet balance with dry citrus notes and a delicate spicy finish.
The Heads + Tails signature blend of this 1930's classic is a delightfully fresh take on gin, apricot liqueur and dry apple cider. It's the perfect example of how to make a delightfully delicious drink without sugar and citrus. Perfect as a gift or simply to indulge in cocktail-bar-quality drinks from the comfort of your own home.
Gin Mix & Match Sets
If you’re anything like us at Heads & Tails, you’d like to pick & choose a few! Luckily, we’ve got a mix & match option which could save you up to 15%.