Today's post is brought to you by Gin, my new BFF. Please don't feel bad for me because my only friend is alcohol, gin is a great listener and always keeps my spirits high! OK, ok, I'm just kidding, I have real life BFFs who I am sure don't appreciate being replaced with booze. But seriously, I've been having a love affair with gin, it's just so delicious.
I had been lusting after a new variety on the market, but I am so frugal, it took me a good month to talk myself into buying it. My old
best friend tried and true standard was Bombay Sapphire Gin, which I have long loved. The new bottle I wanted: Hendrick's Gin. I had heard a lot of great reviews, and it comes in such a cute bottle (not to downplay Bombay Sapphire's packaging, it is quite elegant as well), my problem was that Hendrick's was more expensive and unknown, and well I hate wasting money. But, I took the plunge, and have not regretted it at all!
Not only is Hendrick's gin delicious, but the flavor is so different from Bombay Sapphire that I don't have to
defriend forget about my first gin love, instead I can enjoy them in different ways. While I still prefer Bombay in a straight gin and tonic, Hendrick's for me is a way to get down with gin in a more fruity or floral way. To compare the two quickly I would say that Bombay is more botanical, and Hendrick's is more mellow. But it's gin, which means its going to be herbal, warm and only appeal to a few people in the room. And that is totally OK with me.
This drink recipe is pretty simple, I literally had everything on hand in my house, but maybe that's because I like cocktails. Whatever, no judgement here.
ALL YOU NEED:
Gin - I used Hendrick's here, but there are plenty of options
Sparkling water - I had a bottle of San Pellegrino on hand, any bubbly water would do
Squeeze one half of a lime (into the glass, not all over your table as shown above)