Ginuary 21st: Hendrick’s Summer Punch @ Mona Foma.

“Do you want to check out the festival?”


“Good, because I need to find the gin tent.”

“Gin tent?”

“Gin tent.”

Hendrick’s Gin is one of Mona Foma’s sponsors and gives me a very specific reason to look forward to festival season.

Official sponsors mean official cocktail recipes, so it means we’ll be able to easily recreate the Hendrick’s Summer Punch at home whenever we feel like it! (Also the Hendrick’s Floradora, but I have to keep that one up my sleeves for some other time.)

Last night was also the official end of the festival so I may have gotten a little carried away at the afterparty, hence the late blog post! Though I’m happy to report I stuck to my guns with Summer Punches through till 3am. Early bedtime tonight, I think.

Ginuary 20th: Tatty Devine string lights.

A Saturday night and it’s not alcohol? What is the world coming to? Well, it’s coming to mid-festival madness and mama needs a rest on the couch.

A rest on the couch is even more enjoyable lately when I have these beautiful beasts to gaze at. I bought these string lights months ago from ASOS in a mild state of shock and delight, because what gin products will Tatty Devine think of next? And why don’t I own the coin purse yet? Who can say. The important thing is that I purchased the gin string lights without having any real idea of where I’d put them…

And then my boyfriend gifted me a booze hutch for Christmas. BOOZE HUTCH! It’s still a work in progress, but it’s getting very close to being finished now—and it’s definitely finished enough to be laden with every bottle of alcohol in my house. Laden.

Of course, much to my delight, while I was peering into every nook and cranny for hidden bottles, I rediscovered the gin string lights I’d purchased months ago. And they’re perfect and beautiful and I’m not sure I could be happier.

Light up your gin with gin! And then add some more gin! Because Ginuary. (Okay, because every month of the year, for me. But especially Ginuary.)

Ginuary 19th: Golden Peach Nelly @ Gold Bar Hobart.

Mofo weekend is here and that means some weird hours over the next few days! I’m at work until 3:30am tonight! Here is a drink that Ian, the legend behind Gold Bar Hobart, concocted for me! It is delicious and custardy and creamy and I’m a happy girl.

The Golden Peach Nelly is made of barrel aged bathtub gin, mandarin eau de vie, peach bitters, chocolate & cinnamon bitters, egg yolk and a bit of simple syrup. I can’t tell you any more or I’d have to kill you.

Have a great day.

Ginuary 18th: Kaffir Gin Fizz @ Ti Ama.

It was so hot today that working in a shipping container was one of the more bad things I could have done, and it fried my brain.

So a Kaffir Gin Fizz at Ti Ama on my way home from work was necessary, to soothe me.

But also I still need sleep to repair while unconscious. RIP me. The end.

Ginuary 17th: Seventh Heaven.


Seventh Heaven (No.2)

  • 22.5ml/0.75oz dry gin (I used Patient Wolf)
  • 7.5ml/0.25oz maraschino liqueur
  • 15ml grapefruit juice

Stir well with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.

It’s not Ginuary if I don’t have a comparison day, where there are at least two different recipes floating around on the internet. Today was a fun one because Cup of Zest referenced the original Savoy Cocktail Book recipe in their post with their own measures, so I didn’t have to go far to find the comparison. So that first one’s Harry Craddock’s take on it—the original in writing from the master. But I came across Cup of Zest’s post while on a whirling dervish of a Pinterest pinning session, so naturally I had to compare the two recipes.

Seventh Heaven

  • 60ml/2oz gin (I used Chase Pink Grapefruit)
  • 30ml/1oz grapefruit juice
  • 15ml/0.5oz maraschino liqueur

Shake vigorously with ice and strain into two chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with maraschino cherries.

Cup of Zest rejigged the measures to suit their taste and switched to shaking based on the higher grapefruit content. The Food52 article they linked based on shake vs stir was a pretty fascinating read! The comparison definitely showed the dense and silky Craddock version and the light and frothy CoZ version. Having to choose between the two is a bit like splitting hairs, so I’m just not going to. So there.

(I didn’t keep googling once I’d read Cup of Zest… there are a bunch more different measured recipes out there. Eep. Maybe we can tackle the rest some other time, because I have to work today.)

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