Where do I beGIN? A signature serve of organic rose gin from @tinkture for your wedding guests? This is no ordinary gin. It is made using David Austin roses, no less! and it even changes colour from amber to a delicious pink when you mix it with tonic. What’s not to love?! Styled by @thegardengateflowerco 📷: @holesintheworldstudio
The first weekend in November, which means .... it’s the end of my ‘sober October’ which means I can have one of these beautiful rose gins. I’ve also done a November flower garden pick of pinks and whites to match the colours of the gorgeous gin bottle and to celebrate my abstinence. I’m amazed what blooms I have, some picked before the frost, some picked today. So cheers to a month of successfully breaking habits 🌹🍸
A friend of Mrs GinThing said I needed to try it. So try it I did. @tinkture Rose gin is very good. It’s not in your face rose like cheep Turkish delight. It’s subtle, perhaps even delicate. But so very tasty. There is a gentle warmth to the gin and a little citrus. I have tried it in a G&T and a French 75. Both excellent. A Negroni is next.
The gin may be the main event but the bottle is a fab support act. I have the wider mouthed bottle. Easier to refill with either a pouch of the gin from their website or any other delights you wish to store in it. It’s a bottle for life not just for the recycling bin. Sadly I’m already half way though the bottle. Shared with good friends over the last week or so in St Ives on the Cornish Coast.
It’s cheesecake time 🌸 Okay, rose gin cheesecake time! ✨ This super easy recipe takes gin to another level, and it’s just so good. You can even make it in individual ramekins for a cute aspect. And of course I’m sharing the recipe with you ✨
💕 Rose Gin Cheesecake 💕
🌸 100g unsalted butter, melted
🌸 200g biscuits (I used Tennis biscuits)
🌸 500g cream cheese (at room temp)
🌸 25g icing sugar
🌸 50ml gin (I used Musgrave Rose Gin, but you can use any gin. I wouldn’t recommended a very dry gin though)
🌸 5ml rose essence
🌸 100g white chocolate
🌸 300ml double cream
🌸 Optional: Turkish Delight cut into pieces
💕 Lightly grease your tart dish; or if using a springform tin, your parchment paper.
💕 Crush your biscuits into crumbs in a food processor; put them into a ziplock packet, cloth over, and crush with a rolling pin. Add your melted butter and mix until the mixture clumps together. You can add a little more butter if it’s still too crumbly. Press into the dish.
💕 In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, icing sugar, gin, rose essence with a handheld electric whisk until smooth.
💕 Gently heat your white chocolate in a bowl. You can do this over a simmering bowl of water, or on very small intervals in the microwave. Once your chocolate has melted, let it cool for two minutes and then quickly fold into your cream cheese mixture.
💕 In a separate bowl, whip the cream until it holds its shape and then fold into your cream cheese mixture. .
💕 If adding Turkish Delight, cut into small pieces and gently fold into your mixture.
💕 Tip your mixture into your dish and smooth out. Garnish and leave to chill for at least 6 hours. Enjoy!
PS: I’m no pro baker and literally experiment as I go along. This was actually for a lemon gin cheesecake but I changed it. Let me know if you attempt it!
What a special, special afternoon chatting with the wonderful lady’s at @david_austin_roses about roses, gin, sustainability and friends... Sue it was such a pleasure to meet you and your girls... Really look forward to next time. It would have been perfect if @edible_flowers was with us...next time hey Jan!
Yes, this Negroni Rosa was the Bomb. And yes, yes this is @_andyappleton ... BUT it was Gnocchi who stole the show, have you ever seen such a sweet little sausage?
Photo by @rosstalling