Monday, 1 July 2013

Wimbledon Inspired Gin cocktails with #cbias

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I am not particularly sporty if I can help it, as a rule I do not watch it on television or engage in it on a personal level (although sadly that is now changing thanks to another review, sob cry I ache today, but that’s another story!).

But when Bombay Sapphire gin was on offer as an incentive to watch Wimbledon, tennis suddenly looked a whole lot more appealing!  I am feeling particularly frazzled lately, youngest was especially wild tonight… so sitting on a blanket with hubbie to watch the highlights from Wimbledon was actually quite relaxing.  The fact I had a big fat cream scone to accompany my tasty cocktail did not hurt either!!!

I picked the theme for our snack and gin cocktail session to include strawberries because they are a huge part of Wimbledon.  I did a little search on the Internet and stumbled upon a lovely strawberry gin cocktail recipe.  Then headed off to our local supermarket The Co-operative quick smart to get the ingredients sorted:

1 strawberry (another to decorate if your feeling inspired!)
2 fresh basil leaves
2 teaspoons of white sugar
Ice cubes
2 fluid oz of Bombay Sapphire
1 fluid oz of fresh lemon juice
3 fluid oz of club soda (we had to improvise as they only had soda water)

It was quite simple to make and delicious and very refreshing!  I was not entirely convinced about having basil in there, but it worked well and the flavours seemed to compliment each other quite nicely!  Hubbie is impressed not only was my company was given willingly to watch the tennis; but he also got to enjoy a cocktail with me.

The end result was two very chilled out parents, ready to face tomorrow!  But seeing as the cocktail was such a success we might be up scaling our intimate picnic and including some dear friends.  Am sure they would benefit from a decent Bombay Sapphire gin cocktail too!  I have found a few more on the Bombay Sapphire website so I think we could start to experiment  and actually tennis is okay really, lots of men in shorts, its definitely growing on me!


  1. yum that sounds delicious! x

  2. SlummySingleMummy2 July 2013 at 15:51

    You definitely can't beat a good gin cocktail and the strawberry one sounds perfect for Wimbledon. I actually find watching the tennis really relaxing - I think it's the ball going backwards and forwards, it's quite hypnotic.

  3. Tennis is deeply relaxing (especially with a G&T) - unless it's a shouty women's match - worse than listening to my kids yelling at each other!!

  4. Someone looks rather pleased with their drink, but I can see why. It sounds really really nice.

  5. That looks lovely x