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Adnams Smidgin Dry Gin

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  • £26.99
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Selected by Laura Willoughby MBE

Laura Willoughby MBE is the founder of the world’s largest mindful drinking organisation, Club Soda, and the UK’s foremost expert in low and non-alcoholic drinks.


Laura's Liquid Low-Down


"This gin is in fact full strength at 50% ABV but, by using just a smidge of gin with the help of the handy copper spoon that comes with it (equal to half a teaspoon), it can be used to create a reduced alcohol gin and tonic. Despite coming in a smaller bottle and using a smaller serving, Smidgin still manages to pack a big flavour punch and can be used for up to 80 serves, with eight serves of Smidgin equating to a single gin and tonic - genius!"

Read on for more of Laura's expert insights...



This is an aromatic, juniper-forward gin. It has fruity and floral characteristics. The citrus notes in juniper are bolstered by zesty peels and balanced by the sweet, flowery notes of cardamom and the light spice of coriander seeds. Underlying hints of hibiscus lift the flavour and give a refreshingly soft floral finish.



At 0.6% ABV per serving, Smidgin is a great choice for when you are drinking more mindfully, for example, if you have a big day following a night out or a working lunch; or alternatively at the start of an evening so you can take time to decide if the occasion is one for drinking.



This is a great cocktail hack for gin lovers and those looking to drink more mindfully, without missing out on flavour - it’s an easy switch that will help you to keep the ritual you enjoy, whilst reducing the strength of your drink.

 

How to Drink



It couldn’t be simpler to serve up Smidgin. Just mix the provided spoonful (2.5ml or half a teaspoon) of Smidgin with tonic water (200ml) over ice and add a twist of orange zest to get the finished effect in just a smidgin of time.



I have had a love-hate relationship with ice. I used to think it over-diluted my drink. Now I realise that a good solid rock of ice or a few big cubes in the glass, chill the liquid (essential when you are drinking reduced alcohol cocktails), as well as offering a slower rate of dilution. I hate the tiny slushy ice that goes into bad alcohol-free cocktails and would rather get my gin and tonic as cold as possible and go without!



You could go for the traditional Copa de Balon glasses which are said to open up the botanical aromas of gin, but personally, I find that a nice heavy Highball glass, a simple garnish and good quality tonic works for me.



As an aperitif style drink, Smidgin pairs well with snacks such as roasted almonds, herb-based cheeses and crudités with cheese dip or classic canapés like salmon blinis. If you are sipping it alongside a main course, seafood and ceviche are enhanced by the citrus notes from Smidgin. But let’s be clear - you can end your meal with Smidgin too. It goes well with berry-focused desserts such as pavlova, cheesecake or a fruit sorbet.

Product Specifications

Class Gin Size 20cl
Region Southwold, Suffolk, UK ABV 50%
Style London Dry Gin Age Unaged

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  • Drinks Distilled Gift Box Each gift set is housed in our sturdy, eye-catching Drinks Distilled branded gift box, which can house between two-three items.
  • Free Recipe Card & Gift Note All of our spirits-based gift boxes are accompanied by a free recipe card, with insights from the Spirits Guide that handpicked the bottle. You can also add a free gift note, which doubles up as a stylish coaster.
  • Speedy Delivery All of our orders are dispatched in fully recyclable packaging and you can choose from either Express (1-2 days) or Standard (2-3 days) delivery.