The perfect vodka summer serves

NB Vodka summer serves

Now that the good weather is (sort of) here, we thought it was about time to offer up some perfect vodka summer serves that will ensure you enjoy NB London Dry Citrus Vodka in all its glory.

Our citrus vodka is the first of its kind in the world so it’s only right that it’s served in a way that really makes our creation sing in the glass… and in your mouth.

Here are a few of our perfect vodka summer serves to ensure your sunny evenings are as gorgeous as they possibly can be!

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The perfect summer serves for your gin

NB summer serves

We know and you know that gin is perfect all year round but now that it’s summer (apparently) it’s an ideal time to spice up your serves.

NB Gin – whether it’s Navy Strength or original – is rather spectacular enjoyed neat, in a classic or a cocktail so here are a few ideas to make your summer serves really sparkle.

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Why gin is everybody’s drink

Ernest Hemingway gin

Did you think gin is a drink only to be mixed with tonic? Wrong! Gin is such a versatile spirit it can be enjoyed in so many ways. The really good gins are even smooth enough to be enjoyed neat.

Here’s a whole bunch of reasons why gin is everyone’s drink… even if you don’t like G&Ts.

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10 gin and vodka cocktails to make your summer sizzle

Vodka-cocktails

It’s June, which means it’s allegedly summer in the UK, so it’s time to start thinking about your gin and vodka cocktails.

To help you get into the spirit (sorry) we’ve selected 10 vodka and gin cocktails for you to enjoy.

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Valentine’s Day: Whether single or in love, you can make it perfect

NB Gin Valentines

February the 14th is fast approaching, to some of you this is just another day, for others it’s a chance to show someone you care.

But why should couples have all the fun? At NB, we think Valentine’s Day should be everybody’s perfect day.

You’re single and loving it!

Although it would be easy to just grab a spoon and curl up with your two favourite fellas, Ben and Jerry and a cheeky gin, you’re not going to!

So what if you’re single? This is the perfect opportunity to dedicate another day to you! Let’s be honest, there aren’t enough days in the week to dedicate to Yours Truly!

Be your own Valentine. Start the day with your favourite brekkie, even if it’s a bit naughty. The diet can go on hold for a day.

Chocolate spread on toast or Eggs Benedict? Do it!

Start the day the way you mean to go on. Do the things that make YOU happy, whether that’s a long bike ride or some retail therapy, enjoy some time to yourself!

You AND your friends are single! Perfect!

What could be better? Mate dates are so much more fun than real dates anyway! None of that awkward chatter as you get to know each other, and you’re way past the stage where you question whether pinching one of their chips is acceptable or not.

So you’re a couple…

For you couples that aren’t into all the romance, don’t feel forced into a stereotypical candlelit dinner.

You love each other so have YOUR perfect day, just the way YOU want it. Celebrate with your other half in your own little way. Whether that’s skydiving or playing chess with each other, whatever you both enjoy – go do it!

Maybe you love the traditional, romantic Valentine’s Day with roses and chocolates, then great. There’s nothing wrong with some good old fashioned romance, especially on February 14th.

Whether you’re single, attached, or even if your Facebook status is ‘it’s complicated’ you can make Valentine’s Day 2016 the best one ever.

In its essence, Valentine’s Day is about caring for each other and at NB, we think that’s perfect, no matter how you do it.

NB is driven by one thing: Perfection. We create world-class London Dry gin and London Dry citrus vodka. Perfection cannot (and should not) be rushed. Ever.

That’s why our perfect spirits should be enjoyed slowly. Our gins, both Navy Strength and standard, are so pure and refined that they can be enjoyed neat. A perfect pleasure as a sipping drink, or in a classic G&T with Fever Tree tonic.

For the perfect experience, enjoy NB slowly and responsibly.

VIDEO: How to make a classic NB Gin & Tonic

The Gin & Tonic. It’s a classic. Gin and tonic goes together like… well, like gin and tonic.

It’s the ultimate tipple after a long day in the office, or perhaps even a day of parenting duties!

The beauty is in its simplicity. For our NB G&T, we like to garnish with a wedge of orange but you can experiment with all sorts of different options if you’re feeling adventurous!

Does it get any easier than Fever Tree Tonic (we like the Naturally Light option), NB Gin, lots of ice and a wedge of orange? No. It doesn’t. So what are you waiting for?!

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How to make a Ramos Gin Fizz that will blow your mind!

Ramos Gin Fizz

Legend has it that after barman Henry Ramos invented this firecracker cocktail back in 1888, he employed a group of “shaker boys” who would shake the ingredients vigorously for five minutes, to keep up with the demand.

Thankfully, we at NB Gin don’t need to talk anyone into shaking our Ramos Gin Fizz for us today as we only make our cocktails for ourselves and, let’s be honest, a good cocktail shake can be passed off as a workout, can’t it?

We’ll say this quietly… but you could also use a blender if you’d prefer a less active method of making your Gin Fizz. Of course, Mr Ramos would be absolutely disgusted at that notion if he were around today.

The Ramos Gin Fizz, with just the right amount of NB Gin, is one of those cocktails that makes you ask yourself why you don’t make cocktails more often.

Get the ingredients right and it will blow your mind, trust us!

As with all cocktails, there are a few variations, and we’d encourage you to experiment a little.

The other thing to bear in mind with the original Ramos Gin Fizz recipe is that it includes raw egg white. There are obvious risks in this so it’s really up to you if you want to include this. Powdered egg white is a good alternative for those who have concerns.

Think about whether you want to use lemon or lime juice in your Gin Fizz. Dryer gins tend to work better with lime, which is what we would go for, but it’s entirely down to your preference.

Ingredients

  • 2oz NB Gin
  • 1oz lime juice
  • 1oz cream
  • 1oz simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water)
  • Few drops of orange flower water
  • Drop of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white (or powder)
  • Soda water to top off
  • Ice

This stunning drink really couldn’t be simpler to enjoy. Add all the ingredients to a shaker (or your blender if you’re being lazy) but don’t add the soda at this stage.

The longer you can shake the ingredients, the better the result. Let’s say two minutes for this part. Next, add the ice and get ready to shake like it is the last cocktail you will ever make… although we truly hope it won’t be.

When you have a cold, frothy, inviting mixture then it’s time to enjoy it. Strain it into a glass, top it off with a little soda water and then – this is the best bit – drink it!

What’s your favourite NB Gin cocktail? Have you invented your own? We’d love to hear from you. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook here for more news and prizes.

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