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where to get stuff for gin cocktails

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  • 10-12-2017 10:52pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭


    Anyone have a recommendation for where to get ingredients for gin cocktails.
    Trying to make up a gin cocktail 'hamper' for a present. The gin will probably be the Aldi Boyles gin, or Bombay sapphire (think is on special in O'Brien's)
    Looking for things like citrus oils, a suitable vermont, other liqueurs. Somewhere in the Midlands or Dublin would be great
    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,518 ✭✭✭✭dudara


    For citrus cocktails, add lemons and simple syrup.

    For negroni type drinks, add Campari and a vermouth. If you’re in Dublin, Celtic Whiskey will have a decent vermouth selection.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭KAGY


    Thanks, I'll be up in Dublin at some stage, that's on Dawson St isn't it?


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 5,791 Mod ✭✭✭✭irish_goat


    The Headline are selling these. I'd say they could make up one with some bitters or vermouth if you asked them.

    http://57theheadline.com/product/gin-hamper/


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭KAGY


    irish_goat wrote: »
    The Headline are selling these. I'd say they could make up one with some bitters or vermouth if you asked them.

    http://57theheadline.com/product/gin-hamper/
    Thanks, but I'm looking to get something for "fancier" cocktails than g&t
    Actually if anyone has something else to add to this list I'd be grateful
    Aperol or Campari bitters - for negroni / americano
    Noily pratt - Martini
    Cherry or raspberry liqueur -


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,172 ✭✭✭cosmic


    I love an Elderflower Tom Collins - simple (and cheap) to make and incredibly delicious. You could pick up a bottle of Bottlegreen Elderflower Cordial for less than €4 in Tesco/Dunnes/SuperValu which could be a nice little addition to the hamper.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,611 ✭✭✭✭errlloyd


    Harvey Nichols in dd have kits with various garnishes, tonics etc. Good for inspiration, even if you wanna go diy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,253 ✭✭✭donnacha


    Lidl have a Gin fusion kit which could make a nice addition:
    https://www.lidl.ie/en/Christmas-Food-Range.htm?articleId=4630

    Baggot St wines sell something similar:
    http://baggotstreetwines.com/gifts/spirit-gifts/gin-fusion-kit?___SID=U


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭KAGY


    Picked up some stuff in tescos (campari, martini Rosso), most of the rest I got in Sweenies in Glasnevin as I was passing
    I'm sure Ill be adding tp it so I'll keep the other suggestions I'm mind


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