Itchy eyes, runny noses and a constant stream of sneezes – many of us out there are seasonal sufferers of the almighty Hay-fever. We are left with symptoms that make us want to shut out Summer and avoid the outside altogether. But here at Hogarths, we want you to enjoy the magic that is the British Summertime and we have a rather creative cure that will hopefully ease those sniffly symptoms. 

For many years, the glorious Gin and Tonic has been famous for its medicinal effects. Since its unearthing in the early 1800s, the G&T has helped many ailments such as Malaria, Liver Disease, Joint Pain and now even the side effects of Hayfever. As we know, Quinine (found in many tonics) sourced from the Fever Tree – hence why the brand got its name – has been proven to do be the perfect remedy time and time again. 

All Hail The Hay-Fever Helper

According to Asthma UK, you can find some help in clear spirits such as gin and vodka, which have a relatively low histamine content. The histamine being what causes the symptoms of Hayfever in the first places. But while sipping a G&T won’t fully cure Hayfever symptoms fully, it is definitely something we are willing to try!

As more and more studies are developing about the health benefits of the great G&T, at Hogarths we recommend a gin of choice if you wish to ward off any runny noses or itchy eyes in our wonderful beer gardens this summer season. Developed and created in 2017, Warner Edwards Honey Bee gin would be one of our top choices for those of who wishing to prevent those sneezy symptoms. Research has shown that honey has the ability to relive Hayfever symptoms as a spoonful contains small amounts of the pollen many of us have an allergy to, prolonged exposure results in a build-up in immunity and voila…symptoms can be relieved. 

 So if you want to combine two wonderful Hayfever cures then grab yourself a perfect serve of Honeybee Gin and save yourself from the pesky pollen whilst enjoying a glorious G&T at Hogarths this summer. 

Saturday 8th June marks one of the best gin events in the calendar and we will be celebrating ‘World Gin Day’ throughout our palaces across the weekend. During this fantastic day, get yourselves to Hogarths and try some of our 100 phenomenal gins that we have to offer. So whether you are a gin fanatic or a newbie to gin, you will definitely find a gin that floats your boat.

Where did the celebrations beGIN?

Founded by Neil Houston 2009 – this fantastic day was born from a bright idea Neil had to meet up with friends in Birmingham and share a gin (or two). One of Neil’s friends including fellow gin enthusiast Emma Stokes, decided to take the Gin party to a quaint bar in Soho, London called Graphic in 2010. Since then, the day has grown and grown and now reaches a more extensive audience. 

In 2013, Emma took charge and decided to make the day bigger than ever creating social media platforms to promote the celebration. As of today, World Gin Day is celebrated in over 30 countries globally and has a fan base of over 200 million on social media networks. It really is GINsane! 

How this year is going to be the best yet?

To really throw a celebration we like to give something back to everyone. This year we have asked all our gin loving customers to visit their favourite Hogarths and bring with them a can of beans…….yes a tin of baked beans! Why? Because if you bring a can of beans into us in return we will give you a free Zymurgorium perfect serve, that’s a 50ml measure of gin, premium mixer and garnish. Seems like a fair swap right? And what about the beans? We’ll be donating them to local food banks.

With World Gin Day moments away, the teams across our Hogarths have also worked together to give you a chance of winning some amazing prizes this weekend. To celebrate, each of our 13 Hogarths are creating individual World Gin Tray based on which Gin you vote for! Each week YOU have chosen gins to feature in our World Gin Tray and as the weeks have passed, the general public has chosen some of our favourite gintastic tipples to showcase in our trays. 

So with the winners of each round featuring the likes of Tanqueray, Hendricks, Pinkster and Zymurgorium – get yourselves to your local Hogarth’s Facebook page to vote for you next favourite gin. Winners from each Hogarth’s are chosen at random and presented with our fantastic ‘chosen by you’ gin tray to enjoy with those around you. So from all of us at Hogarth’s – Happy World Gin Day – get voting and give yourself a chance to win something GINspirationa

Hogarths has been the patron for glorious gins for many, many years. But did you know…Hogarths is not ‘just a gin palace’ – we also serve a wide range of incredible rums, ales, vodkas, wines and classic cocktails that will certainly keep you coming back for more. 

With the summer well and truly underway, many of us are running out of work and home with enough time to grab a drink. Here at Hogarths, we love everything about the summer season so we have a range of incredible cocktails for you to come and try whilst basking in the wonderful weather. 

Classic Cocktails Perfected By Us

  • The Bramble  

Infused with foraged forest fruits, this gin based cocktail is definitely one of our favourites. Created with Beefeater Gin, Lemon Juice and Gomme Syrup this fruity fantasy takes you straight out of the bar and flings you back to the days of picking fruits straight from the brambles. 

  • The Mojito 

This Cuban classic is straight out of Havana. With rum as its staple tipple, we use Barcardi to give our Mojito the magic it deserves. Concocted with Gomme Syrup, soda and a helping handful of mint leaves to give the Mojito mintiness that we have all grown to adore. 

  • June Bug

Want to have them holiday feels? Then definitely try our June Bug a sight you’d easy see a tropical beach. Consisting of Malibu, Midori, banana liqueur and pineapple juice. Shaken hard over crushed ice. 

  • The Rhubarb Rumble 

Definitely one of your firm favourites – this ginspirational cocktail combines the wonderful Edinburgh rhubarb gin and Advocat with a squeeze of lime juice, rhubarb bitters and finished with a dazzling dash of apple juice. If you’re new to gin, or new to Hogarth’s – come in and start your evening with one of these. 

  • Pink Lemonade

This alcohol free beauty will keep your thirst quenched and feeling beyond hydrated throughout these summer months. Tangtastically terrific our homemade pink lemonade mocktail combines strawberries, mint and lime muddled together with fresh lemonade for a refreshing kick of citrus tang. 

So whether you love gin or love spending time in the wonderful weather, come along to Hogarth’s this summer and enjoy our range of amazing cocktails that will keep you hydrated again and again and again. 

Elderflower G&T Ice pops – taste as good as they sound!

Days are getting longer, temperatures soaring and us Brits are eagerly anticipating a great summer. It goes without saying summer is right around the corner and here at Hogarths we love to share ideas to keep your taste buds tingling.  

As you know, we adore gin. Whether it be a classic London dry or a fruity favourite – everything that has evolved from the simple G&T is just magic, magic magic. So with some hocus pocus, a pinch of alcazam and a whole heap of abracadabra – you can rustle up so amazing Gin based treats that will keep your gincredible thirst quenched no matter what the weather brings – it is Britain after all. 

We ask you – is there anything better than kicking off your shoes, lying back in the garden waiting for the BBQ to fire up and tempting your taste buds with a delicious ice lolly to cool you down in the sizzling sun. Well if you’re feeling hot, hot, hot – have a go at recreating this amazing G&T ice pop recipe for those quiet nights in the garden or wow your friends at the next BBQ with these amazing treats. 

To make these ice pops sound even more tempting – courtesy of the brilliant brains at ‘Pinch of Nom’ these G&T popsicles at just a measly 1.5 syns each – you can enjoy your favourite G&T without worrying about your next weigh in. All you need is your favourite gin, a perfect tonic, some lolly moulds (available on Amazon) and some friends to enjoy them with – if you’re feeling ginerous. 

What you need:

50 ml Gin (For 6 syns) you can use more. We used Sipsmith.

200 ml Low calorie tonic (We recommend Fever tree)

50 ml Teisseire 0% Elderflower Squash (or any squash at 0% sugar)

What to do:

Step 1

Pour a G&T – just to keep you going until these pops are ready.

Step 2

Mix all the liquids in a jug. Fill 4 Popsicle mounds until they are 3/4 full. It is important not to overfill them as they will expand in volume when frozen.

Step 3

Freeze for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight.

Pour another G&T whilst waiting for your popsicles to freeze

Once frozen – enjoy straight from the freezer

The blissful sunshine of summer has been shining this week. Making you want to grab family and friends and head to your nearest Hogarths and enjoy your favourite G&T in the wonderful weather. 

As you know, here at Hogarths, we adore all things gintastic. Whether it be a classic London Dry or scrumptiously sweet gin liqueur – your number one gin palace has enough glorious gin to keep your taste buds tingling all the way through this upcoming sizzling summer. Over the years, the Great British fascination with Gin has boomed and boomed and with the introduction of more iconic gins on our shelves it is no wonder that gin sales are going up and up. But those of you who are still yet to dip your tipple toe into the pool of gin – we have comprised a list of the definite top 3 gins brand to get your hands on this month:


This Italian stallion of Gin brands captures the essence of a perfect G&T moment: sitting on a sunny terrace, enjoying the view with your nearest and dearest. Their range of spectacular spirits featuring Original, Lemon, Pink Grapefruit and Blood Orange – Malfy gin embodies the Italian spirit of enjoying the mundane and “Dolce far niente”: the sweet art of doing nothing.


Every bottle of Sipsmith is hand-crafted in genuinely small batches. Every drop of every single batch is lovingly laboured over by hand, by dedicated Distillers. Hogarths proudly serve their famous London Dry and the ever-so scrumptious, good-enough-for-Mr Kipling Lemon Drizzle Gin. Both have a heartiness of citrus and promises to delight all gin fans, young and old, when served perfectly with Fevertree Tonic over ice. W

Puerto De Indiasis

Puerto de Indiasis a Premium Gin manufactured in the sunny Seville region in one of the oldest distilleries in the province of Andalusia. Its name derives from the discovery of the Americas during the time in which Seville was becoming a huge trading port between Spain and the New world.

Their scrumptiously sumptuous Strawberry Gin so succulent its good enough to eat. With notes of fresh strawberry and juniper, this 37.5% ABV gin offers a wonderfully whimsical summer sensation that is perfectly paired with Schweppes Lemonade for a juicy and delightful tipple.

So with the dawn of Summer just around the corner, come and pay us a visit and get your hands on one of these amazing Gins served perfectly – just as it deserves to be. 

With Easter weekend here and temperatures set to sore, at Hogarths we want to welcome the warmer weather with open arms and introduce a gin that will definitely be a summer staple. Puerto de Indias.

 Gin Glorious Gin

With years of expert distillery under their belts, the brains of Puerto de Indias have produced a triage of glorious gins that will definitely put the fierce in your fiesta.

  1. Their Classic gin has a hearty body with a citrus twist. At 40% ABV, this Sevillian beauty emphasises Spanish flavours macerating flavours of lime, grapefruit and orange to create a clean and crisp gin perfectly paired with a Mediterranean Tonic.  
  2. Next up, their scrumptiously sumptuous Strawberry Gin so succulent its good enough to eat. With notes of fresh strawberry and juniper, this 37.5% ABV gin offers a wonderfully whimsical summer sensation that is perfectly paired with Schweppes Lemonade for a juicy and delightful tipple.
  3. Finally, their Pure Black Edition is inspired by Andalusian Springs and promises a symphony of floral delight such as orange, lemon and orange blossom and with a 40% ABV – this pure edition gin is one for all you classic G&T lovers out there. 

What’s In The name?

Puerto de Indiasis a Premium Gin manufactured in the sunny Seville region in one of the oldest distilleries in the province of Andalusia. Its name derives from the discovery of the Americas during the time in which Seville was becoming a huge trading port between Spain and the New world. With the literal translation being “Indian Ports”, it’s clear that the creation of this brand wanted to focus heavily on the significance of sharing brilliant new flavours and ideas around the world. 


Dating back to the 1800s, Puerto de Indias’ distillery history emerged when an immigrant carrying the name Izaguirre travelled to Carmona when fleeing the war. He settled on the land, that now houses the distillery, and decided to begin creating a series of spirits using traditional copper methods. Throughout time, these facilities have witnessed the birth of wonderful products such as anisette, Pacharan and most recently three glorious types of gin: Strawberry, Classic and Pure Black Edition. 

So with three gorgeous gins to choose from and Hogarths stocking their scrumptious Strawberry edition, come along to your nearest glorious gin palace to try the gin that most definitely will be a summer staple these upcoming mouth-watering months.