When you type in “Gin Sharing Tray” into Google – Hogarth’s is the place you will see. That’s because we provide the best gin experiences in town and no matter where you are – you will definitely find a gin for you.

Spoilt for choice? We have the answer

Our fantastic gin sharing trays provide you with 5 glorious gins for you and your friends to enjoy so you can decide – what is your Perfect Serve. Whether your taste buds crave a fruity finish or a crisp classic – our sharing trays allow you to decide what gin is the one for you.

Our Fab Five

  1. First up we have the beautiful Brockman’sgin. This is one for all you fruity fanatics out there that love everything berrylicious. This aromatic and citrus gin, with an intensely smooth finish, creates an explosive tastes of blueberries and blackberries that will really wow your taste buds. In our sharing tray this gorgeous gin is served with Schweppes Ginger Ale, and a garnish of forest fruits.
  2. Next on our list is the ravishing Edinburgh Raspberry.This scrumptiously sweet gin based liqueur is one for those with a sweeter gin craving. With freshly-picked fruit macerated for over a month and infused into their classic gin – the result is an intensely fruity gin liqueur that delights from the very first sip.  Our sharing tray pairs this beauty with Schweppes Lemonade and a garnish of ripe and juicy raspberries for maximum flavour.
  3. No Hogarth’s Gin Tray is complete without a crisp classic and this next one is embodies this mantra and more. Gordon’s Crisp Cucumber promises asubtly crisp, aromatic flavour of cucumber married with delicious Gordon’s London Dry. Gordon’s distinctively refreshing taste is created from the finest handpicked juniper berries and a selection of other botanicals. It’s the taste that’s made Gordon’s the world’s best-selling London Dry gin. We serve this classic gin with Schweppes Tonic and thinly sliced cucumber discs.
  4. Sipsmith London Dryis our forth and this promises not to disappoint. This is a quintessential expression of a classic, traditional London Dry Gin. Its bold, complex and aromatic finish is smooth enough for a Martini, but rich and balanced enough for the perfect for a G&T. Served with Fever-Tree Tonic and Lemon Wedges this is definitely one for classic G&T drinkers out there.
  5. Finally we have the king of classic gins. Tanqueray. A choice among celebrities, royalty and gin experts. This glorious gin is the staple of any sharing tray. It boasts a phenomenally fruity, spicy palate with big zesty, citrusy top notes which ultimately make this gin the perfect all-rounder. Perfectly paired with Fever-Tree Tonic and wedges of fresh, luscious lime this gin promises to be the gin that you will want again and again and again.

Priced around £30 (Location dependant) these sublime sharing trays are definitely one to encourage a reunion with family or friends. So whether it be on a Friday at 5pm or Sunday at Noon, Hogarth’s has something for you where you can experience the delights of gin that is best served shared.

Craving a refreshing treat this Bank Holiday? Well here at Hogarth’s we desperately want to share this fantastic sorbet recipe that will definitely get your taste buds screaming in delight.

This frozen treat claims not satiate hunger or even slightly fill your belly after a hard day’s work but it does aim to explode your taste buds in a burst of refreshment and get yourself ready to enjoy a glass (or few) of your favourite gin and tonic.  It can even be tweaked to suit those on specific eating plans like WW or Slimming World.

Sorbet’s history still is a mystery to many with no one really knowing where it started and who created it. It is believe this frozen delight was created during the Roman Empire when Emperor Nero sent servants for ice flavoured with fruit and honey. No matter its history – sorbet has wowed palates for many, many years and with new and improved methods and flavourings its popularity has grown and grown!

At Hogarth’s we pride ourselves in knowing the best of the best in the gin world and our knowledge of food recipes is no different. We have done our research and no surprise this G&T sorbet recipe is definitely the best out there. Simple and easy to make – you will have a delicious sorbet ready in less than 5 hours. We used Malfy Con Limone Gin for that extra, extra refreshing taste.

Here’s what you need

400g caster sugar (for those of you on SW replace with Granulated Sweetener)

400ml tonic water (light/diet if on SW/WW)

4 tbsp gin – choose your favourite tipple, we used Malfy Con Limone Gin

Zest and juice 1 lime plus extra slices to freeze

Zest 1 lemon, juice of half, plus extra slices to freeze

1 egg white

What you need to do

  1. Put the sugar in a pan with 400ml water and warm over a low heat until dissolved. Increase the heat and boil for 1 min. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Drink some gin
  3. Pour the tonic water into a bowl, add the sugar syrup, then chill in the fridge until cold.
  4. Whilst you are waiting, use the remaining tonic and make yourself a G&T. Then sit down, relax and enjoy it – you have time!
  5. Once the tonic mix is cold, add the gin, lime and lemon zests and juice, and pour into a container, then freeze until just frozen – this will take about 2 hrs.
  6. Now you have 2 hours – you can either do some household chores or you can grab the remaining gin, a large glass, and tonic and fling yourself on the couch and catch up on that TV you have set on record for the past week.
  7. Remove the just-frozen sorbet from the freezer and break up with a fork. Froth the egg white with a fork, then add both to a food processor and pulse to blitz together – do it quickly so it doesn’t actually start to melt. Pour the mix back into your container and freeze until solid. Freeze extra slices of lemons and limes on a tray until solid. Serve the sorbet scooped into glasses or small bowls topped with lemon and lime slices

So what are you waiting for? Get yourself some of your favourite gin and wack up a batch of this smashing G&T sorbet.

 

Recipe courtesy of BBC Good Food

Just imagine the sticky sweet sensation of soft, fluffy doughnuts mixed with the refreshing zing of your favourite gin…

Well, the fantastic brains of those at Dublin based bakery Rolling Donut have created two fantastic gin donuts that make all our patisserie dreams come true.

Established in 1978, the Rolling Donut bakery has supplied the streets of Dublin with delicious doughnuts for over 40 years and with their anniversary celebrations well and truly underway – they decided to combine their best-selling doughnuts with award winning gin brand Bloom to create two brand new flavours: Gin, lime and Elderflower and Strawberry Gin.

It’s obvious why BLOOM would be a top choice for this booming bakery. Packed with floral fruity notes makes for a perfect partnership with anything sweet which as a result creates a truly sensational taste explosion. Rolling Donut’s pairing of lime, elderflower and BLOOM’s honeysuckle and citrus infusion ensures each bite of their delicious doughnut packs a pretty refreshing punch and leaves you begging for more!

The next ginspirational doughnut combines the succulent sweetness of strawberries, creamy mascarpone and of course…our best friend GIN! Rolling Donut bakery’s Strawberry Gin doughnut promises to be as sweet as it sounds. Combining a pink sourdough base with a strawberry gin infused mascarpone cream and finished off with a strawberry gin infused icing. This treat is definitely one for all you sweet tooth’s out there.

How do you get your hands on them?

For all those Dubliners reading – the answer is simple – visit THE ROLLING DONUT KIOSK – 8 O’CONNELL STREET LOWER, DUBLIN 1, IRELAND. Or make an order online.

For all those who don’t have the luxury of living around the corner from this brilliant bakery. Flights from the UK to Dublin can be as cheap as £15pp. That’s the same price as a box of Krispy Kreme’s from your local Tesco.

So why not do something spontaneous…grab your friends, grab a cheap flight and go grab yourself some of the best doughnuts in the world.

Let’s Have Game, Set & Match With Our Pink Gins

With all the madness around England’s amazing performance in the Fifa World Cup – it’s easy to forget this summer also boasts one of the world’s famous tennis championships – Wimbledon.

As we are crossing our fingers that the England boys bring the World Cup home, British tennis fans are less enthusiastic about a British win with Andy Murray pulling out of the first round with continuing hip issues. However, this doesn’t mean Wimbledon won’t promise to wow this year. With Djokovic, Nadal and Federer on fine form could this be the year Federer and Nadal relive their nail-biting 2008 final. Serena Williams returns to the game after having her baby girl Olympia last year. On top form, can the only Williams sister left in the competition make this her 24th Grand Slam title?

Here at Hogarth’s we really want to put the wow in your Wimbledon watching so we have a list of 4 Pink British gins that will no doubt make you feel your live on centre court.

  1. What’s more Wimbledon than fresh, scrumptious strawberries? With Beefeater London Pink Gin you will certainly get the taste of that gorgeous, sumptuous punnet smacking your taste buds. This Premium London Dry Gin has been based on their traditional Beefeater. However they have added an expression of strawberries to compliment the juniper flavours. Hogarth’s Perfect Serve over ice with Schweppes Lemonade or Tonic Water garnish with a handful of beautiful strawberries.

  1. Sticking with our popular British and London Dry Gin brand, next up is Gordon’s Pink Gin. Gordon’s have embarked from their original 1880’s recipe and balanced the taste and sweetness of raspberries and strawberries with just a slight tang of redcurrant. This gin gives a really berry taste to the pallet. Hogarth’s Perfect Serve over ice, Schweppes Tonic Water or Lemonade & garnish of fresh raspberries.

  1. Here we recommend one of our very own to try this gorgeous summer month. This beautiful HOGARTH’S STRAWBERRY & VANILLA GIN. The flavour of vanilla pairs exquisitely with the sweetness of the strawberry, the closet we have on our list of getting you to feel you really are eating strawberries and cream on the lawn courts. Our Hogarth’s Perfect Serve is over ice, with either Fever-Tree Tonic Water or Schweppes Lemonade garnish with a handful of fresh strawberries (of course).

  1. Since launching in summer 2013, Pinkster Gin has only ever increased in popularity. 5 botanicals are used in its making this “Agreeably British Gin”. Raspberries are steeped in the gin, during the making, which gives the gin it’s pink colour and subtle fruitiness. The gin soaked raspberries then go on to make Pinkster’s Boozy Berries and Gin Jam! Hogarth’s Perfect Serve over ice, Fever-Tree Tonic and garnish of fresh raspberries.

As Strawberries & Cream have become a Wimbledon staple, these gorgeous gins will definitely make you feel as if you are perched on the top of Murray mound munching into a gorgeous punnet. But why is this combination so popular? This delightful duo was first served in 1877, during the first ever Wimbledon Championships. Since then over 25,000 kg of strawberries and over 10,000 litres of cream is consumed at the tennis tournament.

So if your consider yourself a Wimbledon fan and a lover of great gin – get yourselves to Hogarth’s for an amazing evening trying some of the best British gins.

Taste our Rainbow

As the month of June commemorated Pride celebrations across the world, we want to continue the celebration into July, we have a list of drinks that will definitely but the razzle in your rainbow.

At Hogarth’s we take pride in each and every drink we serve so our rainbow of perfect serves should be on your list of top tipples to try this weekend.

The rainbow is a significant icon in the LGBTQ+ community as each colour represents a different meaning that we have chosen to symbolise in our 8 recommended Pride Perfect Serves.

Pinkster is a sensual, triple distilled spirit creating a deliciously dry yet subtly smooth flavour that perfectly represents the sexuality of the pink colour of the rainbow. We recommend to serve over ice with Thomas Henry Tonic with fresh raspberries and a sprig of mint. We also like it with fresh strawberries.

Life in a bottle beautifully represents Edinburgh Raspberry as its fruity, bright botanical infusion creates a summer drink that definitely will bring life to any party. Perfect serve with Schweppes Lemonade and fresh raspberries.

As we know the medicinal qualities of gin that have been proven for many, many years. Orange represents all things healing and with our Liverpool Valencian Orange gin this will certainly sooth any cravings for a crisp, refreshing taste for glorious gin. Perfect Serve – Over ice with Fever-Tree Tonic and orange zest.

Nothing says yellow like a burst of sunshine and what drinks better represents this than Sipsmith’s Lemon Drizzle Gin. A taste that Mr Kipling himself would adore this citrus based gin literally taste like it has come from Mary Berry’s Kitchen. Pair with Fever tree Tonic, Ice and a lemon wedge for a cool, zingy tipple.

Mother Nature called and she’s asking for a great gin. As green symbolises all things natural, here at Hogarth’s we couldn’t find a better representation than Bloom. This floral creation combines chamomile, honeysuckle and pomelo to produce a blooming marvellous taste sensation. Serve over ice with Fevertree Tonic and fresh strawberry slices.

With art represented by the colour of turquoise – we could only think of one gin that epitomises the beauty of this colour. Bombay Sapphire and Star of Bombay is one of the most world’s most recognised spirits and with its gorgeous, iconic bottle it personifies the amazement of art across the gin world.  Best served with Schweppes Tonic and Lime Wedges.

Indigo symbolises one of the rainbows most iconic ideas – harmony. With the message of Pride being equality across all individuals – harmony signifies balance throughout society. In terms of Gin, no gin balances big, bold flavours like Boodles. Every batch is meticulously made with labour and patience to prove that there is no rushing the perfect G&T. Combine with ice and Fevertree Tonic for our Perfect Serve.

Spirit is the meaning behind the colour violet and no gin puts us in the spirit to celebrate Pride like Zymurgorium Sweet Violet which literally throws you head first into your local sweet shop. This gorgeous spirit has been one of our top hits and definitely a drink to try if you’re new to the world of Gin. Served with lemonade and a handful of Parma Violets, this is certainly a big, balloon glass of sweet nostalgia.

So if you want to come and celebrate Pride every month at Hogarth’s, come taste our rainbow and remember – Love is Love is Love is Love is….GIN!

Here at Hogarth’s we want you to enjoy the delights of Gin whether you are at home or at one of our glorious gin palaces.

After browsing the web we have found 5 gin inspired products that you need to buy right now!

1. Gin & Tonic Candle

Fancy your luxurious living room smelling of the crisp, refreshing aroma of your favourite tipple. Well Matalan has created the ultimate candle which will make your home smell like your favourite Hogarth’s each and every day.

 

2. Spreadable Gin

There is nothing greater on a Saturday morning than waking up to the gorgeous smell of freshly made toast. Well Firebox can make your breakfast even more scrumptious with this Gin and Tonic Marmalade. This boozy marmalade is one even Paddington Bear would be proud of – he definitely would keep a jar of this under his hat. At £9.99 – it’s a costly conserve but definitely a treat worth indulging in.

3.Gin & Tonic Popsicles

Want the taste of gin without the alcoholic after effects? These Aldi adult ice lollies are a perfect treat in the gorgeous sunshine. With a refreshing and tangy taste, these bargain ice lollies should definitely be on your shopping list this summer. Priced at £2.99 for a pack of four – these popsicles pack a pretty boozy punch at 4.5% ABV per lolly.

4.Gin & Tonic Tea

What’s better than combining the top two tipples of Britain – Tea and Gin These incredible Gin infused tea bags are perfect after a hard day’s work when all you want to do is bang on the kettle. By combing green tea and juniper, these tea bags will give you the taste of gin without any of the consequences. These Fortnum & Mason teabags are £6.95 per box of 15 and for a refreshing ice tea alternative – brew tea for approx 3-4 mins and then serve over lots of ice.

5. Gin Cupcake Kit

Not on the High Street always guarantees superb gifting ideas. This adult version of easy-to-make cupcakes is no different. You will love the fact that it even makes delicious creamy icing that tastes just like your favourite G&T. At just £20 this is definitely one to try when you fancy putting on Afternoon G&T

No matter how you like your Gin – Hogarth’s has you covered. If these glorious gin based gifts don’t wet your appetite – then head over to your local Hogarth’s for your favourite Perfect Serve.