Spring is well and truly here and with that comes the start of the UK wedding season for the Travelling Gin Co, who’ll be gracing the Etsy Wedding Fair with their bicycles on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May – book tickets here and see them IRL for yourself!
Founded by Ed and Joe in 2012, the TGC is a pop-up drinks project, serving gin-based cocktails and more, straight from the baskets of their delivery bikes.
Based in London, they travel wherever a mobile bar is needed and their wheels have parked up and served as far as Berlin and New York. Whether it be a fleet, for a more festival-themed occasion, or a sole vintage bicycle ride for a small reception, their mobile bars are wheely ideal (not sorry) for post-ceremony celebrations or as part of an evening bar.
With an initial mission of perfecting the gin and tonic, The Travelling Gin Co. has moved on to further cocktail experiments and now provides bookers with the option of listing their favourite flavours, conjuring up the ultimate bespoke offering. Although gin is in the name, other spirits and non-alcoholic choices can be available too.
Here, the guys give us a few of the best cocktail recipes for spring and summer months, whether you’ve a wedding to attend or just chilling at home…
Blood Orange Sparkler
Take 40ml gin, 20ml homemade basil syrup, 20ml blood orange juice, and top with sparkling water.
Garnish with basil leaf or wedge of blood orange… or both. Two gentle stirs with a cocktail spoon combines the flavours perfectly.
Alternative: try swapping the basil with some rosemary sprigs instead, for both the garnish and the infused syrup.
P. L. E.
Take 50ml ABA Pisco, and add 25ml Lime Juice and 20ml Elderflower.
Shaken, strained. Served.
Add 40ml pear juice, 30ml rhubarb syrup, 30ml of your favourite gin to an ice stacked cocktail shaker.
Shake vigorously for about one minute (or until your hands can’t handle the freezing shaker any longer!).
Then, pour onto a chilled glass. We like to rim the glass with sugar too.
The drink is a sweet hit.
Great aperitif on a spring evening.
We are often asked what our ultimate G&T combination is for service.
Here it is – using our very own TGC x Ebeltoft Tonic and served with a slice of orange.
For the ideal gin pairing with our bittersweet citrus tonic water, we highly recommend Bathtub, Beefeater, Monkey 47, Plymouth, Sipsmith or Whitley Neill.
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