Gin, glorious gin. Is there anything more refreshing and satisfying than an ice cold gin in a huge glass, complimented by fresh fruits and the perfect mixer? Well, at The Bowgie, we don’t think so – and that’s why we have all your GINportant needs covered.
But what kind of gin drinker are you?
The Drunken Down-In-Oner
Where: You’ll most likely be found propping up the bar, on the dance floor or in hysterics in the beer garden.
Saying: You’ll be heard singing “get it down you Zulu Warrior” or “we like to drink with ___, because ___ is our mate!” Occasionally heard slurring your words and shouting, “who’s round is it?!”
Drinking: Classic gin and tonic, closely followed by gin shots.
The Sophisticated Sipper
Where: You’re seen on beautiful, sunny deckings, basking in the summer weather and sipping on an ice cold gin. When the weather’s bad, it’s all about the gin in your front room with friends and canapés.
Saying: Various iterations of, “Darling, you HAVE to try this new gin! It’s from an artisan distillery and it is simply divine!”
Drinking: Anything local, craft or boutique. Your gin is paired with fruit/herbs/spices that perfectly compliment. Pinky out, always.
The GINformation Extraordinaire
Where: Wherever the gin selection is broadest (luckily here at The Bowgie we have over 25 different types of gin, plenty of which are Cornish!) You’ll be found quizzing the bartender on the origins and blends of each individual gin, and showing off your wide extensive gin-related knowledge.
Saying: When asked what mixer you want, “Mixer? Seriously? Of course not – that would take away from the taste of the gin!”
Drinking: From old classics and favourites to the emerging and unheard of – you’ve tried them all, and have an opinion on each.
(or the I-Don’t-Even-Like-Gin-But-It’s-So-Photogenic-er)
Where: Anywhere with a stunning view, an authentic vibe or an aesthetically pleasing backdrop. Think wall-to-wall seascapes, great lighting (sunrise or sunset), vintage memorabilia on the walls, big mirrors, wintery fires and comfy chairs…Hmm, where does that sound like?
Saying: “Oh my god, that looks so pretty!” and “Do you have those special gin glasses, you know, the fish bowl ones?” #selfie
Drinking: Anything out of a fish bowl gin glass or a crystal tumbler, always with pretty flowers and fruits, preferably topped up with colourful, sparkling tonic.
Where: At the bar, in the beer garden, on the beach, at home in the garden, sitting around the kitchen table. There are so many different drinks other than gin, and plenty of places to enjoy them. Luckily, at The Bowgie, we might LOVE our gin, but we love all our other beers, ales, wines and spirits just as much!
Saying: “Make mine a rum!”
Drinking: Whatever you fancy! Be it craft beer, classic lager, Cornish cider, spicy rum or sparkling soft drinks – you have all the choice in the world.
See you at the bar…