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  • What’s in a name… Why is gin called ‘Mother’s Ruin’?

    Our favourite tipple has gone by many names over the years. Dutch courage, ladies’ delight and knock me down are just a few, but perhaps the most common and widespread of these nicknames is Mother’s Ruin. With Mother’s Day around the corner, we thought there was no better time to explore the origin of this …

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  • Celebrating a decade of world class, award-winning gins

    At 6 O’clock Gin, we pride ourselves on the excellence and artistry within our craft. During our first three decades in the artisan spirits industry, we have racked up a multitude of awards, from local Taste of the West gongs to accolades from the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). From our humble beginnings producing …

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  • The Fresh 75 - A classic gin cocktail made with Champagne.

    Everything you need to know about the French 75

    Today we toast the last of our Decade of Cocktails series with one final tipple. A simple, elegant classic, the French 75 has been a celebratory staple for over a century. This drink is a fitting tribute to the end of a turbulent year, with a name inspired by a symbol of hope in some …

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  • The Gin Gin Mule - A refreshing gin cocktail with lime, mint and ginger.

    Everything you need to know about the Gin-Gin Mule

    This week, we’re celebrating a drink so good, they named it twice. The Gin-Gin Mule isn’t vastly well known – it’s what we’d call an up-and-coming modern classic, filled with crowd-pleasing flavours that elevate the gin at the core of the drink, rather than overpowering it. Exceptionally easy to mix up, we guarantee you will …

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  • The Clove Club: A fruity and refreshing gin cocktail made with raspberry

    Everything you need to know about the Clover Club

    Yet another stalwart of a good bartender’s repertoire is a delightfully sweet, foamy pink drink – the Clover Club. Thought to have first been concocted in the Philadelphia men’s club of the same name towards the end of the 19th century, this cocktail was once the go to tipple for toasting and celebrating. However, a …

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  • The 6 O’clock Gin Negroni - learn to make this classic cocktail

    Everything you need to know about the Negroni

    The Negroni is the very definition of a classic gin cocktail, boasting a lengthy history and a refined, elegant flavour. Throughout its 101-year existence, it has remained steadfast in its popularity among bartenders and drinkers alike, thanks to its simple composition and complex, unique taste. A thoroughly Italian affair, this concoction has been a staple …

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  • The Bee's Knees Cocktail - Gin, Honey & Lemon

    Everything you need to know about the Bee’s Knees

    Sometimes, all we want in a drink is some sweet simplicity, which is exactly what the Bee’s Knees has to offer. It is a very customisable cocktail, made with only three ingredients, but it delivers a zesty punch of flavour and will definitely leave you with a happy buzz about you. Why is it called …

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  • The Floradora gin cocktail - with Raspberry, Lime & Ginger Ales

    Everything you need to know about the Florodora

    Not only is the Florodora a personal favourite of mine, but it is also a contentious choice for this series of classic cocktails, as it isn’t hugely well known. Despite a lengthy history and sweet, crowd-pleasing flavours, it’s not often I spot it on a cocktail menu. So please read on and give this simple, …

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  • The Gimlet Cocktail - Made with 6 O’clock Gin London Dry.

    Everything you need to know about The Gimlet

    The Gimlet is a classic, elegant cocktail playing on the ever-complimentary flavour pairing of gin and lime. The cocktail’s origins, much like our own here at 6 O’clock Gin, are based firmly in naval tradition, making the history of the Gimlet almost as simple as the drink itself. For those of you not acquainted with …

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