Gin and Vodka


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Vodka is a drink which originated in Eastern Europe, the name stemming from the Russian word 'voda' meaning water.
The first confirmed date for the production of gin is the early 17th century in Holland but gin triumphed in the 1920s - the first 'Cocktail Age'.

Questions & Answers

Q: Does 'London' on the label mean it is made in London, England?

A: London gin is a style of gin and not a geographical description.

Q: What is gin made from?

A: Gin is made from alcohol of agricultural origin that is distilled, flavoured with botanicals.

Q: Is it true that vodka should be stored in the freezer?

A: Yes - it won't freeze because of the alcohol level - and it will be instantly at the right temperature for mixing your favourite cocktail.

Q: Shouldn't vodka always be drunk neat?

A: There are no rules about how to drink vodka in the UK! Vodka cocktails are currently very popular! See our cocktails section to find out!

Find out much more on our Questions and Answers page

Cocktail of the Day

Citronella Cooler

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1/4 oz light rum
  • 1/4 oz coconut rum
  • 4 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 splash grenadine

Shake all ingredients except juice with ice and pour into Collins glass filled with ice

Garnish with a pineapple wedge and cherry

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