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How to Survive Football Season.

As I'm sure you've heard, either by your other half hogging the telly or fans chanting in the streets, the UEFA Euro 2020 is on.

We recently posted about how important the correct refreshments are for watching a game... but what if you're absolutely not fussed at all about the footie? (Like me!)

Well, here's the good news in a handy equation format:

Football on TV + distracted other half / family members = you time.

You have the kitchen, the bathroom (at least until half-time) and the garden all to yourself, which means... total peace! Grab a book, some sunnies and a nice gin cocktail, head outside and put your feet up. Listen to that birdsong and R-E-L-A-X. Or, if the weather's not on your side, run a steaming hot bath with plenty of bubbles and enjoy a cold, crisp Nantwich Gin & tonic.

Don't forget - You Time can be shared, too. Now we're allowed friends in the garden, why not invite your closest over for a catch-up and not care about the score together?

Whatever your plans for football season, here's a Nantwich Gin cocktail that'll sweeten the deal:

Nantwich Gin Tom Collins: The John Gerard.
A traditional Tom Collins cocktail, modified to honour 16th century dabber and botanist John Gerard.


- 50ml Nantwich Gin

- 25ml Rosemary Simple Syrup

- 100ml Fever Tree Soda Water

- Ice

- Sprig of Lemon Thyme / Herb of choice from the garden.

To make the Rosemary Simple Syrup:

- Add water, sugar and rosemary sprigs into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir

until the sugar dissolves.

- Allow the concoction to simmer for a moment before

removing from the heat and letting the syrup steep for ten-to-fifteen minutes. Strain

the syrup into a container and allow to cool.

To make the cocktail:

- Fill a highball glass with plenty of ice.

- Add 50ml of Nantwich Gin, followed by 25ml of

rosemary simple syrup.

- Stir gently and add 100ml of Fever Tree Soda Water.

- Garnish with a sprig of lemon thyme or a herb of choice from the garden.

How to enjoy:

- Ensure your favourite music is playing, loud enough to drown-out the sound of cheering and/or "come on, ref!" when the opposing team pull a fast one.

- Serve with some tasty snacks or botanical biscuits (see our World Gin Day 2021 blog for the recipe!)

- Find the comfiest place to sit in the sun and sip to your heart's content.

So on that, have a wonderful football season. Whether you enjoy watching sports or not, make "you time" yours with Nantwich Gin. Cheers!

~ Holly.

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