Gin Explorer Review & Recipe | Jess & Josh Cook

My love of gin started when I was on a diet and was tirelessly googling what alcoholic drink had the fewest calories and G&T cropped up in every article I read. So I started drinking G&T’s whenever I went out and now it’s my favourite, go-to tipple.

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Gin Explorer offered to send me their July subscription box and so, obviously, I jumped at the chance.

If you’ve never heard of Gin Explorer, they’re a gin subscription box where you are sent a selection of mini bottles of gin straight to your door each month. It’s not just gin though, you’ll also get a selection of mixers and other little surprises too.

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In my box I received four mini bottles of gin: a JJ Whitley Elderflower gin, Persie Zesty Citrus gin, Conker Spirit – Dorset Dry Gin and Hayman’s London Dry Gin. Along with the gin I also got two bottles of tonic from Original Tonics, one berry flavour and another citrus tonic.

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In addition to all this, there was a little pot of Habas Fritas which are fried and salted broad beans, a snack from Spain. We’ll definitely be on the hunt for where we can find them in the UK, or maybe we’ll even have a go at making them ourselves.

Everything came packaged nicely and it was a really great parcel to receive through the door. The gins are all excellent quality and the tonics are refreshing and original.

To purchase a Gin Explorer subscription box you can pay monthly (£24.99), quarterly (£69.99) or yearly (£279.99) and cancel any time. Personally, it’s not something I would subscribe to every month but it’s definitely a great idea for a gift or if you want to treat yourself now and again.

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I had a go at making a cocktail with the contents, so here’s the recipe for you to try:

  • 4 tablespoons of elderflower gin
  • a bottle of berries Original Tonic
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon of elderflower & apple cordial
  1. Mix the gin and cordial together in your glass and add a squeeze of lime.
  2. Top with tonic.
  3. Garnish with a wedge of time.
  4. Easy peasy! Sit back and sip on your cocktail.

Have you ever tried an alcoholic subscription box? Would you give Gin Explorer a try? Let us know in the comments!

*Gin Explorer sent me a box to review but all opinions and love of gin are my own*

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  • OOOO – this looks delish! Are these the guys that were on Dragons Den?? I’ve thought about trying a Gin subscription box but ELDERFLOWER GIN!? YES PLEASE! I think I’ll be giving it a go – love that you don’t just get Gin too. Thanks for sharing 🙂 xx

    • Jess & Josh Cook

      That was Craft Gin Club, but very similar idea! The elderflower gin was SO good, definitely my favourite.
      Thanks for commenting! x

  • I’m slowly getting into gin (still a red wine girl) but I do love a gin cocktail!
    I had an Elderflower gin cocktail recently and it was delicious!
    I’ll definitely think about getting this box for someone for Christmas!

    Tamsyn Elizabeth | http://www.peachesandbear.co.uk

    • Jess & Josh Cook

      I had to force myself to get into it but now I love it!
      Thanks for commenting 🙂