Mother's Day is all about showing the wonderful woman in your life just how much you appreciate her. And, if your mum is a gin lover, there's no better way to do this than by planning a fabulously boozy day! These ginny activities are the perfect way to celebrate her special day.
1. Serve up a gin-soaked breakfast in bed
Start mum's special day right with a traditional breakfast in bed - but give it a spin with some boozy recipes! Sloe gin pancakes, a gin berry compote and a pancake-inspired tipple are the ultimate, indulgent way to kick off Mothering Sunday. Get these delicious recipes here.
2. Go gin tasting at a local distillery
Thanks to the recent resurgence of gin in popularity, there's no shortage of distilleries to visit in the UK. You can take a trip to Birmingham, where one of the world's largest gin distilleries, Langley Distillery, can be found. But there's also plenty of incredible, small distilleries peppered across the country, so book a tour and a tasting at your most local distillery and see what they have to offer!
3. Enjoy a ginny Afternoon Tea
Starting on Mother's Day, Hayman's Gin and B Bakery have partnered up to run a series of afternoon tea tours throughout London - inside a vintage Routemaster bus! 'The Gin Lovers’ Afternoon Tea' will include gin-infused treats, three complimentary cocktails and a tour of London. Bookings can be made through B Bakery's website here.
4. Enrol in a course at Gin School
If you're looking for a whole day of fun, The Nelson's Gin Distillery & Gin School host a special gin experience that takes you through the entire gin-making process. Starting at 10am, a small group of students will be guided through a lesson, participate in the actual distilling process and end the day with a bottle of their very own gin to take home. Find our more at The Gin School website here.
5. Indulge in a whole host of GINcredible cocktails
Get your cocktail on at any one of London's B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Cocktail) branches. This mini-chain of concept bars involves you bringing a bottle of unopened alcohol and spending the evening enjoying bespoke cocktails mixed just for you and your guests! With a vintage, speakeasy feel it's a fabulous interactive experience for any gin lover. Book a spot through the B.Y.O.C. website here.
6. Book a night at the Gin Hotel
The Distillery in West London isn't your average spot - it's a four-floor paradise for all things gin! Located right on Portobello Road in Notting Hill, you could easily pass more than a single Sunday here. With tastings and classes available at the in-home 'Ginstitute', and eclectic lodgings to retreat to after a long day of gindulgence, it's the ultimate mini-break for a gin lover.
7. Visit the grandest Gin Palace in the UK
As any gin lover knows, variety is the spice of life - and nowhere in the UK will you find the number of gins that are available at the Old Bell Inn! Located in Delph, just 30 minutes outside of Manchester, the Inn's 'Gin Emporium' is the hard work of Philip Whiteman, whose broken the Guinness World record for holding the largest number of gins commercially available. Numbering 600 gins, you'll be hard-pressed to find a greater gin joint that this.