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Gin-fuse your Easter Weekend!

Easter is one of our favourite times of year. With endless amounts of chocolate (that we may have already started on) and a long weekend to relax and enjoy ourselves in the mild spring weather, it’s hard to imagine how you could ever improve it.

That’s where gin comes in. This year, especially, we’re all in need of a good break. So, we’ve set out a weekend of plans for the perfect gin-lover’s Easter, all you have to do is enjoy them!

This Easter is going to be a good one, read on to discover our selection of choc-tails and gin-fused bakes. 

Good Friday:

Get started on a weekend of fun with a bake which combines two of the best ingredients: Chocolate and Gin.

Try out our extra special cherry & chocolate gin bake. An added bonus? It’s vegan!

Vegan cherry and chocolate gin cake.

Ingredients:

Cake:

100ml Raspberry & Elderflower Didsbury Gin

100g fried sour cherries

300g plain flour

85g cocoa powder

200g brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 

150ml sunflower oil

350ml almond milk

150ml agave syrup

Icing:

150g icing sugar

75g vegan margarine

50g vegan dark chocolate 

Method:

Cake:

Soak the cherries in the gin overnight.

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees.

Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, bicarb and sugar in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk the almond milk, oil and agave syrup.

Slowly pour the wet mix into the dry mix and fold in, until smooth.

Fold in the gin-soaked cherries.

Line a 20cm cake tin.

Pour the mix into the tin and bake for 60 mins.

Icing:

Whisk together the icing sugar and margarine until light and fluffy.

In a microwaveable bowl, gently melt the dark chocolate.

Fold the melted chocolate into the icing.

Cool in fridge for 30mins.

Once baked cake is cool, whisk the icing and spread over the bake.

Decorate with maraschino cherries.

Saturday

Enjoy a laidback weekend Brunch with one of our favourite simple cocktails, the Breakfast Martini!

You’ll Need:

50ml Blood Orange & Ginger Didsbury Gin

15ml triple sec

15ml lemon juice

1 spoon orange marmalade 

Method:

Stir marmalade with Blood Orange & Ginger Didsbury Gin in the base of a shaker until dissolved. 

Add other ingredients and shake again until chilled.

Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with an orange slice and even a triangle of toast if you’re feeling fancy.

Easter Sunday:

Boozy Easter Hot Chocolate

If you’ve found yourself with an abundance of chocolate that you don’t know what to do with, here’s the perfect solution. Use some of it for a boozy hot chocolate.

You’ll Need:

50ml Didsbury Gin Original

60g your favourite chocolate 

180ml milk

To Garnish:

Whipped cream

Marshmallows

Broken up easter egg pieces or mini eggs

Method:

Chop the chocolate up and place into a large mug.

Heat up your milk and pour it over the chocolate, stir until melted and combined.

Pour in the gin and stir to combine.

Garnish with a good helping of whipped cream then scatter over marshmallows and a chocolate of your choosing!

Easter Monday:

If you’ve not yet cracked open your Hot Cross Bun Infused Gin we recommended last week, now’s the time! We like to enjoy ours in a martini or for a long drink, pour 25-50ml over ice and top up with ginger beer. 

A glass of gin next to some hot cross buns.

Didn’t get a chance to make it? Well, who says the easter fun has to end this weekend –you can still give it a go! Check out our unreal recipe here to continue the festivities.

As always, we want to see what you’ve created with Didsbury Gin. Share your photos with us on social media using #DGatHome and have a very Happy Easter!