The gin lover's morale raiser for the final stages of lockdown

We're on the road to the end of lockdown. But we're still mostly stuck at home.

So we've gathered some gin-related Boredom Busters to raise morale until we're all allowed out again.

From Zoom Gin Tastings, to gin crosswords, online gin quizzes, gin history lessons and garnish guides. There's almost certainly something for every gin lover to enjoy. We hope it raises morale among gin lovers everywhere!

The Sipsmith Gin Crossword

We love Sipsmith. They started the small distiller gin revolution in 2005 and since then have been making excellent gin and been superb ambassadors for English gin. According to the company, ‘Master Distiller Jared Brown has applied his extensive gin knowledge to crafting the ultimate Gin-lover’s Crossword.’

(They provide all the answers at the bottom of the page so you don’t get that frustrating sense of not really knowing if you’ve got them all right.)
Try the crossword

York Gin Zoom Tasting

Join York Gin's experts, Hannah and Evie, for a hosted tasting night on Zoom. You'll try all six gins in our award-winning range and have lots of fun along the way!

More info & book

York Gin Quiz of gin trivia, history and quotes

Try this quiz with family and friends on a Zoom call. There's enough to keep you entertained for well over an hour.

And all the questions come with answers along with lots of background info.

Try the York Gin Quiz

Gin jokes, quotes and puns

Entertain yourself for a while with the collection of gin jokes, quotes and puns we've gathered together - then send them on to your friends.

It’s apparently the best collection in the world, and contains corkers like:

‘If you walk a mile in my shoes. you’ll end up in a gin bar’ and ‘An Oxford comma walks into a bar - and orders a gin, and tonic.’

Read the full gin jokes collection or buy the Little Book of Gin Jokes, Puns and Quotes

Research weird and wonderful cocktails

Drinks bible the Difford's Guide is an excellent source of all things booze - and owner Simon Gifford constantly tries to inspire bartenders and at-home drinkers alike with topical and fun collections.

Find some new cocktails in the Difford's Guide

Become a garnish expert

Learn all about the garnishes that accompany your G&T with this incredible list in the Gin Guide.

Garnishes are not only a soggy piece of pickled lemon. There really is a whole garnish world out there!

This guide may open your mind to some possibilities you hadn’t thought of before - and you'll actually get something positive from this whole mess.

More gin blog posts

A very short history of gin

What is gin: London Dry, Navy Strength, Old Tom, Pink ...

What is the best class for a G&T - Copa or hi-ball?

How to choose the best gin for you

The York Gin garnish guide

How to make the perfect G&T

1st Feb 2021 York Gin

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