Nothing says summer like a cold drink on a hot day, and if you like that drink to be a gin, then why not try using this warmer weather to grow your own garnish?
Encouraging consumers to use their green-fingers, Daffy’s gin have launched 15,000 bottles that will include neck tags with mint seeds for gin-lovers to grow at home.
Every pack includes growing instructions and recipe for the perfect serve.
Whether you’re garnish growing guru or novice, peppermint seeds are easy to grow and germinate within 10 days, meaning that you can enjoy a home-grown garnish in your tipple in no time.
With mint and lime the recommended garnishes for a D&T (Daffy’s and Tonic), including your very own grown mint would complete the perfect serve.
"One night at the distillery bar we were discussing how few things are more rewarding than growing your very own food from seed, so we thought ‘lets do it with drinks’", says Chris Molyneaux, MD and distiller of Daffy’s Gin.
He continues, "Mint could not be easier to grow and with our Daffy’s seed pack, the end result is truly delicious."
Daffy’s Grow Your Own Garnish Special Edition bottles are available to buy direct from here or look out for them in Waitrose, Harvey Nichols and OddBins.
Once you've got your home-grown mint, why not use it in a perfect serve gin and tonic?
Here's Daffy's recipe.
50ml Daffy’s Gin
2 wedges of fresh lime
Your favourite tonic
Fill a chilled, tall glass with ice. Pour in the gin.
Gently pour the tonic down the side of the glass to retain maximum fizz.
Garnish with a lightly squeezed lime wedge, and a sprig of whacked fresh mint.